6:15 Where We're Going, What We're Doing This Summer (I personally am hoping to reach the beach at least once this summer!)
About nine out of ten Americans plan to take a summer vacation this year, according to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 2,500 travelers, about two-thirds of whom plan to travel domestically.
Here's what people will be doing and where they'll be going:
Most Popular Types of Summer Vacations
1. Beach / Ocean escape - 45 percent
2. City vacation - 42 percent
3. National park visit - 21 percent
Top Summer Activities
1. Shopping - 54 percent
T2. Swimming/Water sports - 49 percent
T2. Visiting a historical site or event - 49 percent
Top U.S. Destination
1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2. Las Vegas, Nevada
3. New York City, New York
4. Destin, Florida
5. Ocean City, Maryland
Read more of the study here: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/57955-tripadvisor-survey-reveals-memorial-day-and-summer-travel-on-the-rise
6:45- 'FACTS OF LIFE' STAR TO REUNITE FOR TV MOVIE: Former Facts of Life stars Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields are reuniting for a new movie to air on the Hallmark Channel. The project, called For Better or For Worse, is an adaptation of a novel by Diann Hunt and follows Wendy, played by Whelchel, as a wedding coordinator who gets a second chance at love following the death of her husband. Kim will play her co-worker Roseanne. Network VPMichelle Vicary said in a statement, "To have Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reunite is a big TV event. Hallmark Channel is the perfect place to see these iconic stars together again." Just to make you nostalgic, here's the Facts of Life show theme:
7:15- Um, it's National Donut Day. Go get you a donut girl! Reasons to smile today:
1. It's Friday.
2. It's National Donut Day
3. See #1 & #2!
Get details here: http://donutdayusa.com/
Locally we have Daily Grind, Krumpe's, Fractured Prune and Dunkin Donuts. Have at it!
Here are a couple of places where you can get free donuts: today: http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/national-donut-day-free-donuts-at-krispy-kreme-dunkin-donuts-tim-horton-s-and-more
Yummm. Krumpe's http://krumpesdonuts.com/venue/krumpes-donut-drop/
8:15- Margarita-Flavored Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream? Yes, Please. (June 6, 2014)
Just in time for some warm weather! Ben & Jerry's is debuting a brand new limited-edition flavor called Margarita Pie this weekend. Too bad the only time and place you can get it is tomorrow (June 7th) at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate park. (<======Rona's thought: BOOOOO!!! Why tell us if we can't get our hands on this delicious goodness?!)
According to GrubStreet, 1,000 lucky people will get to taste the treat which is made of lime ice cream, shortbread-crust crumbles and "tequila-marshmallow swirls."
Friday Toy Memory:
Friday Toy Memory: The game called Ball in a cup. It's a stick with a cup at the top. The stick has a ball on a string on it and the goal is to try and get the ball in the cup on the top of the stick, without touching it with your hands. You're supposed to use your dexterity. Apparently this is called “bilboquet”.
Read more about this game here: http://www.eng.bilboquetwestisland.com/whatisbilboquet.html