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18 things you probably didn’t know about Christmas

December 10, 2015

How much do we really know about Christmas? For most Americans, the answer is “a lot.” But Christmas is big holiday with a long — and sometimes surprising — history. Just ask Asher Fogle, features editor at Good Housekeeping. She took the time to do some research on the subject and found 18 things you probably don’t know about Christmas. Let’s test your knowledge. Here is a summary of what Asher Fogle found, (but only a teaser, since we don’t want to steal Ms. Fogle’s thunder. A link at the end of this posting will take you to her fine piece of work with elaboration on each point). For starters, Christmas was not always … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Consider this triple-play for Thanksgiving Day dinner

November 18, 2015

First we stuff the turkey. Then we stuff ourselves. It is the Thanksgiving holiday, after all, and doing some serious eating is all part of the deal. And, if you want to get really serious about stuffing that turkey and stuffing yourself, there is always the Turducken. If you haven’t already been familiarized with this most decadent of dishes, allow us to explain. A Turducken is a Thanksgiving dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, stuffed into a deboned turkey. It’s sort of a meat-lovers special. Outside of the United States, the Turducken is known as a Three Bird Roast. Gooducken is a traditional English variant, replacing the turkey with a goose. The innards of a good old American Turducken are also stuffed with … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Rose Hotel rooms available for Super Bowl 50

November 10, 2015

As we come up on Super Bowl 50, we are pleased to say this landmark event will be held right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and played at the new Levi Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers. We invite you to plan ahead by making your reservations at The Rose Hotel now. We have contracted with Fan Experiences to book all of our rooms for Friday Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 7. You can book your rooms now. Whether you’re going to attend the game itself, or the many festivities surrounding this quintessentially American cultural event, we are ready to host you. There are but there are a wide array festivities surrounding the Super Bowl which can be every bit as fun. If you’re looking to buy some coveted Super Bowl tickets … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Citizens going on the march for U.S. vets on Veterans Day

October 26, 2015

Armies march, and then they go to war. When they return home from the battlefield, we march to honor them. As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aptly puts it: “On Veterans Day, we celebrate the service, sacrifice and enduring achievements of almost 22 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform — at home and abroad — during times of both war and peace. On the 11th day of the 11th month, as we have in so many years past, Americans will reflect on our way of life and pay tribute to the men and women who made it all possible.” These are Americans who do jobs that most of us could never imagine doing, and becoming a G.I. in the United States military is one of those jobs — putting life and limb at risk to defend the interests and territorial integrity of the United States … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Can you fathom flying N.Y. to London in just one hour?

October 06, 2015

We have yet to reach the Star Trek future where a travel agent named Scotty can be commanded to simply beam us to and from our destinations. Thanks to an advanced technology project being managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, we are moving a step closer to a science fiction future of travel. Collaborating on the project with the Air Force are DARPA, NASA, Boeing, and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. Can you fathom flying from New York to London in just one hour? We may be on the cusp of doing exactly that. The experimental aircraft is called the X-51A WaveRider, and it is designed to fly at 50,000 feet and move at … (click on the headline to continue reading)