Book Review: The Evergleam Book

In 1959 one of the most iconic pieces of mid-century Christmas decorations was introduced, the aluminum Christmas tree. Once it stepped on the scene, many companies ventured to produce variants, but one was king, Evergleam. In The Evergleam Book, 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, author Theron Georges dives into the origins of the aluminum tree, its…

Book Review: Holiday Jubilee

In his latest book, Holiday Jubilee, Charles Phoenix, the Ambassador of Americana, celebrates the holidays in all of their mid-century glory, arguing that the “holidays are so retro!” And, you know what? I think he’s right! While holidays have been around for thousands of years, it was in the mid-20th century that they came into…

Ouija Queen

While Knott’s Scary Farm kicked off two weeks ago, Knott’s Spooky Farm, the kid-friendly Halloween theme event at Knott’s Berry Farm, started last weekend. Even though the event is geared more toward children, it’s still a lot of fun! Friendly spirits roam Ghost Town, there is “Spooky Storytelling” inside the Bird Cage Theatre, crafts in…

Knott’s Scary Farm Looks to its Past for Fresh Scares This Year

We interrupt the Arizona road trip posts to bring you a special Halloween bulletin! Fog has rolled into Knott’s Berry Farm transforming it into Knott’s Scary Farm! And I was there opening weekend to experience all that is new for the year. Each fall Knott’s Scary Farm creaks open the doors to multiple mazes, several…

What’s In the Fog this Fall at Knott’s Scary Farm

It may still be summer, but Halloween is on the mind! Why? Because last night I attended the Knott’s Scary Farm announcement event, where I learned all kinds of amazing new information about the unique Halloween event that Knott’s Berry Farm offers each fall. As the event was in the evening and inside the massive…

The Forgotten Frito Kid of Frontierland

As mentioned in my previous post, today I’m sharing the costume I made and wore to D23, but first a little bit of backstory… When entering Disneyland one of the first things Guests see are posters for the various attractions and restaurants. One such poster in the early days was for the Casa de Fritos.…