St Patrick's Day 2012 At Alpine Village

Wonderful Evening with Wonderful People

St Patrick's In The German Restaurant! Why Not? It's America!

It's time to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day!

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St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

On Our Way

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Daylight Savings Time means we drive directly into the Sun

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
It sets slowly in the west

We Arrive The Same Time As Herbie And Irene

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Green green and more green

What Is The Theme Today??? Saint Patrick's, Silly! Did We Say "Green"?

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

Did you Know? - Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometers. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered one of the additive primary colors. On the HSV color wheel, also known as the RGB color wheel, the complement of green is magenta; that is, a purple color corresponding to an equal mixture of red and blue light. On a color wheel based on traditional color theory (RYB), the complementary color to green is considered to be red.

The word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, "to grow". It is used to describe plants or the ocean. Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick. In the United States of America, green is a slang term for money, among other things. Several colloquialisms have derived from these meanings, such as "green around the gills", a phrase used to describe a person who looks ill.

Several minerals have a green color, including emerald, which is colored green by its chromium content. Animals such as frogs, lizards, and other reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects, and birds, appear green because of a mixture of layers of blue and green coloring on their skin. By far the largest contributor to green in nature is chlorophyll, the chemical by which plants photosynthesize. Many creatures have adapted to their green environments by taking on a green hue themselves as camouflage.

First To Our Competition! Barbara, Nancy, Richard, and Tom

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Richard and Barbara

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Nancy and Tom

Irene, Sue, Herbie And Paul Attempted To Keep Up With The Joneses

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Love the hat

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
We are ready to celebrate

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
We are about to get lit up...

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Hooray!!

Cherrell Has A Birthday

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Cherrell's mom is the artist

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
"I'm NOT telling!!"

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
The table was full!

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Mom is at the head of the table

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
"Quick... Call the fire department"

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Candy to the rescue... One candle for one more year! Clever!

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
"Cake and presents? Life is good!"

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Tom, the official photographer, sneaks over to get a few frames!
OR, is he after the cake??

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Time to sing....

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Snap with the cake before it disappears

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Miles of smiles

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Everybody pitches in!

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
The Alpine Village staff are great!!! Making everyone fell at home

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Gator man has arrived

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
The cake disappears

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
"I assure you.... Not a single calorie... Because it is Monday!"

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
Herbie will get pimples

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
"Oh my... Good must mean messy!"

Time To Dance

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
The floor was busy this evening

St Patrick's Day at Alpine Village
We departed early this evening because we had bad news and felt something coming on...