Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I've never been to

New York City hotel

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Freedom Trail

I've never been to the Freedom Trail.

This is a 2.5 mile walking tour of historical sites in Boston. You can go on a self-paced tour, following the red brick path and stopping at each of the landmarks, or you can go with a costumed guide who will teach you about each of the stops. Some of the landmarks require an extra admission fee, including the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House and the Paul Revere House. A good suggested beginning point for the self-guided tour is the Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center which will give you a brief introduction to the places you will visit.

That I'd like to see.

buy patio furniture

I've never been to buy patio furniture.

Spring is in the air here. Folks are doing yard work and getting their homes spruced up for spring. Many are ready to start planting gardens and dusting off their patio furniture. Lots of folks are having to buy new outdoor furniture, since much was damaged during the hurricane. Hopefully they won't forget to get their patio furniture covers too. Even though we are in an area of moderate drought, it will rain again someday!

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mardi Gras, Galveston

I've never been to Mardi Gras in Galveston.

The city is excited to announce that they will be celebrating Mardi Gras on the Strand in spite of the damage done a few months ago by hurricane Ike. You can visit the Mardi Gras museum on the Strand and attend one of the many parades offered in the city. The events take place from Feb. 13 through Fat Tuesday, Feb. 24.

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ocean City, MD

I've never been to Ocean City, MD.

There is lots to do on the beach. There is kayaking, fishing, and parasailing to go along with the traditional beach fun. There is a Boardwalk filled with shops, arcades and street vendors. There is a “lifesaving” museum dedicated to the brave people who helped save shipwreck victims, a classic car museum, an art museum and a one room school house. There is a water park and amusement park. It seems as if there is something for every one in the family.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, February 9, 2009

car auction

I've never been to a car auction.

I have been wanting a new car for some time. Years ago my husband's uncle would go to car and wholesale auctions almost every week. He made lots of money doing this. But I never have gotten the chance to go to one. But this week, I was presented with the opportunity to buy a used car without the hassle of having to go to the auction to get a good deal. So, what with saving my money and this great opportunity, I am now the owner of an '04 Buick Rendezvous! It is in my garage and will soon be detailed!

That I'd like to see.

Penguin Encounter

I've never been to a penguin encounter.

This Saturday, Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX is offering a close up penguin encounter . For $20 you can have a behind the scenes visit with a resident penguin. You will see how food is prepared, the habitat and even see a penguin having art lessons for enrichment! This tour will be led by a on-site biologist.

That I'd like to see.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pearland Town Center

I had never been to Pearland Town Center before.

This past week, I was able to take my kids out there. They had heard there is a Van's store out there and had been begging me to take them. We finally made it out there, it is a little ways from our house. It is located at Hwy 288 and 518 in Pearland, TX, on the west side of 288. I am not sure it is an outlet mall or just some kind of outdoor mall. It reminded me of Downtown Disney, only my daughter said with better stores! It had nearly every popular franchise my kids were interested in: Van's, Zumiez, PacSun, Journeys, Hollister, Aeropostle, and others. I said we would have to come back to do Christmas shopping this year. My son said we would be back before then!

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Boston Celtics Game

I've never been to a Boston Celtics Game.

We are traveling to Boston next month and of course, one of our priorities is to catch a Celtics game! I have been looking for tickets that we can afford to splurge on. Right now I've settled on two pretty good choices. One is mid court up high in the balcony. The other is down low just off to the right of the goal. I have used an online 3D view finder to see what the view is like from each of these seats. I can't decide if it's better to be in the middle up high or down low. Either way, I am sure that we will enjoy our night at the Celtics game!

That I'd like to see.

Van's Store

I've never been to a Van's store.

We just learned about a Van's outlet store nearby and the kids are excited to go. Lots of styles at better prices, just what they are looking for! We did see yesterday that a Van's store is coming to our local mall. They did not have any promotional items besides the poster on the wall. That's all they need to get kids excited about their new store! Who knows, maybe my son will even get a job there.

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I've never been to a Superbowl.

I hardly even watch them on TV! I do know that the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing in tonight's superbowl. I have learned about what a great guy Kurt Warner of the Cardinals is. I have learned that the little diamonds on the Steelers helmets represent three elements that when combined make up steel. I have learned that the trophy presented to the winner of the bowl is called the Vince Lomabardi. As for who wins, I don't really care. I do like that it is a good conversation piece with some of the folks I care about!

That I'd like to see.