Traditions Are Good...And We Have Them
Sawdust Art Festival is held at Laguna Beach twice a year in summer from late June to late August and in winter from late November to mid December. Since its inception in 1965, Sawdust Art Festival today attracts more than 200,000 visitors from all over United States to walk on its sawdust-covered paths in a hand-crafted village of fine arts and crafts.
Sawdust Art Festival features arts and crafts in the forms of Art glass, Ceramics, Clothing, Furniture, Jewelry, Illustrator, Mixed Media, Photography, Print, Sculpture, and Watercolor and oil painting. The Festival also features glass blowing demos, hands-on art workshops, children's art booth, restaurants, saloon and live entertainment. Besides the art show, visitors can also enjoy a three-acre eucalyptus grove, a waterfall, a decorated water pond, a watermill and a relaxing patio - all within the festival's ground.
Did You Know? - The sunflower is native to Central America. The evidence thus far is that it was first domesticated in Mesoamerica, present day Mexico, by at least 2600 BC. It may have been domesticated a second time in the middle Mississippi Valley, or been introduced there from Mexico at an early date, as maize was.
The earliest known examples of a fully domesticated sunflower north of Mexico have been found in Tennessee, and date to around 2300 BC. Many indigenous American peoples used the sunflower as the symbol of their solar deity, including the Aztecs and the Otomi of Mexico and the Incas in South America.
Francisco Pizarro was the first European to encounter the sunflower in Tahuantinsuyo, Peru. Gold images of the flower, as well as seeds, were taken back to Spain early in the 16th century. Some researchers argue that the Spaniards tried to suppress cultivation of the sunflower because of its association with solar religion and warfare.
Now you know when we got there....
Check out the deer in the upper tight hand corner
Love the old signs
Did You Know? - Tidewater Oil Company (also rendered as Tide Water Oil Company) was a major petroleum refining and marketing concern in the United States for more than 80 years. Tidewater was best known for its Flying A-branded products and gas stations, and for Veedol motor oil, which was known throughout the world.
Tidewater was founded in New York City in 1887. The company entered the gasoline market just before World War I, and by 1920 was selling gasoline, oil and other products on the East Coast under its Tydol brand. In 1931, Tidewater expanded its reach into the midwestern U.S. by purchasing Northwestern Oil Company of Superior, Wisconsin.
Soon thereafter, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (now ExxonMobil) gained control of Tidewater, and set up the subsidiary Mission Corporation to operate it. J. Paul Getty's purchase of Mission in 1937 set the stage for the birth of Tidewater as a major national player in the oil industry.
In 1938, Getty merged Tidewater with Associated Oil Company, based in San Francisco with a market area limited to the Far West. Associated, founded in 1901, had created the prominent Flying A brand for its premium-grade gasoline in 1932.
What is a dry stand pipe?
Did You Know? - For standpipes fixed into buildings, the pipe is in place permanently with an intake usually located near a road or driveway so that a fire engine can supply water to the system. The standpipe supply pipe extends into the building to fire fighting water to the interior of the structure via hose outlets, often located between each floor in stairwells in high rise buildings. Dry standpipes are not filled with water until needed in fire fighting. Fire fighters often bring hoses in with them and attach them to standpipe outlets located along the pipe throughout the structure.
The trees grow through the little stores
We Then Walked To Art-A-Fair
After Lunch, Time To Walk
A stroll on the beach
A stroll into the water was eventful!
After Laguna Beach: Alpine Village, Here We Come
Tom specializes in haunting houses ... He bases the fee nn how many rooms!
Did You Know? - A haunted house is a house or other building often perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. Supernatural activity inside homes is said to be mainly associated with violent or tragic events in the building's past such as murder, accidental death, or suicide.
In 2005, Gallup polls conducted in three countries—the United States, Canada, and Great Britain—showed that more people believe in haunted houses than any of the other paranormal items tested, with 37% of Americans, 28% of Canadians, and 40% of Britons believing.
Tom's last job was a total success...
Let the dancing begin... Thanks to Tracy Wells
When old people get to moving, look out!!
Del & Vicky make the evening special
Ed & Kathy completed the evening... Fun for all! What is he thinking???
The famous "Del Grin"
Vicky tried to be quiet for ten minutes.... Sox minutes in was getting dangerous
What is the burst pressure???
She is soooooooo pretty!!!