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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park CA: Miles & Miles Of Flowers PDF Print E-mail


The massive display of blooms now covering the usually dry landscape is the result of unusually heavy rainfall this season. Located 90 miles northeast of San Diego, it’s a never-ending rainbow of brilliant flowers.

They include purple sand verbena, orange poppies, pink monkey flowers, white and yellow primrose and multi-colored desert lilies. Anza-Borrego covers 1,000 square miles, and is California’s largest state park. And don’t forget to bring your camera and smartphone for selfies among the blossoms. For info, go to www.parks.ca.gov

 
Hollywood Walk Of Fame Named World’s Worst Attraction PDF Print E-mail


Website guru TripAdvisor put the popular spot on the no-no list just above yucky Machu Picchu in Peru and trashy Ocean Park, Hong Kong.

Your travel4seniors.com editor lives about a mile away from touristy Hollywood Boulevard. I’ve strolled the walk many times. Along with visitor crowds, I encounter homeless, costumed characters, hustlers, tour buses, magicians, musicians and more.

However, despite some bothersome situations, as with NYC’s Times Square and downtown Las Vegas, it’s mostly an enjoyable sight and sound experience. For more info, go to losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/02/28/hollywood-walk-of-fame-named-worlds-worst-attraction

 
Should John Wayne Airport Be Renamed? PDF Print E-mail


Orange County, California, is all juiced up. Along with all nationwide demands for hauling down Confederate statues, a new controversy has popped up. Politically-correct activists demand John Wayne’s statue disappear from the 40-year-old airport.

It seems allegedly racist and homophobic remarks the actor made many years ago are now totally unacceptable. So, don’t act like that mean old Western movie hero. Be careful what you yell when you attend a Washington NFL game. When a football player falls down, don’t be like a bigoted John Wayne cowboy and loudly cheer: Another Redskin bites the dust!

 
Los Angeles CA: LaLa Land History At The Hollywood Museum PDF Print E-mail


It’s located in the building formerly the Max Factor cosmetics HQ. The historic site displays hundreds of movie memorabilia. In the former make-up rooms, visitors see where Lucille Ball got her red hair and Marilyn Monroe was dyed blonde.

There are also historic photos, videos, artifacts, scripts and costumes from The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ In The Rain, Gone With The Wind and other classic films. The museum is at touristy Hollywood and Highland Avenues. A nostalgic visit takes you back to youthful movie-going days. For prices, hours and other info, go to thehollywoodmuseum.com

 
Grand Canyon AZ: 100th Anniversary Of The National Park PDF Print E-mail


President Teddy Roosevelt’s efforts to protect one of nature’s most beautiful creations helped the U.S. to declare it a National Park in February 1919. Since then it has been explored by millions of visitors, including your travel4seniors.com editor.

Each time I’m there, whether wandering along the picturesque edge above or riding a mule train a mile down to the Colorado River, the experience is always as thrilling as the very first time. If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to put the Grand Canyon on your senior bucket list. For current visiting info, go to www.nps.gov/grca

 
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