Tanya's Daily Scoop Covering the West Coast & the World CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: LAKE TAHOE
Martin Luther King Day in Lake Tahoe
Well guys...we did it!
We had our first day out on the slopes (for this season). And it was great!
I was slightly hesitant being that it was a Sunday and even worse - a Sunday on a holiday weekend. But the crowds weren't bad at all and although the temps were kinda warm (for skiing), the conditions were amazing!
Just a reminder that we are skiing at Heavenly Resort which is high above the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Making it one of the most scenic ski resorts anywhere!!
And while we spend our Martin Luther King holiday on the slopes this year, last year it was spent with the kids performing with The International Peace Choir at Disney's California Adventure.
Here is a short clip from that day:
The International Peace Choir happens to embraces a vision of worldwide peace and along with a number of other heartfelt numbers, their theme sone “Let there Be Peace On Earth” is a beautiful reminder that it really does begin with each and every one of us!
Along with the IPC (International Peace Choir) the kids and I have taken a number of trips/journeys; 2 of them actually involved Martin Luther King and the most recent being in April 2014 when we took a trip to our countries capital - Washington DC and amongst the many wonderful sites we visited was The Martin Luther King Memorial...
2014 visit to Washington DC (c)travelincousins.com
And while all y'all (lol I crack myself up) know that I live out in Sunny California, what you really got here is a Princess from Queens...and on that note please don't forget to check out Elisa's new Travelin' 25 article: 22 Must-See Museums in Queens
Back to the SCOOP: Cosette had given me a break yesterday morning and she made us all a lovely filling breakfast to fuel us up for our day on the slopes.
Then after a great day on the slopes we headed back to our suite and spent the rest of the night hanging out, munching on yummies, playing a wild game of RISK, having dinner in and finishing the 2nd half of Dr. Zhivago.
I was up at 5:25a this morning in order to take Dave to the airport. Poor guy has to go back to work while the rest of us stay up here and play in the snow.
And now I'm ready to shake my tail feathers once again and hit the trails!
See you back here tomorrow, -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs CURRENTLY ON LONG ISLAND
Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King on Long Island
Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Well, the kids are off from school today with it being a national holiday.
Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor this man who made amazing contributions to the civil rights movement more than fifty years ago.
What many people may not realize is that while Dr. King was known for his many speeches throughout the south, he visited New York, and specifically Long Island in a memorable visit on June 13, 1965 when he delivered a moving commencement address at Hofstra University for the school's 36th graduation ceremony.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a rally in Lakeview in 1965. He toured several communities and a few months later spoke at Hofstra University's commencement ceremony. (May 12, 1965) Photo Credit: Newsday/Al Raia
Dr. King spoke to an audience of 5,000 Hofstra graduates, faculty members, parents and guests, which at the time was predominantly white. During his speech, he urged them to help rid the world of the ''evils'' of racial injustice, poverty and war.
Quoted as saying, "'We've learned 'to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers" which articulately expressed his resolute message for racial equality and nonviolence.
An honorary doctor of divinity degree was bestowed to Dr. King from the Hofstra University for his ''courageous leadership and unflagging devotion to the principles of love and reconciliation.''
Recounting his 1965 visit on January 19, 1986, the first official Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, The New York Times quoted Edward Chalfant, a professor of English at Hofstra who attended the commencement, said: ''I can't say I've ever been moved by a speaker as much as or more than I was by him that day. It certainly was clear to me that he was a great man.'' He described Dr. King's remarks as ''terrifically powerful.''
Today, we officially celebrate this national holiday for the thirty-second time and things have come a long way since Dr. King's visit to Long Island in 1965, to bring his vision of equality to fruition in many areas of American life, particularly when it comes to education and opportunity and witnessing the the historic election of our nation's first black president in this century.
Happy Birthday Dr. King and thank you for all you have done to change our country for the better!
My recent visit to the Queens Museum last week. (c) travelincousins.com
You guys know how much I LOVE museums! I've traveled all the around Europe, Asia and this great country, having beheld some of the world's most treasured artifacts and valuable exhibitions. But, there is something extra special and heartwarming about observing the history and riches of one's own "backyard."
The local museums of Queens and Long Island are home to hidden gems and information, that unfortunately, do not get international, nor national acclaim.
Well, that's why I have committed to do so! My dream is to have people near and especially far, to have Long Island and the outer NYC boroughs on their bucket lists when setting their sights on visiting The Empire State!!
So, needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed assembling this article for you and moreover, traveling the local area to visit many of these in the recent past! I hope you enjoy this feature and it inspires you to put these points of interest on your calendar for a visit! CLICK HERE to read the article.