Washington DC Fireworks Display 2011

June 30, 2011

You are in for a treat if you haven’t done this before — you should check out the the Washington DC fireworks on PBS Television on the Fourth of July! The last two years were just AWESOME!! PBS TV runs the program live and then re-runs it again for those who missed it! Here is the link: http://www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/

You can find out what station and time will have the PBS show by clicking here: http://www.pbs.org/tv_schedules/

If you are lucky enough to be physically in the neighborhood, here is an article about the best places to see them: gosoutheast.about.com

Here is a great explanation of how fireworks work:
https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/ever-wonder-how-fireworks-work/

Check out other ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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Happy Fathers Day!

June 18, 2011

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads and Granddads out there!!

May you have a joyous one!

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I Just Found Gluten-Free Girl and her Chef – and I Love Them!

June 7, 2011

I just found food beautifully photographed to make your mouth water on a wonderful website for people having to or trying to live gluten-free. You must check out Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef! Shauna’s story on her About page is endearing. Her writing style is easy to read. And those photos!!!! And recipes!! And lots and lots of stories!! The website is VERY informative. She has lots of links for further information as well. AWESOME!

I have been going through my own medical mire. So, I’m re-reading my Dr Mark Hyman books (because I have been following his Ultra- concepts for several years now – but not completely to the letter – more as they meld into the Mediterranean diet and more protein/less bad fat/more good fat diets), re-assessing my daily supplements and routines, and getting all kinds of tests done. I found Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef as a link on Hyman’s website. Hopefully, we’ll figure my problem all out soon. In the meantime, since my gastroenterologist told me to stop all medicines, vitamins and supplements in prep for “the procedure,” I figured what’s one more thing – I’ll stop the gluten and the high fructose corn syrup even more than I already had, too. It seemed to be making a difference but then I had to change my diet in preparation for today’s colonoscopy. Since my follow-up appointment is in two weeks, I’m going to use these two weeks to cut out gluten and high fructose corn syrup to see what happens.

Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!


It’s June 2nd…and it is SNOWING in Reno!

June 2, 2011

I want WARMTH!!!! I cannot believe it is the second of June and it is snowing here in Reno! We had snow showers yesterday, too! I had planned to garden this whole week but it is too cold! – For me and the plants!! 39 degrees at 9 in the morning and right now at 10:50 am, it is 43 degrees – brrrrr! On the news last night, someone said we should change the name of this month to Junuary! THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMP IN RENO ON THE 2ND OF JUNE IS SEVENTY-EIGHT DEGREES.

Snow pictures from RenoTahoe.com

Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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Father’s Day Gift Suggestion for Dads and Granddads!

June 1, 2011

Grandpa Ron calls it a grandparent’s book. I call it a children’s book. Read it and decide for yourself! The kids enjoy talking about the activities and details in the pictures. The adults remember their own special moments – either as kids with their grandparents or as grandparents with their grandkids. Dads and moms get their own flashbacks, too!

Check out the blog special page for more info.

Front Cover for Grandpa Do It I Do It Too

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Visit Marble Bluff to see Cui-ui Fish Swim Upstream

June 1, 2011

The Marble Bluff Fish Passage Facility is located near Nixon, NV at Marble Bluff Dam, on the delta of the Truckee River where it ends at Pyramid Lake. The Cui-ui are spawning in large numbers this year. This endangered sucker fish is found only in Pyramid Lake in Nevada. There is a series of locks, ladders and bypasses to help the fish get up the Truckee River to lay their eggs. Jeff Delong of the Reno Gazette-Journal has a front page article With cui-ui thriving, the whole river teems with several great photos – one with a whole flock of white pelicans waiting for the fish to fly out of the water right into their mouths…well, almost! This year may be a record run thanks to all the winter snow we had.

There are several you-tube videos of the fish ladders from last year’s run. Here’s one. When it is done it will show you more choices as well.

Check out other ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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