On Huell's itinerary this week: Hot dogs on sticks, the Conness Glacier, and vintage boats in Tahoe.
Monday - July 26, 7:30pm: Hot Dog on a Stick - It's off to Santa Monica Beach to the site of the very first Hot Dog on a Stick stand. It all started in 1946 when Dave Barham opened his first stand by Muscle Beach. The company has become a California tradition with Dave's daughter at the helm. Even Barbie enjoys a good hot dog on a stick every now and again.
Tuesday - July 26, 7:30pm: Glacier - Join Huell as he hikes high up in the Eastern Sierra to visit the Conness Glacier in a stunning part of the National Forrest. Glaciers aren't known for their movement but this time-lapse video shows that glaciers are anything but sedentary.
Wednesday - July 26, 7:30pm: Places I've Wanted To Go - Join Host Huell Howser on an adventure to two places he's been wanting to visit for years! First up is a a stop along Highway 395 in the town to Lee Vining to see the Upside Down House. Built by Nellie Bly O’Bryan and inspired by children's books - it is considered Mono County's first man-made tourist attraction. Huell gets a tour from some of the locals who lovingly restored it after many years of decay. California isn't the only place that can boast an upside-down-house. A comment on the wrongs that came out of communist Poland, this politically-charged structure was built in the town of Szymbark by Polish businessman Daniel Czapiewski.
Next is a stop at the Livermore Fire Department to see the 107 (and counting) year old lightbulb. Learn how and why this bulb has been burning nonstop for over 100 years.
Thursday - July 26, 7:30pm: Wooden Boats - They come in all shapes and sizes and many date back to the early part of this century. All have been lovingly restored by their owners and are meticulously maintained. In short, they're some of the most beautiful wooden boats ever made.
Host Huell Howser gets a close look at these boats as he attends the 24th annual Concours d' Elegance which is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the wooden boats that have graced Lake Tahoe since the 1920s. He not only talks with the owners about the rich history of their individual boats, but goes out on the clear waters of Lake Tahoe for a ride on some of the fastest boats.
Friday - July 26, 7:30pm: Circus Trees - Set within 600 acres of rural countryside in Gilroy, California, Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park combines beautiful gardens, amusement rides and a little bit of history to create a unique attraction. Before the show, take a ride on the Park's Quicksilver Express.
Huell is on a special quest, however, as he searches for the Tree Circus. Bonfante Gardens is home to the last remaining trees created by an extraordinary man who literally wove Sycamores, Box Elders, Ash and Spanish Cork trees into works of art.
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