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Are We There Yet? Client Testimonials If you are planning a road trip this summer, you are probably searching for ideas to help pass the time for your kids. Take these activities and ideas along with those swimsuits and shorts. “Your referral reward program just paid for my whole house carpet cleaning. Every person I have referred to you has also given out your name. I see your trucks here every time I turn around.” – Rose E. Derwood, MD Find It Games Before you go, write the letters of the alphabet on index cards. During your trip, deal them out to everyone. Search for words starting with those letters on billboards, or simply things out the window starting with those letters. The first one to go through all his cards is the winner. The Good Life I’m Going on a Picnic The first player says, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing…” He or she then names a thing to bring that starts with the letter A, like apples or artichokes. The next person repeats what the first person said, but adds a B word. For example, he or she might say, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing apples and broccoli.” This continues, with each person adding a word starting with the next letter of the alphabet until someone forgets the items. When that happens, that player is out. The last player to be able to recite all the items on the list wins. To add variety, you can play subsequent rounds going to different places, like the beach or to a campground. License Plates Games Start by joining together to name all the states in the U.S. This can be harder than it seems. Keep this list handy and every time a license plate from that state is spotted, mark it off. Try to complete your list before your trip is over. Finding Alaska and Hawaii will be extra special. Category Games Pick a category. For example, you might choose cities, presidents, flowers, sports, or movie stars. Each player has ten seconds to name something that fits into that category. Continue playing until only one player is left. That person picks the category for the next round. Never Ending Story The first person begins this game by saying, “Once upon a time. . .” and then adding a sentence. The next person continues the story by adding a sentence or two. This can continue as long as you like. By the Numbers: Summer Vacations •  ust over 45 percent of Americans take a summer J vacation each year. •  he average American travels about 560 miles round trip T on their vacation each summer. •  bout 91 percent of summer vacations are made in personal A vehicles, and only 7 percent are taken by air travel. •  he top travel destinations are Florida (19 percent), California (15 T percent), New York (10 percent), and North Carolina (9 percent). •  he beach is visited by 45 percent of travelers in the summer, making it T the most popular type of destination each year. Source: Equation Research, Harris Interactive Quick Tips Safety Tip To be safe when using an ATM, try to avoid using street ATMs at night. It is always safer to go into an open business to use an ATM. It is important to be aware of your surroundings. Be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles or persons idling in the area of the ATM. If you are confronted, it is better to give up your money than risk injury or worse. Try to engage a robber as little as possible by not fighting or arguing. As soon as possible, call 911 for help. Car Tip If you have a cracked taillight or turn-signal cover and can’t get it replaced right away, you should cover up the crack. Auto parts stores sell orange or red tape that can cover a crack. This will keep water out and prevent further damage to the light compartment until you can get the cover replaced. A CLEANER CARPET CHRONICLE