Abandoned California Theme Parks: A Tale Of 2 Busch Gardens In Los Angeles + 5 More Abandoned Theme Parks in California

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Many people who love California theme parks have no idea that Busch Gardens once existed in Los Angeles.

Busch Gardens Pasadena

Yet, the Los Angeles area once boasted not just 1, but 2 Busch Gardens theme parks that were operated by the legendary Anheuser-Busch beer company.

Today, Busch Gardens theme parks are major draws in Florida and Virginia — but they’re no longer found in the West. 

The older of the 2 operating Busch Gardens theme parks opened in Tampa in 1959.

But the very first Busch Gardens was located in Pasadena.

Busch Gardens Pasadena was an exquisite botanical feast for the eyes, welcoming millions of guests during the first decades of the 20th century.

Amazing, right?

I’m not only a Busch Gardens

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House to home: Update your bathroom in style – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

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By Debbie Travis

If you are planning a bathroom renovation, or even a quick facelift, it’s essential to keep in mind the importance of practicality, as this is primarily a utilitarian space. You will be looking for elements that are safe, hard-wearing and easy to clean and sanitize. These are givens.

But there are other considerations. For a room that gets constant use, the bathroom deserves to be treated to a decorative touch that gives you a lift. We require various solutions to make the space fit our personalities. Will a burst of color get you motivated in the morning? Do you want soothing shades to ease you into the day? Would you like a feature that makes you smile? I have utilized different strategies to add specific character to my bathrooms. For my small master bath I splurged on a bathtub from Victoria + Albert and adhered a glamorous

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Maintaining Your Kitchen – Country Cabinets ETC LLC

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Regular maintenance of your new kitchen will increase the useful life of cabinets, appliances, faucets, backsplashes and hardware and also enhance your enjoyment of the space. We always ask clients how often they plan to cook, entertain and eat in their new kitchen. We also ask what other activities regularly take place in the kitchen. Other variables to consider include who will clean the kitchen and how much time and effort you want to keep your kitchen spotless. We consider all of this information to develop a roadmap for specifying the right flooring, countertops, backsplashes, walls, appliances, plumbing and fixtures for you.

Cabinets attract grease, spills, and fingerprints and require regular care to maintain their look and feel. Inset doors require more care, maintenance and effort to clean than their flat panel counterparts. Inset doors feature recesses and grooves where dirt, grease and dust can more easily accumulate.

White kitchens

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Great Garden Gear for Kids

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Mother And Daughter Harvesting Radish On Allotment

While you’re waiting to get back in the garden, how about sharing and fostering your love of gardening with the children in your life? Giving them their very own tools and supplies can make them feel not only grown up, but also at home in the garden and excited to dig in, so to speak.  Here are a few options.

Gloves

It’s easy to find gloves for little hands, but most of them are 100% cotton.  To ensure a secure grip, select cotton gloves that have palms dipped in rubber.

Hats & Sunscreen

While baseball hats for children are common, beach-style hats with wide brims provide better sun protection.  Better still are hats made with fabric that has substantial sun screening properties, such as UPF 50+ fabric to protect kids from the harmful effects of the sun.

Children’s sunscreen is a no brainer when it comes to little ones and

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Prospects for garden centers uncertain with people out of work

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Workers at New Hampshire garden centers and nurseries don’t know what to expect as they enter what’s usually their busiest time of year.>> Download the FREE WMUR app At Countrybrook Farms in Hudson, eight acres are full of flowers, trees and mulch. Owner Jay Shattuck said 50 percent of his business is done in April, May and June, meaning the timing of the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t be worse.”I call it a big produce stand,” Shattuck said. “We have to care for it. We have to merchandise it properly. That keeps me up, anyway. The fact that we don’t know if we will be able to sell the stuff that’s here the way we normally would, that’s stressful.”He said business could boom because people living under the stay-at-home order could have more time and desire to spruce up their yards. He’s taking precautions, such as closing the inside part of the … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?

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What Americans are buying online while in quarantine

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A FedEx worker unloads packages from his delivery truck on March 31, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Following a rush for groceries and cleaning supplies, more Americans are looking to crack open a book.

As people remain sheltered in their homes due to the coronavirus outbreak, online shopping has surged as a replacement for an old-fashioned trip to the store. In addition to the overall boom in e-commerce spending, sales data reveals that following an initial stockpiling of goods, many online shoppers have shifted their focus to entertainment products such as books and games as they adjust to the new normal of life in quarantine.

E-commerce spending in the U.S. is up more than 30% from the beginning of March through mid-April compared with the same period last year, according to market research firm Rakuten Intelligence. That is significantly more growth — about 50% more —

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4 Home Improvement Projects You Shouldn’t Cut Corners On

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Thinking of doing some home improvement projects and not sure whether you should splurge on the best, or opt for more economical options? Here are some projects you definitely shouldn’t cut corners on.

Improving your home can be very expensive, and many people end up having to take out loans for home improvement or use a credit card to cover the costs. Still, sometimes upgrades are necessary to maintain the safety and integrity of your home, to make it more livable for your family, or to get your house ready for sale. 

If you’re thinking of making fixes to your home, there are times when you don’t necessarily have to buy the very best. But, there are also certain projects you absolutely should not cut corners on. Here are four of them:

1. Electrical work

Electrical work is not something you should try to DIY, and it’s not something you

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Bathroom Support Rails | Grab Bars | Shower Grab Bars – ON SALE

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The vast majority of home accidents occur in the bathroom. With over 70% of accidents taking place in 
this often slippery and wet environment, bathroom safety should be of utmost importance to everyone. 
Some modifications to this room might be in order for aging individuals, or for those who are disabled due 
to injury or illness. One of the easiest and inexpensive ways to accomplish this is through the use of 
strategically placed bathroom support rails. Utilizing support rails for the toilet, shower and bathtub can 
help prevent the next accident statistic. 

What Types of Bathroom Support Rails are Available?

Bathtub, Shower and Bathroom Support Rails
The most commonly used grab bars are used for the bathtub, shower and bathroom walls. Because getting
in and out of a slippery bathtub is challenging for any individual regardless of ability or non-ability,
installing some kind of safety rails is a good idea

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Companion Plants for Tomatoes in Your Vegetable Garden

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Companion Plants for Tomatoes in Your Garden

You may have heard the term companion plants or companion planting but what exactly does that mean and what are companion plants for tomatoes in your vegetable garden? What about plants to avoid planting near tomatoes? We have the answers to all of your “how to” gardening questions here.

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What are Companion Plants?

Companion plants are plants that help each other out in your garden. Whether it’s improving the health and harvest of nearby plants, helping provide support, shade, or even act as natural pest repellent – there are plenty of ways companion planting can be beneficial.

You can specifically use companion planting methods as a natural biological pest control or use with targeted efforts to improve yields during harvest. If you’re starting from seed I highly recommend using Etsy to buy your vegetable garden seeds.

Plants that do not act as companion plants may overuse a certain mineral that

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