Christmas 2016 Days Get Busy!

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart

It's 12/17 And We Are Off To The Nutcracker With Marianne And Craig

Off we go into a whirlwind! We began with a great lunch at Seasons 52 where Paul, as usual, did the trout! Marianne and Craig joined us for lunch before we went across the street to the OC Performing Arts Center to see "The Nutcracker".

Today there was a cast of more than 100 performers which took us on a dreamlike adventure, amid colorful, larger-than-life scenery, dancing toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a glittering Christmas tree!

The ballet began at 2:00 and was over about 4:30. We tried the Center Club but there were not open yet.

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!
An excellent performance it was!

Change Of Venue... Fullerton Elks Lodge And The Alley Cats

From the ballet to the Elks...  Quite a change in venue. We were joined by Vicky's cousin Gilbert and his wife Carol plus the Roberts and Zaitz... Better company one could not have.

Mariane and Craig also go tickets but did not mention Vicky's name so they sat at a different location from us.

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!
Welcome to the Elks

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!
The wine began to flow

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!
The whole gang was here

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!
Bob squeezes it to the last drop

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!
The Alley Cats were.... The Alley Cats

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!
We enjoyed the company and the wine!

12/17/2016 - Nutcracker and the Elks Alley Cats!
Indeed it is Christmas time...