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#5 of Top 10 2019 – Celebrated in the Mountains

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the sixth installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty. We've had a great time being intentionally adventurous around the great state of Texas, seeing lots of new places and faces. But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. It was these experiences that will go down in the annals of time as the true memory-makers of the past

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#6 of Top 10 2019 – Crushed My Reading Goal

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the fifth installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty, and I've had a great time seeing new things while intentionally adventuring around this great state where we all get to live. But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. These were the true memory-makers of the past 365 days, and I'm enjoying this time of sharing all of

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#7 of Top 10 2019 – Marveled at an Old Boyfriend

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the fourth installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! This year at Texas Over Fifty has been action-packed and filled with adventure.  I've loved experiencing the many firsts and fun! But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. These were the true memory-makers of the past 365 days, and I'm so looking forward to sharing all of them with you. Number 10 on the list was a story of what I saw in

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#8 of Top 10 2019 – Relaxed at a Birthday Party

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the third installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty, with so many firsts and fun! But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. These were the true memory-makers of the past 365 days, and I'm so looking forward to sharing all of them with you. Number 10 on the list was a story of what I saw in myself when starting over at

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#9 of Top 10 2019 – Lost in Love

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the second installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My List of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty, and I could write all day long about the things I've seen around the Lone Star State over the past year. But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. These were the true memory-makers of the past 365 days, and I'm so looking forward to sharing all of them with you! So,

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#10 of Top 10 2019 – Started Over Like a Champ

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the first installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My List of Top 10 2019 experiences! Have you noticed how much we all love lists of Top 10? Sometimes we need details. But there's something so clarifying about the short version, the skinny, the lowdown. Put all the info into a boiling pot and then let us know when it's reduced by two-thirds. Right? Well, here's the lowdown on my very adventurous, action-packed year at Texas Over Fifty. Of all the experiences, even the many

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What it’s Like to Visit a Starbucks Reserve Bar – My Review of the Experience

What it's Like to Visit a Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar Marketing marvels exist in so many ingenious ways, don't they? There's the start-ups that end up going gangbusters (Facebook), the solutions that soon become sensational successes (Dave Ramsey), and the institutions we see as commonplace that got that way because they refused to be common at all (Chick-fil-A). And then there's Starbucks.

Photo - Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar experience menu Starbucks - a Dot on the Over Fifty Timeline When I think

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Seeing Life as a Daring Adventure



Isn't it interesting that Helen Keller was such a visionary, though she went through life without being able to see? We can learn a lot from a woman like that. Years after her time on this earth, Ms. Keller's words are still encouraging people to see life as a daring adventure. An Ailment of the Eyes Recently, I came down with an old fashioned case of the dreaded pink eye. Otherwise known medically as conjunctivitis, the symptoms of this ailment include several annoying things, like redness, itchiness, and waking

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A Romantic Weekend in the Backwoods



A Romantic Weekend Back in the Day When we were younger and had a nest-full, I agonized relentlessly about leaving the kids at home while my husband and I were off on a romantic weekend away. Would they remember to do their homework? Would they forget about a project that was due? How would my mother get them to all their activities? And mostly, how well would they b-e-h-a-v-e? Oh, well. In the end, my man always prevailed in convincing me that a weekend away from our kids wasn't going to kill them or us. <br

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Visit NASA During the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing

Just about 30 miles southeast of downtown Houston is a place most Texans have never visited, but one we all should see at least once. Considering this is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this might be the best time to Visit NASA. NASA - Johnson Space Center On May 25, 1961, just five months after his inauguration, President John F. Kennedy announced a lofty goal. He declared that the United States would now be on a mission to send an American astronaut to the Moon before the end of that very decade. To that end,

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