Good 41º clear morning. Should be in the 80º today. Yesterday we hit 76º by 3pm. Southern California is sweltering in 3 digits!
And in Canada it's their traditional Thanksgiving.
To Ike and to Gator's family... HAPPY THANKSGIVING~
PICTURE OF THE DAY
This is fascinating. How to put up a bridge girder ... in China!
Historically this date...
1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically inThe Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached South Asia
1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.
1933 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice
1962 – Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
2000 – The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39
And births this date include....
1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (d. 2007)
1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer
If you like dips... here are a slew of them, all from Hidden Valley Ranch. This one has me drooling... spinach, sour cream, ranch dip mix, and water chestnuts:
I puttered around yesterday. Ran "5 Miles". Had a chat with neighbor Frank. Cleaned out a couple cupboards. Found some bacon crumbles that are still good! YUMMMM.
Dinner was some pasta/veggie rerun with some of the tomatoes Chris C gave me...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Gumbo Day
A Creole soup from Louisiana, thickened with okra pods. “Gumbo” is an African word for okra. Okra came to America with the slave trade and was introduced to the white population by African cooks. As with all recipes, there are regional variations and different styles of gumbo.