Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wizard of Oz

I've never been to see the Wizard of Oz on stage.

Next spring, Broadway Across America will bring the Wizard of Oz. This will be a show for the whole family. This production is a celebration of the 1939 classic film and is complete with special effects, choreography and the best loved songs. Not to missed is the art deco Oz, munchkins and flying monkeys.

That I'd like to see.

lasik surgery

I've never been to have lasik surgery.

My vision is pretty good, so I really don't need it. But my husband has talked off and on over the last few years about having Lasik surgery done. I don't know if it would work for him, since he has one eye that is near sighted and one that is far sighted. You'd think this would balance out, but I'm not so sure. Lasik has come a long way over the last ten years. I guess it's just possible that it could work for my husband.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I've never been to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on stage.

But early next year, Broadway Across America will be bringing this production to us! This looks like a wonderful family show to see. It follows the story line of the 1968 film based on Ian Fleming's book. Well known and loved songs will be included and it is said that "you will believe a car can fly"!

That I'd like to see.

Monday, May 26, 2008

high school carnival

I had never been to a high school carnival before.

Last week, my son's school hosted a carnival during the school day for the students. I had/have mixed emotions about sending him to school for one big play day. But he had a really great time. There was a dunking booth for students to dunk teachers. There was a boxing ring for students to duke it out with teachers. There was face painting, softball pitching, basketball tossing, a cake walk and many other fun booths for the students to stop by and enjoy. There was also lots of fun food for the kids. Pizza, sausage on a stick, snow cones, sodas, even Chinese food. All in all it was a fun day and a nice way for the students to let down a bit and enjoy themselves.

That I'd like to see.

Rendezvous Boutique Hotel

I've never been to The Rendezvous Boutique Hotel.

This all inclusive resort is the first St. Lucia boutique hotel exclusively for couples. No kids or singles will be around to distract from the romantic atmosphere. It is a tropical paradise awaiting couples to re-discover just what made them a great couple in the first place. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, a honeymoon, or are just looking to add a spark back into your relationship, the Rendezvous sounds like an excellent place for couples to re-connect. Be sure to pack your bags for a romantic tryst with your partner, throw in the the massage oils, the nurse costumes or other lingerie, and whatever else you need to rekindle the romance.

That I'd like to see.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


I've never been to Neighborrow before.

Today I was reading through Jerseygirl's blog . I came across this post about social borrowing . Well, since I love to save-I'm thrifty, ok, cheap-I thought I would check out the website . I love the idea. Basically, you expand your neighborhood across the internet so you can find folks to lend, borrow and swap things with.

That I'd like to see.

Allergy Buyers Club

I've never been to Allergy Buyers Club.

We don't have much problem with allergies in our home, but I know many people who do. I think that for my nephews, certain products could make a big difference in their allergies. At Allergy Buyers Club, there are hundreds of products to help a home provide allergy relief. Here, products like dehumidifiers, mold removal products, Electrolux vacuums, bedding and bath items, and much more can be found. These things can help to reduce the allergies that many people suffer from right in their own home.

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Athens Scuba Park

I've never been to the Athens Scuba Park .

I just learned about this diving lake located in Athens, TX. The website looks great! The water looks nice. Spring fed warm water, visibility averaging about 35', 25' deep, 12 docks and lots to look at. There are about 30 underwater wrecks to swim through, there is a Greyhound bus, a double deck houseboat and a C-140 Jet Star plane! There is a fully stocked dive shop on site from which to rent gear as well as tanks. There is camping RV sites available, a pool and hot tub, and bath house too.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Circuit City Coupons

I've never been to shop with Circuit City coupons.

I do love to save money. And my kids do like Circuit City. So that would make a great combination. The kids would love to look at the electronics, mp3 players, stereos, TVs, movies and games available. And if I can get the stuff they want and save money at the same time, I think we would all leave happy!

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Anne Frank on stage

I've never been to see Anne Frank on stage.

This past weekend, I was able to see a production at a local junior high. I must say that I was impressed with the young cast. To see their poise throughout such a show was really a treat. They did a really nice job of putting on the show. I like how some of the emotion was heightened during the show, both by the small theater and the use of speakers and pre-recordings. I enjoyed the show, as much as one can enjoy such a show, and perhaps one day will see these kids perform again.

That I'd like to see.

air conditioning parts

I've never been to buy air conditioning parts.

I do know that if my AC in my car went out, we would definitely want to replace it. It just gets too hot in the summer around here to be driving around with no air conditioning. I know that in the "good old days" folks did just that, but I do not think that would work for me. I guess if my ac compressor goes out before my car (approaching 200,000 miles!) I will definitely want to have it fixed.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Prince Caspian

I've never been to see Prince Caspian.

This second in the Chronicles of Narnia films was released over the weekend. My nephews have seen it and said it was good. Not like the book of course, but good. They plan to see it again too. Last week my oldest nephew read a quote from USA Today that said this movie is "darker and more mature" than the previous one (Lion, Witch and Wardrobe.) Still I am hopeful that this will be a good movie that the whole family can enjoy.

That I'd like to see.

natural acne treatment

I've never been to use natural acne treatments.

But for any teen, whether those constantly on the go, or those who stay close to home, acne treatments can be important. I was just commenting to my son this weekend how much his acne has cleared up. Of course, he feels like his is the worst around. I noticed one acquaintance of his whose has gotten pretty bad. I know my son is happy that his own has cleared up, even in the last six months or so. It is hard to find just the right treatment for any individual. Whenever possible, I like to use natural products. Finding a natural acne treatment that is strong enough to fight the worst acne and still be good to the skin would be the ideal.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the moon

I've never been to the moon.

But now I can send my name! That's right, NASA is offering the chance for people of all ages to send their name to the moon! Using the website , you can have your name placed on a microchip that will be integrated into the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, spacecraft. Now I can be a part of the lunar exploration journey and have my name in orbit around the moon for years to come.

That I'd like to see.

sightseeing tours in Orlando

I've never been on sightseeing tours in Orlando.

If you have read some of my recent posts, you know that we spent some time in Orlando recently. This was actually my third trip to Orlando. Each time we have gone, we have gone to spend our entire vacation at a major theme park. I know there are actually other things to do in Orlando and the surrounding area, but we just have never had to time to take them all in!

I know that my daughter plans on us going back to Orlando sometime. So if I was going to make a list of all that I'd like to see, besides Disney World again, I know that there are a lot of things to choose from. A sightseeing tour might be fun. But since I don't know much about what is available outside of Disney, I could turn to a trusted source like Trusted Tours & Attractions to find what other things to do in Orlando that would interest me and my family.

And while I am dreaming about family vacations, I might check some of their other pages to find other vacation ideas. Whether we decide to look for Things to do in New York City or things to do in Los Angeles , I know that I can find many great ideas on this one website. I can also sign up for the free newsletter to get more great ideas, as well as a chance to win a $150 iTunes gift card .

That I'd like to see.

Blue Lagoon

I've never been to Blue Lagoon.

I just learned about this diving site last night. This diving-only lake is located in Huntsville, TX, about 65 miles north of Houston. It was built and is used only for diving classes and open water divers. There are actually two lakes for divers to enjoy. Accommodations are taken to help keep classes together and confusion to a minimum.

Upgrades to the site are always in progress. They are looking for more wrecks to sink for open water divers. The most inviting thing about Blue Lagoon is the clear water. It has been said that Houston area divers think the only place to go for clear water diving is Cozumel, Mexico. Many have been surprised by the clear water of Blue Lagoon. The water here stays clear because of the low pH, brought about because the water is filtered by the pine needles that surround the low land area of the lake. This lowers the pH, keeping the water free from algae, making visibility clear. They have tried to raise the pH before to bring in fish, but the algae became a problem. They decided the trade off for clear water was worth it.

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

blogging makes me happy!

I had never been to a blog before November of 2006.

And now I do not go many days without visiting a blog or two. I have been asked many times why I blog. I guess at this point I have to just say that blogging makes me happy! Now you may wonder just how blogging can make me happy. I would like to share a few things with you.

First, blogging allows me to meet new people from all over the world. I have met Sire from Australia and his mate hutriver from New Zealand. I have met Sue who now lives in Charleston but is from Switzerland. I have met folks from closer to home too. There are Merry and Beth from Chicago, Trick Falls from Atlanta and Montucky from Montana. Peregrine Online keeps me trekking the globe with her travel blog.

That is another great thing about blogging. I can take virtual trips to anywhere. I have been to Cuba, South America, Singapore, China, Australia and Montana all without packing a bag. I can visit anywhere just by checking out other people’s blogs.

But one thing that really makes me happy about blogging is when I really get to go somewhere, all because of blogging! That’s right! Because of the money I have made with my blog we are able to take a family trip! This year, we had planned on either Disney World or a cruise. Being able to take my family on fun and fabulous trips all because of my blogging really makes me happy!! :)

That I'd like to see.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Disney Race

I've never been to a Disney Race.

Apparently, there are several races in Disney World throughout the year. I knew they had a marathon length race, but did not know about the others. We were at some friend's house tonight. They just got back from doing a 5K in Epcot. There is a 15k (I believe) in October. Some other people were looking through a pamphlet listing all of Disney's races. Maybe one day we will be able to join in!

That I'd like to see.

Franchise Gator

I've never been to Franchise Gator.

I am not sure that I would ever want to invest in a franchise business. Maybe a nation wide health food grocery store. I sure do wish there was one closer to our town. I wonder why they are only in the larger Metropolitan areas? I think there would be a good clientèle here. I know that I would love to shop there if it was closer and more convenient. If it ever turned out that I truly wanted to pursue that, I could look into the info provided by Franchise Gator to see what it would take for me to get one here.

That I'd like to see.

Twin Lakes

I've never been to Twin Lakes.

This is another local diving lake. It is only about 18 minutes south of Houston. It is an old rock quarry that had been turned into an RV camp. Later, the diving was added. There are five boats and an old bus underwater. There are also platforms about 15 ft. down. This allows classes to do their initial open water dives and have a place to perform their newly acquired skills outside a pool.

That I'd like to see.

SD card

I've never been to purchase a new memory card for my camera.

But both my sister and my husband have taken care of me in this area. Anytime I travel, I want to be sure I take my camera. I love to take pictures, and I need to take a lot of them. Taking a lot of photographs ensures that I will get a least a few really good ones. I try to be sure that I will come home with some great photos to look back on later. I am careful to be sure and pack my recharger and my SD card as well. It does not do much good to take my camera if I don't have a way to keep it running or a way to store my images. When I travel, I want to bring home the best pictures that I can.

That I'd like to see.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mammoth Lake

I've never been to Mammoth Lake .

This is a newly opened lake for scuba divers in the area. Here they found the tusk and skull of a mammoth, along with remains of a five foot armadillo and giant sloth. They have added some features for underwater viewing.

Each section of the lake will have a theme. There is a Bus Stop with old buses to view. There is a space themed area with an F-5 fighter jet and other NASA remains. There is also the old Looping Starship ride from Astroworld.

Another Astroworld attraction has found a new home in Mammoth Lake. Some track from the Mayan Mindbender can be found here. There will be a Bermuda Rectangle and a Jurassic area as well.

The dive site was opened as a need was seen for local divers. Many people living here on the coast get certified to dive, but then had no where to go. This new lake will house a full service dive shop as well as give lessons and do the open water dives all on site.

That I'd like to see.

drug rehab center

I've never been to a drug rehab center.

I hope my own kids will be able to say the same thing.I heard on the news just this morning about teen drug use, particularly teens' use of marijuana. They stated that the percentage of teens using marijuana is down 25% from recent years. That means fewer teens experimenting with marijuana and likely other drugs as well. That would lead me to believe that there would be fewer teens in drug rehab.

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I had never been on the Soarin' ride in Epcot.

But we were able to enjoy this attraction on our most recent trip. We all loved it! We got our fast pass for Soarin' at noon and it was not good until 7:30 pm and the passes were all distributed by 1:00. Right now it seems fast passes are a "must" for Soarin'. It was fun but I would not want to wait 110 minutes for it (that is how long the line was!) Even our fast pass line was about 30 or 40 minutes.

The Soarin' ride was a fun one for us all. (well, my husband was a bit disappointed.) You sit in a seat and are raised up off the floor. You watch a film and feel as if you are soaring over California. You take in sites of Yosemite, The Golden Gate, and many others. You end in Disneyland for a firework show! This was a big hit with people of all ages.

That I'd like to see.

Friday, May 2, 2008


I've never been to Mars.

But last week at Epcot, I took a virtual trip to the Red Planet. In Epcot's Future World, there is the attraction Mission Space which simulates a trip to Mars.

My daughter and I were a little unsure about it all. It was set up with two lines, one with intense training and one with mild training. We decided to go ahead and experience the intense training. We were separated into teams (four per team, so our family was together) and put into simulators. (It is a little weird feeling to be getting into a ride where barf bags are provided!) We watched a movie and felt as if we were being blasted into space!! Each of us had different assignments and had to push the proper buttons at the proper time. Our team landed a successful mission to Mars on this trip!

That I'd like to see.

Religious Jewelry at Jewel Elegance

I've never been to Jewel Elegance.

This site makes shopping for elegant jewelry easy. They even offer a nice selection of religious jewelry. After my son was baptized he got a ring with a cross on it. Many people like to keep a religious icon close by and religious jewelry is an easy way to accomplish this. It makes for a good reminder of the meaning of the cross of Christ.

That I'd like to see.