Travel Floating cares away by Cathie Merz staff writer Marv Jahn, Mutual 1, took Don Roe, the new pastor at Leisure World Community Church, and several friends for sail on the “high seas” of Huntington Harbour last week to escape the heat.
The ride through the Huntington Harbour canals is a fun and “good way to get cobwebs out of your head,” says Jahn.
Jahn has skippered boats for many years, including large boats that he owned in the past, but now he prefers a slower more relaxed pace on the water—electric boats.
The Duffy electric boats are quiet, roomy and easy to maneuver through the crowds of people on kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and other boats. They are recommended for boaters of all experience levels and have an approximate cruising speed of 5 knots.
There are two sizes, an 18-foot model that seats up to eight and the 21-foot model, which is fully enclosed with eisenglass to control the temperature and comfortably seats up to12 people.
Both models have a dining table. The rental company will supply ice for ice chests.
Jahn, J.B. Bonnell, Ella Walton, Ayla Walton, Justin Vollmer, Paster Roe, April Johnson and Rev. Lee and Mary Hirt enjoyed looking at the waterfront homes and wondering who lives there and how much the homes cost.
There are a couple of waterfront parks where boats pull up on the beach. One has restrooms.
During high tide it is not possible to get under the bridges that span the waterways, and boats must turn around to find another route.
Jahn has an annual membership at Huntington Harbour Boat Rentals,16732 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach.
Annual memberships includes 13 two-hour trips, or 26 hours, and unlimited kayak and paddleboard rentals for the member and a guest each year. The membership is good for at Huntington Harbour and Alamitos Bay.
“It’s like owning a boat without the hassles,” says co-owner Rich Nortier.
Huntington Harbour Boat Rentals is owned by Carrie Keife, Irene Nortier and her son Rich. The trio has been in the electric boat rental business for nearly four years.
Carrie and Irene owned Bay Boat Rentals on Alamitos Bay and are associated with the Boathouse on the Bay Rentals at the Alamitos Bay located in front of the restaurant.
For more information and rental prices, call 592-7877.
Photos— PIRATES invaded this Huntington Harbour home and dock along the canal that parallels PCH, near Warner Avenue.
SKIPPER Marv Jahn and friend J.B. Bonnell have been boating together for many years.
Annual picnic celebrates 34 years
The Traveling Tigers will celebrate its 34th anniversary at the annual picnic at noon on Aug. 20 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic grounds.
The event will start with the flag salute led by Chaplain Chuck Sones.
The special theme picnic is complimentary for paid-up members, according to President Carolyn Boodman. Members need to bring their silverware, plates and either a salad or dessert.
Vic Armstrong and Bob Muenzer will handle the hot dogs and hamburgers. Potato chips and lemonade will be served along with condiments.
Food and table setup will be lead by Joan Muenzer and Carolyn Boodman. The celebration will carry over into Clubhouse 1, where Joanna Matos, picnic fun activity chairman, has planned contests for women and men, including the worst looking men’s tee-shirt, the blingiest women’s tee and the best tiger design outfit. Plus two teams will pair up for “who-has-the-rotten-egg toss.”
Joanna will ask for female volunteers for who has the best glamour looking legs behind a curtain contest.
Last year Bob Muenzer won the men’s best looking legs contest, and it was a hoot.
Ellen Brannigan and friends will spark up a sing-a-long of old favorite travel songs for the Tiger group.
Joan Muenzer, program chair, announced that the program for Sept. 17 will be Donn Maryott’s adventure with gorillas in Africa; and Eleanor Clark’s New England “Fall Foliage” on Oct. 15.
The Traveling Tigers meet monthly at Clubhouse 3, Room 9.
LWers spent time at auction in Amish Country
Editor’s note: Richard and Barbara Houck, Mutual 12, are traveling around the country on an eight-month excursion.
Richard and Barbara Houck visited Shipshewana, Ind., Amish country, where they went to an auction in a big barn with at least eight auctioneers in various areas of the room.
“It was a zoo with all of them yelling at the same time,” writes Barbara. She grabbed a number, bid on a quilt top and managed to get it for $13.05.
Barbara is a past president and active member of the Leisure World Quilting Bees.
Barbara loved it when they saw an Amish gentleman on his bicycle, riding and drinking his coffee.
Dick remarked that it must be okay to drink and drive here.
An interesting part of the country is the “Quilt Barn Trail.” They picked up a map and visited a few of the barns that are painted with a quilt square.
Photo— QUILT BARN TRAIL—This is one of many barns embellished with a quilt pattern in the Amish area of Indiana.
On the Go
Pala Casino —Aug. 15, $6, American Legion Post 327, Tony Dodero, 430-5828.
Del Mar Horse Races — Aug. 27, $70 with lunch, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Historic Adamson House & Malibu Lagoon Museum— Sept. 16, $68 with lunch at Bubba Gump Restaurant, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Oak Glen— Oct. 22, $61, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Los Angeles Chocolate Tour — Nov. 12, $88, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Mission Inn Holiday Spectacular — Dec. 17, $84 with dinner, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Harrah’s Rincon — Daily, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457.
Pala Casino — Daily, free, $15 back in slot play, Amphitheater, 7:30 a.m., (714) 637-4300.
Pechanga Casino — Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579.
Valley View Casino — Daily, Amphitheater, 7:45 a.m., $6, $15 back in slots.
Bicycle Casino—Tuesdays, Amphitheater, 10:30 a.m., free, $20 bet voucher, $10 food voucher, 806-4646.
Zion, Valley of Fire, Cedar Breaks, Mesquite, Las Vegas — Sept. 29-Oct. 2, motorcoach tour, Traveling Tigers Club, Joanna Matos 598-1849.
Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.— Sept. 28-Oct. 4, Passport to Adventure, Jazmin Bilby, 925-3144 or 715-6282.
New Mexico, Albuquerque Balloon Festival — Oct. 5-14, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Chicago, Land of Lincoln — Oct. 5-14, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
New York City Holiday Tour — Dec. 8-12, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Hearst Castle — Dec. 11-13, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.
Lake Havasu Balloon Festival — Jan. 16-20, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Panama Cruise — April 12-27, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
• Stroll and Savor on Second Street in Belmont Shore takes place from 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 14 and Sept. 17-18. Purchase a book of tickets for $10 and sample menu offerings from several restaurants located on Second Street. The number of tickets needed of each for sample varies. Appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages are available. Over 41 merchants participate in the event. Live music is played at several locations along the route. Tickets may be purchased on the night of the event in front of Chase Bank and at other tables up and down the street.
• Aloha Radio will perform at the Seal Beach Summer Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 20 in the park at the south side of the pier. No chairs or blankets may be left on the lawn before 4 p.m.
Aloha Radio has been performing since 2009 and is known for its on stage energy and unique surf sound.
The Elm Street Band closes out the concert series on Aug. 27. Elm Street Band been referred to by the Long Beach Press Telegram as “the soundtrack for the City of Long Beach.” The garage/surf band has performed all over Southern California since 1988.
• The 37th annual Seal Beach Arts and Crafts Faire will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sept. 6-7, in Eisenhower Park next to the Seal Beach Pier. About 85 local painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and other artisans display and sell their handmade creations each year.
• The 25th annual Belmont Shore Car Show will be held Sept. 7. East Second Street will be closed from 5 a.m.-5 p.m., from Bayshore Avenue to Livingston Avenue for the event. It is one of the largest car shows of its kind on the West Coast. Many cars are one-of-a-kind, limited editions or customized. It’s estimated that the total value of the cars on display will be in the ballpark of $25 million.