Friday, September 26, 2008

Try Something Different - Splitsville

Want to try something different in SL? Get a friend or two together and head over to Splitsville. Splitsville is a new bowling and music club - for free!

When you rezz at Splitsville, a map of the area will be in front of you. To move from place to place, click on the signs. You will be teleported to that location. The bowling alley is directly behind the map with giant bowling pins and balls on both sides of the door.

When you click the door and enter, the grandeur of the building is immediately seen. Behind the waterfall sign is the shoe rental. Click on any of the shoes and receive a pair of classic bowling shoes. There are 8 bowling lanes. If they are full, don't fret. There are also 4 on the roof and 4 in the outdoor bowling pavilion. A glove, hud and instructions are available at every lane. Enjoy a free drink from the bar as you bowl a game.

Splitsville also showcases live music every Friday. Pool tables are also available for the small fee of L$1 per player.

Splitsville also has a large bowling pin shaped pool, a pro shop and the Splitsville Arena.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (InWorld Park 99, 174, 23)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Play in the Park - Hyde Park, London, England

Take a stroll through the beautiful Hyde Park and have some fun along the way.

Hyde Park is surrounded in long walkways to stroll through. Stop along the way for some fun and cuddling.

A red boat house has a row boat you can use to paddle across the lake. Boxes with free paddles are available before entering the boat.

You'll also find a skydiving pod. Get your free terra e-chute at the box next to the pod. Find it in your inventory, and wear it. Once it's on, sit on one of the seats on the pod. A menu will pop up. Click start. The pod will take you to 4,000 feet and drop you. The terra e-chute will open when you get to around 75 feet. You can use your arrow keys to move around while floating back to the ground.

Near the skydiving pod, is a nice waterfall area. There are cuddle poses around it. So, bring your sweetie and enjoy the view while you chat. Down the road a bit, you'll also find a swimming area complete with free swimming anims. It even has a menu-driven diving board.

Also, around the park you'll find swings, gazebos, a conservatory, and a horse barn. Enjoy the views.

To visit, CLICK HERE (London England UK 223, 243, 24)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Museum of Amazing Illusions

Like the oddities of Ripley's? I discovered a place in SL that reminds me a bit of it. It's called the Museum of Amazing Illusions.

When you arrive, you will need to sit on the magic carpet. It will take you to the museum. Once you are done, you also ride the carpet back.

In the museum, let the signs rezz, so you can read them. You'll find illusions like moving pictures and disappearing parts of the body. You get to participate in the illusions.

You will also find a fortune teller at the front of the museum. Make sure you have your sound turned on. Your fortune is told in voice. The fortune will cost you L$10.

Before you board the flying carpet to return to the starting point, you'll find a box of free souvenirs.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Enchantment Island 91, 70, 28)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Drew Carey Explains SL

Drew Carey... Welcome to Second Life! If you are interested to find out what SL is about or if you are already in SL and want to see what Drew says about SL, CLICK HERE. (

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Puzzled about what to do next? Find a Maze!

The residents of SL have built some pretty good mazes. I thought I'd share with you a few that I have found. The experience is best if you use Mouselook view as you go through them.

Riverwalk Maze

The Riverwalk Maze was the first one I ever went through in SL. Riverwalk was my home when I was a newbie and didn't have a house. The maze is made up of stone and pillars. It took me a couple of tries, but I actually made it through! There isn't much cheating here as the maze is enclosed in a building. When you make it through the maze, walk through the rest of Riverwalk. It's beautiful!

To visit the Riverwalk Maze, CLICK HERE. (Europa 9, 25, 29)

Isle of Jade Maze

The Isle of Jade Maze is a small hedge maze. In the center of the maze is a rainbow. Isle of Jade is a romantic place with a ballroom to enjoy also.

To visit the Isle of Jade Maze, CLICK HERE (prodigiosus II 78, 131, 27)

Mr. B's Absurdly Ginormous Maze

Gotta love it! A maze with perks. This is a pretty big maze with 4 pit stop areas with freebies. There is also a special prize at the end. Mr. B's does post a rule... no cheating and no peeking as cheaters never prosper.

To visit Mr. B's Absurdly Ginormous Maze, CLICK HERE. (Zoom 218, 167, 601)

Caledon Maze

Caledon Maze is a simple hedge maze nestled around a store called Bastillion's Bazaar. Have some fun and do some shopping at the same time.

To visit the Caledon Hedge Maze, CLICK HERE. (Caledon II 119, 191, 23)

Boundless Island Maze

This maze looks like a beautiful hedge sculpture if you look at it from the bird's point of view. In the center of the maze is a large roaring bonfire. A nice place to chat with friends when all of you have made it through.

To visit Boundless Island Maze, CLICK HERE. (Boundless 159, 107, 30)

3D Maze

Interestingly enough, this maze didn't thrill me when I went to look at it. A big, black building, and it costs $10L for two hours of walking through the maze. Well, to my surprise, this maze is difficult. It's an all stone building with 3 floors. Unless you're really good with cameras you have to use Mouselook on this one as the ceilings aren't avie-camera friendly. But, I made it out the door... back at the front door... argh! I'll have to try again. To enter the maze, right click the land in front of the door and buy a pass.

To visit the 3D Maze, CLICK HERE. (Fourmile 93, 192, 144)

Devil's Labyrinth

A haunted house and maze in one. You choose your path in the maze. It has multiple outcomes. One of the best haunted places in SL. To find out more, visit their website at

To visit the Devil's Labyrinth, CLICK HERE. (Rivata 178, 175, 45)

Also, don't for get about the Jungle Fever Pyramid that I blogged about recently. Have fun!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Wonderful Place to Be - Mouse World

Are you a Disney fan? Do you love the Disney parks? I've been a Disney fan for many years now. My friends and family associate me with Mickey. In fact, my desk at work has a beautiful computer Mickey desk set on it. So, my excitement rose when I heard there was a Disney tribute park being built in SL called Mouse World.

When you rezz in Mouse World, you should be on the platform of their monorail system. Of course, you are also given the rules of Mouse World which is basically that it is a family-friendly area.

Honda Enoch is doing a wonderful job creating a Disney type atmosphere in this tribute park. Mouse World is not complete but is already intriguing. Being a big Disney fan myself, I felt the ambiance as soon as I rezzed.

Mouse World has a haunted mansion under construction. It is slated to open in October - just in time for Halloween.

To visit Mouse World, CLICK HERE. (Black Pearl Beach 138, 7, 29)

The New Effie's Designs

If you're wondering what I've been doing the past couple of weeks that there hasn't been a blog posting, here is your answer. I purchased another piece of property in SL to relocate Effie's Designs. Not only did I move Effie's, but I also totally redid the store.

Yes, I put the store on a pirate ship. It's not only a pirate ship - it's the most beautiful pirate ship in SL. The main store is on the ship; however, there is also a "Pirate's Bazaar" to your left when you rezz. Enjoy exploring the ship for my products to "decorate your world." But, also explore the bazaar, play a game of Una, and enjoy the beach while you are there.

To visit Effie's Designs, CLICK HERE. (Midnight Oasis 78, 199, 22)