This week: It's Catalina week on California's Gold. See the islands' famous Casino, Wrigley Botanical Gardens and amazing flying fish!
Monday - July 11, 7:30pm: Catalina Casino - First, Huell gets special tour of a California icon: the Catalina Casino. It has been the focal point of Santa Catalina since it opened over eighty years ago on May 29, 1929. Completely restored just a few years ago, the ballroom retains its original romantic style - with beautiful rose-hued walls, an arching, fifty-foot ceiling and five Tiffany chandeliers.
Tuesday - July 12, 7:30pm: Wrigley's Botanical Garden - Huell boats to Catalina Island and visits the The Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens. Watch the video below for a sneak peek at some of the plant life Huell will get to see in this episode.
Wednesday - July 13, 7:30pm: Catalina Arabians - Nestled in a small valley nearly 12 miles outside of Avalon on Catalina Island is El Rancho Escondido, "the hidden ranch." Still a working ranch, it was originally started as the Wrigley family's Arabian Horse Ranch. The facility's prizewinning horses, historic memorabilia, and entertaining exhibits make it great place to visit. Huell spends the day with members of the Wrigley family as they reminisce about life on the ranch.
Thursday - July 14, 7:30pm: Flying Fish - Catalina has been famous for many things over the years, Glass BottomBoats, Buffalo and the Casino to name a few. But one of the strangest and most popular attractions has been the Flying Fish Boat Trip which has been transporting visitors on nighttime journeys to watch Catalina's flying fish since the turn of the century.
Take a look at the Flying Fish Festival from 2010!
Friday - July 15, 7:30pm: Bird Rock - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your very own island? What about an island off the southern coast of California? Join Huell and the family that owns this special island as they return to their little slice of California. It takes three separate boat rides to get there and your feet might get wet, but it is well worth the trip.
Take a look at a group of divers enjoying the underwater scenery surrounding Bird Rock.