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Celebrated each year on July 26th, National All or Nothing Day allows people to throw caution to the wind and go for broke.

We all have dreams we hold back, decisions left to make, or plans uncompleted. On this day, people break free of everything holding them back. Everyone has at least one thing that they would like to overcome, need to do or want to do but might be fearful or hesitant to do so. This is the day to go ahead and do it, take that first step and go for it.

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~Carol Burnett

Whether we make a public announcement, apply for the job we’ve been eying, or mend a fence, sometimes we need to take a different path. When other days on the calendar don’t urge us to make a decision or change, this one will. Define your goal. Enlist help from a friend or family member to encourage you. You can even choose a challenge you can do together. Whatever has been holding you back, get out there an tackle it!

Some of the biggest changes in our lives start with small steps. Often they are gut-wrenching decisions because we rarely know whether the outcome will be successful. But how will we ever grow if we don’t reach for those dreams?

We all have something we desire to change – celebrate by marking the calendar for the first day of making that change.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalAllOrNothingDay

Make a decision. Take a step. While you’re at it, let family and friends know about your determination to make some changes. Let ’em know on social media posting #NationalAllOrNothingDay to get them involved too.


We were unable to find the origin of National All or Nothing Day.

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” Link Trainer, known as the “Blue Box,” “



Edwin A. Link

Flight Simulator

US Patent No. 1,825,462
Inducted in 2003
Born July 26, 1904 – Died September 7, 1981

Edwin A. Link had an impact on aerospace and hydrospace few will match. His contributions to aviation are unparalleled. He invented the first successful flight simulator, which redefined how pilots were trained. He spent the second half of his life immersed in oceanographic exploration, creating innovative ways to explore the oceans.

A native of Huntington, Indiana, Link became a skilled aviator in the 1920s at the same time that he worked in his father’s organ factory. He realized there needed to be a way to train pilots effectively and safely on the ground. Using parts and techniques from the organ, he built a device that could simulate the motions of an airplane. Less than two decades later, his Link Trainer, known as the “Blue Box,” was essential in training pilots during World War II. The Federal Aviation Administration now allows pilots to be certified to fly designated aircraft based solely on training in a simulator.

Besides aviation, underwater exploration intrigued Link. He designed and developed numerous devices to aid scientific research, including Johnson-Sea-Link Class submersibles. Through this work, he created access to another ten percent of the earth’s surface.

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“Long distance trail of Scottish Highlands”


This tour follows most of the 92-mile national long distance trail of the same name through the southwestern part of the Scottish Highlands. It is claimed by some to be the most popular long distance trail in the British Isles. Starting at the village . read more

Highlights and Inclusions


  • A walk to the Foot of Ben Nevis
  • Follow the shores of Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest lake
  • Rannoch Moor and Scotland’s most remote licensed inn
  • Walking through Glencoe and Glen Nevis
What’s Included:
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 nights B&B accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available.Important note Kings House (day 5) only accepts 2 night stays if your booking falls on a Saturday. The alternative is to stay at the Glencoe Mountain resort on a room only accommodation in the form of Microlodges (1 x double bed and 2 x single beds). There are shower and toilet blocks and a café open from 9am to 8.30pm (hot food until 7.30pm). The resort can offer rental of a sleeping bag plus liner for £5pp however there is no pre-booking service and they are hired on arrival.
  • Once piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
  • Transfer from Ardlui/Inveraran to Crianlarich if required at start of Day 4
  • Information pack including route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
What’s Not Included:
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip


The walk is graded as moderate. The terrain is hilly with some steep slopes, boggy areas and narrow trails in places with tree roots. There are also gravel type roads and there is some tarmac walking. Daily distances vary from 9 miles / 14 km to 15 miles / 24 km.



Make your own way to Drymen, a small town north of Glasgow that is a gateway to the Highlands. If you arrive early there is a teashop with home made cakes across the green and the small Clacan Inn where Rob Roy used to come down for a swift pint whilst collecting “Blackmail.” Accommodation: Stay overnight in a guesthouse, where the host will make you more than welcome and has become a favorite with our customers
Meals:  Nil



Drymen to Rowardennan 22 km/14 miles
Gentle scenery on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. Passing highland cattle in the fields the route winds up through forest and across the moors up to Conic Hill, which from the summit gives great views over the loch, and across the islands there. This marks the boundary of the Highland fault and officially the start of the Highlands proper. The way drops down to Balmaha by the water, and then winds its way towards Rowardennan along the Loch shore with tree-framed views. Rowardennan marks the road head, and a convenient place to stay at our pleasant hotel. An extra day here would be advised if you wanted to make an ascent of Ben Lomond. Accommodation: Stay overnight at the Rowardennan Hotel. The Inn is practically on the shore of Loch Lomond with beautiful scenery including the mass of Ben Lomond. All rooms have ensuite facilities. The restaurant provides carefully selected dishes ensuring that you receive a true taste of Scotland.
Meals:  B


Rowardennan to Ardlui 22 km/14 miles
Today you walk in the shadow of Ben Lomond for much of the time, following the Loch edge path. There are no big ascents to make, but a few short steep ups and downs. You can pass by Rob Roy’s prison and cave where he is said to have stopped at in times of difficulty and held prisoners at his pleasure. You could perhaps have a drink at the hotel at Inversnaid before walking onto Ardleish, where you can raise a buoy on a pole to attract the attention of the ferryman who will collect you and transfer you to the hotel on the western side of the Loch (approx £3 not included). Or if you fancy the longer option, if the weather is too rough, you need to continue to Beinglas farm or the Inverarnan Drover’s Inn to call for a taxi to transfer you to the hotel (not included). Accommodation: Stay at a 3 star hotel with comfortable rooms on the western side of the Loch. There are two restaurants, a lounge and public bars.

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Seabiscuit: America’s Legendary Racehorse (FULL MOVIE)”

When America needed him most, Seabiscuit became the working man’s hero and the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorse in history! Seabiscuit’s story played out against America’s Great Depression, when one in four breadwinners was without work. Spectator sports, radio programming and movie theaters offered an escape and created instant celebrity… even for horses. Seabiscuit made us believe in ourselves, in courage, in perseverance, and in America. Watch his journey!

This program includes the complete archival Seabiscuit and War Admiral “Match Race,” which is considered to be the greatest horse race in history. Featuring real footage of jockey Red Pollard’s thrilling victory at the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap.


I have the book “Seabiscuit.” By Laura Hillenbrand. Very interesting how the owner, trainer and jockey came together. After Red Pollard shattered his leg and was in hospital, he told George Woolf how to ride Seabiscuit in the match race with War Admiral. Woolf split the purse with Pollard.
I love seabiscuit and all his connections and for him to beat a triple crown winner just proves how good he was, the magic was overcoming an injury and winning a top handicap under top weight. What a horse!!
Seabiscuit has always been an inspiration to those in life that know his story. He knew what he was doing all along. He found a small group of people who needed fixing and needed love and returned the favor. I thank God for animals.

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Amelia Earhart – 1897

The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart captured the hearts and minds of Americans. Her story would become one of legend and speculation when her attempt to circumnavigate the globe ended in her mysterious disappearance of the Pacific ocean in 1937.


Each year on July 24th, National Amelia Earhart Day honors the achievements of the aviation pioneer on the date of her birth. 

Author and American aviation pioneer, Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897. One of Earhart’s most impressive achievements took place on May 20th, 1932. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic. He flew from New York to Paris in 33 hours and 30 minutes. 

Earhart took off from Grace Harbor, Newfoundland four years to the day Lindbergh completed his flight. Throughout the flight, she faced many technical difficulties. Her goal was to land in Paris, France. The previous year, Ruth Nichols also attempted to fly solo across the Atlantic. Had she succeed, she would have been the first woman to do so. However, Nichols’ crashed while attempting to land for refueling in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia.

Due to Earhart’s challenges in flight, she landed the red Lockheed Vega 14 hours and 16 minutes later in Derry, Ireland. All in all, the flight was a success. She became the first woman pilot to complete the journey. Following Earhart’s record-setting accomplishment, she earned the United States Distinguished Flying Cross.

More Earhart Facts
  • Broke many other records
  • Wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences
  • Instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines (an organization for female pilots)
  • Joined the Purdue University aviation department faculty in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help to inspire others with her love for aviation.
  • Member of the National Woman’s Party
  • Supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment

In 1937, Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe. Unfortunately, her Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra disappeared over the Pacific Ocean near Howland Island in July. 

Today, her successes continue to draw women around the globe to the world of aviation. Fascination with her life, career, and disappearance continues to this day. Whether or not the mystery will ever be solved remains to be seen.

HOW TO OBSERVE #AmeliaEarhartDay

Celebrate the day by researching and reading more about this famous female aviator. Add to your research other women aviation pioneers that led the way such as Bessie Coleman and Louise Thaden. Another way to celebrate includes exploring other amazing firsts in flight. We get you started with these 8 amazing aviators. There are also more aviation days to celebrate! Check out these 7 Fantastic Day Celebrating Flight. You can also cast your doubts or share your wonder by using #AmeliaEarhartDay on social media.


We know this day commemorates the birth date of Amelia Earhart of July 24, 1897. However, our research was unable to find the creator of National Amelia Earhart Day.

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