Game to play with children: "Andy's Coming!" Play like freeze tag, but the person who is calling people out is "Andy," and the kids are all his toys! I played this with groups of kids from 3 years old up through 5th grade, and it went over well with each group.
Posted in Toy Story
The official Monsters University website is set up really well like a real college website. For anyone who has spent time looking through college websites trying to find the perfect match, this website is a great way to take a break and just appreciate how entertaining it can be to just hang out on this site for a while!
Posted in Monsters University
The Abluquerque International Balloon Festival is held annually in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has grown from a 13 balloon event in 1972 to the largest hot air balloon event in the world. Balloons come in many interesting designs, and compete and participate in several events throughout the festival. This event attracts so many people each year that if you want to attend, you'd better make hotel reservations a year in advance!
Posted in Hot air balloon
Rehearsals: Rehearsals begin on Monday and Tuesday nights with the Broadway groups who rehearse from 8-10 PM. On Wednesday night, they do a full length tech rehearsal in real time. On Thursday, parade day, the high school bands begin rehearsing at 3 AM and go until 7, with about half an hour per group. The parade starts at 9!
Posted in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
This EF5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma really hard on May 20, 2013, dwarfing the previous infamous tornado of May 3, 199 as it devastated residents, destroyed schools and homes, did significant damage to a hospital, disabled Moore's water treatment plant, killed at least 24 and injuring many. This is the most thorough and informative article I have found. As of now, news on this tragedy continues to be coming in, and rescue and aid efforts are far from over. It will be a long time before the city of Moore begins to look the same again, and until they can look back on this tragedy as they have looked back on the tornado of May 3 1999, chilled that it happened, glad to have moved on, hoping to never see such a terrible thing happen again, and yet always living with the reality that it might.
Posted in Moore, Oklahoma tornado