Welcome back to Out and About…. the only place that you can find out what’s happening in Kingwood, Atascocita and Humble! A long time coming! Congratulations to Colette Crossman, daughter of Ron and Halene, who has just graduated with a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Maryland. Best news of all, according to Ron and Halene, is that Colette has a job (!) and will begin her new career as curator of academic programs at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum. A great place in Atascocita for a party is Tin Roof Barbeque! There are some breezy outdoor places (covered and open) for families, sports teams, and big groups, and a great indoor party room. On a recent Saturday night, Michael, Kim and Paige Sullivan were joined by good friends, Brent Engelage, Mark Jumper, Mike and Sindi Sonnier, Bud and Ellen Johnson, Danny and Lynne Russell, Dave and Julie Martin with David, Michael, and Jennifer, Dan and Janet Huberty, and Keith Lapeze and son Luke. It’s vacation time, and for a couple of weeks, I will share travel tips with you from some of our area travel agents. This week Kathy and Bill Carroll who own Traveling Christians, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) have some suggestions to help you travel wisely when you are going on a tour, or any vacation: Pack passport, driver’s license, credit cards, jewelry, money, travelers checks, medications, camera, film, and camera accessories in your purse, fanny pack, or carry on bag. Never pack valuables in checked luggage! Make copies of your passport; leave one at home with someone and give another to someone traveling with you; makes it easier to replace if lost. Check your airline for the latest rules on carrying liquids on the plane. Currently, liquids, such as mouthwash, toothpaste, liquid hand gel, etc. must all fit into one, quart sized, Ziploc bag, zipped closed. Check the airline Web site for weight restrictions for both carry on and checked luggage. If you pack liquids in your checked luggage, seal those in Ziploc bags to avoid breakage, spillage. There is more space in the suitcase by packing your clothes in large Ziplocs or other plastic bags; squish the air out. They don’t wrinkle as much; then you can reuse for dirty or wet clothes. Take an extra fold up bag and place in your checked luggage to bring home souvenirs. Travel in comfortable clothes; bring socks or slippers to wear on long trips; don’t rely on the airline blankets to keep you warm! A light jacket or sweater is always a good traveling companion. Ladies, some of the lightweight shawls are great as well. Check on currency exchange rates. Most times it works best to exchange at a bank in the country where you are traveling. Remember that airlines are cutting back on the food they serve (and it’s not so good anyway!). Bring snacks and buy a bottle of water at the gate. Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water, as opposed to caffeine and alcohol. Walk around whenever possible, flex feet and legs while seated; stretch! What’s on my calendar: 25th annual Intercontinental Airport Festival; Noon – 4 p.m. June 16, Humble Area Chamber: 281-446-2128; IAH Continental Hangar. Save the Date: Monday, Sept. 24, 4th annual “One Life at a Time” luncheon/style show, benefiting The Mission in New Caney; 281-354-1200. Sponsor now and model in the fashion show, emceed by our own Cynthia Calvert, owner of the Tribune! I’ll see you out and about!

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