April 18, 2011
Grandpa Ron and I really had a great time working the stands and greeting lots of people at the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach this last weekend. As volunteers and members of the Committee of 300, we stamped people’s tickets and hands as they entered Grandstand 30 – the grandstand at the start/finish line. We were so busy helping people get to their seats we missed the transition from driver intros to the actual race!
On Saturday, Grandpa Ron’s favorite story was about a 9 year old boy who wanted to see the race cars up close because he painted them and he loves the race cars. So Grandpa Ron directed him to where he could go see them up close in the convention center at the Lifestyle Expo. A couple hours later the family came back and the Dad with a BIG smile gave Grandpa Ron the thumbs up. So they had clearly found the race cars!
Here’s a description of the Lifestyle Expo from the Visit Long Beach Calendar:
“Those looking to take a pit stop between races over Grand Prix weekend can check out the Lifestyle Expo for a variety of family-friendly activities. The expo, which runs April 16-18, features 270,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 150 displays with the latest in automotive, home, recreation and travel products. At the Expo Arena, action sports fans can get an up-close encounter with race cars and motorcycles, operate remote control drift cars and see high-speed bikes and skateboarding demonstrations. Children can check out the Family Fun Zone for interactive games, race car simulators, a video arcade and more. Music lovers might enjoy a new addition to this year’s festivities. The Arena Jamm, a three-day music fest, will kick off inside the Long Beach Arena with about 20 Southern California bands. Each day will feature eight 30-minute concerts. …. The Green Power Prix View will feature weekend-long displays of the latest alternative energy vehicles including the Toyota Prius, Smart car, K1 Electric go-karts and the Novakinetics Electronic Performance Motorcycle. From a tankless water heater to energy efficient windows, those interested in green technology can see dozens of examples of renewable energy sources. The Lifestyle Expo is free to all Grand Prix ticket holders.”
Here are some fun Facebook photos from the Committee of 300 page.
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!
July 25, 2010
There were some great surfing photos from Seal Beach that in the Long Beach Press-Telegram and then even more were on the newspaper website. Here’s the photo gallery. Enjoy!
Grandma Sue also writes about activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com – She is the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
May 1, 2010
Look, Nick! Reno has ’em, too! Vibram Five Fingers shoes! Check out the Reno Gazette-Journal article here! I will check the paper to see how Dr. Mel Magboo placed in today’s race! Nick is a firm believer in these shoes. Check out Barefoot Ted’s adventures…..
December 25, 2009
The January/February 2010 issue of Sierra Club’s Sierra Magazine has a wonderful cover article on Clark Little’s photography called “View from the Vortex” with totally awesome photos of surf, tubes and breaking waves. On the Sierra Club Magazine website, they also have a slideshow of more of Clark Little’s photos. So Cool!
For more interesting info, check out my website at https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com
October 3, 2009
Today’s read from the Long Beach Press-Telegram had a great little story by John Canalis, a writer for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, about soccer as a bond between the generations. John gave me permission to reprint it here for your enjoyment. He explores his daughter’s love of soccer in comparison with his and his dad’s passion for the game.
September 11, 2009
I have a couple fitness articles for young moms trying to lose belly fat after the baby has arrived. There is no reason why grandmas can’t work out the same way when the grandkids are visiting them! The short article on Health.com is what caught my first attention. It recommends three stroller workout sites for classes: strollerfit.com, strollercize.com and strollerstrides.com.
This other article:Staying active when you have kids has some good pointers and links as well – including some videos.
Also, the local momslikeme site probably has some moms and grandmoms getting together to exercise around the local park or area. If you click on the momslikeme site, it should go to the local one based on your internet address. You have the opportunity to select one of many cities. You can save the site you prefer in your favorites.
August 28, 2009
Galena Fest 2009 is a new event in Reno for cycling enthusiasts! Competitive mountain biking in the hills above South Reno at the Galena Creek Regional Park.
The race takes place Sept. 27, 2009, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with several events for mountain bikers of every age and skill level.
The Bloody Rose Mountain Bike Climb to Relay Peak
The Thorn Mountain Bike Climb to The Wall at Sky Tavern
Kids’ Mountain Bike Race through Galena Creek Regional Park and
Big Fish Contest at Marilyn Pond
The event will raise funds to keep Galena Creek Regional Park accessible and safe and re-establish outdoor programs at the Park.
More info here!
Register for this exciting event at www.renogalenafest.com.
August 26, 2009
Feel like going ice skating, now, at the end of August – not at the North Pole? You can at High Camp at Squaw Valley USA. Maggie O’Neill at the Reno Gazette-Journal shared the highlights in her Aug 23rd, 2009 article.