Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Some of the Best Vantage Points at Yosemite National Park

Dave Chupp enjoys traveling around the United States to visit its national parks. In California, Dave Chupp has spent time at Yosemite, which is known for its towering, rocky peaks. Below are some of the best vantage points in the park for seeing these formations.

Glacier Point: Regarded as having the best view in the park, Glacier Point looks out upon Half Dome and three waterfalls. For an even better peek at Vernal and Nevada Falls, go just south to Washburn Point.

El Portal: Only a couple of miles from Glacier Point, this area offers a view of the Merced River Canyon, through Yosemite Valley, and even out to the California Coast Ranges on particularly clear days.

El Capitan Meadow: This area has perhaps the best view of El Capitan and is an easy stop as visitors exit the park. It also offers a great view of Cathedral Rocks.

Sentinel Bridge: A famous vantage point, the bridge affords a view of Half Dome reflected across the Merced River, as well as the nearby Yosemite Falls.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Starting a Stamp Collection

Dave Chupp, a talented businessman with a background in tax preparation and cabinetry, is an Indiana-based dog breeder these days. When he’s not busy overseeing the care of his puppies and the overall operation of his company, Dave Chupp enjoys collecting stamps.

A variety of people around the world enjoy stamp collecting. The hobby is relatively easy to get into, and you can grow your collection the longer you work at it. When first starting out, the only tool you will likely need is a stamp album. Albums preserve your stamps and keep them safe in one place. In addition, you may choose to get stamp tongs to prevent oils and dirt from getting on the stamps during handling, and stamp catalogs to learn about stamps’ history and value.

Most collectors start out collecting everything, but many eventually zero in on stamps from a particular country or a specific type. When it comes to finding stamps, ask friends and family to save any interesting stamps they receive for you. Seniors often have old pieces of mail with vintage stamps on them, and people who travel often can send you postcards from different countries. Further, consider checking local stamp clubs, dealers, and shows.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Bringing Your New Puppy Home

An accomplished business owner with a diverse professional background, Dave Chupp has been running a dog breeding company in Nappanee, Indiana for more than a decade. Working together with his family, Dave Chupp breeds and raises a wide range of dog breeds, from Akitas and Siberian Huskies to French Bulldogs and Westies.

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting experience, but it requires a bit of preparation. Prior to picking up your new puppy, make sure you have all the necessary supplies for its care, including water and food bowls, some toys, a collar, and a leash. You will also need newspapers or training pads to housetrain your new family member. Beyond that, it’s important to create a clear game plan with all human members living in your household. Figure out which terms you will use for different commands, along with who will feed the puppy and where it is, and is not, allowed to go.

For the puppy’s first three to four days at home, make sure there will be someone around to give it company. The process of leaving its mother and littermates can be very stressful for a young dog, and spending as much time as possible with humans helps reduce their anxiety and facilitate bonding. Schedule an initial examination with your veterinarian right away to check for any health problems or congenital traits. If you have any other animals in the house, make sure they are in good health as well.