Friday, December 24, 2021

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler

1. Starts with "Z" Christmas
2. A Favorite
3. Red and Green - Tom's choice

Starts with Z - Christmas

The Virgin of Zapopan at Lake Chapala Mexico
Counts as Christmas with the Virgin and the poinsettias
BTW - In Nahuatl , the language of the Aztecs, the Poinsettia was called Cuitlaxochitl (from cuitlatl, for residue, and xochitl, for flower), meaning "flower that grows in residues or soil." Today the plant is known in Mexico and Guatemala as ""La Flor de la Nochebuena" (Flower of the Holy Night, or Christmas Eve).

Sorry, but I have to drag this one out once again, it is the epitome of the letter Z!
Curtis Howe Springer made up the name Zzyzx and gave it to the area in 1944, claiming it to be the last word in the English language. He established the Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Health Spa in 1944 at the spot, which was federal land, after filing mining claims for 12,000 acres (4,900 ha) surrounding the springs. He used the springs to bottle his water and provide drinks for travelers through the hot desert. Springer also imported animals from around the country to attract more families to visit his ranch. He used Zzyzx until 1974 when the land was reclaimed by the government.


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  1. ...Jackie, you do such a wonderful job with "Z!" I have given up. I hope that you enjoy a safe and Merry Christmas.

  2. Once again a lovely post.
    Merry Christmas

  3. Interesting "" today. I did one also. I like to eat at diners, way back in time before my Army days I lived in rented rooms, every day a meal out, two diners in Lincoln, Nebraska, where I went.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Merry Christmas, Jackie, I hope it was a wonderful day! I stayed home all day, our weather was just awful, the roads were all ice. I like all the Christmas lights, I enjoy taking little rides to see them in my town. I also, like to eat in diners!
    Happy New Year!


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