12/26/2013 We Are Off For A Whirlwind Drive To Saratoga & Stockton
Zooming up the coast on a beautiful day
Little traffic means we are making good time
~ 390 miles right up Highway 101
Dinner is served
The ceiling was an eye grabber
Lisa and Hannah up for the Christmas vacation
Diane got time to relax a bit
Did You Know? - "Sisters" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1954.
The song appeared in the movie White Christmas where both parts were sung by Rosemary Clooney (who served as Vera-Ellen's singing vocal dub for this song, while Trudy Stevens dubbed Vera-Ellen's other songs in the film).
The movie White Christmas also starred Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. It was not possible to issue an "original soundtrack album" of the film, because Decca Records controlled the soundtrack rights, but Clooney was under exclusive contract with Columbia Records. Consequently each one issued a separate "soundtrack recording": Decca issuing Selections from Irving Berlin's White Christmas, while Columbia issued Irving Berlin's White Christmas.
On the former, the song "Sisters" (as well as all of Clooney's vocal parts) was recorded by Peggy Lee, while on the latter, the song was sung by Rosemary Clooney and her own sister, Betty.
The Clooney sisters' version, which was also released as a single, was the most popular recording of the song, charting in 1954. The song was also made famous in the United Kingdom by sister act the Beverley Sisters.
Paul and Emily
Pat attacks the fondue
Yeah yeah... The gangs all here
One more try
Chocolate fondue.... Bring on the marshmellows
Dip... Slurp... Giggle...
Lisa is dipping watermelon in the chocolate???
The puzzle was almost done when Jordy decided to dump it on the floor
"It was Jordy... Not sweet little me!"
"It was indeed him!"
A glass of wine is great after a seven hour drive
IPhones are powered up
Sue has got the giggles now
Bubble TAlk... A new boared game
"Hey... It's my turn"
"Hey... I wanna win a round!"
Pat & Paul are enjoying the game
Is someone spoiled????
Off To Stockton For Lunch
Aunt Kaye is 95 and looks like 65
Dining at Strings... Best Italian food in the area
Cousin Tommy, Aunt Kaye, Sue, and Paul
The rest stops are looking good these days
We stopped for gas as a train rumbled by on High 99
We are home after 850 miles