The 4th of July is just around the corner and the Tall Ships are coming to town for that weekend. And the local paper ran a contest for a free boat ride on the MS Virginia V, the last of the Mosquito Fleet that ran between the many islands in our Puget Sound. I didn't even see the entry coupon in the paper until last weekend (the deadline for entries was Tuesday June 24th) but I filled it out and sent it off in Monday's mail. Well, the phone rang this morning and it was a nice lady from the paper informing me I had won 2 tickets for a 3 hour cruise the evening of the 4th to watch the fireworks. Ya Hoo !! My grand kids have indicated they want to go down to the waterfront with Bob & I this year, for the 4th of July festivities. Bob is planning on heading down on the 3rd...parking the truck & camper, spending the night down there and then the kids & I will come down on the bus the morning of the 4th. That way we'll have a ringside seat for all the action. Bob & I did the same thing last year.(http://journals.aol.com/lsfp1960/LindasWorld/entries/2007/07/05/4th-of-july-on-puget-sound/1776)
But winning these "2" tickets has caused a little glitch. Two tickets and four people. I think what I'm going to do is use the tickets for myself and my grand daughter. It's her 16th birthday on the 4th and this would be a fun thing for her to remember always. I called the ticket office and there are no more tickets available for the fireworks cruise, so I can't even buy anymore. I called my son in law and talked with him....he's going to see how the kids feel about the situation and let me know. If there's a problem, I'll offer the tickets to my son & his girlfriend. I don't think Bob will care. We've watched the fireworks from his boat in the past, so he won't mind sitting in a lawn chair on land watching them.
Right now the weather islooking favorable for the 4th of July weekend....of course that could change in a flash. I don't want to go down there at all if it's raining. Even going out on the boat wouldn't be fun in the rain.
So that's my big news today. I'm loving this new keyboard. The mouse is sort of a nuisance because it has this button on the right side of it so magnify things and I keep hitting that button.
I also wanted to share this link with all of you. I've always wondered why we have a "$" sign on our keyboard but no "cent" sign. Well, I found out the other day we do have a way to make a "cent" sign. Did you know about this? I didn't....see; http://www.pcdon.com/page3.html It's all right there. I can now make a "¢" sign. Be sure and use the numeric keyboard to the right ......the numbers across the top won't work.
Have a marvy day......................................Linda