Since this morning, hubs and I have ventured far…
And we didn’t pay a cent! ;)
Okay, here’s the secret…we have been watching PBS all afternoon, and more specifically, Burt Wolf’s specials on the WHTJ Create series! It’s a little dated, a lot cheesy, but it’s been a great distraction from the Irene-related craziness going on outside!
Besides, I learned a lot of cool things from the segments we watched today…namely:
- Dunkin Donuts started in Boston, MA and there is THE Dunkin Donut is a old fashioned with an extra nubbin to hold while you dunk your pastry into your coffee!
- Cheesecake originated back in 776 BC! Athletes were served a confection concocted of goat and sheep milk and sweetened with honey. Wow! Who’d a thunk that?
- Tampa’s Busch Gardens opened back in 1959 – it literally began as just brewery, then had a brewery tour, hospitality house, and then animals, THEN came the attractions. It’s crazy to think – as Walt Disney World in nearby Orlando didn’t open until 1971. But even crazier is this fact – the FIRST Busch Gardens was opened in 1905 in Pasadena, California.