Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Thrifty Scot

I've never been to the Thrifty Scot before.

As a friend and I were talking about insurance just last night, I was reminded of the necessary evil that insurance is in modern day living. Her family pays quite a bit each month for insurance. Right now, we only have one car (and one motorcycle) and our insurance has been kept reasonable.

At the Thrifty Scot, you can find all you need to know about car insurance. It seems that car insurance is one of those necessary evils. You have to have it, by law. Finding insurance is a mountainous endeavor, and hunting for car insurance is no different. At the Thrifty Scot, you can get a free quote and learn ways to help lower your insurance.

If you are a single driver or a family needing insurance, you can find what you need to know here. If you've got a teen learning to drive , it is a great time to comparison shop for car insurance.

If you can find a quote cheaper than what you pay now, take it to your existing insurance company and see if they will beat it.

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Bloggers Helping Raise Funds for Schools

I've never been to a hurricane devastated area before.

This week many bloggers are pointing out the good that bloggers can do through their blogs. We can help raise money for folks in need, particularly those in the New Orleans area who are still not fully recovered from the devastation Hurricane Katrina rendered to that area. There are still supply and technology replacements that are needed by public schools. By donating , you can help these schools to purchase replacement items like computers.

Of course there are other needs that you can learn about here as well. For example, a teacher in New York is wanting to take a class field trip for underpriviledged students to a Broadway show. Or maybe you can help struggling students by donating to purchase books on tape.

There are many ways for us to help others in our "community", and as the world is getting smaller each day, our "community" is growing ever wider.

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Help Public School Kids by Funding by Participating in a DonorsChoose Challenge

Sue's Daily Photos

I'd never been to Sue's Daily Photos before.

This is a wonderful site hosted by a certified professional photographer. She is living in Key West, Fla, and came to the US by way of Switzerland! When she retired, she thought she'd relax and take gorgeous photos and post them on the web for all of us to enjoy! :)

These photos are gorgeous. Many of them she shoots from a different perspective than you would normally see. That is one of my favorite things about some of her photos. That, and they are really pretty!

Maybe one day I'll head down to Key West and have her take a photo of my family on vacation there.

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Hayfield Dental Care

I've never been to Hayfield Dental Care .

Located in the Alexandria, VA area, Hayfield has been providing for its patients since 1987. To date they have served over 23,000 thousand different patients-that's a lot of mouths!

At Hayfield, each of the dentists have undergone specialty and/or advanced training. This means that they don't have to refer you out to a specialist for distinictive needs, but can take care of you right there in their own clinic. There is also an orthodontic specialist on site. Free orthodontic consultation is available at Hayfield for both kids and adults.

At Hayfield, you can take care of all of your family's dental needs, including general and cosmetic needs.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sirocco Restaraunt in the Dome at State Tower, Bangkok

I've never been to Sirocco Restaurant in the Dome at State Tower in Bangkok.

This place, I gotta check out! The pictures are exquisite, the view looks breath taking and the menu sounds delicious. The atmosphere must be ultra-modern chic. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. It is highly recommended to make reservations, and be sure you are dressed properly for the occasion. This restaraunt has won awards and palates of critics and patrons alike.

That I'd like to see.

The Thinking Blogger Award

I've never been given a Thinking Blogger Award before.

But today I have had the honor of having this illustrious blogging award handed on to me from one of my favorite sites. MyBootsnMe takes me on a virtual field trip every time I log onto this site. The descriptions are nice and the photos are beautiful and inviting.

The Thinking Blogger award has been handed around through cyber space to a number of wonderful bloggers. And now I am flattered to pass this on to five of my favorite bloggers who always make me think!

1. The Round Table -One of my favorite bloggers. This site is full of thought provoking posts.

2. Erroll Le Vant -from the irrelevant to the relevant, this one is something to think about.

3. Showintale's Journeys - ah, many places I'd love to see!

4. Leisure Travels -even MORE places I'd like to see!

5. Montana Outdoors -another of my favorite bloggers, Montucky keeps us regaled with stories of his life in Montana.

All of these are really great bloggers, and I think each one deserves the Thinking Blogger award! It would be great if each of you could link back here and pass the award on to five other bloggers who you think deserve the award! Here are the "rules" of the game if you are so inclined:

(*Should the bloggers choose to participate, please make sure to pass the rules on to the next Thinking Blogs you tag.)

The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.

2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).

This award was began by ilker yoldas at The Thinking Blog . I'd love to see this Award going to all the great bloggers out there who make us think.

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thinking blogger

Saturday, May 26, 2007

DSD Business Systems

I've never been to DSD Business Systems accounting software San Diego before.

DSD Business Systems provides software solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. They can shape a package to meet your businesses needs. They are designed to cater specifically to small and mid-sized businesses. You will find that work flow and sales performance are enhanced with their software.

There is a wide range of feature-rich solutions. This program is endorsed by more CPA's than any other business management application of its kind. It is so easy to use. Clients will be empowered with informative, perceptive information.

A wide variety of Sage MAS 90/200 improvements is offered and custom programming is available. Sage MAS 90 can be custom-made for your unique business needs.
Sage MAS 90 is available on the SQL platform for businesses with higher processing and scalability needs.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Zuma Fun Centers

I've never been to Zuma Fun Center before.

Last summer our youth group went to check out this outdoor fun center. There you can play golf, arcade games, mini golf, go karts, bumper boats and batting cages. You can have birthday parties or other group events here. There are group rates for these outings.

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The Main Event

I've never been to The Main Event entertainment center.

They have just recently opened one not far from our house. Of course the kids are raring to go check it out. It is an indoor entertainment complex filled with things kids of all ages love to do. There is laser tag, bowling, billiards, a large arcade, even glow in the dark golf!

That I'd like to see.

I'd never been to before.

I didn't even know what Laptop skins were!

They are a thin protective membrane for your laptop computer. They install a protective layer between the laptop and the environment. The skin helps to shield the computer from scratches and bumps.

There are many cool, new digitally-colored designs. The digital printing is high quality and the colors are bright. The skins are perfectly fitted for a laptop.

There is a wide variety of designs from which to choose. You might like the Pirates of the Caribbean skins, the Star Wars skins, the sport team’s logos, or you can even upload your favorite photos to a skin. If you cannot find anything that suits you, you can vote and suggest new graphics.

When you are done with your laptop skin, it is easy to remove.

This is a great way to protect your laptop and set it apart from the crowd

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

I'd never been to FreeCycle before.

I recently learned about this great new network. It sounds like a really good thing. It is made up of people around the globe. You can sign up for free. Then you can list items you no longer want and are willing to give away for free. You will list these items in a local "neighborhood". Then others in your area can search and contact you to receive the item. It will be up to you to decide who gets the item. You can even list items for non-profit groups.

You can also search for items which you may be needing. This sounds like the perfect recycling program. It was actually started in Arizona as a way to reduce trash and help save desert landscape. This is the ultimate take on the old saying:

"One man's trash may be another man's treasure"!

That I'd like to see.

Local Fresh Foods Market

I've never been to a fresh foods market in my area.

I had no idea that we had anything of the sort in this area. I just learned that every other week, a group of organic, backyard gardeners meet in the parking lot of Armand Bayou to vend their fresh produce. There is no admission fee or parking fee. There are many things brought to the market including eggs, squash, tomatoes, baked goods, lotions, coffee beans and Kefir grains and goat milk soap.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Credit Cards for Bad Credit

I've never been to get a credit card with bad credit before.

But many people these days are in just such a situation. There is hope for those with bad credit . Now you can use the online credit card search engine to find the credit card that is right for you. You can even apply online.

The credit card search engine is easy to use and provides information for many different kinds of folks. For students in college or just graduating, this is the place to find the scoop on which credit card can meet your needs.

Here you can also find reward credit cards, gas credit cards, airline miles credit cards, and low interest credit cards. There are credit cards for all walks of life. And this may be just the place to find what you are looking for.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

The Mall of America

I've never been to The Mall of America.

This mega mall located in Bloomington, MN is 4.2 million square feet of family fun. It is filled with over 500 stores including the Lego Store, QVC @ the Mall, and Lake Wobegone USA. There are a huge assortment of restaraunts from which to choose. And be sure to check out the seven acre amusement park in the center of the mall. Here you can find thrilling rides like the roller coaster, log chute ride and the ferris wheel.

That I'd like to see.

Memphis Zoo

I've never been to the Memphis Zoo.

Now, their giant panda, Ya Ya (on loan from the zoo in China) is pregnant through arificial insemination. The giant panda has been notorious for being a poor breeder, accounting for their endangered status. Ya Ya has just come through a stage of "dispause" in which the fetus does not grow. It is hard to tell if a panda is pregnant until right before giving birth. Gestation lasts 133 days. Ya Ya is expected to give birth within 30-45 days. The most recent panda birth was Mei Lan in Atlanta, one of three zoos in the U.S. to house a panda.

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Bagus Custom

I’d never been to Bagus Custom printers before.

They offer a truly unique answer to your fundraising needs. One of the most unique ways to promote your business or organization is to use these fantastic flip flops customized with your logo or mascot. You can even get a talking sole-have your name imprinted on the bottom, so that you leave your mark after the wearer has passed by.

These flip flops are the perfect answer for schools, sports teams and cheerleading fundraising . Everybody loves flip flops and now is the time of year to sport them. You can target every age group and gender with this great, unique answer to fundraising for your group.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

The World's Best Tourists

I've never been considered as the World's Best Tourist.

According to a survey of European hoteliers, reported by Rueter's, the world's best tourists are the Japanese. Americans and the Swiss came in next. The Japanese received 35% of the votes for being polite and tidy. The Swiss received votes for being quiet and considerate. The British were liked for their spending habits, but their rude, noisy behavior earned them the place as fifth worst tourists. The worst-dressed tourists were led by the Americans and the Germans were considered the least generous. The overall worst tourists were said to be the French, followed by India, China and Russia.

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Galveston Cruise Terminal Closed

I've never been to the Galveston Cruise Terminal.

Earlier this morning, terminal 16 in Galveston was closed due to a suspicious package. Precautions were taken and passengers and crew were kept on board the ship throughout the investigation. The port was closed from Pelican Island to the Galveston Yacht Basin. The package was found by a K9 unit. It was discovered to be a computer printer and was destroyed as a precaution.

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Circle Debt

I'd never been to before.

At you can learn how to get out of debt. There are many helpful tools and tips throughout the site to assist a number of people from different walks of life. If you are a student just getting out of school, student loan debts can be a dilemma. This site has information to help you deal with the most efficient way to get out of debt.

The same is true for those with bad credit. Here you can find articles and information to aid you in repairing your bad credit. Learn how to get creditors off your back and how to get clear of bad credit by consolidating your debts. Bad credit debt consolidation can be a solution in learning how to get out from under your debts.

And homeowners as well can learn to consolidate debt by using their home equity to get out from beneath unpaid debts. There are many practical tools to be found on this site, including articles, calculators and low-rate lending offers.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Santa Cruz Organics

I'd never been to Santa Cruz Organics before today.

I love the products they are offering. Not only are they organic, good for you products, they offer the fun products kids love. Their product list includes 100% natural juices, including juice boxes in great flavors. They have applesauce-in a variety of flavors. They have peanut butter. They also have sodas and dessert toppings. These are the fun foods kids love to be treated to, and mom and dad can now do it with peace of mind.

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Farm School

I've never been to Farm School.

Located in north-central Massachusetts, Maggies Farm is the place to go to learn to farm. It was opened in 1989 with a focus on teaching school children about farming, and how their food gets from farm to table. A little over a dozen years later, the founder, Ben Holmes, decided to guide adults in Practical Farm Training.

Students range in age from 18-60 and spend twelve months learning the practical skills needed to run a small farm. This includes everything from tilling to rotational grazing to marketing. The program begins in the fall indoors with animal husbandry basics, land history and the necessary mathematical skills for planning the next season's crops. Once the growing season arrives, everyone is outdoors from morning til night planting and picking organic herbs and vegetables.

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North Cyprus

I've never been to North Cyprus.

It is located at a crossroads to three continents and is rich in history. It has an excellent climate for vacationers, boasting over 300 days of sunshine. Water sports, exploration, medieval castles and archeological sites are among tourists favorite ways to relax. Although North Cyprus has long been a British playground, it has not experienced the over development of South Cyprus and retains its rural, slower-paced life style.

And now, buying North Cyprus Property is even easier. Running from 30,000 pounds for an apartment to a detached villa with a pool for under 100,000 pounds, property can be purchased for a great value.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007


I've never been to Orchomenos.

Located about 80 miles north of Athens, this city has been the site of a recent discovery of shrine offerings. Among the offerings made to goddesses of the shrine are lamps, busts, clay pots and figures of women and animals. It is unclear which goddesses these offerings were made to, but it seems to be those associated with plants and fertility. It is likely they were made to the Three Graces. One of the offerings was inscribed with the name Eurynome, the mother of the Three Graces.

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American Idol

I've never been to American Idol.

But I have seen a few episodes from past seasons. I don't think I have seen any from this season. My daughter really enjoys watching these final shows when we have a chance. Tonight a winner should be chosen for this season. I guess we can find out who that winner will be, even if we missed every episode of the season. We may turn it on at the end, just to see who the winner is.

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I'd never been to before.

For anyone wanting to get ready to go to Disney World, or any other Orlando attraction, this is the site to see. Because there is so much shopping to do, attractions to see and great places to dine, it is a good idea to find an Orlando discount hotel where you can save money to do the things you came to Orlando to do! This site can give you information on affordable prices on hotels, car rentals and flights. You can make arrangements with a travel guide offering you the best tips on entertainment, dining and nightlife.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information provided by Blogitive.

A Catholic Church

I've never been to a Catholic church.

I know many folks who hold to this religion. I've never even been inside a Catholic church building. When I was pregnant with my first son, we tried to go to a midnight mass one Christmas Eve, but there was no service going on at that time. I guess because we lived in a small town. I have also been intrigued about going to The Stations of The Cross some Easter.

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The Tony Awards

I've never been to the Tony Awards.

I just got a chance to enter to win a trip to the 2008 Tony Awards in New York City. The winner will win two tickets to the awards ceremony, a round trip air fare for two to New York City and a two night stay in the Hilton. I can even register every day to increase my chance of winning this trip to the 2008 Tony Awards.

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I’d never been to Symark before.

When working in a networked IT environment, security is a high priority. At Symark, they are committed to security and Identity Management . They have been a leading provider for over twenty years. They are committed to security and fully support the HP Integrity servers that run the HP-UX 11i v3. Symark helps safeguard proprietary information while complying with federal and industry regulations. They help restrict and monitor access to proprietary information while providing the best function. Even the root account is protected. It also protects from external and internal threats. IT managers are able to centrally monitor and/or delete individual UNIX and LINUX users And being easy to use makes it all the more advantageous.

That I’d like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Wimberley Glass Works

I've never been to Wimberley Glass Works.

At this unique store, you can view the original work of a modern day glass blower. Experience the unique and rare craftsmanship of the glass blower. You can see demonstrations here every day but Tuesday. You will see a variety of materials being used to create color and charm-even pure silver and 23 karat gold. After the demonstration, stroll next door to the gallery to purchase one of the unique glass pieces.

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Port Isabel Lighthouse

I've never been to the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

Built in the late 1800's to help seaman navigate the coast of South Texas, it soon fell into disrepair and during the Depression it was difficult to maintain. It has since been reconstructed and turned into a historical site. The cottage is a replica of the keeper's cottage and now houses the Chamber of Commerce. There is a picnic area and it has become a favorite of photographers. Even a few couples had ascended the lighthouse stairs to exchange vows.

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Directory of Schools

I’ve never been to the DirectoryofSchools before.

When searching for online courses, classes and schools, I can spend too much time just going from one site to the next to try to find information. At the Directory of Schools, I can get lots of information all at one place. This site is easy to navigate, making a difficult task a little quicker and easier. I am able to search over 1000 schools while looking for online courses and schools that offer online degrees .

I can learn useful information through education articles on the site. I can search by subject and/or education program. I can choose from colleges, art institutes, technical institutes, real estate schools. I can read the learning blog and even search internationally. All the online schools offer job placement for graduates.

That I’d like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Goose Island State Park

I've never been to Goose Island State Park.

Even though this park is located on Aransas Bay, near Rockport, there is no swimming allowed here. Activities include camping, tent and cabana, picnicking, fishing, boating, birding and photography. Spring migration bird tours are held from February to April.

Also located in this park is the State Champion Coastal Live Oak. It is thought to be over 1000 years old with a circumference of 35 feet and is 44 feet tall.

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Mineral Wells State Park

I've never been to Mineral Wells State Park.

My friends just bought a new camper and are going there this weekend. Located in Mineral Wells, home to the once sought after water which "cured" ailments, this park has a wide variety of activities.

Here they offer camping, swimming, boating (no skiing, jet skis or tubes), fishing, hiking and rock climbing. There is a new amphitheater which offers interpretive programs including cowboy history, astronomy and other ranger led talks.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, May 21, 2007

All Inclusive Caribbean Resort Vacation

I’ve never been on an all inclusive Caribbean resort vacation.

Because my husband and I are looking for somewhere special to go for our twentieth wedding anniversary this summer, I am really looking for the perfect romantic getaway destination.

This website offers great information on resort vacation packages. We can choose from over 200 different locales including the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Central America, Asia and the South Pacific, The Mediterranean, The Canary Islands and one in Florida.

There are breath-taking photos to whet our appetite. There is great information on each location. And best of all, we can save off the regular rates.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Manna Fields Farm

I've never been to Manna Fields Farm.

My nephew recently went here on a field trip. He really enjoyed his day. He mentioned several times getting to see the ducks. It sounds like there is lots for kids to do here. In the spring there is a bird and butterfly garden to enjoy. In the fall enjoy the corn maze and corn cannons, the pumpkin patch and pumpkin catapult. Throughout the year there is a corn box to play in along with hay rides. You can even have a birthday party here.

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The Orient Express

I've never been on The Orient Express before.

Traveling through exotic locations, seeing the scenery, enjoying the finest luxury coaches. Customized holidays highlighting several cities along the way-Venice, Paris, London, Rome, Istanbul, Prague, Budapest and Vienna. Luxury dining with all meals included. Items found on the menu are peppered beef, Alaskan salmon and chocolate mousse. Compartments consist of a daytime lounge which converts into a comfortable bedroom at night. There is also a boutique aboard with items like silk and cashmere from which to choose. This is the origianl Orient Express, dating back to the 1920's.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hawaii Trips

I've never been to Hawaii.

Hawaii trips are a dream for many people. Now it can become a dream come true. There are so many things to see and do on the islands of Hawaii. From swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling and boating to hiking, visiting the tropical gardens, jungle jeep tours, seeing a volcano or attending a luau. This is a paradise for photographers as well as other sightseers.

Finding a place to stay in Hawaii can be a bit overwhelming. Deciding on which island to stay among the thousands of hotels , condos, villas, cottages , resorts, bed and breakfasts or apartments can leave your head swimming with choices. You can find breath-taking ocean views to make your stay on any island a true dream come true.

That I'd like to see.

Anthony, TX

I've never been to Anthony, TX.

Having been incorporated in 1952, Anthony is considered one of Texas' newest towns. It is located at the Texas/New Mexico border, with its twin city of Anthony, NM just across the border. Anthony is a small town, but is a gateway to the whole state of Texas. Here you can find the travel information center leading you to anywhere you want to go in Texas. At the center you can speak with counselors who will help you find your desired destination, taking the route of your choice, be it the most direct or the most scenic.

There is also a water park located on I-10 near the travel center. Here you can find water slides, a lazy river, BBQ restaurant and a picnic area.

Anthony has also become the Leap Year Capital of the World. It operates the Worldwide Leap Year Birthday Club.

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chinquapin High School

I've never been to Chinquapin High School .

I just read an article about this unique high school located in Houston, TX. It is a small college prep high school which was created 38 years ago with a grant from the Brown Foundation. The school is funded on donations, and most of the students are on scholarship. What makes this school stand out from other prep schools? Most of the students come from families who live below the poverty level. But just because these kids come from poor families does not mean they cannot achieve. These students work long, rigorous hours to meet the demands of their school. This school does not do TAKS tests, has a low student to teacher ratio, and college acceptance is a requirement for graduation. CHS gives a student a classic education, and has sent graduates to places like UT, Notre Dame, and Columbia.

That I'd like to see.

Journey Lite

I've never been to a bariatric surgeon before.

At Journey Lite, you can learn all you need to know about gastric banding surgery before you decide if it is right for you. Journey Lite is formed by a team of dedicated health professionals committed to providing you with the safest and least invasive weight loss surgery coupled with the most comprehensive support system available.

At Journey Lite you can read about weight loss surgery, helping you to pinpoint if this procedure is for you. You can find answers to many frequently asked questions. There is even an e-store available for purchasing supportive supplies like books and videos, vitamins, and bath and beauty supplies.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from blogitive.

Spiderman 3

I've never been to see Spiderman 3.

I know, I know, everyone else is into it, but I just am NOT! I did like the first one at all and had no desire to see either of the other two sequels.

I loved Spidey when I was young and he was on PBS's "The Electric Company", but that was a far cry from the Spiderman mania we see today.

Maybe some day soon we can find a decent movie that parents and kids alike can agree on.

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track meet

I've never been to a track meet.

My son has expressed an interest in track. I found a local team that runs a track and field club for kids during the months of April through June. In July, many kids can advance and some even go on to the Junior Olympics. Though we have missed out on this season, this is something to keep in mind for next season. I will have to remember to check out next January.

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I've never been to before.

But today I learned about this web site which makes online shopping for perfect gifts much easier. Right now you can view the great selection of Father's Day Baskets available in time for the perfect Father's Day gift. There is a large assortment of baskets to choose from. You can select from gourmet foods such as wines, cheese, nuts and chocolate. Or you might prefer the B B Q gift basket, or perhaps the golf basket. No matter what your dad is "into", there is surely a gift basket to please him. And if you can't find exactly what you are looking for, just give them a call; they can create a customized gift basket just right for your dad!

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from blogitive.

Tien Ren Vegetarian Restaurant

I've never been to Tien Ren Vegetarian Restaurant.

Although I am not a vegetarian, my daughter is. In speaking to some new acquaintances, whose whole family is vegetarian, I learned about a vegetarian restaurant in Houston, specializing in tofu. I was interested to look this place up on line. They apparantly offer many meatless dishes as well as some faux meat dishes too-so that those of us who are not accustomed to a vegetarian diet don't have to feel like we are missing anything. Some of their selections include spring rolls, curry and veggies, and braised tofu. There are many sauces available to add extra flavor as well.

That I'd like to see.


I've never been to Athens.

It is steeped in history. Just walking through Athens would be a lesson in classical history. The Acropolis, the Parthenon, the temples of Niki and Zues. Walk through the ancient agora where Aristotle, Socrates and Plato walked. Visit museums, including the National Museum of Athens, the Byzantine Museum, and the Benaki Museum. Of course one cannot forget the stadium, the Dionysos Theater and the Pnyx.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I've never been to Russia.

This is a land filled with history and a beauty all its own. This country is filled with museums and art gallaries, opera and ballet. Russia is so large that it covers ten time zones and seventeen square kilometers. From the largest lake to the highest mountain peak, Russia has much to see and do-Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Golden Ring, Novgorod the Great, Sakhalin and Kurile Island, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

But many men these days are not looking to Russia for a holiday excursion. Many men have turned to the snow covered land of Russia looking for Russian brides . Many turn to this Russian dating site, knowing that Russian women are mostly ready to settle into marriage when they begin to think of dating. For the most part, these women are brought up to seek marriage and family over career. This is very reminiscent of mail order brides.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from blogitive.

St. Louis

I've never been to St. Louis.

A couple of years ago I really wanted to visit St. Louis. I would love to see the city from which the Esprit De Corps set out with Lewis and Clark in the lead. I would love to see the Gateway Arch to the West.

There are many museums depicting the history of the city, including the Lewis and Clark expedition and the pioneer wagon trains. You can also find many art exhibits displaying work by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Picasso. The city museum includes a cave set up and a large outdoor playground. There is the Cardinals museum, a bowling museum and a zoo.

There are lots of great restaraunts, much history to see and great arts and outdoor attractions.

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A Staged Attack

I've never been to a staged attack.

And I hope that I never would. And I would hate for my children to undergo this type of "lesson" without prior knowledge and my prior consent.

Apparantly in Murfreesboro, TN recently, a few staff members decided that they needed to teach a group of SIXTH grade students what to do if a gunman tried to attack them. This was allegedly done without the knowledge of the parents before hand.

While on a camping trip, the students were convinced by their teachers that they were being attacked by a gunman. The teachers convincingly acted as if the attack were real, with one of them playing the part of the gunman. The shaken students were then gathered and discussed what they could do if the situation had been real.

The principal of the school declined to say whether the staff members would receive disciplinary action.

That I'd like to see.

A. E. Feldman

I've never been to A.E. Feldman before.

Actually, I've never been to any headhunter before. But I know that many people like to use headhunters when searching for the right person to fill in a position and fit in with their company.

A. E. Feldman specializes in filling executive positions and management consulting. Feldman has been committed to the recruiting field since 1967, giving this company forty years of experience. This long term committment has built a solid foundation for A.E. Feldman. This company prides itself on reputation, discretion and consistently successful placements. This has led to strong and trusted relationships with clients. Positions are filled nationally, from mid level executives to C level management.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Dog With a Blog

I've never been to a dog's blog before.

But today I noticed that Kevin the Collie had been by to visit my blog! I had to stop by and pay his blog a visit. I found his doggy blog coming out of the UK. It is filled with interesting tidbits from his dog days there. I will be showing my daughter Kevin's blog. There she can learn to make doggy bandanas. She is really wanting to help our dog do better at leash walking, so I am hoping that maybe Kevin will provide some tips on how to teach an old dog new tricks.

That I'd like to see.


I've never been to MyInterestingFiles before.

But this blog, you gotta see! This blog is full of really interesting sights to see and places to go. And she has got some really cool pictures to help you see these great things you may never have seen. Some of these are things like a melting glacier, or the new AirBus (I'd like that for overseas travel!) or the new waterbridge in Germany.

There are also many fascinating things to see here. For example, some really unique structures using only pencils. Another of our favorites is the sidewalk art. Stop by if you want a peek at some really exclusive sights to see.

That I'd like to see.


I'd never been to Forms4Free before.

This website is proving to be invaluable to website and small business owners. They are providing a free HTML form for website owners and also providing a formmail file for just under $20.

This is really good news for webites that offer contact and email forms. Often, those who are creating these have little to no understanding of HTML formatting. Now Forms4Free is making this process easy. By purchasing, one time, the formmail file, you can now process the contact and email information within your own site; not using an outside source loaded with pages of advertising. This is attractive to potential customers as it is less confusing and looks more professional.

That I'd like to see.

This is from information at Blogitive.

Old Fort Parker

I've never been to Old Fort Parker.

This is the fort from which Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped. She is the mother of Quanah Parker.

The fort is now restored as in pioneer times. There you can see pioneer memorabilia, a log blockhouse and stockade. Here you can learn about history of the time period. There are picnic sites. There is a active graveyard two miles away, in which you can see graves of some of the people killed during the attacks. Throughout the year there are also living history events, including Christmas, fall trailrides, and primitive skills classes and campouts.

That I'd like to see.

Congress Street Bridge, Austin, TX

I've never been to the Congress Street Bridge in Austin, TX.

There each evening at sunset during the spring and summer, you can see close to one million bats in flight. They leave their beloved home, the Congress Street Bridge, to fly out in search of food. I have seen a bat flight similar to this out near Johnson City, TX, so I know that this can be an amazing sight to see. These bats can eat from 10,000-30,000 pounds of insects.

Some tips for viewing this event are: arrive early, bring a blanket and perhaps an umbrella (no, not for rain...), don't touch any bats. If you are driving through at this time, please take caution. Late summer is one of the best times to catch the viewing of this sight.

That I'd like to see.

I've never been to

But I soon hope to give them a visit and purchase my family some Disney World Tickets . We have been planning since 2002 to go back to Disney World next year, and I intend to purchase the tickets with money I have made from blogging! So I soon hope to visit OrlandoFunTickets and purchase these passes before long.

While I am at the site, I will be sure to check out the other deals they offer. I can get tickets to lots of venues in Orlando, including all Orlando theme parks, attractions and dinner shows. This looks like it may turn out to be one-stop shopping for me!

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Elisabet Ney Museum

I've never been to the Elisabet Ney Museum.

I didn't even know there was one, until just this minute! I would love to visit this museum, as the elementary school I attended was the Elisabet Ney Elementary School!

This museum is dedicated to Ms. Ney, who was a German sculptress who immigrated to Texas in the 1870's. Some of her works can be seen in a variety of places, from European palaces to the Texas and National Capitols, as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art.

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Art Car Parade

I've never been to the Art Car Parade.

It is a favorite, annual event in Houston, TX. There was one today, but we could not make it. There are over 250 entries each year in this unique parade. Folks decorate their cars with whimsical and outrageous designs. Then the cars are presented down a main Houston thoroughfare. This parade began in the late '80's as part of the Orange Show. There is no judging or pre-selection process. Anyone who decorates a car can be part of the rolling art show.

That I'd like to see.

Deep Sea Fishing

I've never been on a deep sea fishing trip.

Living near the Gulf I know several people who have. It is a great adventure and way of relaxing for these folks. I know that they enjoy their time "away from it all".

One of the biggest things for them is finding the proper equipment to really be able to enjoy their trip and bring back some fish for frying. I don't know if any of them use Furuno fish finders, but it looks like this could be a great aid in their fishing excursions.

For any deep sea fisherman (or woman), finding discount, quality equipment can be an important first step for preparing for that deep sea fishing trip. Finding these things on line is easy at NorthWestMarineElectronics. They carry anything you might need at sea, from batteries, compasses, and binoculars, to gps devices and fish finders.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Czech Heritage Museum

I've never been to the Czech Heritage Museum.

My husband's family has some Czech ansectry, so it might be worth a trip to Temple, TX for us to see this unique museum. This museum is dedicated to the Czech heritage found in Texas.

The museum is located in the SPJST Insurance Co. Building. Exhibits include a 1530 bible, 1895 handmade dulicmer along with other unique musical instruments, clocks and old world costumes, displayed on puppets. You can also view quilts over 150 years old.

That I'd like to see.

Clear Lake Greek Festival

I've never been to the Clear Lake Greek Festival before yesterday.

We went on a Friday, when it was free for homeschool families. Although the festival was rather small, we had a good time. We got to walk through the Agora-the Greek Marketplace. We saw things for sale like beaded jewelery, lovely blouses, trivets, pictures and photographs, soy candles and lots of Greek goodies.

We got to sample some great food as well. We headed first of all for the pastry stall and bought a sampler box. This contained one each of four different kinds of pastries. We all loved the kourambiedes, the one covered in powdered sugar. The baklava wasn't bad either. My son had souvlaki-marinated pork on a stick. It was pretty good. My daughter had the fried doughnuts and a tyropita-a cheese pie. I had the spanakopita-the spinach pie (spinach, feta cheese, cottage cheese and seasonings in a phyllo crust) very good. I would liked to have had more of these.

We enjoyed the beginnings of a class on Classical Greece, but unfortunantely had to leave before it was done. Perhaps we will get to attend this another time.

That I'd like to see.

Search Engine Marketing for Real Estate Agents

I've never been to a Search Engine Market for Real Estate Agents.

But I have searched online data bases for a new home. These type data bases are priceless to the new home buyer. Often, the first stop for a home buyer is to search out just what is available in the area to which they are moving. We like to see what homes are selling for, and what homes are like in the area.

If you are looking for the best in real estate advertising , check with customer magnetism. They can help you to optimize your website's page ranking, increasing your visibility with potential clients. They do handle marketing for real estate agencies throughout the nation, they only work with one real estate agent per city. This will help give you a boost above your local competitors.

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information at Blogitive.

Star of the Republic Museum

I've never been to the Star of the Republic Museum.

Located in the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, this museum showcases the history of the Republic of Texas. There are interactive exhibits, media presentations and publications. The exhibit hall depicts all of the Republic period life style, including the social, agricultural, transportation, politics and military aspects of this era. A friend of mine said that her uncle painted a mural found in one of the hall areas.

That I'd like to see.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Forbidden Gardens: Katy, TX

I've never been to the Forbidden Gardens, in Katy, Tx.

Just outside Houston, TX, you can find a replication of the famous Forbidden City and its Terra Cotta soldiers. This outdoor musuem educates visitors on Chinese history, allowing them to view a 1:20 scale replica of the Forbidden City. You can see thousands of detailed miniatures of the palaces. There is also a weapons room and an architecture room. Most fantastic is the recreation of the 6,000 1/3 scale terra cotta army.

That I'd like to see.

Monex Precious Metals

I've never been to Monex Precious Metals.

Right now the demand for silver exceeds yearly production! Ever since 1990 this has been the case. The stockpiles of silver are rapidly depleting, approaching zero. The Monex Deposit Company is providing silver and other precious metals for purchase. Silver is available in either coin or ingot form. What’s an igot you ask? It is generally silver bullion cast in a convenient size and shape.

Your order can be personally delivered or delivered to a secured storage area, your bank or depository. Monex is a professional company providing thirty years of service in the precious metals industry. So if you are looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift, that gift for the person who has everything or a unique way to express your feelings, silver may be the purchase of choice for you!

That I'd like to see.

This is based on information obtained at Blogitive.

Wall Street

I've never been to Wall Street.

The street apparantly got its name because of a wooden palisade set up by Peter Stuyvesant in 1653, supposedly to keep maurading Indians out. However, a street began to emerge and the name was tagged as "Wall Street". The indians never showed up and the wall was torn down, but the name stuck.

You can take a walk down Wall Street, as it has become a pedestrian only street. You can see the Federal Building where George Washington was sworn in as the first president. Also popular is the New York Stock Exchange. However, the public gallery has been closed since 9/11/01 and likely may not open back up.

That I'd like to see.

Brock, TX

I've never been to Brock, TX.

I am not sure there is really much to see there. I've heard there is a great hamburger stand, that I believe doubles as a donut shop in the AM. If I am correct, there is a post office, a photographer and a library. I am guessing there is a grocery store as well.

But the real reason to go to Brock, TX would be to see our wonderful friends who moved there recently. They seem to be living in a wonderful place, filled with new adventures for them. Their boys are growing up in a happy, healthy environment. Maybe one day we will head that way to check out the town of Brock, TX.

That I'd like to see.

Capella University

I've never been to Capella University.

This university is actually a fully online accredited university. It offers 82 graduate and undergraduate distance learning degrees . You can earn a degree in business and information technology. The graduate program offers business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology. Right now the online university is serving nearly 18,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries.

Recently, a faculty member from the school of Business and Technology co-authored a book entitled "Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change". Based on recent studies, Sara Orem has taken the approach that appeciative coaching can help individuals and organizations alike to effect change. The focus is on acknowledgement of strengths using positive questions, mindfulness and other tools. The acknowledgement of strengths then in turn can effect change.

That I'd like to see.

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Monday, May 7, 2007

My Boots N Me

I've never been to Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Luckily I have come across a blog that will take me there every day. MyBootsnMe has a really beautiful blog highlighting sites around British Columbia, Canada. Each of the photos is like receiving a post card from the great white north.

That I'd like to see.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Bryce Canyon

I've never been to Bryce Canyon.

Located in Southern Utah, it was designated a National Park because of its unique rock formations. These formations, called "hoodoos", are formed when ice and rainwater wear away the limestone. The park actually exists in three climate zones-a spruce/fir forest, a Pinyon pine/juniper forest, and a Ponderosa pine forest. The area is filled with a variety of bird, mammal and plant species. On clear days visibility can often exceed 100 miles!

That I'd like to see.