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CV! Part 191 – DO NOT TRAVELTUESDAY! (Tuesday)

CV! Part 191 – DO NOT TRAVELTUESDAY! (Tuesday)
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
DO NOT TRAVEL! DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING! 

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Americans should not travel to France, Israel, Iceland, 
and other destinations regardless of vaccination status! 
– per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

THE UNITED STATES WILL CONTINUE CURRENT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS.
The CDC advises Americans against travel to the United Kingdom!

Direct travel of noncitizens from Ireland and Greece to the United States has been suspended since January 25, 2021, under an executive order limiting travel from multiple countries. The White House recently said those restrictions would remain in place amid surging cases from the Delta variant.

CDC moved these new destinations
to its highest travel advisory on August 9: 

“Level 4: very high level of COVID-19”:
Aruba, Eswatini, France, French Polynesia, Iceland, Israel, and Thailand

16 new travel destinations were added to the
CDC’s “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” category on August 2:
Andorra, Curaçao, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Iran, Ireland, 
Isle of Man, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Libya, Malta, Martinique, 
Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, and the US Virgin Islands.
Other travel destinations in the
“Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” category as of August 3:
Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Maldives, The Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, 
Seychelles, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Travelers should avoid travel to those destinations!
And anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated!
CDC’s Risk Level for destinations are located
on the travel recommendations page on the government website.

And yesterday, France began requiring a “Virus Pass”
for cafes, restaurants and long-distance travel.

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THE NEW LAMBDA VARIANT IS SPREADING IN THE UNITED STATES!
“highly infectious, may also be able to evade vaccine antibodies”


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It’s World Lion Day today!

TEMPUS FUGIT. TIME FLIES.
Growing older means sad goodbyes.
Everyone dies. Everyone dies.

HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL!
DON’T WORRY! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – National Lazy Day!
Take a break, Relax, Take a nap, NO WORK TODAY.

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“I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero? But sometimes, there’s a man. And I’m talkin’ about the Dude here. Sometimes, there’s a man, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that’s the Dude, in Los Angeles. And even if he’s a lazy man – and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin’ for laziest worldwide. But sometimes there’s a man, sometimes, there’s a man. Aw. I lost my train of thought here. But… aw, hell. I’ve done introduced him enough.”
– The Stranger’s narration from “The Big Lebowski”

4:05am: We woke up a little after 2:00am. 
We just drank an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

6:50am: And so we slept for about two hours….. And then we woke up.
We just drank a cup of espresso and published our new Blog Post.
“CV! Part 190 – The Days Between part two” from this weekend.
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We got the newspapers. And the roofers are still working across the street.

It’s World Lion Day! (scientific name: Panthera leo)
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9:05am: We took the dogs outside again. We made an iced espresso.
We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese. We’re chillin’ again.

NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO IS RESIGNING RIGHT NOW!
He loves New York. And he loves the ladies too…. What a DISGRACE.
(and his resignation will be effective in 14 days) Buh-Bye.
And the Senate PASSED the “Bi-partisan” Infrastructure Bill today.

10:05am: Credit Cards. WTF? Foreign Call Centers. WTF?
Why does it always take two calls to fix a problem?
And why do they always leave you ON HOLD until you hang up?
And why do you always have to threaten to cancel to get it done?

11:05am: Yeah, it’s a beautiful day outside. We drank that iced espresso.
11:35am: Tech in the house fixing stuff this morning. Gone before noon.

It’s National Spoil Your Dog Day! 
(but that’s everyday around our house) And we took them outside again.
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1:00pm: We made another iced espresso.

3:35pm: And so nothing is happening today.
And that’s appropriate for National Lazy Day, right?

“What’s the difference between
praying in church and praying in a casino?

….. In a casino, they really mean it.”

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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Wee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away
Rrr, la la la weeoh aweem away
Hush, my darling, don’t fear, my darling,
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush, my darling, don’t fear, my darling,
The lion sleeps tonight
Wah oh oh, wah oh oh, wah oh wimoweh
Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away
Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

10:25pm: So we took a nap with the dog after they got fed.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We fell asleep and now we’re awake again. And it’s time for food soon.

It’s also National S’mores Day!
Graham Crackers + Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar + Marshmallow

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STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!

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DO YOU TRUST THE GOVERNMENT? WHO DO YOU TRUST?
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH CONFLICTING INFORMATION?

WARNING! COVID-19 (the Delta Variant) is spreading
and case numbers are rising in all 50 states.

COVID-19 is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
618000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
64830+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
53560+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)

NOTE: THERE IS ANOTHER REPORT THAT COVID-19 NUMBERS
IN THE US MAY HAVE BEEN UNDER-REPORTED BY AS MUCH AS 60%!
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
reports the number of COVID-19 DEATHS in the US at more than 900000
(that’s 57% higher than the official data according to their analysis)

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Are you FULLY VACCINATED*?
GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!

Vaccines don’t stop you from spreading the virus!
Vaccines may protect you from getting really sick,
and may prevent death if you contract COVID-19.
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK AND DIE.
YOU CAN STILL SUFFER FROM LONG-TERM EFFECTS.
YOU CAN STILL GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK.

We continue to advise our readers to limit their exposure.
STAY THE FUCK HOME! WEAR A FUCKING MASK!
DO NOT TRAVEL! ZERO CONTACT! SOCIAL DISTANCE!
DO NOT EAT, DRINK, OR SOCIALIZE WITH STRANGERS!
(you do not know who is and who isn’t vaccinated or infected)

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

redcrossblood.org 1-800-RED-CROSS Blood Donor App

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in Summer of 2021!

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TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION!
TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR ABUSE OF POWER!
TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS!

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SEVEN MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS TRIED
TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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WE WANT JUSTICE! WE WANT ARRESTS! WE WANT EXPULSIONS!
TRUMP, Trump’s Family, Trump’s Stooges, AND THE GOP TRAITORS
ARE ALL GUILTY OF SEDITION AND TREASON! ARREST THEM NOW!
THEY ARE ALL GUILTY OF GENOCIDE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

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AND DO NOT TRUST THE 2020 CENSUS!
OR ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION!

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STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!

Mental health problems are common.
Seek help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If distress impacts your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to someone!
Talk to a clergy member, counselor, or your healthcare provider.
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, seek professional help immediately.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

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End the Madness.




Vintage Storage Find #2B – Disneyland Vacationland Summer 1977 Magazine (part 2)

Storage Find #2B – Disneyland Vacationland Summer 1977 Magazine (part 2)

NOTE: This Blog was originally written and constructed 12 JUNE 2014. This is the first time it’s been published. Enjoy!

I actually found this vintage Disneyland Vacationland magazine from 1977 before I found the “Sleeping Beauty” poster (see a previous blog) and have been posting pages on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/joshwilltravel and sharing them with the Vintage Disneyland group. It was in MINT CONDITION and I was hesitant to even scan it for fear of damage.

In addition to the cover story on the Grand Opening of Space Mountain, the contents include articles on the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Golden Horseshoe Revue, “The Rescuers” and the Disneyland Costume Division. There are also vintage promotions for the Gerber Baby Center and Orville Reddenbacher Popcorn (both new additions in 1977) and cool retro ads for Disneyland, Wonder Bread/Hostess, GAF/Kodak and even other theme parks: Knotts, Magic Mountain, Lion Country Safari and Universal Studios.

It was just too cool not to share! So here is what I scanned:

The Grand Opening of SPACE MOUNTAIN in 1977 on the front cover!

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Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine – FRONT COVER

Inside Front Cover:

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Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Disneyland Facts (look at the admission and ticket book prices!):

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

The Main Street Electrical Parade! (2 page spread w/Space Mountain featured)

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

The Rescuers!

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Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

The Golden Horseshoe Revue with Wally Boag! Sponsored by Pepsi Cola.

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Popcorn!

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Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Gerber Baby Center

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Cool ad for GAF (KODAK):

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Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Disneyland’s Costume Division

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine

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They even ran ads for Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm in the magazine.

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Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer ’77 magazine – BACK COVER

Vintage Disney Storage Find #2A – Vacationland Summer 1977 Magazine

Vintage Disney Storage Find #2A – Vacationland Summer 1977 Magazine (part 1)

NOTE: I spent last few days moving my storage and having some fun, so it’s been a little hectic here. There a few other blogs in varying stages of development, just haven’t had time to finish, polish and post…apologies to my loyal readers. I am proud to point out that at least one blog was posted each day the week before, so go back and check out the archive! There’s some pretty fun stuff and I’d like some feedback if you’re out there! Thanks!

Vintage Disneyland! Vacationland Summer '77 magazine - COVER

Vintage Disney! Disneyland Vacationland Summer 1977 magazine – FRONT COVER

I actually found this vintage piece before I found the “Sleeping Beauty” poster (see previous blog) and have been posting individual pages on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/joshwilltravel and sharing them with the Vintage Disneyland group.

The magazine was in MINT CONDITION and I was hesitant to even scan it for fear of damage. It was just too cool not to share! I’m working on a long blog and the contents include the articles on the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Golden Horseshoe Revue, “The Rescuers” and Disneyland Costume Division. There are also vintage promotions for the Gerber Baby Center and Orville Reddenbacher Popcorn (both new additions in 1977) and cool retro ads for Disneyland, Wonder Bread/Hostess, GAF/Kodak and even other theme parks: Knotts, Magic Mountain, Lion Country Safari and Universal Studios.

Okay, this was just a BIG TEASE because I don’t have time to post the whole blog…it’s under construction…and I spent some time on World Cup USA ’94 (coming soon) tonight.

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A Special Preview of Disney’s MagicBands!

Disney MagicBands!  Now testing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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New Disney MagicBands! –  They also come in blue and yellow.

I’m a Disney “Destinations Genius” Travel Specialist!

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Contact me for all your Disney Travel Planning!

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View of Downtown from the Top of the Beverly Hilton

The View of Downtown from the Top of the Beverly Hilton

Lunch at Circa 55 and a tour of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills today!  It’s such an iconic property and there’s so much history when you’re on the premises.  It is a GRAND hotel!  The new management is quietly (and not so quietly) making some nice changes and renovations.

The View of Downtown from the Top of the Beverly Hilton

View of Downtown Top of the Beverly Hilton (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

I had a great lunch at Circa 55: crab cake, a french dip sandwich au jus, sweet potato fries and an iced tea.  Then we toured the hotel, checked out the rooms, suites, Governor’s Suite and Penthouse Event Room.  I love this hotel!

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14-JUN-13: Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu

On this day in 1900, Hawaii became a US Territory!

Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu

August 21, 1959 – Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States.

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Pic of the Day 18-MAR-13: London Hotel – West Hollywood

London Hotel – West Hollywood

Passages of Distinction Luxury Travel “Roadshow 2013 – Your Destination Awaits You.”

London Hotel - West Hollywood (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

The London Hotel – West Hollywood, California  www.thelondonwesthollywood.com (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Experience unparalleled style at The London West Hollywood. This award-winning West Hollywood hotel offers chic accommodation and sophisticated service.
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“Trade Day” at the LA Times Travel Show 2013

On Friday, February 22, 2013, I got up very early and traveled the 101 freeway to the L.A. Convention Center downtown for “Trade Day” at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show.  Registration was $35 and parking $15.  And for my $50 ticket, I spent the day at the industry conference participating in seminar sessions, networking with other travel professionals, touring the exhibition hall and meeting the vendors.  Included in the registration fee was a buffet lunch and two drink tickets for the post show reception.IMG02116-20130222-0831

8:30am – Check-in at Registration

NOTE TO EVENT PRODUCERS: There really should have been a morning reception with COFFEE (and maybe bagels, baked goods, fruit, water and juice) before the sessions started!  There’s a Starbuck’s in the lobby of the West Hall of the Convention Center, but it was closed.  The closest place for coffee was the Starbuck’s in the South Hall a long way away and with a very long line.

9am – Using Social Media to Build Your Brand

Lillian Africano, the president of the Society of American Travel Writers moderated the session with Johnny Jet (johnnyjet.com) and Jessica Marati (gadling.com) as the featured speakers.

Jessica, Johnny and Lillian on Social Media

Jessica Marati, Johnny Jet and Lillian Africano on the Social Media morning panel

10:15am – General Session: What Are the Opportunities and Issues in Social Media?

A panel of experts moderated by James Shillinglaw, editor in chief of travAlliancemedia.  Stacy Small, Lark Gould and David Anderson as the featured speakers.IMG02121-20130222-1022

11:30am – General Session: Bridging the Gap to Profitability

Another panel of experts with Susan Tanzman, James Berkeley, Andi McClure-Mysza and Mark Murphy as the featured speakers.IMG02122-20130222-1222

12:45pm – Luncheon with Featured Speaker: Trends, Threats and Tips…2013 NOT Business as Usual with John Severini, President and CEO, California Travel Association

A buffet lunch (chicken, mashed potato, salad, bread and butter, chocolate cake and iced tea) and a very nice presentation by John Severini.  Sorry NO COFFEE at lunch!

John Severini onstage at lunch

John Severini onstage at lunch

2pm – Cruising 2013 and Beyond

Moderated by Michelle Fee, this panel featured the sales directors from six cruise companies: Norwegian, Princess, Azamara, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival (insert Carnival Cruise joke here, although NOBODY was joking in this session).IMG02124-20130222-1412

3pm – Exclusive Access to the Exhibition Floor

Special exhibitor access, met some of the travel vendors and collected lots of information, some free SWAG and assorted candy.

Music from Ecuador on the exhibition floor

Music from Ecuador on the exhibition floor

Best SWAG: Sunset Plaza Hotel’s box of chocolate covered almonds and pistachios.

In less than three hours: brochures, magazines, maps, SWAG and candy...I'm a Trade Show Professional

In less than three hours: business cards, brochures, magazines, maps, SWAG and candy…I’m a Trade Show Professional

4pm – Hosted Reception in the Exhibition Hall Lounge

I used my two drink tickets (absolut & pineapple juice), grabbed a free bottle of water and talked with a few people before heading back to the exhibition floor.  And at 4pm they finally had coffee available in the exhibition floor lounge…way too late.

6pm – Friday STOP AND GO TRAFFIC on the 101 Freeway all the way home.  No Fun!

Los Angeles Times Travel Show 2013 at the L.A. Convention Center

Los Angeles Times Travel Show 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center 22-FEB-13   (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

(all photos copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel – taken with my Blackberry camera)