6th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary

The 6th annual West Coast BBQ Classic (WCBC) will once again return to The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Barbeque experts and amateur grill masters will take part in a classic showdown to compete for the title of West Coast’s BEST BBQ. Throughout the day visitors will experience eating competitions, backyard lawn games, giveaways, line dancing, live entertainment and the ultimate “Backyard” cook-off between the top pit-masters. Live entertainment {Read More}


Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival 2017

For the last 14 years or so, Amy and I have looked forward to attending the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games. This year is no different! We have ordered our Lochness Monster & Scottish Thistle cakepops from Albert’s Petite Sweets. Reservations have been made to stay overnight on the Queen Mary Friday night and rented a Celtic Cabana for Saturday. We even have a couple surprises in store for the weekend. We are looking forward to this annual {Read More}


Queen Mary’s Chill 2016 | Alice in Winterland

CHILL® returns to The Queen Mary November 23th and will be open until January 8, 2017. This is a perfect opportunity to get the family together over the holidays and enjoy a day and evening for fun and festive activities. WHAT IS CHILL®? CHILL® is The Queen Mary’s annual frozen holiday event highlighted this year by Alice in Winterland, an immersive 14,000-square foot experience that tells the story of Alice in Winterland featuring hand-crafted lanterns made from hundreds of pieces {Read More}


Queen Mary Dark Harbor Media Preview 2016

If you have been watching our Instagram or Facebook page, you will see that we are looking forward to the upcoming Halloween season. We are grateful to be invited to attend Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Media Preview Night being held Thursday, September 29th. This year we decided to complete the chilling event with a hotel reservation as well! This event has become a yearly tradition for us each Halloween season. You can read about our experience at last year’s event {Read More}


Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival 2016

For the last 10 years or so, Amy and I have attended the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games. The annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIII will be held this year on February 13-14 from 9AM-6PM. It is held each year on Presidents Day weekend. You will be able to experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine that truly honors the Queen Mary’s Scottish {Read More}