Friday, January 30, 2015

50 states Quilt along

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This week’s block is California


Here’s some facts about California

California flag

In 1850 the state officially became a part of the United States and today there are more celebrities roaming about than grizzlies in most areas


California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year.

In 1925 a giant sequoia located in California's Kings Canyon National Park was named the nation's national Christmas tree. The tree is over 300 feet in height.

Sequoia National Park contains the largest living tree. Its trunk is 102 feet in circumference.

In Pacific Grove there is a law on the books establishing a $500 fine for molesting butterflies.

Death Valley is recognized as the hottest, driest place in the United States. It isn't uncommon for the summer temperatures to reach more than 115 degrees.

San Francisco Bay is considered the world's largest landlocked harbor.

One out of every eight United States residents lives in California.

There are more than 300,000 tons of grapes grown in California annually.

California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year.

Los Angeles and San Diego are the most crowded cities in the country.

Perpetual Painting
You know important it is to give your home a fresh coat of paint from time to time, but the Golden Gate Bridge gets a yearly paint job. Painters touch up one side of the bridge and then it's time to paint the other side again. Now, that has to be the most stable job in these times of recession!

Spooky Speeding
If your RV is being operated by an imaginary friend make sure they stay below 60 mph.
State law forces a special speed limit on vehicles cruising the roads without a driver.
You wouldn't want your imaginary friend to get a speeding ticket!

Shoo! Sheep!
Are you planning to visit Hollywood Boulevard? You can site some celebrities and find great designer shoes, but rest assured you won't be greeted with many sheep. It is of course against the law to herd any more than 2,000 sheep down the boulevard.

Let the Kids be Kids
Interesting facts about California: California is a very puddle-friendly state.
When the rain starts to pour it's time to park the RV and let the little ones run, jump and splash themselves silly.
There is a community-approved ordinance that forbids anyone from telling children to stop jumping in puddles.

What’s Up with the Whales?
If you find whales beautiful and inspiring, feel free to shoot at them as you drive by the ocean. It turns out there is a law protecting all animals from being shot at by someone in a moving vehicle, but whales are oddly exempt.

Mouse Mission
You've hunted all the big game from deer to grizzly bear, but have you ever taken on the mighty mouse? In California, you need a hunting license to set a mouse trap so you could say the mouse is a protected animal in this region of the country. Now that's something to think about when your road trip planning.


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SJSM said...

Yep, with the Google driverless car it's 60 MPH. Didn't know about the whales and mice. Haven't shot a whale and don't plan to do so but I did do in a mouse or two. And yes, those Monarch Butterflies are protected Sadly there are no more grizzles in California. I believe the last one died in the 1920's or 1930's. The only one I've seen is on the flag.

Enjoying the factoids. Add if California was a world economy it would be 7th in the world. We are currently in our driest January ever. Send rain this way.

Sharon said...


Michele said...

Thanks for the morning chuckles.