Archive for August, 2012

July 28, 2012 Big Spring, TX Hang Gliding Competition

Posted by: Frances

August 9th, 2012 >> Hang Gliding, Outdoor Activities, Travel, Uncategorized

It was really great to see everyone at the competition.  I really miss everyone.  We had so much fun even though it was really HOT!  One of the tasks was cancelled one day so we all headed to the small water park and had a lot of laughs.  At the end of the competition, Tim was nice enough to take me up in his 1969 150J Cessna plane.  That was a LOT of fun!!!

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June 3, 2012 JJ, my nephew was born

Posted by: Frances

August 9th, 2012 >> Holidays

Jerry Jens Mikus IV was born today!!!  Very exciting and wish I could have been there!

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April 18, 2012 My mom and dad come to California with me

Posted by: Frances

August 9th, 2012 >> Educational, Outdoor Activities, Travel

My parents came to California to visit and we went to the Reagan Library and the Huntington Library.  The Reagan Library is one of the neatest places I have been.  We spent hours there and I learned so many things about politics and Reagan I didn’t know about it.  I highly recommend visiting!!!  http://www.reaganfoundation.org/  It also has one of the most spectacular views of the mountains in California.  We got to see Air Force One as well as many other really neat things.  I really enjoyed reading the love letters he wrote to his wife!  They were short, sweet, and romantic.

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Then, we went to the Huntington Library where they have an original Gutenberg Bible and Canterbury Tales Book.  This place is so beautiful!  The diversity of there gardens and outdoor trails are so relaxing.  This is a great place to just go and unwind.  How light bulbs evolved over time was my favorite.  They had different exhibits such as anatomy and space that were extremely interesting.

http://www.huntington.org/

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April 9, 2012 Off to the Honeymoon…

Posted by: Frances

August 9th, 2012 >> Holidays, Outdoor Activities, Travel

Matt surprised me with a honeymoon to Playa Mujeres in Mexico.  It was exquisite! We had to go through several gates just to get to the private 2 mile beach area with the Excellence Resort on it.  They have 9 restaurants and 7 bars and several pools and of course the private beach.  We were greeted with wet wash rags as we got out of the car to wipe our hands and face with.  Then as we walked up the stairs to two large doors without handles, they opened up (like open sesame) to another Bell Boy with champagne for us.  It was complete pampering!  I felt so spoiled and enjoyed every minute we were there.  The food was excellent as well as the service.  Our room was the coolest room I have ever been in.  (You will see when you look at the pictures)  We went on two excursions;  one to Jungle Maya and the other to Isla Mujeres.  We went repelling into an underground cave of water, zip lining, snorkeling in the largest underground cave of water in the world as well as one of the reefs, went out on a catamaran, drove golf carts around Isla Mujeres, and relaxed.  We met a lot of great people we will keep in touch with and made lots of memories.  We will be returning!

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