Good 50º morning.
Yesterday we started off at 53º with a clear sky. We topped at 98º.
Picture of the Day ...
Interesting about Idaho......
Elk River is the home of the Idaho Champion Western Red Cedar Tree, the largest tree in the state. Estimated to be over 3000 years old this giant is more than 18 feet in diameter and stands 177 feet tall.
In Idaho law forbids a citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds
The city of Grace in the Gem Valley is most famous for their certified seed potatoes.
Grangeville is located in north central Idaho. The community is considered the getaway to five wilderness areas and four national forests totaling 5 1/2 million acres. The total is second only to Alaska in designated wilderness area.
The Lewis & Clark Highway (United State Highway 12) is the shortest route from the midwest to the Pacific Coast and the longest highway within a national forest in the nation.
The economy of Idaho City originally developed around gold mining in the 1860s.
Bruneau Dunes State Park contains North America’s tallest single structured sand dune. It stands 470 feet high.
The Kamiah Valley is rich in the heritage and legends of the Nez Perce. It was here, among the ancestors of the present day Nez Perce, the Appaloosa horse was first bred, primarily for use as a war animal.
Hell’s Canyon is the deepest gorge in America.
From Mr. Food
There's no excuse to skip breakfast anymore! Our On-the-Go Breakfast Pockets are just as good at the breakfast table as they are on-the-run. A buttery, flaky crust and a cheesy hot filling make these an "A+" morning option.
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 (8-ounce) can crescent rolls
- 4 thin slices deli ham
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
***Make these ahead of time for busy mornings! All you have to do is wrap them up and pop them in the freezer. When you're ready for one, just take it out and heat!
Historically this date.....
1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.
1918 – Mexican Revolution: Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.
1980 – A massive bomb planted by extortionist John Birges explodes at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada after a failed disarming attempt by the FBI. Although the hotel is damaged, no one is injured.
2003 – Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
2011 – Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.
And births this date include.....
Holy cow, 7 husbands!
1937 – Tommy Sands, American actor and singer
Sad, some people just don't age well!
1943 – Tuesday Weld, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on August 27
Today is Just Because Day. Finally, you have a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Most often in life, we do things because we have to, or we want to, or it's expected of us. None of those reasons apply today.
Is there something you'd like to do, but there isn't a reason or logic for doing it? Well, today is the day to go out and do something "just because". It is most enjoyable if it is an uncommon, or unexpected activity or action. Perhaps, you have something in mind. If not, just go with the first thing that comes to your mind. "Just because" activities often come from a "whim" or a "what if I" type of thought. We know you will quickly get the hang of this day, and have a lot of fun with it.
To get you started, here are some of our suggestions for Just Because Day :
- Take an unplanned day of vacation
- Visit someone you haven't seen in a while
- Knock on someone's door and compliment them for their great lawn
- Skip, don't walk
- Spin a wheel, and bicycle in the opposite direction of where the arrow points.
- Buy something you don't need.
- Jump in a puddle
- Walk backwards
Here is a great idea- send someone some flowers- - "just because".
Thought for the Day: Did you ever feel like you've had too much wine? .... Yeah, me neither.
History and Origin of Just Because Day :
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. But, we think this can be one of the best, most fun days of the year! Why!? ..Just because.
"The original version of Just Because Day may be a movable holiday called Because Day that was first celebrated on the third Wednesday in May. It was invented in the late fifties or early sixties, by my father, Joseph J. Goodwin of Los Gatos, CA. He turned the gift of a transistor radio for my mother into our own family holiday. It wasn't so much about a radio as it was about celebrating life, free afternoons, and family. My sister assured me on my last visit that she passed the tradition on to her family." B. Lynn Goodwin