Friday, December 30, 2011

Mt Kinabalu

I've never been to Mt. Kinabalu

This mountain located in Kinabalu National Park in the province of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo is the tallest mountain in southeast Asia. My sister, nephews and some friends are attempting the climb this summer.

The trek is a two day hike. They will hike up and spend the night in a dorm before heading to the summit on day two. It sounds like an amazing trip and I cannot wait to hear all about it! I read all about the trek here. I hope one day I will be able to join them in a climb up Mt. Kinabalu.

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

free ice cream cupcakes

I've never been to get free ice cream cupcakes.

A local ice cream shop was offering them today from 4-7 but we just did not make it. But tomorrow I heard that Burger King is offering free fries. While it's not ice cream cupcakes, maybe we will make it to get those next year!

That I'd like to see.

new and improved backyard

I've never been to my neighbor's new and improved backyard.

While they are just beginning their improvement project, I know they can hardly wait to get finished to entertain and enjoy their new backyard. They are building up and putting in pavers. They have also acquired an outdoor fireplace. I mean fireplace, not some small pit! I don't know what all they will install to go along with their new and improved backyard. I won't be surprised to see them get new patio furniture, maybe even a new hanging chair outdoor reading area!

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas tree farm

I've never been to a Christmas tree farm.

My mother in law just brought us a beautiful wreath that she got from a local Christmas tree farm. I had forgotten there was one not too far from us. They have a variety of Pines and Cypresses to choose from. The Leyland Cypress is said to be perfect for allergy sufferers! I did not realize they also made these gorgeous wreaths and they also have a mistletoe farm!

That I'd like to see.

Camping for Christmas

I've never been camping for Christmas.

But I think it sounds like a great idea! I can just imagine the camp sites all lit up with Christmas lights and decorations. Camp fires and hay rides and Christmas carols could all add to the enjoyment of the season. One of our best camping trips involved renting a camper for a week. While we did have to call for rv repair it all worked out under the rental agreement. I think renting a camper for Christmas could prove to be a simple and relaxing vacation!

That I'd like to see.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Twenty Mile Run

I had never been on a Twenty mile run before.

This weekend in my training for a personal goal I have set for myself I did a twenty mile run! Ok, well, it was a run-walk but the walks were timed and put in intentionally. My personal goal is to run a marathon length, 26.2 miles. I will still have another hour on top of what I did for my twenty mile run but with all my training, I hope I will finish the marathon distance in just over 5 hours.

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

ice skating at Discovery Green

I've never been to ice skate at Discovery Green.

During the month of December, Discovery Green in downtown Houston has an outdoor ice skating rink. I read that the rink is surrounded with colorful art glass. There are concessions including hot chocolate, cookies and Belgian waffles. On Tuesday evenings there is live music with a skating jazz musician.

That I'd like to see.