Thursday, July 31, 2008

Discovery Green

I've never been to Discovery Green.

This newest park in Houston, TX opened in April of 2008. It is located directly across from the George R. Brown Convention Center. Admission to the park every day is free. There are many activities going on daily at the park. There are yoga and pilates classes offered. There is dancing under the stars, Gymboree classes, Nature Workshops and every Thursday is Green Market. At Discovery Green you will find a lake, gardens and a misting "water tree". There is a restaurant located in the Green that serves lunch and dinner. There is a dog run, a jogging trail and even reading rooms. On the weekends you can enjoy free Bocce, putting, shuffleboard, horseshoes and chess.

That I'd like to see.

High School Wall of Fame

I've never been to see a High School Wall of Fame.

Our High School Youth Group is wanting to make one of the walls in their bible class a Wall of Fame for current group members. They are having a professional photographer come in to photograph each teen who wants to participate. Even though some will be worried about their appearance-their hair, their acne, their clothes-I think overall they will have a great time. When else do you get to have professional photos made for free? And it will be a neat way to remember current youth group members. I bet upcoming kids will want to add their photos to the wall when they get into high school.

That I'd like to see.

Friday, July 25, 2008

World War II Museum

I've never been to the World War II Museum .

I was talking to a friend today. She mentioned how much her daughter enjoyed visiting this museum. I stopped by the website to check it out. The museum chronicles WWII from the Normandy invasion to the Pacific Islands. There are exhibits to interest all members of the family. Right now there is a special exhibit entitled "Hollywood and WWII". It shows how Hollywood stepped in to dramatize the war effort for folks at home. This coming weekend will be filled with activities like a Sound of Music sing along, a film on WWII Newsreels and a "Sunday Swing". This should be lots of fun for all museum goers.

That I'd like to see.

Jewel Elegance

I've never been to Jewel Elegance.

This online jewelry shop offers several elegant jewelry collections. Whether you are looking for the perfect bracelet, gold chain, rings or watch, even wedding bands, there is lots here to see. Right now there is a super summer sale in which you can save 10% using the special offer code.

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Stoop

I had never been to The Stoop before.

The Stoop is a section of the blog Joboja which is chock full of loads of information. I looked through some of the past posts at The Stoop. I enjoyed reading some in particular. I was interested in what other parents had to say about Batman , since I let my teenager see it. I found it interesting what Beijing is doing to clean up its air pollution and wonder why they don't stick with such a plan regularly. And got a good laugh reading about George Bush running for a third term in office !

Then I decided to check out some other sections on Jojoba. There are several that I found interesting. I looked at the contests and then headed over to the travel section . There are several there that I'd like to read. I am going to read through the compelling reasons for travel .

I really like the diversity of this blog. It is filled with current events, fun, information, and more! It looks like there are often guests authors as well. This is the kind of blog I could spend some time at reading lots of different posts. Maybe that's why he provides a stoop on which to linger...

Maybe I'll see you one day at The Stoop.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Better World Books

I had never been to Better World Books before.

I found this book site last night. I really like what I saw. I love to buy books. I especially love to buy books at bargain prices. When I found good prices at Better World, I was happy. Then I was even happier to find that there are no shipping charges in the U.S! (only $2.97 worldwide!) Then, not only was I happy, I felt good about what I was doing.

See, Better World Books not only provides customers with great books to read, they are doing something to make this a better world for everyone. They provide books to Africa. They donate books and money to other literacy projects as well. They also provide carbon off sets for each item shipped (we're only talking a few cents per book.)

So far, I like everything I've seen about Better World. Stop by and check them out for yourself. Making this a better world is something

That I'd like to see.

Ebel Timepieces at The Watchery

I had never been to The Watchery before.

This online watch store has a wide selection of great looking luxury watches. These are all new watches. None are refurbished, nor are these manufacturer's rejects. When browsing The Watchery online store, you will find 100% authentic luxury watches with serial numbers. Each brand name watch comes with a two year warranty.

If you have been looking for that exquisite gift for someone special, check out the selection of Movado, Cartier, Corum, Tag Heuer and Ebel luxury watches. There are some fine timepieces from which to choose for both men and women.

Ebel has a nice selection of watches. I really like the Sports and Sportswave lines. And with The Watchery, I love seeing the percentage I can save off the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, from 35 to 76%!!

And now The Watchery is running some great sales to go with their great watches. Not only will you receive exceptional savings, you can get free shipping in the United States. Be sure to check out the Super Sale. While browsing, be sure to note the Free Watch Giveaway icon! You could get a free watch or 80% off MSRP with purchase.

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Galveston's new skateboard park

I've never been to Galveston Island's new skateboard park .

This park recently opened in Menard Park after a seven year wait. Galveston decided to go ahead with the project and groundbreaking began in January. Last month, there were lots of skaters and non-skaters alike both checking out the new facilities. Many skaters from the area made the trip to see it and will now be making regular trips to the island to enjoy the newest skate park. It is a great place for kids to get together to practice their skate techniques and a good place for kids to stay out of trouble.

That I'd like to see.


I've never been to see any Chicago personal injury lawyers.

I've never even been to Chicago! But if I ever do make it to the Windy City, I hope to stay away from any trouble. I'd like to see several things, including The American Girl Place and an Oprah Winfrey Show. Of course a Cubs game would be in order too. There are museums like the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry. The Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium would be fun too. Of course the Art Institute of Chicago and the Lincoln Park Zoo are not to be missed. Some of Frank Lloyd Wright's earliest buildings are in Chicago. Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper, with three of the five tallest buildings in America-the Sears Tower, the Aon Center, and the John Hancock Center. I'd want to visit Lake Michigan, the Steppenwolf and Broadway in Chicago. I would love to ride the 18 mile Lakefront Bicycle Trail.

That I'd like to see.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

the world's smallest hotel

I've never been to the world's smallest hotel .

Located in Bavaria, this hotel was built in the 1700's. It was originally a thoroughfare which some clever citizen enclosed and made into a house. It served couples wanting to get married in those days, providing a means of owning property. Today, it is a hotel serving many honeymooners who spend their wedding night here. It is a small place filled with a large history.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Colleges That Change Lives

I've never been to the " Colleges That Change Lives " Tour.

This tour is comprised of 40 very special colleges and universities—one public and 39 private from 24 states. Enrollments at these colleges range from 300 to 3,000. There is no fee charged for this event and pre-registration is not required.

This tour will arrive in Houston, TX at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Aug. 23, 2008. It begins at 10 am with a 30 minute information session. The college fair will begin immediately after, lasting about an hour and a half. This tour is taking place throughout the country, offering information on schools that can "change your life".

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sybervision Reviews

I had never been to Sybervision Reviews before.

But I know there are many folks trying to get their health on track. For them, this site might prove to be valuable. It is filled with reviews of diet pills, including consumer reviews.
With so many diet pills on the market it seems like it would be hard to find which is best and right for a particular individual. And don't forget, none of these will be as effective without a proper diet and exercise. That is going to be some of your best defense in maintaining a proper weight.

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Friendswood Driving School

I had never been to Friendswood Driving School before.

I've been looking around for a local driving school for my son. I had searched online for local schools, but only one had a website, and it is a 40 minute drive from here! So I decided to go over to one only about 15-20 minutes away to check it out. We walked up to the door to see the website printed there, which I had been unable to find in my internet searches! We got the class schedule and prices. My son's friend went with us. One thing that was a real advantage for him is that the owner is his former track coach! That sold our friend! I like that they offer several different class times, that the owner is familiar with working with teens, and that they offer the Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness certification. At first my son balked at that, saying that neither he nor his friend do that, so why did they need it? I told him because it offers additional savings on insurance. They even allow adults to take the course to help save on their insurance as well!

That I'd like to see.

computer parts store

I've never been to the computer parts store.

My mom goes up there sometimes. Funny how she has become the computer whiz in the family. She has had lots of practice at work, and now when something goes wrong, we ask her about it. My daughter was having lots of trouble with her laptop, so Grandmom went to the computer parts store, where you can get parts much cheaper, to find the cable she needed. Whatever we need computer-wise, from minor tech repairs to needing help to buy memory, it's Grandmom who knows how to take care of it!

That I'd like to see.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hawaiian Islands

I've never been to the Hawaiian Islands.

I just learned that today is the day in history, 1898, that the Hawaiian Islands were first annexed by the U.S. Congress. Following quickly after this, the islands became a territory in 1900. Later a U.S. state in 1959.

I would love to go someday if I ever got the chance. The beauty of the islands, the ocean, even the volcanoes.

That I'd like to see.

game shop

I had never been to a game shop before.

Now it seems like they are everywhere. Of course, having a son who loves his video games means that I could not avoid these stores forever! There are so many games and systems. Last time he wanted me to get the newest NBA game, I was overwhelmed by what I was looking for-X box or xbox 360 or whatever else it might be! Don't ask me to get your next video game...who knows what I'll come home with!

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

the novel to save the world

I've never been to a personal blog whose mission is to save a country.

I just came across a blog today whose author is actually in the process of writing a novel with the mission of saving Uganda, Africa! Talk about big plans!! This author has posted each chapter on his blog using a link to the downloaded files. The novel is free to read, but he was smart enough to get it copy righted. You can download chapters 1-10 and then follow the links for the rest of the chapters. There is even a link to donate to World Vision, a well reputed non-profit organization, to help raise money for poor children. (I am not sure if this is linked directly to Uganda or not.)

While I have not read the novel yet, I like this blog's approach. The author sees a need and is doing what is in his power to do. If we all take steps to do what we can to help out our neighbors on this earth, it will be a better place for all of us to live.

That I'd like to see.

books from

I've never been to for books.

I have been there to buy electronics, and I knew they had a wide variety in that department. But I had no idea that they also sold books. I just looked up the titles for my son's required summer reading. All the books are available through I have already bought them this year, but it's good to know that there is another option when it comes to buying books!

That I'd like to see.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Thousand Oaks Ranch

I had never been to Thousand Oaks Ranch before.

We just spent nearly a week there. It is a really nice camp ground. The campus is perfect for the camp we used it for. We were so blessed to be able to bring in our own staff. This makes it more affordable for our kids to attend as well as making sure things are run the way we want them.

This campground is located just outside of Corsicana, TX and is owned by a church in Dallas. We would love to be able to use this facility again and hope that it will be used by many in the future. It was a nice place to bring our campers.

There are four cabins each for boys and girls. There are also two other houses on site. There is a dome with a gym and stage area, as well as locker rooms and a large bed room. There is a ball field, sand volleyball courts, a lake with canoes, and a swimming pool. It seems as if this camp ground has so much potential. It is perfect for kids camp. It also seems ideal for family reunions and could be used as a shelter in emergencies.

That I'd like to see.


mess hall and camp dog

dome (gym)

trailer (hay rides?)

girl's cabins

cooks' and nurse's cabin (wheel chair accessible)

lake house

lake in early morning

lake at sunset

buying a stereo

I've never been to buy a stereo.

But my son has. These are important things to teenaged boys. He had to choose just the right one, in his price range. I am sure it won't be long before he is going to want a speaker mount too. I remember when my husband needed that for his surround sound system. I will have to let him know that we can do the homework online before going out to purchase them!

That I'd like to see.