They Had Fun Boating

Boating. Photo courtesy of my friend KL.

Another activity to enjoy in the Spring and Summer is boating.  Here, my friend KL’s husband took the kids to a boat ride after the egg hunt.  Man, they had so much fun!

We are happy that the water level is getting high now.  Though the Stage No. 3 Restriction for water conservation is still in effect in North Dallas, the residents are enjoying the lake waters.  But we still need more rain to sustain the lakes to return the water to it’s normal levels.

According to trivia, there is only one natural lake in Texas – Caddo Lake located 0n the border of Texas and Louisiana.  Hundreds of Texas’ beautiful lakes are man-made, publicly accessible and privately owned.  Swimming, boating, fishing, and jet-skiing are fun activities that residents and out-of-state visitors can do here.

My daughter and I had a wonderful time at the party by the lake in East Fork Park today.  When she gets older, we will let her join the other kids in the boat.

Travel Filming

Do you have a passion in film-making?  I have seen ads on television about inviting individuals to make a travel film.  It is very interesting to encourage ourselves to get into travel filming.  There are respected institutes and film schools that offer filming courses.  If we learn the basics of creating a good travel movie, chances are high that we will be able to make it big in the entertainment industry.  Our skill and technique in film-making will be highly recognized.  Who knows?  We might get the opportunity to work with famous travel celebrities like Andrew Zimmern and Samantha Brown.

So do you have a passion for film-making?

Passport Application

We went to the Passport Application Office in Plano to apply one for my daughter.  The plan for a vacation this year is on-going and first thing’s first – to book the air tickets early.  We already did that.  Though my child does not have a passport yet when we did the ticket reservations, the information was taken from the birth certificate.  I am glad that we do not have to go to a photo studio to have her passport photos taken.  The office has an area where they can take pictures.  I think that’s neat.

Passport is one of the important documents a person should acquire when traveling.  All the information in the passport should be legitimate and accurate to avoid problems at the airport or anywhere.  This also serves as an identification.  If you are visiting another country and foreign to that place, a passport is legit document to show for identification.

I don’t know about other countries’ policy but Philippine passports expire in five years.  And when it’s six month’s close to the expiration date, we have to apply for renewal.  Because of many anomalies on the passport application and the document itself, there are security checks on the passports now in prevention of counterfeits.

We cannot wait to receive my daughter’s passport.  And then, if the waitlisted segments in the booking get confirmed, we’ll have the tickets issued.  Yay!