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Mitsuwa Marketplace – New Store To Check Out In North Dallas

Mitsuwa Marketplace in Plano, Texas

 

Very busy food court. Mitsuwa Marketplace.

 

Lots of cute stuff in the novelty store. Mitsuwa Marketplace.

 

My new pair of socks – Totoro. Mitsuwa Marketplace.

Guided Horseback Riding In Beaver’s Bend State Park

Guided horseback riding at the Riding Stables in Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

 

My horse’s name was Roy…and K’s was Molly.

 

Best Snowmobile Trails

Winter weather brings thoughts of snowmobile rides through the snow, but not all areas of the country get a lot of snowfall. Therefore, many snowmobile enthusiasts seek vacation spots where they can travel across the snow, take in breathtaking beauty and enjoy the great outdoors. These trails have been rated some of the best in the United States for snowmobile lovers.

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Michigan is home to more than 3,000 miles of snowmobile trails and towns located in the Upper Peninsula actually cater to snowmobilers. The season begins in early December and normally lasts through late spring. Newberry, in particular, is ranked highly among snowmobilers. Located in an area known as the Snow Belt due to the large amounts of lake effect snow they receive each year, Newberry offers many trails through the miles of state and national forests that surround it.

West Yellowstone, Montana

Many snowmobilers call West Yellowstone the “Snowmobile Capital of the World.” The area gets about 150 inches of snowfall each year and riders should prepare for breathtaking cold as they view some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Riders enjoy scenic trails through the area which is next to Yellowstone National Park. West Yellowstone offers fun rides without the restrictions that exist in Yellowstone. The season begins in late October and runs through spring.

Wyoming Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail

Considered the number one trail in the west, the Wyoming Continental Divide trail offers spectacular views and is considered a “must-do” for every snowmobile lover. There are several different trails that make up the CDST, including the Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Pinedale, Wind River Country and Yellowstone National Park. Grand Teton National Park offers views of the soaring granite peaks of the Grand Tetons while Jackson offers views of the glistening Snake River. Pinedale is a snowmobilers dream with the possibility of long rides with breathtaking scenery on groomed and ungroomed snow. Wind River Country brings back the feel of the Old West, letting riders travel in the footsteps of early explorers. Yellowstone National Park allows you to travel past bison and trumpeter swans, although there are snowmobile restrictions in the park.

These snowmobile trails have been consistently ranked as the best in the country by snowmobile enthusiasts. Find out more about the wilderness in this beautiful country by visiting some of these wonderful trails on your next snowmobile vacation.

At The Asian Market

Hello Pretty Shop

Hello Pretty Shop

My family and I went to a park one weekend to let my darling daughter go biking.  We went to the Bob Woodruff Park Trail in Plano.  It has biking trails that stretch for miles.  We took the toddler bike with training wheels so the little one enjoyed biking on the trail while me and my husband were walking along.  We stopped to get in the shade under the big trees once in a while so we won’t get very sweaty.  She had so much fun.  We enjoyed it, too.

Lobsters.

Lobsters.

Then we head to check some seafood at H-Mart Asian Store in Plano.  We didn’t buy any cold products because we didn’t bring a cooler.  It wasn’t in our plans anyway.  We just wanted to check the prices of their seafood.  But first we had to look at some kitchen electrics and utensils at one store in the building. I saw a few very nice-looking rice cookers. But boy, they were expensive. Prices were between $100-$450.  I wonder what’s the difference between a $20 rice cooker and a $450 one.  The prices of the seafood were okay, though.

Anyway, there is a food court there too.  Then the little one saw a Hello Kitty store across.  It’s called Hello Pretty.  So we went in to check some stuff.  She picked some cute little hair clips.  So that’s our small weekend travels went.