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LeAnn Rimes Concert

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Choctaw Nation Event Center

My girl friends and I went to LeAnn Rimes’ concert at the Choctaw Casino Event Center in Oklahoma about three months ago.  It was a quick invite.  I saw the concert details in their website and I thought I would try to see of my friends will see the concert with me.  So I sent them an invite on Facebook.  Gladly many of them had responded.  Actually, my two girl friends in Fort Worth also went to see the concert with me.  My cousin wasn’t able to watch because the concert was on a Saturday and her husband works every Saturday.  There’s now way she could leave her two little girls with a babysitter.

Some of my friends were checked in at the hotel already because they decided to spend the night in Oklahoma.  The concert ticket said that the concert starts at 8:00 P.M. and the gates opens at 7:00 P.M.  I got there at 6:00 P.M. and waited for my friends who are coming from Fort Worth.  While waiting, I tried looking for the concert venue so I entered the casino.  I asked a staff and she gave me a direction.  So I followed the way she pointed.  When I got to the place, I didn’t see a poster or a sign for LeAnn Rimes’ concert.  So I doubted that it was the right venue.  I walked and walked until I got to the hotel’s lobby.  I saw a security staff and asked where is the concert for LeAnn Rimes.  The guy told me that event center is across the street from the hotel.  It wasn’t very far, he said. I just have to walked thru the hotel parking lot and cross the street and there’s the place.  Well, after walking around for like 30 minutes, I finally found the venue.  My friends from Fort Worth arrived a bit passed 7:00 P.M.  Good thing they came.  🙂

We had fun at the concert.  LeAnn Rimes’ performance was great.  She sang our favorite songs “I Need You” and “Can’t Fight The Moonlight”.  Picture-taking wasn’t allowed at the concert.

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Dragons

After the concert, my friends and I went back to the hotel to relax for a while.  Those who were not spending the night including me drove home at midnight.

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The Choctaw Grand Tower Hotel

Top 5 Travel Show for Inexperienced Travelers

Great travel tips from your TV

Many people do not get the opportunity to travel much, due to work, family and other obligations in life. For people who haven’t yet traveled the world, planning any trip can be exhausting and overwhelming. Everyone has different opinions and ideas about what is best, but those ideas may not be the best for you.

You could check out every travel book from the library, or scour the Internet for the best advice, but why not use your nightly leisure time to your advantage instead? This list complies some of the best travel shows for inexperienced travelers, so you can sit back and relax while you plan your next trip with ease.

Most television providers, like http://www.saveontvdirect.com will have these shows, or you can find them on the Internet. Check your local listings to find times.

Destination Showdown

This show is ideal for someone struggling to decide where to go on your next travel excursion. The show compares two different travel sites in a “showdown” and picks a winner. You don’t have to go to the place that wins each time, of course, but it is helpful to see the pros and cons of each place. From there, you can decide for yourself which place would be a better fit for you. Decision made!

Top 5 Travel Shows for Inexperienced Travelers

Travel 911

Travel 911 is exactly described by its title. The show explains how to avoid, prevent or survive travel mishaps and emergencies. Not only is this great travel advice for new travelers, many seasoned travel experts will also be able to pick up a new trick or two. The show also offers great everyday life advice on things such as identity theft, which is helpful to everyone, traveler or not! Better to be over prepared than to be the victim of identity theft.

Best of the Road

This series is great for those of us to like to travel off the beaten path. The program takes viewers to small towns across the nation, exploring the best of what “small town USA” has to offer those of us just passing through. If you are looking for a break from big city life, watch this show for a few ideas.

Man vs. Food

We all need to eat, when on vacation or not, so why not try something exciting? This show takes viewers across the US to find the best local eateries, and concurring food challenges along the way. To get an authentic, local experience in whatever city to visit, first visit Man vs. Food to find a restaurant that will satisfy.

When Vacations Attack

Yes, it can be morbid and terrifying, but these stories can be great cautionary tales for people who are new to travel. Try to not let the stories in this show deter you from any travel, but use the ideas to keep you from making the same mistakes when you head out on your next vacation. But if you need to separate yourself completely, use this show for its pure entertainment purposes.

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This is a Guest Post.

Minimized Traveling

After a long vacation and big adventure last year, our family has minimized traveling this year.  We haven’t started saving for our next vacation.  Travel plans in the next three years are still for discussion because we have so many things to consider before that.

I think one of our trip this year is gonna be to watch The Fresh Beat Band concert in Austin.   Which reminds me that I have to check the email sent to me with our ticket details and stuff.  I will have to dig into my Yahoo inbox.  I hope I can find that email ASAP to avoid problems.

An Afternoon At The Shops At Willow Bend’s Play Area

My darling daughter went for a long drive today to The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano.  She has been asking me if we can go back to the play area where there is a red octopus that roars.  So I told my husband that we’ll be out for the day because we’ll be at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano.

It’s playtime for darling daughter so I didn’t mind driving for about an hour to the mall.  Today was the second time we’ve been there so I still have the difficulty finding the entrance to the play area.  Before settling in the kids’ place, we had to visit the ladies room.  On our way, we had to go through the The Shops food court.  Smelling the food there made me hungry.  After a big lunch, we had some ice cream at Haagen Dazs.

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I don’t drive much on hot summer days but when it’s time for DD’s outdoor activities, I keep my schedule running.  And a refreshment is always best especially on hot days like today.  Ice cream is one of our favorite refreshments.

DD had a great time, as usual at the play area.  Besides outdoor play, indoor play areas are enjoyable for little kids, too.  They get plenty of exercise at play.  She’s got to play with other kids there.  And she liked the red octopus.

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The red octopus at Willow Bend. Daffy Duck is giving him a check-up. 🙂