Tanya's Daily Scoop
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What to wear...
Not so bad over here, nothing too exciting either.
I've just been futzing with upcoming plans and making minor adjustments here and there - mostly food related.
So much awesome EATS gonna happen over this holiday weekend and then the next few weekends to boot!
And guess what I've got to do today?
It's time for me to get packing!!
Speaking of clothes...I still haven't quite figured out what I'm going to be wearing to an upcoming Malibu wedding.
So I went dress shopping yesterday. But although I didn't walk out of the first department store empty handed, I did buy a dress - just not one to wear at a wedding! LOL
Then at dinner, my baby sis Brigitte asked why not breakout and wear the absolutely gorgeous hand beaded dress that Dave had gifted me?!
Well regardless, I still need to find something for Cosette, Dominic, and Dave to wear, and although I have over 3 weeks time - we are so busy between now and then, that I really have hardly any time at all to go shopping and figure this out.
Ahhh the woes of going to a wedding.
Meanwhile I've got to figure out what to pack for Portland. Of course I need to pack all my mountain biking wear/gear, but I kinda prefer to get out of that attire once I'm done with the ride.
Oh well, I'll figure it out.
Next up - how about a little W2GW in SoCal for July 4th...
Where: Balboa Peninsula/Newport Bay
Times: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
You will spend the first hour or so cruising through the beautiful Newport Harbor amoung hundreds of other boats all celebrating the Spirit of America. Along the way you may even spot some Dolphin or possibly a Giant Blue Whale. This is all considered an appetizer for the event that takes place once the sun goes down. After sunset you will have a front row seat to one of the largest 4th of July fireworks displays in Southern California.
Bare witness to hundreds of colors and patterns that the sky has to offer on this night. Not only will you see the sky illuminated in firey burst, but feel and hear every pop and crackle during this one of a kind event.
For more information call (949) 675-0551
Looking for something to do all weekend long:
Huntington Beach's 4th of July Parade and Pier Festival
America the Beautiful
The tradition began on July 4, 1904, when Huntington Beach commemorated the arrival of the first electric passenger train linking the area with Long Beach and Los Angeles. The Board of Trade, a forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce, sponsored this first event, bringing 50,000 people to town to join in the day’s celebration.
Through the years, residents and visitors have witnessed some spectacular sights. How’s this for a show-stopping stunt by a city official? In the late 1930s, the city’s first lifeguard and fire chief, Dilbert “Bud” Higgins had a trick that no one has since imitated. He would don a firesuit, cover his face with petroleum jelly, soak himself with alcohol, light a match and dive in a fiery ball from a 50-foot platform high above the pier into the water below.
Among the famous who have presided over the parade in years past are Hollywood movie stars Jayne Mansfield, Natalie Wood, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dorothy Lamour, Mickey Rooney (and Mickey Mouse!) and a true American hero, astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The best legend goes that during his presidency, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s entourage was on its way through town, headed for San Diego, as the parade was going on. Quick-thinking parade organizers persuaded them take a slow pass along the parade route, to the delight of those gathered to watch.
For more information CLICK HERE
Wanna get into the groove?
July 4 Spectacular - The Music of Michael Jackson
When: July 4th at 8pm
This high energy concert showcases the best-known hits of the legendary “King of Pop”—from The Jackson 5 to his final film, “This Is It!” — and includes music from “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Blood on the Dance Floor” and many more. The seven-piece rock group Windborne along with lead singer James Delisco joins Pacific Symphony to celebrate the genius of Michael Jackson’s legacy. The concert opens with patriotic favorites and closes with a brilliant fireworks finale.
For more information CLICK HERE
Or how about a street faire?
The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, this Faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration for the city of Mission Viejo. Rides and games enhance an exciting carnival atmosphere for all ages. Local clubs and organizations set up plenty of booths for tasty food, beverages and fun games to take part in before the main event. Free entertainment includes music, dance and comedy for the enjoyment of children and adults alike, with performers drawn from local talent as well as professionals from outside the area. As would be expected for a Fourth of July Faire, the event climaxes at dusk in a spectacular fireworks display.
For more information call: 949-830-7066
I have a friend who will actually have a booth there this year selling absolutely adorable aprons - holiday themes and beyond - which make wonderful gifts!
Her name is Judi - tell her that Tanya sent you :)
Okay guys, lots to be done and it's time for me to get crackin'. Catch ya back here tomorrow!