Friday, April 6, 2018

How to Win An Apple Watch Through UnitedHealthcare’s Step Up For Better Health Sweepstakes (USA Only)

As winter gives way to spring, some of us may be emerging from a state of “seasonal sedentary syndrome.” With April’s Move More Month, it’s time to lace-up those sneakers and start finding your stride – and become eligible for a chance to win fitness-related prizes.

That’s why UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health care company, has launched the Step Up for Better Health Sweepstakes. To enter, pledge to walk more at, and become eligible for a chance to win one of hundreds of walking-related prizes, including Apple Watch® (10 available), $100 Foot Locker gift card (100 available) and NERF ENERGY Game Kit (100 available). As part of the sweepstakes, UnitedHealthcare will donate a total of $25,000 on behalf of the first 25,000 people to sign the pledge to Boys & Girls Clubs to help reduce childhood obesity. The site also has various walking resources and 10,000-step walking routes in more than 50 cities nationwide, helping people visualize what that distance looks like in their local communities.

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The sweepstakes runs through the end of April.

``The Pads``- A Camp Spot With Some History ( Death Valley, Ca)

On highway 190 just outside of Death Valley National Park, we found ourselves a free overnight camp spot. No shade but quiet and plenty of privacy.
Known as "The Pads", this location's ownership is in question. It is said that the police patrol it and boondockers are not hassled. It was possibly a company town belonging to the 20-mule team people, Rio Tinto Borax. For now, there are no facilities. It's just a bunch of old slabs. While the sewer connections can be enticing for those camping with RV`s, they are not functional.
We also had a beautiful view of the mountains but had to unplug ourselves as no internet nor any nearby stores.

Interesting Road Stops- The Ghost Town of Rhyolite, Nevada and the Goldwell Open Air Museum

On our travels today, we made a stop off the highway to two interesting places, side by side.

The first one was the Goldwell Open Air Museum. The sculpture park is free to the public and open always.

The other area, just up the road , is the Ghost Town of Rhyolite.  Founded in 1904 and dead by 1916, Rhyolite was one of several short lived boom-towns from the late Gold Rush era. Also the ghost town has been used in Hollywood movies in the past. Great to have it added to the bucket list of seeing another ghost town!