Friday, December 31, 2010


I had never been to Teascript before.

This website allows you to make free transcripts for home schooled high schoolers. It's easy to use, just plug in your information and you will get the transcript generated for you. There is a free service and a paid service available. For free you can get one transcript for one student listing up to 24 courses, 8 activities and 8 standardized test scores. By upgrading the account you can list up to 80 courses,  30 tests scores and 30 activities. In the upgraded account you also get to view it advertising free. Since the upgraded account is only $5 per month, I will likely upgrade my account before printing up my son's final transcript.

 That I'd like to see.

New Year's Eve Karoake

I've never been to a New Year's Eve Karaoke.

I know it is a popular form of entertainment for lots of folks and could be a lot of fun, if there were some decent singers participating. We were at a karaoke one night, and there were some who were pretty good and some who were not! While it might be a good night of fun for some people, I know that if I were there they would not want me anywhere near the karaoke microphone! As for others, well, I hope they have a great night of New Year's Eve Karaoke.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, December 27, 2010

MacKenzie River Pizza Co.

I had never been to MacKenzie River Pizza Co. before.

We tried this place out our first night in Bozeman, MT. YUM! We are pizza lovers and fell in love with this place on our first visit. The pizza is really good and I loved that I could get a veggie pizza just the way I like it! And we all enjoyed the fact that we could do our pizzas half and half so we got to try more different varieties that way.

I decided I wanted to eat there again on my birthday. While the place was more crowded and slower in getting the food out, the pizza was still really good. I mentioned that I thought it was the best we'd ever had. My son reminded us of the Italian pizzeria we ate at in Boston. I admit it was better, but this is a close second.

Then my daughter suggested we travel around and find all the best pizza spots in the country...

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

snow mobiling

I've never been snow mobiling.

My husband wants to try that. When he heard though that most snow mobiling is just done on trails or paths, he thought that sounded too lame. He has it in his mind that it would be fun to just take off across some back country going where ever he wants. I guess maybe there are some places you can still do that...

That I'd like to see.

cross country skiing

I've never been cross country skiing.

In my mind it seems like hiking, only through the snow. It looks like fun to me. To my husband and kids, it looks "too boring". I guess they could always bring their ipods to listen to so they could liven up the trails. Of course, maybe I could try it without them and enjoy the peace and quiet!

 That I'd like to see.

Friday, December 10, 2010

princess craft RVs

I've never been to Princess Craft RVs.

I have cycled past an RV place a lot this year. I have often wondered about getting one of the smaller ones, maybe a pop up or something. So I thought I'd look into them. I love the way these little trailers look and there are several floor plans to choose from. These small trailers look about right for towing behind smaller SUVs. It would be so cool to have one of these to take to out of town events like triathlons or basketball tournaments. And would save on staying in hotels too.

That I'd like to see.

college savings account

I've never been to set up a college savings account.

Yes, my kids are nearly ready for college and we've never set up a college savings account. I did learn today about some ways to help pay for college. I found out that one of the ways NOT to pay for college is to use life insurance plans. Saving life insurance for life insurance purposes like those provided by is fine. But it's not a good idea to use life insurance for college. So we are hopeful about some other ways to help pay for college.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

ladies bike ride

I've never been to a ladies bike ride.

This Saturday, Dec. 11,  Bike Barn Houston is sponsoring a Ladies Day Bike Ride. The ride begins at 8am from Terry Hershey Park, Hwy 6 entrance. There are ride distances for all abilities and no one is going to be left behind. This sounds like the perfect ride for beginners to get acquainted with group riding and to learn some good info too. And, the weather should be warmer this weekend too!

That I'd like to see.

outdoor lighting

I've never been to purchase outdoor lighting.

I do love outdoor lighting and the beauty it brings to a home, not to mention the safety as well. One thing I have always wanted and never had in my yard is a "Narnian lamp post." At least a lamp post, one that makes me think of Lucy's meeting Mr. Tumnus. Who knows what kind of magic can happen then....

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bridger Bowl ski area

I've never been to Bridger Bowl ski area.

This is the only ski area I've heard of being run as a "non profit" as all "net profit is reinvested into the mountain." There are over 2000 acres of terrain, eight chair lifts and three lodges. Skiers of all abilities are welcome, as are snowboarders. Lessons are available for different levels of skiers. You can even take a mountain tour. They even offer free skiing to volunteers who can work certain lengths of time and for those who are able to be part of a ski research study!

That I'd like to see.

Bozeman, Montana

I've never been to Bozeman, Montana.

We have been wanting to plan a family ski trip over Christmas holidays and Bozeman, Montana came up as one of the options. Now if traveling that far, we surely decided not to drive. If we did decide to drive up to the fun loving college ski town of Bozeman, I think we would need more than cheap auto insurance quotes, we would need travel insurance and some kind of "snow and ice insurance for those who don't know how to drive in snow and ice"!

But once we make it to Bozeman, I hope to check out Bridger Bowl ski area, some forest trails, maybe a museum or two, and hopefully take a mountain guided tour.

 That I'd like to see.