11.19.12 | | Comments
It's the week of Thanksgiving and we are Thankful for you friend. Here's a link to a video of what we are doing this week:
Thanksgiving Travel Up; Majority Driving To Holiday Destination
The highways and byways will become quite crowded this week as people head out on their Thanksgiving vacations. Triple-A says that for a fourth consecutive year the number of people who will be traveling for the four-day holiday weekend has gone up nearly one-percent over last year, with more than 46-million-people expected to hit the road between Wednesday and Sunday. In addition, 90-percent of those going away for the holiday will be taking off in their cars. Meanwhile, the number of people getting to their destinations by air is on the decline. This year just over three-point-one-million will be flying to their Thanksgiving dinner, while last year three-point-two-million took a plane over the Thanksgiving holiday.
>>Just The Facts
Last Friday reps for Hostess Brands announced that the company would be folding after filing for bankruptcy. The company is due in court today to address the matter. Here are some more facts about the iconic bakery.
FACT: Hostess began as the Interstate Bakeries Corporation in 1930.
FACT: Interstate Bakeries Corporation was officially renamed Hostess Brands, Inc. in 2009.
FACT: Hostess owns a number of bakery brands in the U.S., including Dolly Madison, Home Pride, Nature's Pride, Mrs. Cubbinson's Foods, and Wonder Bread.
FACT: Hostess is perhaps best known for its variety of snack cakes, including Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho-Ho's, Cup Cakes, and Sno Balls.