Las Vegas Ballpark hosting holiday-themed 'Flix on the Field' movie nights


Starting Sunday, Nov. 8, the ballpark will host a holiday movie matinee series, with the "Nightmare Before Christmas" as the first showing. The movie showings will be offered each Sunday through Sunday, Dec. 13.

Groups can bring blankets and pillows and "cozy up" on the field with up to six people in their own personal pod, organizers said. The personal pods are $50 to reserve.

Concessions will be open throughout the ballpark.

Gates will open at noon with the movies starting at 1 p.m.

The movie schedule includes:

Nightmare Before Christmas" - Nov. 8

"The Polar Express" - Nov. 15

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)" - Nov. 22

"Home Alone" - Dec. 6

"Elf" - Dec. 13

For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit: bit.ly/3mMfNkG


The Leonid Meteor Shower Will Bring Shooting Stars This November — How and When to See It

See shooting stars light up the night sky in the middle of the month


In 1966, thousands of meteors burst from the heavens and illuminated the sky for a brief 15-minute period — eyewitnesses reported that the shooting stars almost looked like rain, given how many there were. This wasn’t a typical meteor shower, but a full-blown meteor storm, a phenomenon that’s been happening as part of the Leonid meteor shower for centuries.


The Leonid meteor shower is a mid-November astronomical event that occurs when the Earth passes through the trail of dust shed from the comet Tempel-Tuttle — it’s named for its radiant point, or the point from which the meteors seem to originate in the sky, which falls in the constellation Leo.


In a normal year, including 2020, the shower produces about 15 meteors per hour, which is considered a pretty moderate performance. But the Leonids are most famous for their extraordinary meteor storms, which happen roughly every 33 years (this happens to be how long it takes for the comet to orbit the sun). During those events, thousands upon thousands of meteors streak across the sky like rain, but just for a brief period of 15 minutes.


The Leonids occur annually, roughly from Nov. 6 through Nov. 30. This year, the peak (when you can expect to see the most meteors) will happen in the late evening of Nov. 16 and the early morning of Nov. 17.


Air Fryer Corn Fritters


I am experimenting with my Air Fryer and this recipe is Corn Fritters-which came out wonderful. Note that the recipe said to include bacon & jalapeno, but they didn't really add anything to the taste, so I'm taking them out of the recipe. I tried them both ways with bacon & jalapeno and without. But you may want to add them in on your own. For toppings, they suggested sour cream, green onions or a spicy ranch dipping sauce. Me-I like them a little sweeter and I used sugar free pancake syrup-Delicious!


Air Fryer Corn Fritters

Ingredients:

1 can corn, drained

2 eggs

2 tsp sugar (I used Swerve Sugar substitute)

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 shredded cheddar cheese (I had shredded cheddar/Jack in the house, so I used that)


Mix together the eggs, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. Add in the corn and the shredded cheese. Shape into patties. (This part I tried with my hands first-too messy. It worked better with a large tablespoon). Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Air Fry for 10 minutes at 400F and flip over for an additional 5 minutes. Serve with favorite condiments and enjoy.


This makes 10 corn fritters-approximately 159 calories each


Since I am living alone (and loving it), this is a great recipe to freeze and cook 1 or 2 at a time.


10 Haunted Roads in the U.S. for Ghosts, Supernatural Creatures, and UFO Sightings

Here are 10 of the most haunted roads in America, according to Commercial Truck Trader.


You’ve probably heard of haunted houses and hotels, but did you know there are haunted roads, too? Just like other spooky destinations, these roads are supposedly haunted by the spirits of people who died there.


Jeremy Swamp Road, Southbury, Connecticut

There are eerie stories about roads across Connecticut, including Jeremy Swamp Road in Southbury. According to an urban legend, drivers in stalled vehicles on this road have vanished before their tow truck arrives, attacked by the “Melon Heads.” These humanoid cryptids are also the focus of folklore in Ohio and Michigan.


Bloody Bride Bridge & Boy Scout Lane, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

This Highway 66 bridge is known as Bloody Bride Bridge because according to local legend, a bride was killed in an accident here on the way to her wedding, and she continues to haunt drivers passing by at night. Nearby Boy Scout Lane is another supposedly haunted spot in Stevens Point because a troop of Boy Scouts allegedly disappeared here. Thankfully, there’s no proof that this happened, but the isolated, dead-end road does make for an eerie setting.


Owaissa Street, Appleton, Wisconsin

Riverside Cemetery, located on Owaissa Street in Appleton, Wisconsin, is known for paranormal experiences — some claim to have seen ghosts of past mourners dressed in old-fashioned clothing here. In the cemetery, visitors will find the tombstone of Kate Blood, another supposedly haunted spot —  although many of the stories about her life and death are unfounded.


Route 66, Villa Ridge, Missouri

The tri-county truck stop located off historic Route 66 in Villa Ridge has been abandoned for years, but ghost hunters continue to visit in hopes of experiencing the paranormal. According to Commercial Truck Trader, “Visiting mediums have suggested the truck stop is a portal to the other side of eternity, where souls reenter our world and attach their spirits to truckers whom they might possess in order to drive themselves home.”

Stagecoach Road, Marshall, Texas

Several urban legends cite tragic events that have contributed to Stagecoach Road’s haunted reputation. Some say they’ve seen the spirit of a woman wandering this road, spooking passersby.


Route 666, New Mexico

U.S. Route 491, formerly Route 666, was known as the Devil’s Highway because of its number and the relatively high fatality rate along the New Mexican stretch. Some drivers have reported being chased by hellhounds — supernatural dogs that represent death in some cultures — or seeing a ghostly semitruck on fire, according to Commercial Truck Trader.

Sandhill Road, Las Vegas, Nevada

The tunnels underneath Sandhill Road in Las Vegas are supposedly haunted, with reports of eerie noises, although there isn’t a ton of evidence to back these claims up.

Route 375, Rachel, Nevada

Also known as the Extraterrestrial Highway, Route 375 passes by super-secret Area 51, so UFO seekers drive along this road hoping to spot something out of this world. Drivers should keep their eyes on the road while passengers look toward the sky to watch for any mysterious lights or aircrafts.

Ortega Ridge Road, Montecito, California

Keep an eye out for the ghosts of three nuns — now known as Las Tres Hermanas — who were killed by highway bandits on Ortega Ridge Road. Some say their apparitions can be spotted by the side of this road, according to Commercial Truck Trader.

Prospectors Road, Garden Valley, California

California is dotted with historic ghost towns, so it makes sense that a few Gold Rush-era spirits would stick around. According to local legend, this road in Garden Valley is haunted by a miner killed for his gold.









Till next time.

Val