Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category

GARLIC FESTIVAL TIME AGAIN!

July 26, 2017

We love the GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL and it is that time of year again.  July 28 – 30 are the dates this year and it is coming up.  Time to make your plans to visit Gilroy.  A once a year event, the GARLIC FESTIVAL features all types of food made with garlic – including ice cream! – cooking demonstrations – with garlic of course, cooking competitions – with garlic of course, live entertainment and fun for the entire family.  Not only is Gilroy a scenic place to visit, but you will be able to smell the garlic as you get close.  Time for some fun again this year at the GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL!  Visit their website gilroygarlicfestival.com for more information.  Enjoy!!                        www.powerhiking.com

YUMMY! A MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM

May 22, 2017

What fun and what a unique idea – The Museum of Ice Cream! Originally opened in New York City on a seasonal basis, it was an instant success. Others cities will follow and Los Angeles has already had its opening. Currently sold out in LA and closed for the season in NYC, the Museum of Ice Cream has been a huge success and has a tremendous following. “… The Museum of Ice Cream is the place where ideas are transformed into real life experiences. A place where flavors are mysterious, toppings are toys and sprinkles make the world a better place…”.  Well worth a visit, check in with the website for further locations and openings. http://www.museumoficecream.com.   Maybe it will open in your city next.  See you there!

Wow! What a day!

May 18, 2017

The sky is blue.  The sun is shining. On such a gorgeous San Francisco day it is hard to find a prettier location than Lands End. Located at the westernmost tip of San Francisco, the vistas are amazing. Whether you gaze at the Marin Headlands or back at the Golden Gate Bridge, this is the weather to enjoy such a unique spot. The trail is well groomed and a little over a mile so an easy walk with many view benches along the way. Or just spend some quiet time reflecting on the beauty or watching the ships pass under the mighty Golden Gate. In the mood for culture? Visit the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Beautiful exhibits and a beautiful building. Lands End is a special spot on a sunny day.

FUN IN THE CENTRAL PARK SNOW

February 16, 2017

With so much snow on the ground in Central Park, it is takes a major effort to keep the park clean, accessible and ready for winter fun. The Central Park Conservancy works hard all year to keep the park beautiful, but it takes an extra effort during winter. There is so much to enjoy in a snow covered Central Park. There is ice skating at Wollman Rink, Lasker Rink or the Conservatory Water. You can cross country ski through the meadows and on the bridal paths. And there is sledding on Pilgrim Hill and Cedar Hill. There are ice festivals, a fitness series, walks and guided tours of the winter park. For a complete list of activities, visit the Central Park Conservancy website and then visit the park! Spring and the explosion of daffodils and tulips are just around the corner.

FAVORITE TREE

January 19, 2017

Standing tall and majestic over Rockefeller Center and the winter ice rink, sparkles the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.  Gleaming and twinkling for the thousands who come to gaze upon it, it thrills all who see it.  But the holidays are over and the Christmas Tree is gone.  What happens to it?  The Christmas Tree lives on as it is donated to Habitat For Humanity.  Its mighty limbs and trunk are used to build and repair homes lost and damaged in natural disasters and also to build affordable housing.  It is a noble tree and continues to do noble work.

THE BIG DADDY OF CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

November 30, 2016

The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on November 30th from 7 – 9 pm.  Above the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, the giant tree will be illuminated with thousands of lights.  With music, entertainment and celebrity stars braving the cold to entertain, it promises to be a fun-filled evening.  The Tree Lighting is a wonderful event that has been a tradition since 1933 and thousands will line the sidewalks attempting to get a view.  It is also televised.  The tree tradition was originally started in 1933 by Depression Era construction workers who put up a small tree and decorated it with cranberries, gum wrappers and tin cans.  What many do not know is that on January 9th, when the tree comes down, the tree is milled and treated and the lumber used for Habitat For Humanity.  That makes seeing the tree even more special!  If you cannot make the Tree Lighting then seeing it at sometime over the holiday season is a must. Giant and brilliant with lights, it is a tradition not to be missed.                                                  www.powerhiking.com

A Tradition Since 1924

November 23, 2016

Since 1924 New York has had the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  A event of fun and excitement for the whole family, thousands brave the cold each year to watch and thousands more enjoy it on TV.  The parade originally started with live animals from the city zoo and, taking only a couple of years off during WWII,  has evolved to the giant balloons that thrill millions today.  It is truly a wonderful family tradition and we are looking forward to it.  Hope you can enjoy it too.  Happy Thanksgiving!                                      www.powerhiking.com

FLEET WEEK SAN FRANCISCO

October 4, 2016

The skyline of San Francisco glows with blue lights in the evening in honor of San Francisco Fleet Week.  With a week filled with activities, October 7th – 10th promises to be fun and exciting.  There are ship tours, marching bands – even a high school band competition – , art shows, air shows, the Parade of Ships on Friday and, of course, the amazing Blue Angels.  Prepare to be in awe as they soar through the skies over the San Francisco Bay, spinning and circling only inches from each other.  There is a viewing area on the Marina Green and you can reserve seats online.  Sit, watch and enjoy the catered food. San Francisco Fleet Week has been an October tradition in the Bay Area since 1981.  It promises to be fun-filled, educational and exciting.  Don’t miss it!                                     http://www.powerhiking.comimg_9899

San Francisco Treasure

September 26, 2016

image.jpegimageimageWhat a treasure is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  On a cloudless sunny day, there is so much to explore:  the de Young Museum with its view tower, the Academy of Science with its living roof; the Botanical Garden; the Japanese Tea Garden; the Shakespeare Garden; or just relax on a bench in the park of the Music Pavilion.  If you like to walk, follow one of the many paths through amazing trees and greenery. Golden Gate Park is truly a treasure – particularly on a day like today.

NEVER FORGET

September 11, 2016

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