Concerts, Conventions, Lodging, Nightlife, Travel

On the Road with Penny at the MCM Elegante’ 007 event

We recently visited the MCM Elegante’ Hotel in Beaumont, Texas for a meet and greet that turned out to be much more. They planned a 007 Casino Royal themed event that was worthy of a high class fundraiser with food with an international flavor, open bar, casino games and great prizes. We won a Relax and Renew Spa Package from …


On the Road with Penny at CyPhaCon

 We took a trip to Lake Charles for the 8th annual CyPhaCon in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The convention focuses on Anime, gaming and sci-fi. We had interviews with a fan group that created a Star Wars fan movie, an anime cover band, authors  and the organizers of several other Louisiana cons.There was even a disabled vet that creates one …

On the Road with Penny at the Cajun Heritage Festival

We stopped in at the Cajun Heritage Festival in Port Arthur April 7th. The dance floor was full and the crawfish were plentiful. There was plenty of other Cajun cuisine too. We dined on pork jambalaya! The annual event is hosted by the Southeast Texas Arts Council, with support from Cajun Sounds Internet Radio, Texas Commission on the Arts, Foundation …

On the Road with Penny checking out South Texas State Fair

We payed a visit to the South Texas State Fair this week. The YMBL event is celebrating its 75th year! You still have time to check out this 10 day event until Easter Sunday. Check the YMBL website for information on discount days and schedules. The fair offers carnival food, rides, live music, vendors, exhibits and even a rodeo! We …

On the Road with Penny and James H Longmore

We videoed a great discussion with James H. Longmore at a meet and greet at Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches, Texas. Longmore discussed issues with getting his first book, “Flanagan” published and did a short reading from it. He also discussed some of his other books and anthologies, some of which are put out by his own publishing company …

On the Road at the Belly Dance Studio with Michele Harrington

We stopped in while On the Road with Penny at the Belly Dance Studio in Beaumont, Texas at their new location. They are now inside the Bonnie Cokinos School of Dance. We visited with Michele Harrington about her recent trip to Egypt and other destinations in the middle east and learned a few basic steps at the end. Come on …

An in-depth discussion with Australian filmmaker Bill Bennett about PGS

On the Road with Penny recently went to a Houston screening of “PGS Intuition is your Personal Guidance System” by Australian filmmaker Bill Bennett. It is a documentary that was inspired by an instance 18 years ago that saved his life. A voice that audibly told him to “slow down” saved him from being creamed by an 18-wheeler at an …

A quick look at the lights on the San Antonio River Walk

Here is a quick look at the Christmas lights on the San Antonio River Walk. There were three types of boats on the river that night, the usual tours, dinner cruises and boats with carolers. During the holidays you can reserve the boats for $150 to take caroling down the river. They supply the songs and music, you supply the …

A visit to Cypress Creek Reserve Rum Distillery

Cypress Creek Reserve Rum Distillery has been in operation for eight years. Owner David Watson took us on a little tour and explained his distilling process. Besides regular rum, they also make a vanilla flavor and one that is aged in whiskey barrels for at least a year that is very smooth. They also offer vanilla for cooking. David Watson …