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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Smoke/Temps/Canyonville Fire Size ~ Picture of the Day ~ Disneyland ~ Tater Tot Breakfast Bake ~ National Milk Chocolate Day

Good 56º smokey morning. 
Yesterday the morning started off with less smoke, but by 9am we were heavy into the smoke again...

According to the fire status yesterday morning, over 650 firefighters are fighting that blaze and by last night over 900 firefighters were ... and evacuation orders have been given for Richie Road, close to I-5....
The fire started with 800 acres, then to 1600 acres, then to 8000 acres and to 9000 acres. Today it has been reduced to 8800 acres. Slow process. 

By the 7 Feathers Casino...

 Along I-5.....
The red arrow is where the fire is...

Our temps topped yesterday at 93º.
Picture of the Day .... good one! Shared by Wilsonite Carol Nasca.

Interesting about Disneyland.....
5 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Disneyland

On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California. It's estimated that just under 45,000 people make their way to Disney's land of enchantment every single day! That's not the only fun fact we know about Disneyland—here are five more interesting tidbits you probably didn't know...
Future-President Ronald Reagan Hosted a Live Telecast of the Park's Opening.#Sleeping Beauty's Castle, one of the main attractions at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Image source: WikiCommonsSure, he would later become the President of the United States, but when Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, Ronald Reagan was just an unemployed actor looking for his next gig in Hollywood. Disney found him and brought him on to host the live telecast of the park's opening. Tickets cost just $1, and there was only 18 attractions compared to the 52 today and $99 price tag. Other notable former Disneyland employees include Steve Martin, who was a magician at the park, and Michelle Pfieffer, who played Alice in Wonderland.
Walt Disney Had an Apartment in the Park.According to sources within the park, Walt Disney himself kept a small, private apartment above the fire station on Main Street in the park. The apartment is still maintained and a light shining from the window is said to symbolize Disney's presence at the park. Walt and his wife aren't the only residents of Disneyland, though—the park is also home to over 200 feral cats that help keep rodents and pests down to a minimum within the park walls. 
The Park Has Closed Only Three Times in Its 63-year-long History.#An aerial view of the park from 1962. Image source: WikiCommonsForget Christmas or Thanksgiving—you'll find Disneyland in full-swing on both days (that's the beauty of a Southern California theme park). In fact, there have only been three days in the park's history where the gates have been closed and the rides shut down. The first was on November 25, 1963, the day of President John F. Kennedy's funeral and a national day of mourning as proclaimed by President Johnson. The second was January 17, 1994, the day of the Northridge earthquake that shook the San Fernando Valley (the park suffered no damage). And the third was on September 11, 2001. Though the attacks happened before the park's opening, the gates remained closed for the entirety of that day.
 There's an Exclusive Club Hidden Within the Park.In 1967, Disney was looking for a way to entertain high-profile park guests, so he opened a members-only restaurant and lounge above the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Dubbed "Club 33," the restaurant is the only place in the park that serves alcohol. Memberships cost $25,000 in start-up fees plus an additional $10,000 per year in maintenance. According to sources, Tom Hanks and Elton John are among the club's exclusive members.
If You Hear "Code V," Keep an Eye Out...For Vomit."Code V" is the term used among the park's 23,000 employees for when someone has a few too many churros before getting on the teacups ride. Needless to say, if you hear someone yell out "Code V in progress!" keep an eye out for any flying leftovers coming your way.
From Mr. Food....
Round up the whole gang 'cause everyone is going to want a part of this Tater Tot Breakfast Bake! It's full of everything they love best, including crispy potato nuggets, flavorful breakfast sausage, and cheesy, creamy, eggy goodness!


  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 (32-ounce) bag potato tots


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, bell pepper, and onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until sausage is browned, stirring to break up meat; drain. Place meat mixture in baking dish and evenly sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over cheese and top with potato tots.
  4. Bake 35 minutes, top with remaining cheese, and cook 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Historically this date.........
1945 – A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th    floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

1965 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.


And births this date include...

1901 – Rudy Vallee, American entertainer (d. 1986)

1929 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
Pretty lady, but my gosh, she smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day! She died at only 64!
1948 – Sally Struthers, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

On July 28th dive into the ever-popular National Milk Chocolate Day. When it comes to chocolate, this sweet easily pleases.
On average, we recognize three chocolate holidays a month.  Interestingly, July celebrates chocolate as often as February. 
Solid chocolate, when combined with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk, is known as milk chocolate.  While candy bar makers use milk chocolate to make their most popular candy bars, the treat isn’t the healthiest of the chocolates. Dark chocolate takes home the honors for nutrition. With added sugar and fat, milk chocolate packs on the calories.  Add to that, milk chocolate’s popularity in baked goods, and the calorie count keeps going up. Don’t forget, we add it to specialty coffee drinks and other beverages, too.
In fact, we’ve been adding milk to chocolate beverages since the mid-17th century.  But, in 1875 Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate by mixing a powdered milk developed by Henri Nestlé with the liquor.  It’s been milk chocolate bliss ever since. 
Since the days are heating up, melt that chocolate down. Drizzle it on some ice cream or mix it into some popcorn. Nobody said this holiday would be difficult.
Enjoy your favorite milk chocolate.  Create a special treat with one of these recipes:
According to our research, the National Confectioners Association created National Milk Chocolate Day.