National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar


May 27, 2022 - National Cooler Day | National Road Trip Day

May 26, 2022

Welcome to May 27, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a portable fridge and the gateway to adventure.

One of the most useful inventions to come out of World War II was styrofoam, which was originally intended as a replacement for rubber. In the post-war years, styrofoam got put to a new use—portable coolers. As Americans settled into suburban life, picnics and barbecues became popular, which drove the demand for a way to keep foods and beverages cold outside the home. Companies like Coleman and Igloo capitalized on the trend and soon the portable cooler became an everyday item. On the Friday before Memorial Day, celebrate National Cooler Day by loading up this portable fridge and heading to the great outdoors.

Anna: So Marlo, we’re packing a cooler and heading to Kingman, AZ today right?

Marlo: I know, I'm so excited. It's gonna be great to finally time to celebrate National Road Trip Day!

Anna: And we are kicking off the party from Kingman because it’s the official Gateway to Route 66.

Marlo: That's right. So look for us around town if you get there.

Anna: Do you have a favorite memories from when we filmed our television show there?

Marlo: Oh, probably the ribs and beer and music of course.

Anna: I know, I'm bringing my kids just to go to Mr. Dz Diner and have a bottomless root beer float.

Marlo: That is actually my favorite thing there.

John: Did you guys say "bottomless root beer float?" I'm changing my name to that.

Anna: It's so good! And Desert Diamond Distillery makes these chocolate rum filled candies that I still dream about.

John: I wanna check out this guy's walking tour tell me about this.

Anna: Jim Hinckley is amazing, he makes history fun and they've curated a whole walk about town with historical places and his stories to go with them and the man himself will be there.

John: I am excited for that.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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