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Monday, July 20, 2020

Picture of the Day ~ Longest Road in USA ~ 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies ~ Madeline Maxwell ~ National Moon Day (No! Not that kind! )


Good 54º clear sunny morning. 


Yesterday we topped at 103º.




Picture of the Day .... happiness!




Interesting about the longest road in the USA......

U.S. Route 20 or U.S. Highway 20 (US 20) is an east–west United States highway that stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to New England. The "0" in its route number indicates that US 20 is a coast-to-coast route and major route. Spanning 3,365 miles, it is the longest road in the United States, and the route is roughly parallel to that of the newer Interstate 90 (I-90), which is in turn the longest Interstate Highway in the U.S. There is a discontinuity in the official designation of US 20 through Yellowstone National Park, with unnumbered roads used to traverse the park.



US 20 and US 30 break the general U.S. Route numbering rules in Oregon, since US 30 actually starts north of US 20 in Astoria, and runs parallel to the north throughout the state (the Columbia River and Interstate 84). The two run concurrently and continue in the correct positioning near Caldwell, Idaho. This is because US 20 was not a planned coast-to-coast route while US 30 was. US 20 originally ended at the eastern entrance of Yellowstone Park; it was extended in 1940.

The highway's eastern terminus is in Boston, Massachusetts, at Kenmore Square, where it meets Route 2. Its western terminus is in Newport, Oregon, at an intersection with US 101, within a mile of the Pacific Ocean.
Sign in Newport Oregon......





From the Slow Roasted Italian... These cookies are soft and chewy. They are ready to bake before the oven is even preheated. Just stir, scoop,  and bake.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


1 cup honey roasted peanut butter (I used Skippy Natural)
1 cup granulated sugar (plus extra)
1 large egg
Mix ingredients in medium bowl until well combined. Use and electric mixer, stand mixer, or a wooden spoon.
Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, drop onto baking sheet. Dip fork into extra sugar and press down. Repeat until all cookies are pressed.
Bake 10-12 minutes (until barely golden brown around the edges)
and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Serve and enjoy.



Today is a special birthday, Madeline Maxwell, my step son Aaron's daughter and his wife Marie's.
Madeline is 5 years old. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDIE!! xoxo




Historically this date......
1903 – The Ford Motor Company ships its first car.


1932 – In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans, part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force, who attempt to march to the White House.


1934 – 1934 West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, Washington, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.


1940 – California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
....with stop signs at the end of the on-ramps!
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1969 – Apollo programApollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon almost 7 hours later. (US Time)


2012 – During a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, a gunman opens fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 58.


2015 – The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades.



2017 – O. J. Simpson is granted parole to be released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas.




And births this date include...
1925 – Lola Albright, American actress and singer (d.2017)
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1938 – Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dt0dLOPG2v0/UeqYEsSVV3I/AAAAAAAAsTU/xYYE2mPUAK8/s1600/natalieMA29241861-0041.jpg


1947 – Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Santana)
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IBYihBlk94c/UeqYIfcli3I/AAAAAAAAsTc/m5v5gGFqO9E/s1600/carlosMA29241861-0042.jpg



1971 – Sandra Oh, Canadian actress
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tJAojvVMRgw/UeqYLTJGhAI/AAAAAAAAsTk/vi6ocJs4Mbk/s1600/sandra1MA29241861-0043.jpg
1980 – Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model, fashionista, and businesswoman




All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Moon Day on July 20th commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.”
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 carried the first humans to the moon. Six hours after landing on the moon, American Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface. He spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft. Buzz Aldrin soon followed, stepping onto the lunar surface. After joining Armstrong, the two men collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material. Their specimens would make the journey back to Earth to be analyzed. 
In the command module, a third astronaut waited. Pilot, Michael Collins, remained alone in orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned.
Caught up in the thrill of the adventure, millions of Americans watched the mission from Earth. Televisions around the world tuned in to the live broadcasts. The astronauts had a world-wide audience. As a result, all witnessed as Armstrong stepped onto the moon’s surface and described the event as “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Unquestionably, putting men on the moon became a tangible achievement in the space race. It placed the United States in a role to go forth and explore into the deeper reaches of the universe, too. In the months and decades that followed, NASA and the Soviets stepped up their missions. 
The day doesn’t just celebrate the landmark mission. It also celebrates future missions. Private expeditions are taking humans further into space. Armstrong’s “one small step for man” inspired imaginations and sparked innovation, too, for generations to come. Even future moon missions are planned including manned landings. 

 

NATIONAL MOON DAY HISTORY

In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed National Moon Landing Day on July 20th to honor the anniversary of man’s first moon landing. However, no continuing resolution followed.
Enter Richard Christmas. He took up the baton by launching a “Chrismas Card” writing campaign. The Michigan native wrote to governors and members of Congress in all 50 states urging them to create National Moon Day. He achieved some success, too. By July of 1975, 12 states sponsored bills observing Moon Day.
Another modern-day supporter of National Moon Day is Astronomer James J. Mullaney. He knows a few things about the moon, too. As a former Curator of Exhibits and Astronomy at Pittsburgh’s original Buhl Planetarium, Mullaney is on a mission. He says, “If there’s a Columbus Day on the calendar, there certainly should be a Moon Day!” His goal is a federally recognized holiday.
In 2019, President Donald Trump proclaimed July 20th as the 50th Anniversary Observance of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. However, no National Moon Day has been declared.