Friday, August 31, 2007


I've never been paid by PayU2Blog, until yesterday.

I just recently joined this Blog Advertising company. It is so simple. You sign up with them, get accepted, then begin receiving paid blogging assignments. Each post must be accepted (there was one with questionable content that they did allow me to opt out of), contain 60 words, and viola!, you are a paid blogger. Yesterday, they made the first deposit into my PayPal account.

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I've never been to ShopAcrossTexas.

This website offers everything a shopper would love. There are links to discounts, events, packages and road trip shopping. You can navigate your way across the Lone Star State, shopping til you drop. Use this site to find hotels, enter sweepstakes, and purchase Texas gift items.

That I'd like to see.

New York Lawyer

I've never been to see a New York Lawyer.

David Resnick, is a New York car accident lawyer who firmly believes in client communication. He understands what an impact an auto accident can have on individuals and families, for the rest of their lives. David Resnick and Associates have experience dealing with all types of injury and negligence cases.

That I'd like to see.

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World Championship Goat Cook Off

I've never been to the World Championship Goat Cook Off.

It takes place this weekend in Brady, TX. There will be many festivities to enjoy. Enter the tug of war tournament, the washer and horseshoe pitching, a 5K run, arts and crafts fair, and yes, a goat cook off with a mystery meat competition!

That I'd like to see.

Lighting Showplace

I've never been to the Lighting Showplace.

Here is a great place to find a new table lamp to add a little light and maybe a little whimsy to a room. A new lamp is a cheap way to brighten and enhance a room. It adds a little touch of class or fancy to the room. You can even sign up for instant savings, newsletters and sale alerts.

That I'd like to see.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ristorante Umberto

I've never been to Ristorante Umberto.

This family owned pizzaria located in Naples is skilled in the art of pizza making. The official pizza of Naples does not resemble the pizza most Americans are used to eating regularly. The crust is super thin, with a scant few toppings. Of the most popular of these are tomoatoes, basil and cheese-the best having been found to be the mozzarella cheese made of the milk of the water buffalo.

That I'd like to see.

*This is just a photo of my own personal favorite pizza creation*

Staten Island

I’ve never been to Staten Island.

This borough in New York is just off the mainland. It is filled with exciting events and venues of interest. This summer the president of the borough has been offering an incentive to all visitors of seven or more cultural attractions. These visitors will receive a free t shirt and DVD. Local attractions included in this promotion include the zoo, museums, historical sites, cultural centers, and botanical gardens. Last month the Back to the Beach Celebration was attended by thousands of locals and was so well received another was scheduled for last weekend. These celebrations include bands, games, rides and fireworks. The borough president is even pushing for a wind farm to include seven turbine windmills.

If you have never been to Staten Island either, remember the saying that “getting there is half the fun.” You can make arrangements to see this lively island borough on line by checking out the DialAFlight site. Here you will find offers on flights to New York and holidays to New York. This site allows you to find all the travel information you need to book your New York holiday. You can find cheap flights saving on JFK flights, Newark flights and LaGuardia flights.

That I'd like to see.

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San Diego.

I've never been to San Diego.

There is much to do and see here. Of course there is the famous San Diego Zoo. And the Charger's are about to kick off their season. Sept. 17 is the San Diego Music Awards which honors the local music scene while raising money for elementary music programs. There are museums, historic district, day trips to pick apples in the mountains, wildflowers in the desert and wine tasting at local wineries. Of course you've got to hit the beach for swimming, surfing, sunning, kayaking and just to be seen.

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I've never been to Goin2Travel before.

When it comes to finding the perfect vacation homes , Goin2Travel wants to make it the best and easiest possible. Their site offers rentals in the top vacation resort areas while saving 30% on rates. Here you can find the best vacation rentals, you can book online. You can search through a selection of prime houses, cottages, condos, cabins and villas, even rent an island!

Wherever you want a vacation rental, from Africa to the United States Goin2Travel claims luxury and savings. They provide you with the directory to book straight from the owner, leaving out the middleman. Check out the featured deals on San Diego vacation rentals and Newport beach vacation rentals and find a great place to stay while saving money without giving up luxury.

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Tierra Del Fuego

I've never been to Tierra Del Fuego.

This archipelago is separated from the mainland of South America by the Strait of Magellan. It's name is Spanish for "Land of Fire". The archipelago is made up of 30% forest, cool semi-desert and steppe. The forests are unique because they grow in an area with such cold summers. There are six species of trees here, three kinds of beech and an evergreen. There are even some very delicious fruits like the beach strawberry. Notable animals include foxes, owls, condors, hummingbirds, kingfishers, parakeets, and seagulls. The American Beaver was introduced in the 1940's and has caused damage to the forest. The economy is boosted by oil, natural gas, sheep farming, ecotourism and a brewing company.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Scenario Paintball

I've never been to play paintball .

It seems as if it must be paintball season again! My son’s youth group was challenged by another local youth group at a session of paintball. This is a game of fun, challenge and stealth. And for an added twist to this game of virtual warfare, there is now what is known as scenario paintball. I had not heard of this new style of play before, but it sounds pretty cool.

Scenario paintball is based on predetermined scenarios. These staged games can last from six to twenty six hours. There can be scores of people involved. They can ultimately be a paintball version of famous battles, like the Battle of the Bulge. Some scenario paintball is based on more modern scenarios, like storming a building and saving hostages.

Whatever type of paintball warfare you engage in, it always helps to choose your weapons wisely. With Ultimate Paintball, you can choose the best in paintball weaponry. Choose from top selling guns like Tippmann A-5, Tippmann 98 Custom, Smart Parts Ion, and Spyder Pilot ACS. You will find the best prices with free shipping.

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I've never been to Tuscany.

One of 20 regions in Italy, Tuscany is known for its landscapes and artistic legacy. You will find hills, mountains and plains that form the valley of the Arno River. There are national parks and wildlife preserves. Bike tours, hot air balooning and horse back tours would be the perfect Tuscan holiday. And the thermal baths are a sure not to miss site, not to mention museums, libraries and night life.

That I'd like to see.

Tuscany Holiday Villa

I've never been to a Tuscany Holiday Villa.

And now I can choose my favorite from a directory of owner direct accommodations. ABV-ARTE DEL BENVIVERE is founded by Jean Charles Cuendent, with 25 years experience and headquartered in the Chianti. His new company's motto is simplistically stated: "Quality, a personalized relationship with our clients and an all round assistance during the booking process as well as on site during your holiday."

The website directory hosts more than 300 original properties in Tuscany, as well as in Umbria, Marches, and the Amalfie coast. I can request the 80 page brochure to find the perfect Villa Tuscany - Holiday Villa in Tuscany. It's available in English and it's free!

That I'd like to see.

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Mr. Bean's Holiday

I've never been to see Mr. Bean's Holiday.

I've not even watched his PBS program. And now, he's made it to the big screen. I am hearing talk about Mr. Bean and his journey across France. He is silly, in an almost silent-movie-era kind of way. He doesn't need vulgar or crude language or humor, nor does he rely on sex to sell a movie. Apparently this movie takes us back to another much simpler era. I heard him compared to the Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Artificial Rocks Factory

I've never been to an artificial rocks factory.

Many people are using artificial rocks in their landscaping. They are great for homes without the capacity for heavy equipment to move them. These artificial rocks for landscaping are so great because they not only look real, they are more durable and lasting. Many times these artificial boulders are used for coverings because they are hollow.

Most fake rocks are made of fiberglass or polyurethane and don't last through the elements, and they look...fake. The rocks at Artificial Rocks Factory are made of construction grade cast stone, molded from actual 800-1000 pound boulders. This gives them the look and feel of being real. These artificial boulders weigh around 50 to 60 pounds each.

There are 20 different models of boulders from which to choose. Each one is hollow, and approximately one-inch thick, with an opening at the bottom. You can choose from three colors and have them shipped directly to your front door by Fed Ex within two weeks time. These rocks cost $149 with a shipping fee of $50. You can visit the website to get a 360 degree view of any of the artificial rocks models.

That I'd like to see.

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The Buddha Tooth Temple

I've never been to the Buddha Tooth Temple .

My blogging buddy FF&F recently visited this temple/museum while on his recent trip to Singapore. He told about this temple on his blog and I told him I would write about it here.

This temple/museum is said to display a tooth relic. Each day visitors can view this relic and the accompanying ceremony by the monks. The temple is located at the edge of Chinatown. There is an exhibition hall, a tea house serving tea and vegetarian snacks, and on the roof orchid blooms named after the Buddha Tooth.

That I'd like to see.

Jefferson's Dig

I've never been to Jefferson's Dig.

This area, now known as Big Bone Lick State Park, is replicated with bones discovered upon William Clark's return from exploring the Western US. In a large salt marsh in Kentucky, Clark's crew dug up thousands of specimens and had them shipped to Jefferson in the White House. Among these were rib bones so large that pioneer Robert McAfee used them for tent poles.

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The Venetian Hotel

I've never been to the Venetian hotel.

And I am more likely to get to see this replicated Venetian style hotel than one actually in Venice. This suite only hotel is truly inspired by the luxury hotels of Venice. Marvel in the luxury accommodations including the spa, swimming pool, amenities and entertainment. There is even the Venezia Tower, a hotel within a hotel designed to be a retreat of seclusion and tranquility.

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The Glass House

I've never been to the Glass House .

Architect Phillip Johnson's weekend house, the Glass House is located in New Canaan, CT. Though people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, it seems as if Johnson is the only person to have slept here. It is a small, unique home built entirely of glass and steel. The bathroom however is a windowless bricked in column.

The house truly is not so exposing as it may seem. It is situated on a wooded 47 acre estate, shielded by a stone wall, beneath a canopy of oaks and maples, looking down onto a pond and meadow.

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Arizona Luxury Real Estate

I've never been to Sonoran Properties.

They have a keen interest in helping people buy and sell Arizona luxury real estate. Choosing to live in the Valley of the Sun takes a lot of thought and planning. Sonoran provides the integrity and teamwork needed for just such a move. They intend to work together, putting integrity and customers first.

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I've never been to a perfumery.

Third generation perfumer Celine Ellena shares her experience as a female perfumer. (This industry is usually dominated by men.)She began learning from her grandfather who told her to smell the flowers in the garden. She says she learned much from her grandfather, who died without knowing that Celine wanted to become a perfumer. Although she has been creating scents for 14 years, she says that young perfumers today must take chemistry. She has a degree in psychology and says it is very helpful, since perfume has such a deep seated meaning for each of us, it is very sensual, very personal. She sees fragrance as something mysterious, a way to send a mysterious message. She says from the beginning it was a way to talk with God.

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I've never been to before today.

This online site is a market research company claiming to be the most curious people in the world. They research what people want, what consumers are looking for, what they like and why they like it. They operate in six continents, 52 countries and across 24 time zones.

That I'd like to see.

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How Much Is Your Blog Worth?

I've never been to do a "blog worth" test before.

But today, one of my blogging buddies- Sire , a master blogger who dares to associate with lowly bloggers like me-pointed me to this little blog-worthiness test . It is fun to see just where your blog can rank in terms of "worthiness". For now, this blog is worth just over $15,000, but to me, it's priceless!

My blog is worth $15,242.58.
How much is your blog worth?

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Nimbus VoIP Phone System

I've never been to purchase VoIP phone systems.

They are perfect for businesses of any size, both large and small. Nimbus Xpander makes their VoIP systems user friendly and flexible. These business phone systems are like no other. With Nimbus you are given total control over all phone system features and calls made over any broadband system.

With the plug and play component, you can make a call anywhere you have access to broadband internet. Web control panels allow you to re-route an extension and manage voice mail. To dial, all you need to do is click!

Upfront costs are reduced when using Nimbus. You are allowed unlimited US calls as well as free calling to any other Nimbus VoIP phone in the world. This system is great for any sized business. There are no contracts or per minute fees.

That I'd like to see.

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Central High, Little Rock

I've never been to Central High in Little Rock.

This month they remember the 50th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine. The nine African American students who were to integrate the schools there. This year a new visitor center will open adjacent to the school. A two day commemoration will be filled with speeches, a fund raiser and an exhibition of the Emancipation Proclamation.

That I'd like to see.

Hong Kong

I've never been to Hong Kong.

My parents just had a layover in this ancient city alive with tradition, and cosmopolitan at the same time.

Filled with ancient temples, this city is ever changing as the skyline also contains skyscraper spires. The city lives the East meets West idea in art, architecture and festivals. Celebrate Chinese New Year, Cheung Chau Bun, learn Chinese cake making or tea and jewelery appreciation. In 2008 Hong Kong will host the equestrian events for the Summer Olympic Games.

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Unique Personalized Wedding Favors

I've never been to a wedding without personalized favors.

This day is like no other and it is all about you as a couple. So you want the world to know it! You want to make sure that you have the most unique, top quality wedding supplies and novelties, and want to be sure that your guests receive unique personalized wedding favors in commemoration of your big day.

It is fun to find cute "to be wed" wear leading up to the big day. It is always nice to find just the right gift to give to your attendants as a thank you for helping make your day go just the way you want. And it's nice to be able to order and receive last minute products, just in time for the happy occasion.

That I'd like to see.

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I've never been to see an iceberg.

New research has shown that icebergs are hot-hot spots for marine life. Melting icebergs slowly release traces of dirt that were picked up when it was still a glacier. This release helps phytoplankton grow which in turn feed krill, fish and seabirds. Scientists are finding increased concentrations of marine life up to two miles away from the two icebergs they've studied.

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Assateague Island

I've never been to Assateague Island.

I saw a short clip about this barrier island on television last week. It is unique to have the ocean on one side and a bay on the other. This island is 37 miles long and runs between the Maryland/Virginia border. The name is taken from Native American and means "A Running Stream Between". Of course, the island is most famous for its wild horses which are allowed to roam free.

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Cheap Disney Vacation Packages

I've never been to Orlando without visiting Disney World.

And the very best way to enjoy Disney is by finding Cheap Disney World Vacation Packages. When it comes to spending time with the mouse, you can drop a bundle of money too. But by saving money on your vacation package, you will be able to enjoy the vacation while you are there, without having to fret over paying it off when you get home.

And if you did not know there was anything else in Orlando, you might be surprised to learn that there are 52 theme parks in this family fun town. And don't miss out on the shopping, the golf courses and the beaches-only 40 minutes away. Orlando is changing and is changing for the enjoyment of families all over.

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The Fullerton Hotel

I've never been to The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.

It is a former British post office which has been converted into a lovely hotel. Here bathers can swim along side the hotel and enjoy the view of the prosperous island nation. This island nation has always prided itself on hard work, but is now trying to present itself as not only all work, but beginning to enjoy the play too.

According to an article in the most recent Smithsonian magazine, this tiny island nation is trying to shake its uptight image. It is beginning to focus on culture, the arts and fun. Because Singapore is at the crossroads of trade routes, it has an ideal location. Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has undergone a transformation. For example, the Boat Quay used to be a dangerous place after dark, but now has become a hot spot for night life. Extended bar hours, the Fashion Festival, and not-to-be-missed Vivo City are all coming together to help Singapore shed its all work and no play image.

That I'd like to see.

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I've never been a part of the NO FOLLOW campaign before.

Today I learned about the DO FOLLOW campaign going around the internet. It is good for all our blogs and thankfully, jerseygirl put up a link which made it easy for me to follow.

DO FOLLOW is good because it allows link love to be spread through the internet, making it good for your blog and mine. And we know that link love helps raise page rank. DO FOLLOW allows comments to be followed on Google-comment links now "count". This gives your readers incentive to comment by showing commenters you appreciate them.

It’s easy to turn off the NO FOLLOW with these instructions. And now I can join the "movement" (and get a cute badge too!) So now I can help spread link love!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I've never been to Vienna.

Vienna is a charming old city, filled with music from composers like Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms, Schubert, Haydn and Mozart-who all lived and composed here. There are the Opera House and the Philharmonic in which to hear more performances than any other city in the world. There are the Vienna Boy's Choir, the Lippizaner Stallions at the Spanish Riding School, and the Ringstrasse.

And you can easily and quickly get to Germany via Austria. Airlines are offering special packages and prices to help save time and money on great German/Austrian holidays. You can even check the "happy hour" page to bid for flights.

Finding Hotels in Vienna and Hotels in Berlin is easier than ever. Being able to compare prices and check availability, even doing so in Deutsch, makes booking those Hotels in Vienna and Hotels in Berlin faster and easier, leaving more time for sight seeing.

That I'd like to see.

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Center For Animal Research and Education

I've never been to the Center For Animal Research and Education in Bridgeport.

This animal refuge is designed for the safety and care of abused and unwanted big cats. Visitors are welcome to come by anytime during the day to drive by and see the beautiful animals housed here. If you come at dusk or dawn, you will be able to view feeding time. There is even a three day hands on training program available for a fee. This includes interactive experiences working with live tigers, lions, cougars and leopards.

That I'd like to see.

Spanish Holiday

I've never been on a Spanish holiday.

I would love to tour through Spain, including cities like Barcelona and Madrid. There is much to see and do, revisit the history, shopping, museums, the opera house, cathedrals and more.

During my Spanish holiday, it would be perfect to catch a flight between Barcelona and Madrid. This can be done quickly and easily and much shorter than taking the train. Compared to the train trip-which could take between 5 and 9 hours, the flying time is a little over an hour, leaving more time to see the sights.

And now, finding Hotels in Barcelona is easier than ever. And when it's time to look for Hotels in Madrid it can be done at the same website. And if you prefer to locate your lodging using Spanish, the same website has now made it possible to search and book Hoteles en Madrid and Hoteles en Barcelona using their Spanish page.

That I'd like to see.

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Leslie's Pool Supply

I had never been to Leslie's Pool Supply before today.

I went in today looking for a kickboard for myself. I like to use one when doing my water aerobics exercises. I have been using my nephew's spiderman one, but decided I need to get one for myself. I found one which would work, marked at 7.99-I thought. I took it to the register and asked, but it was 12.99. So I asked where the 7.99 ones were. The manager said if that was the one I liked, I could purchase it for 7.99.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Conference Meeting

I've never been to a conference meeting.

As a stay at home mom, I never had much need for conference meetings. But many folks are involved in daily conferences, needing to present their firm's very best image to the client. First impressions say much about a company. For those who are looking for the most up to date conference tables, be sure to check out the jazzy expo site. There is a wide selection of unique conference tables of many sizes and shapes.

That I'd like to see.

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Museum of Fine Arts Educator's Open House

I've never been to MFAH Educator's Open House.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is also offering an educator's open house. On Aug. 30, educators, principals, and administrators can peruse what MFAH has to offer your students. There is no registration fee for this event. You will learn about student tours, teacher's programs and upcoming exhibits. You can also find out about the Kinder Foundation Teacher Resource Center.

That I'd like to see.

Memory Store

I've never been to buy more memory for my computer.

I may have to as my kids grow older. There are more documents to save, and tons of memory is taken up with photos and music. At the memory store, it is easy to search and buy the memory you need for your computer upgrade. Whether you need Dell Memory, memory for your Canon or other computer and printer needs, the memory store has a wide selection from which to choose.

That I'd like to see.

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Arctic Tale

I've never been to see Arctic Tale.

It is made by the same people who brought the surprise hit March of the Penguins. It is not a straight documentary as it doesn't take the life of one particular animal and follow it, rather it is more a composite of several animal's lives. The large part of the movie is directed at showing the effects of "greenhouse" on the lives of the animals in the arctic. It shows the changing of the frozen arctic world.

That I'd like to see.

Portable Nebulizer

I've never been to camp with a portable nebulizer.

But I've seen a number of kids have to do it. For kids, and adults, who need daily breathing treatments, it can be a hassle to lug around a nebulizer. But a portable oxygen concentrator would make life a little less stressful for those who need it. It is small and compact making it easy to pack, it is lightweight, making it easy to transport, and runs on AA batteries, making it usable anywhere!

That I'd like to see (and I bet our camp nurse would too!).

Theater District Open House

I've never been to the theater district open house.

On Saturday, August 25, from 9am-noon the Hobby Center in Houston will host a free open house for educators. You can see previews from upcoming productions, learn how to incorporate the arts into your curriculum, and schedule field trips or make arrangements for the groups to come to your schools. Door prizes will be given away, light breakfast items will be offered, and information on the what the theater has to offer you is provided. This event is inteded for adults.

That I'd like to see.

Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center

I've never been to Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center.

This is a unique, upscale drug rehab center focusing on individualized attention for drug treatment. Because overcoming drug addictions can be so difficult and an agonizing path, Cliffside strives to make the patients as comfortable as possible during their stay. The patient is provided with counseling, an individualized treatment plan, appointments assistance, transportation when needed, family treatment and as much comfort as possible. During the stay a patient will be served gourmet meals, have access to spa and gym facilities, take part in outdoor activities, and treated with respect.

That I'd like to see.

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Angelo's Pizza

I've never been to Angelo's Pizza.

This is more than a pizza parlor, it is an Italian restaurant. My neighbor ordered a cheese pizza from Angelo's one day while we were over. It is good! They have many menu items to order as well as a buffet.

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child insurance

I've never been to buy child insurance before.

Our family has had a hard time affording any insurance since our kids were born. I think last year was the first time in 13 years our family was covered by health insurance. It is so hard to know that you don't have insurance. You pray that nothing major ever happens to you or your kids.

The people at Globe Life are trying to make sure that life insurance is affordable and things are in order if anything should ever happen which causes you to need insurance.

That I'd like to see.

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street luge

I've never been on a street luge before.

My blogging buddy FamilyFunandFaith wrote about a really cool adventure he had in Singapore. He talks about a street luge. This is really nothing more than a cart with a handle you raise up and down to control. You are taken up by a ski lift, set in your cart, strap on your helmet and down you go!

That I'd like to see.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Buying Real Estate

I've never been to buy real estate with GMAC before.

We have lived in our home for over seven years now, and every year-especially around tax time-we talk about moving. And now with all the booming that is going on in our area, it is just getting more and more crowded.

When the time does come to sell our home and buy a new one, it will be a struggle. As much as we dislike all the crowding going on, we have come to love and enjoy our home. It will be important to us to find just the right agent who will help us find the right home to fit our needs, and help us to sell our existing home to a family that will love it as much as we have.

That I'd like to see.

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Mime Show

I've never been to a mime show.

Next week, I hope to take the kids to see a free outdoor mime show. Texas Mime Theater will be performing at Miller Outdoor Theater. The free performance is titled "Laughing Matters" and will present short sketches about the things in life that make us crazy! Come see machines that refuse to cooperate and bakers deal with an out of control cake!

That I'd like to see.

Luggage Sets

I've never been on a trip without luggage.

Of course, at times I may travel lighter than at other times, but I've never gone with no luggage at all.

On my last trip out of the country, we knew it was time for us to purchase new luggage sets. The last time around, my favorite large bag got torn up in transit and could not make another trip.

Finding new luggage is hard. It seems many stores do not carry a wide selection of luggage sets, and they are usually over priced. Right now, the Luggage Source is offering some really great specials that I need to check out including free shipping on orders over $50, free gift with selected Samsonite purchase, or a free Swiss Army messenger bag with purchase of Swiss Army Victorinox $300 or more.

That I'd like to see.

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Safari Texas Ranch

I've never been to Safari Texas Ranch.

While I was out of town, one of my cousins got married here. I had not even heard about this unique facility before that.

This private 44 acre wild game ranch is the perfect unique setting for gala events. There are lovely facilities to host crowds, dance floors, ball rooms, serving areas, and a staff with over twenty years of food and beverage service. You can enjoy the tranquil surroundings along with the exceptional wildlife including deer, gazelle, peacocks, llama and zebras.

That I'd like to see.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Missionary Travel

I've never been to Golden Rule Travel.

As one who has been on church mission trips and well acquainted with several others who travel for mission work, I know how important it is to have an agent who can work to meet the needs of the individual missionary or group mission team.

Finding reasonable rates and itineraries is very difficulty, especially now with all the passport rules coming into effect. Because missionary flights are sometimes difficult to arrange, having knowledegable people help you is a great asset to any mission work.

The Golden Rule Travel site is a great tool in arranging your next mission flight. Here you can find honest, former mission workers available to help you with your next trip. You will find cell phone service available 24/7-a huge asset when in transit. On the site you will find testimonials from those who have worked with Golden Rule and you will be able to request a free price quote on your next trip.

That I'd like to see.

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Hotel California

I've never been to Hotel California.

I didn't even know there was a REAL hotel California. But my daughter told me to write about it, and sure enough, we found one. It is located near Stanford University. There is even a free shuttle to take you over to the university. Room rates start around $95 with specials for seven night or longer stays and December specials. There is a complimentary continental breakfast with pastries, fruit and coffee each morning. Or you may choose to make a purchase in the on site bakery. You can plan your stay at the hotel California.

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Whole Grains Open House

I've never been to a whole grains open house before.

Today, one of the ladies in our homeschool group is opening her home to display her whole grains for us. She will also display organic beans, unrefined sugars and other baking products. She will have samples along with her displays. We will be able to browse, sample and make purchases at wholesale prices.

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cabinet Hardware

I've never shopped for cabinet hardware online.

When we had our kitchen remodeled, we wanted everything to be just right, down to the cabinet knobs and drawer pulls. We went together to pick out what we felt would match our new cabinets and our home's style just right.

And now you can do this in the comfort of your own home. This website has a great selection of unique cabinet hardware to match your home's style. You can choose from an assortment of hundreds of great looking knobs and pulls.

That I'd like to see.

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Galveston County Courts Building

I've never been to the Galveston County Courts Building.

This is a new facility located at 600 59th street. It looks like a nice building and houses many government facilities. When I report here for jury duty, at least I won't have to go to downtown, so it will be a little easier access. This new building is easy to find (I drove to it last week just to find it) and it looked like there is free parking.

That I'd like to see.

Jury Duty

I've never been to jury duty.

But in a few days, I will make my first appearance. Basically, I am pretty scared. And I know I will be an emotional wreck that day too. It is on the same day that my son goes to public high school for the first time. I looked for ways to "get out of it". I don't qualify for any of the exemptions now that my youngest child is eleven and the other boys I will be keeping I do not have legal custody of. So, I will go to the new Galveston County Court facility to have my first experience as a juror.

That I'd like to see.

Faucets Direct

I've never visited facets direct before.

This online retailer is a great place to begin your bathroom remodeling research. Here you can find many bathroom accessories to meet the need of your home or business restroom. You can find bathroom sinks, cabinets, bathtubs and showers, tankless water heaters, even bidets, saunas and towel warmers.

That I'd like to see.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Farmer's Market in Galveston

I've never been to the Farmer's Market in Galveston.

This outdoor farmer's market just began last November and takes place every second Saturday of the month in Saengerfest Park, located at 23rd and the Strand. The market offers a wide array of fresh produce and homemade treats. There is locally grown organic produce, eggs, Gulf shrimp and a catch of the day. If you get there early you can purchase breakfast burritos, Jamaican meat pies, scones and other breakfast treats. This market is open year round and is free to the public.

That I'd like to see.

Fiddler on the Roof

I had never been to a production of Fiddler on the Roof.

But I got to go this past Sunday to see a great local performance. We knew five of the actors and two of the crew. This was put on at a local community college theater and the actors were all great with really good singing and dancing. I cried in several parts and laughed in many. I really enjoyed the bottle dance and the visit from the "ghost".

In reflecting on some of the topics in the play, I think there is a lot to be said for tradition. But in the same breath, I’d have to say that change can bring good too. It often surprises me when I look back through history and see the people from “long ago” going through the same struggles we go through today. Sure, the settings may be different, but our humanity is the same. Our struggles with society, family, faith, friends and perceived enemies are perhaps more the same throughout the world and time than we often realize. And I really like the idea that each "of us is a fiddler on the roof trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck."

That I'd like to see.

Personal Injury Lawyer

I've never been to a Personal Injury Lawyer.

Accidents can happen at any time, changing the course of our lives. If an accident happens, it is best not to try to fix the situation yourself. It makes more sense to seek the help of a professional, a personal injury lawyer.

The law office of O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath provide a caring, knowledgeable staff and will work to provide you with the best Harlingen Personal Injury Attorney to represent your case. These lawyers cover a large area, the Rio Grande Valley, including the Rio Grande Valley, Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron County areas, Rio Grande City, McAllen-Edinburg, Harlingen, San Benito, and Brownsville.

Whether you have been involved in a traffic (car, truck or motorcycle) accident, a boating accident, victim of drunk driving or product liability, O'Hanlan, McCollom & Demerath can help you. They will meet at a time and place that is convenient for you. The initial consultation is free. You will pay based on a contingent fee. That is, you will be charged the lawyer's fee if you win.

That I'd like to see.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Claiming a Blog on Technorati

I've never been to claim a blog on technorati before last week.

But recently I had been reminded by blogging buddies how important it is for me blog. So after nine months of these "new" blogs, I decided it was time to submit them and create a Technorati Profile. Then, they will release the spiders that will spin my blog throughout the world wide web. This will help to draw more traffic to my blog, raise readership and add value to my blog.

That I'd like to see.

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