Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Its a little overwhelming. Every time I go into any store whether it be Walgreens, Walmart, Target, or any super market, they have many different types of sun screen, or sun block. Which one is best for you to use? Which one is best to use for your baby? Its hard to tell right now, and trust me we aren't the only ones confused. The FDA has announced last month that they will require all sun block lotions to report how effective they are on both UVA, and UVB rays. Both types of rays have been linked to both skin cancer and wrinkles. This doesn't however cover what chemicals are safe to use on your skin, but it is a step in the right direction. The last thing we need right now is to be giving our kids something that could give them cancer in the future. It is not the sun block that gives people cancer and wrinkles, it is the UVA, and UVB sun rays. This is why protection is key in preparing for the future, no one wants to get a sunburn either on their family vacation. A recent report and advisory from the American Academy of Pediatrics talk about the importance of putting on as much sunscreen as you can on baby infants. This is because they are more likely to get skin cancer if you don't put the sunscreen on them. If you are pregnant the best way to go is to use a mineral sun screen with titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide. These are more topical creams that are meant to stay on top of the skin, rather than be absorbed into the skin like most popular sun screens. Its hard to get away from the chemical sunscreens but alternatives do exist, and I recommend everyone take a look at them. The topical mineral sun screen's aren't as water proof, but they definitely do the trick, and are great if you are an expecting mother and worried about the added chemicals in some of the more popular brands. Just keep your eyes opened, be informed, and make an informed decision. Remember, its going to be a lot easier to get sunscreen soon, for now we are all a little more informed. Have a great summer, and don't let the sun beat the fun out of you!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
These Trailin Tracks Dinosaur flip flops are fun for the younger kids. They put these things on, and they make tracks like their favorite dinosaur. It also helps protect their feet from the hot sand. Younger kids really get a kick out of these, and they come in a variety of sizes. Make sure you get the right size for your kid, and he will be running around in circles around your beach spot making scary dinosaur tracks! This is great for kids that love dinosaurs!
This Gowi water pump set is both fun and educational for kids of all ages! It is PVC free and it was made in Austria. Kids will be amazed how this aparatus pumps water from their bucket and turns the water wheel. It will also expand their minds and show them that a little bit of ingenuity can go a long way. This toy is great for kids of all ages. This is not your regular beach bucket toy!
We all know that building a sand castle is hard, especially when you are trying to build it up to your child's expectations. This Beach Builder kit developed by iPlay is a great new way to build your sand kingdom brick by brick. This makes it very easy to do, and it comes with very extensive instructions on how to teach your kids to make a great looking sand castle every time. You will have the best sand castle on your side of the beach! This is great fun for the whole family.
This is not your normal remote controlled car. This is called the Kid Galaxy Morphibians Shark. It is a very sturdy remote controlled car that can drive both on the sand, and in shallow water. Most remote controlled vehicles that can do this are quite expensive. This new remote control car is only $30. If you have an older kid in your family, or if you are that older kid, you will love playing with this toy and chasing your dogs with it. This thing can really stand up to the elements.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Its almost that time again for the crazy spring break that goes on in Port Aransas. The back porch bar has remained closed for a long time but in March 2011, it will reopen! This is a great hang out spot, and has a great view to watch while you get really messed up. This is one of my favorite spots to go to. They have great food, and even better drinks. You won't be disappointed this year, they are opening at the right time, and i'm sure its going to get crazy. The beach during spring break has huge lights, and people listening to Tupac and Biggie Smalls. So if that gets old for you, and you don't feel in that kind of mood be sure to head to the back porch. I can't promise that they won't play Lady Gaga, but it sure as hell won't be South Park Mexican. This is going to be great fun!
Here is there contact information:
132 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
It is very rare that shark attacks happen in Texas. They do happen however, and when they do it can become pretty bad really quickly. Many people that live in the Port Aransas, and South Padre Island areas of the Gulf of Mexico, say that there has been no deaths from a shark ever. They are clearly wrong. I will go through a list of people that have died from sharks. This wasn't made to freak you out, as you can see from this list it doesn't happen often, but take note of the location, and don't be caught unprepared to see a shark when your fishing, or riding wakes with your surf board.
- In August 19th 1962, Hans Fix (40 years old) was fishing in waist deep water in Andy Bowie Park, in the South Padre Island, Port Isabel area when he was attacked. He died from this attack, and it was confirmed that it was a bull shark.
- In June 16th, 1937, A. Thompson Jr. (16 years old) was swimming in 4 feet of water in Galveston, Texas when his right arm was torn off by an unknown shark. The shark also mangled his right leg. He survived the incident but was made a cripple because of his encounter. This was probably also a bull shark that attacked him.
- In September 23rd 19ll, John Bloomquist was killed and eaten by a shark in the Galveston ship channel, after jumping overboard to save a companion. This is a sad story, and although the shark has also been unconfirmed, I would say it was also a bullshark, they are common in the area.
Monday, January 31, 2011
3rd Coast Inn
718 S. Station St.
7 units that are 3 blocks away from the beach, kitchens, pets are ok, hot tub, pool, and a picnic area.
A Laughing Horse Lodge
503 E. Avenue G
17 cabanas near the beach, and pets are allowed.
Alister Square Inn
122 S. Alister
361-749-3000 or 888-749-3003
50 units refrigerators, microwaves and kitchenettes
America's Best Value Inn
306 S. Alister
23 units complementary coffee in every room, centrally located, pool, spa, and wifi Internet
Aransas Harbor Condominiums
230 Cut-Off Rd.
84 fully equipped units some with view of channel, wifi internet
Aransas Princess Condominiums
720 Beach Access Rd. 1-A
112 Condos on beach, 2 pools, covered parking
121 Cut-Off Rd.
12 Units, full kitchens, channel view, and wifi internet
Bay Tree Condominiums
900 N. Station St.
28 condos on ship channel, private marina and pier, wifi internet
Beachcomber Motel and Condos
539 12th St.
12 apartments with kitchens, pool, enclosed hot tub, overlooks the surf