Last week was an emotional and disastrous one for so many people and families in Texas due to the damage and devastation caused by the late summer wild fires! Â Sunday was also the 10th Anniversary of the 9-11 Â tragedy which was very emotional. Â Here we are with a fresh new week full of new hope and recovery and I thought I would post more of my favorite sunrise pictures for you. Â I am also including some from Majic 95.5 listener Lucy Perez. Â Thank you for sharing Lucy!!
It's hard to believe that summer is almost over and the kids are back in school! Â When I was in school one of my first homework assignments was to tell the class what I did on my summer vacation. Â This year I spent my first summer in 6 years in my home state of Michigan !! Â Here are some of my favorite photo's from my trip! Â Enjoy!
I lived in St. Joseph Michigan for most of my teenage years!! It's a beautiful town on the banks of Lake Michigan !! You can see the lights of Chicago on the other side at night!
Welcome to Monday!!Â I'm up early most days of the week and one of my hobbies is taking pictures of the beautiful sunrise's we get everyday!!Â Our Majic studios have an awesome viewÂ !!Â Â Â I'll share one with you every Monday morning!Â Enjoy!
It's going to be another sweltering day here in Austin and I've got the perfect way to celebrate!To commemorate 7-Eleven, Inc.âs 84th birthday on July 11th, aka 7-Eleven Day, participating 7-ElevenÂ® stores across the nation will celebrate by giving customers a free 7.11-oz size SlurpeeÂ® beverage. As a special birthday treat, the 7-Eleven store at 2600 Guadalupe in Austin, TX 78705 will hold a series of competitions, including timed Slurpee-drinking contests, one-minute 7-Eleven-themed challenges and a Twitter popularity contest. Winners will be rewarded with exclusive 7-Eleven prizes.
With the theme âOur Birthday â Your Bash,â participating 7-Eleven stores will thank customers for their patronage and support by offering a free Slurpee in a cup specially designed for this day while supplies last. Fans in Austin will get an extra treat by participating in a variety of prize-winning games to round out the birthday celebration. Stop the the 7-11 at 2600 Guadalupe between 11:30 and 1:30 for all the fun!!Â
Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive in Los Angeles at 4pm this afternoon , 6pm out time!!Â They will most certainly take the west coast by storm.Â Here is their complete schedule.Â It looks like a fun packed weekend!Friday:Â Arrive at LAX at about 4 p.m.Friday Afternoon:Â Recpetion at Beverly Hilton.Friday Night:Â A reception at the British Consul-General's residence. The couple will stay at the Hancock Park home during the weekend.Saturday:Â The couple will attend a charity event for American Friends of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry at theÂ Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. William will play in a polo match at the club.Â Saturday Night:Â A black-tie dinner at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. William is president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which will host the event.Sunday Morning: It's breakfast with American patrons of Tusk Trust
, an African conservation charity.
Later Sunday:Â They will travel to Skid Row to visit the Inner-City Arts school, a nonprofit academy that provides free classes in visual and performing arts to children from poor neighborhoods. At the school, the duke and duchess will join grade-school students in painting and working with ceramics and will watch a performance by teenage dancers.
Sunday Afternoon:Â They will attend a job fair for veterans at Sony Studios in Culver City before leaving Sunday night.
Last weekend I headed down to Corpus Christi for a much needed weekend getaway!! This is my 3rd summer heading down to Corpus and it just keeps getting better every year!! The beaches are clean and wonderful and the people are friendly! There is also so much to do. This year I made sure to stop by the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. There are more and more lovely additions each year! When your looking for a fun weekend getaway for the entire family , look no further than Corpus Christi! Check out some of my photos from this year's trip! Enjoy!
I love 4th of July weekend in Austin, there is so much to do! Below is the current list off all the 4th of July events in and around Austin this weekend courtesy of the Austin American Statesman! Don't forget the Kim and Alex Morning Show will be at the H-E-B Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert and Fireworks at 8:30pm at Auditorium Shores! Details below.Wimberley Independence Parade and Jubilee — 10 a.m. Friday. Parade route starts at Lion's Field parking lot No. 1 on RM 2325 and ends at the First Baptist Church parking lot, 501 Old Kyle Road, and is followed by a jubilee with live music, food and games at Blue Hole Park. 512-847-2201, www.wimberley.org.
Lago Vista July 4 celebration — Begins at 6:30 a.m. with registration for Firecracker 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Sports, games and other entertainment including fireworks display at Bar-K Park from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Parade begins at 10 a.m. and will travel along Dawn Drive. www.lagovistajuly4.org.
Hutto July Fourth events— Parade at 8:30 a.m. starts at Fritz Park, travels down Park, Taylor, Farley and East streets, and returns to Fritz Park via Live Oak Street. 759-4000, www.huttotx.gov.
Lakeway July Fourth celebration — 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Kicks off with parade down Lakeway Drive at 8:30 a.m. Pageant begins at 10:30 a.m. at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek Drive. Live entertainment, including laser light and fireworks from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at City Park, 502 Hurst Creek Road. 314-7530, www.cityoflakeway.com/currentevents.aspx?EID=407.
Spicewood Fourth of July Parade — 9 to 11 a.m. Route starts on County Road 408 (Cypress Mill Road) and ends at Spicewood Community Center, 7901 County Road 404. www.ourspicewood.com.
Elgin Fourth of July Celebration — 10 a.m. Parade begins at Elgin City Hall, 310 N. Main St. and ends at Veterans Memorial Park, Main and Depot streets; patriotic program follows. 512-281-5724, www.elgintx.com.
Fredericksburg Independence Day events — 10 a.m. Parade from Courthouse Square to intersection of Bowie and Main streets. Live music and patriotic program immediately following the parade at Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street. A patriotic concert begins at 7 p.m. followed by a fireworks display at Lady Bird Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive. www.fredericksburg-texas.com.
Wimberley Independence Day celebration — 10 a.m. Flag ceremony, recognition of World War II veterans and flyover at Veterans Memorial Plaza, near EmilyAnn Theatre, 1101 RM 2325. www.emilyann.org.
Round Rock July 4 Frontier Days Celebration — 10 a.m. Starts with parade from Interstate 35 and RM 620 down Main Street. Festival starts at noon at Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. The Austin Symphonic Band performs at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks display at dusk. 512-218-5540, www.roundrockfrontierdays.com.
Pioneer Farms Independence Day Celebration— 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include hayrides, demonstrations of branding irons and other historical items, live music and more. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, 1400 Pioneer Farms Drive. Children: $8, adults: $10, families: $40 maximum. 837-1215, www.pioneerfarms.org.
East Communities YMCA July Fourth Family Fun Festival — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swimming and other activities, food and contests. 5315 Ed Bluestein Road. 933-9622, www.austinymca.org/events.php.
Invincible Czars— 1 p.m. The band performs a rock interpretation of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture,' plus original material and other classical works. Wooldridge Square Park, 900 Guadalupe St. www.invincibleczars.comJohnson City's Fourth of July Spangle Dangle — 3 to 9:15 p.m. Live music, children's activities and more at the Blanco County Fairgrounds. Grand Spangle Dangle Parade begins at 7 p.m. Route begins on Pecan Avenue in front of the Blanco County Courthouse and ends at the fairgrounds. 830-868-7684, www.johnsoncitytexas
Cedar Park Fourth of July Celebration — 4 to 10:40 p.m. Live entertainment, children's activities, food booths and fireworks display. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. 401-5888, www.cedarparktx.us/cp/pr_events_fourth.aspx.
Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival— 4 to 9:30 p.m. Entertainment, food, games and children's activities; fireworks at 9 p.m. Lake Pflugerville, 4600 Pflugerville Parkway. 990-6101, www.cityofpflugerville.com/pfirecracker.
Fourth of July East-West Game Day— 4 to 8 p.m. Participants can choose to compete as teams of east- or west-side Austinites in friendly competitions of tug of war, sack races and other games divided by age groups. Goal is to encourage residents to preserve Palm Park, 601 E. Third St. www.austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=303.
Leander Liberty Fest — 5 to 10 p.m. Live music, children's activities, vendors and fireworks display. Crystal Falls Golf Club, 3400 Crystal Falls. www.leandertx.org.
San Marcos Summerfest 2009— 5 to 11 p.m. Event begins with children's parade and costume contest, and includes various patriotic programs, children's activities and food booths. Live music begins at 6:15 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 E. Hopkins St. www.summerfestsanmarcos.com.
July Fourth Freedom Fest— 6 p.m. Jerry Jeff Walker, Kellie Pickler and others perform, plus fireworks display. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. $19.50-$39.50. 512-255-2255, www.roundrockexpress.comH-E-B Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert and Fireworks — 8:30 p.m. Symphony under the direction of Peter Bay performs patriotic music; fireworks display from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Auditorium Shores. www.austinsymphony.org.
Ever since I came to the great state of Texas over 3 years ago I have wanted to visit Corpus Christi!Â Finally over Memorial Day Weekend, my daughter and I took the short drive to the beautiful Texas coast!Â I must tell you that in one word Corpus Christi was...Fantastic!Â We had a chance to see the Texas State Aquarium and the beautiful and new Botanical Gardens which are just a short drive from downtown.Â The food and local people were incredible!Â I plan to visit Corpus Christi again soon.Â If you would like to plan a fun Summer getaway Corpus Christi is perfect.Â Check out my fun pictures and to plan your trip visit http://visitcorpuschristitx.org