RECAP: Going Behind the Scenes at DOLE’s @RoseParade Float @DolesFoods Family Day #DOLERose

A few weekends ago, we got a sneak peak of DOLE’s Rose Parade Float on DOLE’s Family Day. Did you know they won the last three years in a row?? Pretty amazing right? They are going at it again to try for their fourth win and keep their crown. Do you think they can do it? My son wanted a Minion and my niece ran around with a Hello Kitty. Sure, why not. We sampled DOLE treats: Fruit Squish’ems, Strawberry and Banana Dippers, and (a favorite) – mini Crunch. Where can I find more of these? We also enjoyed a yummy lunch from food trucks like Vchos Truck and The … READ MORE >>

A Dining Experience at Roy’s #SanDiego @RoysRoy

At this point, we’re still in San Diego rushing to make it to our dinner at Roy’s Restaurant. It’s a waterfront dining experience, but since we got there too late, it was already too dark to really enjoy it. Bummer. The nice thing about entertaining out-of-town guests is sometimes they get you try new things you wouldn’t normally even think to try. My sister-in-law loved her dining experience at The Original Roy’s in Hawaii and so we all tagged along for dinner while she rekindled her cravings for a famous Roy’s Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé. Roy’s Restaurant – San Diego, CA (c) Let’s Play OC! Here’s our first course: Appetizers … READ MORE >>

Watch for the DOLE Rose Bowl Parade Float – Will They Win Again?

We were invited to attend a DOLE Family Fun Day Event for DOLE employees to preview their New Years Day Rose Bowl Parade Float. One family was randomly drawn at the event to ride on the float on New Years Day. LUCKY Theme: A massive erupting 26-foot volcano with smoke, steam and 20-foot blasts of real fire stands tall over a vibrant and lush tropical rainforest filled with three waterfalls, prowling tigers, and fluttering butterflies as well as chimpanzees, parrots and dragonflies. “We are going for a three-peat!” Famous Float Designer: Raul Rodriguez I got to the meet the very talented award-winning float designer, Raul Rodriguez! He designed last year’s … READ MORE >>