Playing in the mud, getting splashed with paint, lighting up the night or getting chased by zombies all add a little excitement to the typical 5K race. Fun runs are all the rage and a great way to get newbies involved in running; or to give veteran runners a change of pace. Most fun runs remove the [ ... ]
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As a runner, I wanted to pay my respects to the Boston Marathoners; as an environmentalist, I didn’t want to use a lot of gas to go to ston.
We had no choice but to drive to Boston to pick my daughter up at college; the self-same daughter who refuses to eat industrialized food or buy clothing pr [ ... ]
We, the Year 3 class of Ajman Academy in the United Arab Emirates, wrote this article in order to help parents know what to expect in Thailand when travelling with kids. Since we are 7-9 years old, we researched what to do in Thailand from a kid’s perspective. We had to do a lot of thinking and re [ ... ]
Recently, I had the opportunity to teach my Year 3 students of Ajman Academy all about planning and taking a trip.
In our school, we follow the PYP model of education, where we break our year up into six blocks, each one focusing on a transdisciplinary theme and central idea. Within each idea, there [ ... ]
Dell Rapids is a beautiful and quaint piece of Americana history with its Pink Rose Quartz buildings from the local quarry. Along the banks of the picturesque Big Sioux River since 1871, this small community of 3,650 is located approximately 15 minutes north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This l [ ... ]
Opened in 1953, Dan Hotel Tel Aviv was the first luxury hotel in Israel and has maintained its status as the “Grande Dame” of Tel Aviv hotels ever since. Part of a 14 hotel chain operating in Israel, the Dan Tel Aviv hotel is in a category of its own in service and opulence in the Israeli hospit [ ... ]
It gets extremely hot and humid in the greater Houston area during the summer. Don't try and imagine what that's like no matter the descriptions you hear. The only way to know its true misery is to experience it. At Stewart Beach, there were many people attempting to alleviate the heat by cooling off in the ocean. Still, the beach is extremely long and spacious and did not feel crowded. The water is not the sapphire blue of Bermuda's water but it felt great on that very hot day. The number of people in the water clearly felt the same way. Most importantly, my son had a great time and did not want to leave.
Many of the beaches in Galveston still show some damage from Hurricane Ike and are completely or partly closed. However, Stewart Beach is fully open. It costs $8 to park your car at the beach. Only cash is accepted. There is free street parking along the Seawall if you don't mind a bit of a walk. It will cost you about $25 to rent an umbrella and 2 chairs so bring your own if possible. You can eat at the beach snack bar but for a cheaper and healthier option, bring your own lunch. For $1.00 ice cream cones, go to the McDonald's that overlooks the beach and eat on its large terrace.
To see footage of the beach take a look at the video below. I'm still experimenting with my video camera and the clip below is one of my earliest efforts.Galveston Beaches - Frugal Things To Do in the Houston Area