Friday, May 27, 2011

Houston Zoo free day

I've never been to the Houston Zoo on a free day.

In the past few years, the Houston Zoo has been offering free admission on five holidays. Starting last fall, they changed this policy. They are now offering free entrance to the zoo on the first Tuesday every month starting at 2pm.  They hope it will help the flow of traffic on free days.

That I'd like to see.


I've never been to a dermatologist.

I never really had much trouble with acne when I was a kid. And the only skin condition I did have I had to live with. Now days though I know many teens go to dermatologists for acne and blackhead remover tools. Many kids get creams, lotions and cleansers that will help them get the clear and healthy skin they want. And I guess if my kids wanted to do that, I might try to make it happen. We all like to look our best. And if a dermatologist could help with that, then....

 That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

lifeguard class

I've never been to lifeguard class.

My daughter is going through the class this week to get certified. She is really enjoying it. I think it will be a really good thing for her. And it's even better that she is enjoying the training in the meantime.

That I'd like to see.

address signs

I've never been to get an address sign.

We have never even had our house number painted on the curb or even put on the front of the house. I know it is supposed to be more helpful to have it out front. I know it's helpful when looking for someone's house to have the numbers readily visible. I also know that it is helpful for responders in emergency situations to have the numbers out front. I am sure it could save a few valuable minutes in just such events. Hm, maybe now I am rethinking the idea of address signs....

That I'd like to see.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ironman Texas

I've never been to Ironman Texas.

Tomorrow is the first day of the event. The inaugural event will take place in The Woodlands, TX. My husband has gone to volunteer with the swim portion of the race. And many of our friends will be racing. By the time I heard about the event, it was already sold out! Volunteering will be good for my husband though, a good look-see to find out just what all he is getting into come November and his first Ironman race! I am sure he will learn some good tips and information.

That I'd like to see.

four man sand volleyball tournament

I've never been to a four man sand volleyball tournament.

Tomorrow is my daughter's first year to coach at the four man sand tourney. It is the girls from her high school each coaching a team of four boys. They do pool play and then elimination for the championship. It has been lots of fun in the past and my daughter is really looking forward to her team's attempt tomorrow.
It could be lots of fun. Even a great time for families to take out their electric grills and make it into a picnic day-hot dogs and lots of cold drinks!  I don't know if her team could really win the day, but I do know they will have lots of fun.

 That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The King's Speech

I've never been to see The King's Speech.

I had wanted to see it originally, but I don't like harsh language so decided to wait. My husband brought the movie home tonight. I asked him if he got the original version or the newer PG-13. He didn't even realize there was a "cleaned-up" release. He said it is probably just as good as the original.

That I'd like to see.


I've never been to CrossFit.

I heard someone recently talking about the CrossFit method of training. It is a "minimalist" approach using less "gear" than most commercial gyms. They do mostly gymnastics, plyometrics type moves while incorporating some equipment like medicine/kettle balls and even rope climbing. They also provide a CrossFit Journal to read for support. I don't know if they provide any type of hgh reviews but using their methods seems to have improved muscle in those who use the CrossFit program.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, May 16, 2011

soul surfer

I've never been to see Soul Surfer.

I read the story years ago when it was first published in Reader's Digest. I felt then that it was a positive and encouraging story. Now it has been made into a movie and I am not sure I want to see it. I don't doubt that it probably has a positive and encouraging theme to it. But I am just not sure I want to see the shark attack. I would however probably let my kids see it. We all need as much encouragement and inspiration that we can get.

That I'd like to see.

in a Renaissance Fair

I've never been part of a Renaissance Fair.

So when I read this little summary about a boy who is involved, I was intrigued:

Drakmar on HBO
Author: Abdul Sanford

I love sitting down in my favorite couch and watching HBO on my TV from I especially love the documentaries that come out on this particular channel. It's fun to watch the different things that some people document and I love recording some of the films onto DVD so that I can watch them again at a later time. One of my favorite HBO documentaries has to be one that is called Drakmar. This particular film aired a few years ago and it's one that has touched my heart so much that I am desperately trying to find it on DVD so that I can actually purchase it.

The film is based on a real-life boy who lives in California. He is somewhat of a loner and spends a lot of time by himself. He actually participates in something that involves medieval life that takes place. He goes on tournaments and goes to functions where Renaissance fairs are being held. After watching the film, I actually wanted to go out to California in order to see how this boy really lives. I'm very interested in Renaissance fairs now that I know about them. I would absolutely love to find one in my area so that I can go to it on a regular basis when it is being held in the warmer months of the year.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I had never been to Biloxi, MS before.

On a recent trip to visit a college, we drove through Biloxi. Being seafood lovers, we decided on the way home to drive along the ocean side and find a place to eat some seafood. I was disappointed to find the old 90 was mostly stop lights and not even a view of the ocean until you get into Biloxi. Once there we did get a nice ocean view and there seemed to be some nice spots to pull off and play on the beach. There are many casinos in Biloxi as well as a Hard Rock Cafe. We also had some good seafood at Desportes & Sons seafood market, where you can get a meal or buy seafood to take home to prepare. If we are ever back through Biloxi I'll have some more seafood and hopefully make a trip to the beach area.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, May 9, 2011

senior ski trip

I've never been to a senior ski trip.

But tonight some of the parent's of next years graduating class started talking about ideas for their seniors to go on a ski trip next year. I told them great, I know it would be fun, but they all have to wear helmets! (Maybe I should have told them to check out!)

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Disney's Grad Night Party

I've never been to Disney's Grad Night Party.

This weekend some high school seniors from our church youth group will travel to DisneyWorld for the last Grad Night. Disney has said they will discontinue this program. The teens will enjoy an World of teen fun put together just for them! It should be a great memory of their senior celebration.

That I'd like to see.

toga run

I've never been to a toga run.

I just read about a local 10k toga run taking place later this month. It could be fun for everyone involved. And for those with college togas still tucked away in the back of their closet, well, it could be a great way to stay young without hgh supplements!

That I'd like to see.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Athletic International Missions

I've never been on an Athletic International Missions trip.

But I know a family who is planning for their second trip with them. They will be conducting volleyball camps in the Dominican Republic. They teach the students the skills needed to play the game of volleyball, including the importance of drills and fundamentals training. More importantly, they teach the children about Jesus through VBS and through the game of volleyball. They teach them to commit their lives to Christ, to pray before games and to be good bearers of His name on and off the court.

That I'd like to see.

creatine supplements

I've never been to get creatine supplements.

I didn't even know what creatine is. I asked my husband and he said it's used to build muscle. So I can see that he and my son would be interested in reading some of the latest creatine supplement reviews. I guess maybe they will start to build more muscle. I know my son would say....

That I'd like to see.