Good 48º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we topped at 99º.
Picture of the Day .... hmmmmmmmmm........
Interesting about California....
In 1925 a giant sequoia located in California’s Kings Canyon National Park was named the nation’s national Christmas tree. The tree is over 300 feet in height.
More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
Pacific Park, on the venerable Santa Monica Pier, re-creates the amusement parks once dotting the ocean areas along the Pacific Coast. Featured are 11 amusement rides including the 1910-vintage hand-carved merry-go-round appearing in the movie “The Sting.”
Fallbrook is known as the Avocado Capital of the World and hosts an annual Avocado Festival. More avocados are grown in the region than any other county in the nation.
In Pacific Grove there is a law on the books establishing a $500 fine for molesting butterflies.
Located in Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is the largest museum of its kind in North America.
Totaling nearly three million acres, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the country.
The Hollywood Bowl is the world’s largest outdoor amphitheater.
Death Valley is recognized as the hottest, driest place in the United States. It isn’t uncommon for the summer temperatures to reach more than 115 degrees.
The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles on April 2, 1902.
San Francisco Bay is considered the world’s largest landlocked harbor.
Sequoia National Park contains the largest living tree. Its trunk is 102 feet in circumference.
It is estimated there are approximately 500,000 detectable seismic tremors in California annually.
The state motto is Eureka!, a Greek word translated “I have found it!” The motto was adopted in 1849 and alludes to the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada.
The redwood is the official state tree. Some of the giant redwoods in Sequoia National Park are more than 2,000 years old.
The highest and lowest points in the continental United States are within 100 miles of one another. Mount Whitney measures 14,495 feet and Bad Water in Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level.
Castroville is known as the Artichoke Capital of the World. In 1947 a young woman named Norma Jean was crowned Castroville’s first Artichoke Queen. She went on to become actress Marilyn Monroe.
From Mr. Food....
You can count on lots of crispy edges when you make our recipe for Sheet Pan Mac 'n' Cheese! If your regular macaroni and cheese recipe is getting too routine, then you'll love this unique way of making a classic, cheesy, favorite. This is one the whole family will cheer for!
- 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni
- 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup crushed butter crackers
Historically this date....
1898 – The Hawaiian flag is lowered from ʻIolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawaii to the United States.
1944 – Nazi German troops end the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people were killed indiscriminately or in mass executions.
1994 – Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
And births this date include...
... there was a restaurant on Hollywood Blvd near Highland called Diamond Jim's. It was SO GOOD!!! Went there a few times. It closed years ago!
1910 – Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
1939 – George Hamilton, American actor
Yesterday I got my Schwans order....
Orange Chicken Skillet Meal
Beef and Broccoli Skillet Meal
Sausage Breakfast Skillet
Grain Encrusted Cod Fillets
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo