Have you ever wanted to go on a tour of the White House? You really can. We did. Actually, everyone in my family went on the tour except for me. More on this later. To request a free tour of the White House, you need to make the request through your senator or representative in Congress. According to the White House website, you need to submit your request at least 21 days in advance. Based on my experience, you should apply at least three months in advance. It took about three months before I received the White House tour confirmation.
Anyone get any great Black Friday deal yesterday? I actually ventured out this year. I woke up at 4am and tried to get back to sleep. But then my youngest daughter came in and I had to take her to the bathroom. After that, I decided to head out Target. Boy was that store crowded. But not as crowded as Best Buy. People were still trying to get inside Best Buy two hours after they opened. Anyhow, I have three giveaway winners announcements today: Sears Craftsman Workwear, Fisher-Price TRIO DC Super Friends Batcave, and Salonpas Pain Relief Patch.
Last week, I put together a DVD movies gift guide. This week, I decided to put together a list of books that would appeal to many dads, moms, and kids.
If your children love superheroes, then they will also love the three superhero guides below. We purchased the DC Comics and Marvel encyclopedias a couple of years ago and they are getting a little beat up because my seven-year old son looks at them all the time. Plus he treats his books like he treats his baby brother — Rough with a capital R. Recently, my son checked out the Avengers guide at the library and likes it too, but there is a lot of overlap between the Avengers guide and the Marvel Encyclopedia. These three superhero guides feature pictures and interesting facts about superheroes and supervillains. I highly recommend the DC and Marvel encyclopedias. And if you don’t want to shell out the bucks for those two books, I would suggest going with the less expensive Avengers guide.
- The DC Comics Encyclopedia (List Price: $40, Amazon: $28.61)
- Marvel Encyclopedia (List Price: $40, Amazon: $26.40)
- Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide (List: $16.99, Amazon: $11.55)