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Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to present a major exhibition devoted to a truly unique American rock and roll band, Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip. The exhibit opened on  Thursday, April 12, as a part of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Week events and is sponsored by McIntosh.  

“The Grateful Dead is a band that is identified with a remarkable era in American history, and, inasmuch as they embody that era, their work is timeless,” says Jim Henke, Vice President of Exhibits and Curatorial Affairs. “They’ve inspired many performers and bands, but none has exhibited their musical depth and cultural resonance. In a 30-year career, this group wrote their own rules and created a community unlike any band before or since.”

Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip explores the band from a non-linear point of view. Individual sections within the exhibit will be devoted to Grateful Dead as a recording group and a touring band, the fans who devotedly followed them, tapers and fellow travelers (people who were important to the band). It will include finished and working manuscripts for classic songs, handwritten notes from legendary taper Dick Latvala, artifacts from original sound designer Owsley “Bear” Stanley, and promoter Bill Graham’s Father Time robe and Grateful Dead Hotline answering machine.

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The Adamson House

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The Adamson House is a popular attraction along the southern coast of California. The Spanish Colonial Revival home has been called the “Taj Mahal of Tile” which helps describe its impressive display of ceramic tile and helps satisfy our innate urge to be creative with language. The house is located within the city of Malibu, which is sometimes called Bu’, which also helps satify our innate urge to be creative with language.

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The Adamson House was build in the early 30’s when the tile business was booming in Malibu. Malibu Potteries were the major tile supplier, and they were owned by May Knight Ridge, the mother of Rhoda Rindge Adamson. It shouldn’t surprise you that they were  happy to supply the 1930’s home with their “tile and tile accessories”.

The tile is showcased on the exterior by the a tile tub that the Adamsons used to wash their dogs. There…

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The Griffith Observatory

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The Griffith Observatory is one of the most recognizable landmarks along the Los Angeles skyline. In fact, the Observatory is so recognizable that the locals are equally excited to see the Observatory as they are to see the Hollywood Sign!* Many individuals are delighted to discover that the Hollywood Sign can be pretty clearly identified from the Griffith Observatory. They are further delighted to discover that if you stand in the right spot you can spin around really fast so that you can see the Hollywood Sign at one moment, then the Griffith Observatory in the next moment, followed by the Hollywood Sign, and so on, until you engulfed in extreme tourist bliss. (And slight nausea, but tourist attractions can sometimes have that effect on people).

The Observatory has a long history in Los Angeles, harkening back to simpler times in America’s past. We are reminded of the old days…

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Travel Tidbits – Best Life-Changing trips

Best Life-Changing trips
From Africa to Antarctica, these amazing trips promise to be life-changing… Travel and Leisure

 

 

 

 

 

10 great places to experience the simple life
If you need to get away from it all this holiday season, take your stressed-out self to a place where life is a bit less complicated… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Cape Verde: sun, sea and lots and lots of sand
This Atlantic archipelago isn’t smart, cool or chic – but it’s the perfect place for a winter family holiday… The Independent

 

 

 

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St. Louis City Museum offers chaos galore
The converted shoe warehouse is more a mad scientist’s workshop than a cultural institution… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

Top Five Airlines For In-Flight Entertainment
Roundup of the best in-flight entertainment offerings in the air … IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

 

 

36 Hours St. Lucia
Long associated with luxury, the island is showing an earthier streak, with hotels offering field-to-fork menus, open-air spas and farming… New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

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Things to do in: Costa Rica

  • Educational Tours: Coffee Tour, Night Tour, Surf Lessons, Turtle Nesting Tour, Species Exhibit, Scuba Diving, Guided Tours
  • Adventure Tours: Rafting, Cave Exploration, Horseback Riding, Zip Lines, Rappel, Biking, ATV Tours, Water-slides, Kayaking

 

  • Marine Tours: Catamaran Tour, Sport Fishing, Marine Mammal Observation, Mangrove Tours, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling

 

  • Cultural Tours: Coffee Tours, Museum, Shopping

 

  • Leisure Tours: Tram, Fresh Water Fishing, Boat Tours, Catamaran Tours, Hot Springs, Safari Float, Suspension Bridges

 

  • Nature Tours: Mangrove Tours, Safari Float, Marine Mammal Observation, Night Tour, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Butterfly Gardens, Fresh Water Fishing, Guided Tours, Hiking, Species Exhibits, Suspension Bridges, Turtle Nesting Tour

 

Costa Rica – Welcome to Paradise

 

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Things to do in: Oklahoma City, OK

  • Museum of Osteology

 

 

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

 

 

  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

 

 

  • Oklahoma City Zoo

 

 

Uncovering Oklahoma: Gems in Bricktown and Downtown

 

 

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Destination China: Put it on your Bucket List

More than four times the U.S. Population, China has about 1.4 billion people with the land area being about the same as the United States. The types of transportation you will find in China are a/c motor coaches, trains, domestic flights, boats of various sizes and rickshaws.

There are three main cities in China; Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Eight main cuisines: Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Anhui.  Mandarin is the official language spoken.

China has 22 provinces, much like separate countries, 4 municipalities, and 5 autonomous regions.

In Beijing you will want to see the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs and the Great Wall. The local flavor of Beijing is roasted duck. Another one of the things you may want to do is visit the Beijing Opera. If you are interested in architecture you will want to check out the Water Cube (the National Aquatics Centre), Beijing Olympic Stadium, the CCTV Tower in the Central Business District, and the National Grand Theatre. The National Grand Theater is a huge glass and titanium dome-shaped structure designed by Paul Andreu.

Shanghai “the City by the Sea” which is located in central-eastern China is sectioned into two parts: Pudong (east of Huangpu River) and Puxi (west of the Huangpu River). Shanghai is the gateway to the third longest river in the world, the Yangtze River. It’s the largest and longest river in all of Asia. The Yangtze River is home to the largest construction project since the Great Wall, the Three Gorges Dam. The Three Gorges are known as the Sanxia or individually as Wuxia Gorge, Quatang Gorge, and the Xiling Gorge. The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric dam and the construction costs are more than any other construction project in history.

Xi’an “Peace in the West” is an ancient city, home of many important dynasties. One of the sites you will want to see is the 8,000 Terracotta Warriors which were founded by a farmer in the 1970’s and had been buried for more than 2,000 years. Huaqing Hot Spring, Xi’an City Wall, Xi’an Muslim Quarters and the Great Mosque, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Forest of Stone Steles, and Hanyang Tombs are among the many other sites you will want to see.

Secrets of the Dead: China’s Terracotta Warriors on PBS

  Musical Fountain at Xi’an Big Wild Goose Pagoda video

Don’t forget to visit China’s National Treasure in Chengdu, home to the world’s largest giant and red Panda Reserve.  It is conveniently located on the outskirts of Chengdu, home to about 80 giant pandas. On site is a research and breeding center with a museum. You can pay a fee to hold a Panda cub.

Leshan “Happy Mountain” is home of the world’s largest stone-carved Buddha depicting Maitreya Buddha. The Giant Buddha was carved during one of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, the Tang Dynasty.  

Suzhou “city of gardens” has about 69 gardens that represent the different styles of Dynasties: Yuan, Ming, Song and Qing.

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