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A light lit Night

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May your Christmas be merry & bright! Take the time to look at lights in your neighborhood. Gather the roommates, kids, or other pajamas clad individuals (that you know) & drive through some colorful & sparkly streets. Take cocoa, popcorn, something & jam to your holiday music. Its a good, good, thing.

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Holiday Party-Hardy!

No, not this Hardy.

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Or even these Hardys…

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But the hardy that goes with party! Its that season & here’s a few links with themes & ideas to celebrating the Yuletide right.

12 new hits

Manly Parties

HGTV Worthy Parties

Frugal Bells, Frugal Bells

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First Friday Denton Edition

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One of my favorite small towns ever (& the best in America) we host a first Friday art-tastic event each month. Pictured above is the shops participating on W Oak. If you stop by SCRAP they’ll have samples of Armadillo Ale works, Denton’s own micro brews. Get free sangria & nibble sized square delectables at Denton Square Donuts upstairs & peruse art while listening to live must at Creative Art Studio. Walk the square, open late, for all Christmas goodies & cheer! Don’t forget to Shop Small this season!

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Huzzah! Lights!

Tomorrow night. 6:25 Pm. Denton Texas. Wassail Fest. Do it.

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If you need to get to Denton… here’s the A train schedule; if you need a few buckets of wassail, here’s the who’s who of wassailing:
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If you need more info go to Denton Downtown – Denton Main Street Association on Facebook. Come see what the number one small town in America does for Christmas Cheer!

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Thanksgiving Prepping

The great bird roast of 2012 is upon you! Just kidding you have 6 days.
But you are running out of time, you last minute travelers might want to review my older travel posts for tips like:

The rest of you maybe this one is pertinent:

All others might just want a pretty bird to look at, so here’s to being ready for the annual bird toast!

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Food Truckin’ Lovin’s

So apparently food trucks are a big deal. They even have their own version of a Food Network War show. I even blogged my first visit here:
But as my screenshot shows, Denton too loves their food trucks, so much so that they’re having a party!

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Then Dallas News decides to help in the promotion. http://www.nbcdfw.com/video/#!/the-scene/events/Denton-Throws-Food-Truck-Festival/175878041 So, obviously you too should come eat it too. Oh, and did I mention you could ride in on the DCTA A Train & that is where the party’s at? Yup. Hop to it!

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Denton County Event – BARKTOBERFEST

Been a loco day but when I saw this on Facebook being celebrated I knew I needed to too! Denton county pet lovers, this is for you! http://www.dentonlive.com/index.php/events/event/1901-barktoberfest?Itemid=101&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=barktoberfest%5C

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Robin Hood & Little John

…were walking through the forest

I love that movie. Favorite Disney film of all time. Of. All. Time. While it has only an influence on my topic tonight, it has a habit of being stuck in my head. What subject matter? Archery of course!

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My newest Groupon adventure took my dad & I to Plano to the Texas Archery Academy

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A nonprofit place, they take donations when you break their arrows (my dad found out the hard way) & allow TAC members to shoot at a pretty discounted rate. Not overly expensive to start with, they allow you to shoot 6 arrows, your choice of bow (compound or long) and after a quick lesson, 2 hour free shoot.

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My father, while starting in a spree of beginner’s luck, lost to my superior skills, er, extra arrows.

But so fun & I pretended to be Robina hood.  🙂

Texasarcheryacademy.org
Do it.

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Food Truck Consumption

Got asked to go attend a good truck fun night at a local elementary school. I could not pass up the chance.

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Specialty grilled cheeses & specialty hot dogs.

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We ordered the Turkey Trot grilled cheese & the Maui Wowi Hot dog.

Things are definitely changing in the fancy food truck world!

Have you ever eaten from a food truck? Favorite truck?

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City Committees – Your Job

Hey oh! I do not know if you are aware of it, but your town has committees to be involved with. All sizes unless you live here:

One person Mayor? Bet he votes for himself…

Why am I talking about this on Travelin’ Thursday? Because if your town stinks, I do not want to visit any time soon! There are o many places that do not care about their own cities but expect others to visit and increase tourism in their areas. So I ask you today whaI community involvement have you stepped in nd assisted?

City Committees are boards and commissions to address what needs to be focused on by your own town. Such as parks and recreation (not the show), human services advisory (like mine),traffic/transportation, community development or library or whatever is specialized in your area. This is a plea for you to get involved and make a difference. sounds cheesy, but very true.

In Texas, our Municipal League speaker Susan Horton, helped train us committee folks in our roles & responsibilities. This is definitely worth having because we need a little guidance on what we is really needed from us to perform correctly.

So, for my tourism (money)sake, get your act together and get on your local committees! I need you to make your town worth visiting!

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