Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wings Over Texas Airshow

I've never been to the Wings Over Texas Airshow.

But I got to see some of it from the road as I was driving by this weekend! The show took place this past Saturday and Sunday and was full of areal tricks and feats. My friends went to see the show. They said the re-enactment of Pearl Harbor was pretty awesome! Their four year old son loved the jet truck, which could go faster than an airplane! The air show was a great family event for my friends, though they did say it was LOUD! And the finale starring the Thunderbirds was pretty good too!

That I'd like to see.

Best Price Toys

I've never been to Best Price Toys.

If you are like me, you have already started your Christmas shopping. And if you have lots of kids on your list, check out Best Price Toys. I have gotten where I shop online as much as possible. It beats driving all over town, sitting in traffic, fighting the crowds, and then finding the item may even be out of stock! Shopping online prevents the stress and headaches brought on by those situations. And Best Price Toys has all kinds of items. You can find just about everything, from swing sets and trampolines to play kitchens and dollhouses. Getting my shopping done in one morning sure makes my life easier!

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Family Self Protection Seminar

I've never been to a Family Self Protection Seminar before.

Next Thursday, October 30 from 6:00-8:00pm one is being offered at Al Garza's Premiere Martial Arts. This fun and educational seminar will focus on training the entire family as a unit. Family members will learn verbal, mental, and physical defense techniques and they will learn to work as a team if a dangerous situation arises. This seminar is specifically designed for participating 5-12 year olds and their parents. This free event is open to all PMA families as well as families in the community.

That I'd like to see.

buy engagement rings

I've never been to buy engagement rings before.

That's right, I did not pick out the rings I wear on my left hand. I was still in high school at the time. My then-fiancee was home from college for spring break. We had talked about getting engaged and married in a couple of years. But while he was home, he made some money working. He went out and spent all the money he had-$200-on an engagement and wedding ring to surprise me before he went back to school!

I took good care to have my rings cleaned at first. Now, that particular jeweler is not even around. And my rings are bent and seldom ever cleaned. But they are special to me. They represent the love my husband has for me. They remind me of the young love we shared. And now as bent and misshapen as they are, they remind me of the growing love we share; we have been through some rough spots, but like the rings, our relationship remains in tact and the love remains true and unending.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Marine Corps Marathon

I've never been to the Marine Corp Marathon.

This marathon is going to be held next Sunday in Washington D.C. and my friend Marathon Bird is going to be running in it!! She is excited/nervous and her family is excited as well. They will all be going to D.C. this week and get to spend 4 or 5 days there! Marathon Bird is excited to get to run past many of the national memorials there, including the Iwo Jima memorial, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson Memorials, parts of the Smithsonian, the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetary. She is looking forward to the course. Her family is trying to decide just which sites to take in, the zoo and its pandas being a top priority on the list! Maybe her husband will take photos and store them on his compact flash for us all to see when they get home!

That I'd like to see.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bayport Cruise Terminal

I've never been to the Bayport Cruise Terminal.

This new terminal was scheduled to open later this year. It was pushed into an early opening due to hurricane Ike. As there were folks on cruise ships needing to get home following the storm, and the port in Galveston was not functional, this new terminal welcomed those passengers back.

The new terminal is located in Pasadena, further up Galveston Bay, towards the Ship Channel. The terminal has a fresh airy look, with the silver and green reflecting the water of Galveston Bay. The terminal is to serve several cruise lines, and offer upgraded amenities to passengers. It is located closer to hotels, restaurants and both airports. There is plenty of room inside to help cut down on crowdedness and confusion. Screens will provide instructions and information. There are also VIP waiting areas.

You can see a five minute video on the new cruise terminal.

That I'd like to see.

MBT shoes

I've never been to MBT shoes.

I have heard of these shoes before. I knew they are really good for your feet, for your posture and for comfort. I had seen some folks wearing them. And then last summer my aunt had them on at a family reunion. She said they are great (she's a nurse and on her feet all day.) She let me try them on. They felt good, but I did not really get the chance to walk around in them much. Then, my parents both got a pair of these shoes. They really like how they feel. As of yet, I have not invested in a pair. But it is nice to see some discounted pairs on the website. I also love the different styles available. You can get any of these great shoes in athletic wear, casual wear and even the ever popular Mary Janes.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fred Hartman Bridge

I've never been to the Fred Hartman Bridge.

Yesterday on our way to Baytown, we crossed this memorable bridge. My cousin had said that we would see the pyramid like formation with yellow cables on it. He calls it the "McDonald's Bridge" because of the "M" look you see as you drive on to it. As we crossed over, my son remembered being on it last year on the way to a basketball tournament. He said that once you have been on that bridge, you remember it! As we crossed Galveston Bay, we saw several boats still washed ashore by hurricane Ike. Much work has been done in clean up efforts. I know the boat owners will be glad when they can get their homes and boats back into working order....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

meet John Erickson

I've never been to meet John Erickson.

Mr. Erickson is the creator of Hank the Cowdog. The author brings his characters to life through songs and readings. He will be appearing live at FEAST in San Antonio Oct. 31 at 7 pm. His 60 minute program is family friendly.

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jesse Jones Indian Village

I've never been to Jesse Jones Indian Village.

At Houston's Jesse Jones Park, there is a replica village of the Akokisa Indians of Texas. Here you can see how the Indians lived, what their homes and meeting places looked like. There is also a replica of the Redbud Hill Estate. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 pm you can visit the Pioneer Open House to see what life was like for these people in 1800s Texas.

That I'd like to see.

buy a TV

I've never been to buy a TV.

That has always been my husbands department. We have actually only owned two TVs in the 21 years we've been married. The one we have now is sufficient for us, though we don't know if it will be in accordance with the new digital TV laws that are coming early next year.

The fanciest TV I've ever seen is a pop up tv. We had gone to visit a financial advisor last year. My two young nephews were with us and they were delighted to see this piece of furniture in the office. They were captivated by the "magic TV" while we got our paper work done! I guess there are even folks who have these pop up TVs in their homes.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

theater gutting

I've never been to a theater gutting.

But today I was saddened to see one in process. I went to visit the theater where my family has performed over the last six years. It is located at a community college and has been a place for many community members of all ages to perform. But due to lots of damage from Hurricane Ike, the theater is having to be gutted. It was sad to drive up and see the whole costume shop laid out in the lawn, bagged to be thrown out. Most of it is not salvageable due to the mold that has set in. They would not let me stay and help out; it is a health hazard and I would have to have a respirator to work there. But the spirit of the theater lives on. Although they did have to cancel the fall show, the auditions and performance of the Christmas show are still moving ahead. The performance will be at another branch campus. And all the damage assures that the college will basically be getting a new theater.

That I'd like to see.

motorcycle road trip

I've never been on a motorcycle road trip.

My husband took one for his 40th birthday, but has not been able to since then. He was really itching to do so this past week. He had a conference in Arkansas and really thought about riding his bike up there. A friend of his did. After just returning from a road trip he and his wife took to Kentucky! I know they love the open road. They take good care of their bikes to keep them ready for such long trips. They make sure all the Harley parts are in perfect working order and are ready to ride any chance they get! I am sure that one day soon my husband will be making a motorcycle road trip too!

That I'd like to see.

Twelve Apostles

I've never been to see the Twelve Apostles.

I am not talking Jesus' followers, but rather a natural limestone rock formation in Victoria, Australia. My friend Sire has posted a photo from his visit there and I found it rather intriguing. These formations are located in Port Campbell National Park, on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Many tourists come to see the formation formerly known as the Sow and Piglets. In the 1950s the name was changed, when there were actually only nine "apostles", but the name stuck. Today, there are eight stacks, with expectations of new ones forming.

That I'd like to see.