With thousands of options out there, it’s sometimes hard to navigate the sheer number of websites that exist to find the best information for what you might be searching for. To help you out, Time Magazine has put together their list of the top 50 websites of the year. Whether you are doing research, shopping, looking for recipes or just killing time, you will definitely want to check these out. Here are the top 5.
The annual New Years Eve celebration at the Gaylord Texan is back again this year. With entertainment by Time Machine, you will be treated to a gourmet dinner and reserved seating, six drink tickets, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors.
Overnight packages also include self parking and the resort fee.
For more information on this Fort Worth holiday tradition, along with other events at the resort, click here.
We would like to wish all of our residents a safe and happy holiday season. Here are two links to help get you in the spirit. Check out these two movies and another link to more free online movies to keep you in the spirit.
The big day is almost here, have you gotten all of your shopping done? Are there some people that are coming over and you just didn’t get a gift for them? No worries. Here are 12 places where you can pick up those last-minute gifts.
Did you know that as Americans, we throw away 25% more trash from November to January than any other time of the year? That equals a million (yes, million) extra tons of garbage per week during this time!
There are some simple ways to do your part to help alleviate the waste that we all generate.
When planning a holiday party, try to plan wisely with portion control. Still left with a bunch of holiday goodies? Send them home with party goers or donate them to a local food bank or homeless shelter.
Instead of heading out of town for the holidays, explore locally. Not only will you reduce the amount of gas you use, you will be supporting local businesses and who knows, you might find some pretty cool stuff in your own neighborhood that you never knew existed! The internet is a great source of local information, as is your local AAA office.
And of course, be sure to recycle all that you can… the tree, Christmas cards, wrapping paper. It all adds up.
Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, TX is less than an hour away by car but offers a peek back into a time when dinosaurs walked that very land. Dinosaur Valley State Park has some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world, pressed into the areas limestone riverbeds.
Want more dinosaurs? Plan a visit to DinoWorld Museum and dinosaur trail, also in Glen Rose, with 100 life size replicas in a 22 acres park complete with a fossil dig for the kids, a picnic area and gift shop. You can even bring your pet, but don’t forget their leash.
For more information on these and other Glen Rose attractions, click here.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a holiday classic that has gained thousands of fans over the years but you have never seen it quite like this.
The Gaylord Texan’s ICE! attraction brings the story to life with two million pounds of ice sculptures in a walk-through world of ice. Created by dozens of artists visiting from Harbin, China, he construction of this magical display takes almost an entire month of 12 hour shifts to construct and comes complete with everything from the Grinch’s mountaintop lair to smoking chimneys in Who-ville. There are plenty of opportunities for photos throughout the exhibit so don’t forget your camera.
Whether you are looking for an inspirational message or a chuckle to lighten the day, quotes express the thoughts of our greatest minds, over the span of time and across the globe.
Here is a sample thought for the day. If you like it, or are on the lookout for more, click here. And be sure to share your favorite quote or resource.
The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance. ~Owen Feltham
The Texas Rangers have signed right-handed pitcher Rich Harden to replace Kevin Millwood in the rotation. Harden has signed a one-year contract for at least $7.5 million and an option worth $11.5 million in 2011. Harden, who has a reputation for being injury prone, possesses a high 90s fastball and nasty changeup and led the NL in strikeouts per 9 innings with 10.91. This very well could be a great replacement for Millwood as long as he stays healthy. What do you think?