Monday, December 27, 2010

Great Entertainment in Los Angeles - The Budweiser Clydesdales and the Bandfest at Pasadena City College

We Angelenos know that it is not too difficult to bring a lawn chair and coffee to the Rose Bowl Parade, sit on the sidewalk and enjoy the beautiful floats, outstanding marching bands, and gorgeous horses such as the team of eight St. Louis Budweiser Clydesdales, with the driver and two Dalmatians riding in the red, white, and gold beer wagon--a sight to behold.

These horses weigh between 1800 and 2300 pounds and stand 18 hands high. They arrive here by (you guessed it) three red flashy 50-foot semis and have a trainer at all times. Each night they sleep in local stables until the big day when they are transported to the parade in the early morning of January 1.

Kids are delighted with the parade, of course, but did you know that you can see the marching bands perform before the parade at the Pasadena City College Bandfest? This is usually a two-day event and will begin this year on December 29th.

Parents and grandparents, this is your chance to give a wonderful experience to your youngsters and perhaps get that child interested in becoming a marching band member, too. It is always nice to see and hear the bands perform at the parade, but it does not compare to their performance at the Pasadena City College. The bands are all very good, and my favorite is the Los Angeles All City Marching Band.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Santa's Sled: A Red Big Rig with All the Trimmngs

Instead of a sled, Santa should get himself one of those red, flashy big rigs with condo accommodations in the cab. He could bring Mrs. Claus and really enjoy the ride with electric seat warmers and two 64 ounce thermos mugs and there would be plenty of room for a couple of elves in the back, too.

I would suggest one of those bright red Coca Cola rigs. Even a UPS truck would do as long as it had one of those fancy grills like a Peterbilt, Mac, or a Freightliner. He would, of course, need lots of bells and whistles--I mean like fancy rows of lights on the cab and the trailer, and plenty of shiny chrome that would glisten in the glow of the lights.

He couldn’t park it on the roof, of course, but he could park it on the street and light up the neighborhood with his holiday gear, and he could store his ladder on the side of the truck with a few fancy hooks so if he still wanted to go down the chimney, he could.

Since he couldn’t fly through the air, he would have to go global, and hire some drivers in all parts of the world, and that sure would help the worldwide economy in a number of ways. The animal protection people should be OK with this, since Christmas Eve has always been hard on the reindeer anyway, poor Rudolph.

What do you think?

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Traveling With The Kids During The Holidays

It is that time of year again and happy holidays to you all. This is just a holiday reminder that if you travel a lot or are planning a trip on any interstate and have children who want to be entertained, think about the WannaBtruckers game that is both entertaining and an educational counting game. It is easy to order the game on our web site and adults will enjoy playing it too.

Merry Christmas and may your travels this holiday season be safe and happy.

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