Monday, October 20, 2008

Sacramento River...In Redding


I know it's been a while, but I was on vacation...first New York then Redding. (Crazy, I know!) Redding is where I took this picture of the Sacramento River!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Park Place

Kids in Elk Grove now have a new place to play--Morris Park! It is such a beautiful park...2 playgrounds, a skate park, fitness area, soccer fields...I could go on and on! My favorite part? The tiles! More than 1,800 tiles will decorate the walls...all painted by members of the community! Even I got to paint one!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Go Beavers!

I met the ultimate Oregon State Beaver fans! This Sacramento couple has more than 400 items...everything from figurines to aprons, wind chimes to balloons.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Get Fit!

It was a perfect morning to get out and do a little exercise! I visited John Bidwell Elementary School in South Sacramento to check out some of their new playground equipment thanks to Project Fit America and Sutter Hospital.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Friday!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

1,2,3...Fire!

It's not every day you get to blow stuff up! I was in Lathrop this morning...about an hour south of Sacramento...with the FBI Bomb Squad. They were holding a bomb investigators training and they let me set of the detonator!!! I love my job!
In the picture photographer extraordinaire, Dave Grashoff, is getting video of the what is left of the car.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Gray Beauties

I got to hang out with elephants this morning at the PAWS Sanctuary in San Andreas. They're getting ready for their annual fundraiser-- the One & Only Elephant Grape Stomp! That's right--animals can stomp grapes too!
I got a joke for ya: What kind of sound does a grape make when an elephant stomps on it?
Give up? It's makes a little wine. Haha!

PAWS rescues and protects performing animals. They provide a sanctuary for abused, abandoned and retired captive wildlife.

Rebecca is a retired circus elephant....we got to help feed her and her buddy Minnie this morning. I can't even tell you how fascinated I was by these enormous animals!

Elephants eat all day...really. They sleep about 3 to 4 hours at night. They can sleep standing up. When they lay down though...get this...they like to spoon!
They also communicate with sound very much like whales do. They can communicate with elephants as far as 10 miles away!