Monday, November 12, 2012

The Penning Board 2012-3

The Penning Board Items of the Week

Vlog: Sorry the vlog ended so abruptly. Still a work-in-progress. :) Happy Travels! Thanks for watching!


Happy Veterans Day to all our vets! I appreciate your service and sacrifice! God Bless you!

Me in New Mexico with World War II Veterans, who were Navajo Code Talkers
Movie: “National Treasure” (2004) with Nicholas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha and Jon Voight

I am so impressed with this movie. Sure it's not Oscar-worthy or anything, but the fact that a great movie about treasure hunting that involves U.S. history has been made is incredible. Usually these type movies are set in Egypt or South America, etc. It was fantastic to showcase our own nation's history. A current rumor is that there will be a National Treasure 3 in the works next year. Let's hope so!

Interesting News: The Welsch sisters, 10 and 12, are controversial endurance all stars

Pre-teen sisters from Texas have competed in over 160 adult endurance races over the past two years. In one women's race, they placed first and third. Wow...that is impressive. Their parents are catching criticism for allowing their daughters to run in these events, but the girls seem to enjoy it. What do you think? I think these girls may be wearing gold and silver Olympic medals around their necks in the near future.

Book: "1,000 Places to See Before You Die"

I must say this is one of my favorite books of all time. lol. In my copy of it, I have marked all the places I have been and the things I have done. I love to have an overview of the world's best in my hand. It's quite an adventure just to see what's out there. :)

Bible Verse: “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” - Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

Quote: “There’s no comparison between what’s lost by not trying and what’s lost by not succeeding.”- Francis Bacon

Song: “Home” by Michael Buble

Paris Trip with my best friend
Such a great song and singer! I especially love the references to Paris and Rome... This song serves as reminder that no matter how far I travel, there will always be a place I call "home"--wherever my loved ones are. :)

Check out the song here.


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    1. Hi shinsya49. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog again. I'm glad you are enjoying my entries and vlogs. This is my first time to do vlogs, so hopefully they will be even better. lol. Hope you have a nice week! Happy travels!


  2. Hi Morgan,

    I loved the National Treasure movies and I'm excited there may be a third installment. My family and I went to Mount Vernon this summer and they had a National Treasure tour that took you to some of the places the movie was filmed on the grounds. For only 5 extra bucks it was worth it!

    When I flew for the airlines my favorite song was Michael Buble's, Home. And I can't wait to check out the book. I wonder how many things I can scratch off??

    Great post!

    1. Hi Natalie!

      That's awesome about Mount Vernon. If I get a chance to go, I'll definitely do the Nat Treasure tour! :) I went to Mount Rushmore two years ago and the whole time I was thinking about Nat Treasure 2! lol

      Ah, so you were a flight attendant? That's great! I do love that song. And the book is really neat. You should definitely get a copy. There's also a U.S./Canada version that I have too.

      Thanks for commenting and checking out this post! ttyl