The Avalon Ball 2013 Page Four

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Dinner Time At "M"

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner

Avalon Ball 2013
Page 1 - Overview | Page 2 - Trip Going Over
Page 3 - Pre-Dinner Activities | Page 4 - Friday Dinner
Page 5 - Saturday Breakfast and Golf
Page 6 - To The Roof and Dinner | Page 7 - The Ball
Page 8 - After The Dance | Page 9 - Going Home

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
It's time for dinner and dinner is almost next door! A few feet away from the Villa Portofino is "M".

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner

175 Feet From Our Hotel Was "M"... A Great Place To Dine

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Angel and Ben make their way...

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The parade is underway

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Romance is in the air

Dinner on Friday at the Avalon Ball Weenend

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
We are here.....

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
"Hold on... I have an idea!"

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
We recognized this place

Did You Know? - A special events venue and pop-up restaurant, we create unique and innovative menus, wine pairings and signature cocktails to showcase our favorite cuisines from around the world. We use fresh, seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. Menus include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.


Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
We were there at 6:00 sharp

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Angel and Ben

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Paul & Sue were here thanks to Fred


The visiting continues (Courtesy of Hans)


Watch out--- Paul is flashing again (Courtesy of Hans)


Sue does her rendition of "The Big Bopper" (Courtesy of Hans)

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Hans has his eye on the pink martini

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Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Cellphone lesson time

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
"I do NOT drink pink martini's"

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Ben trying to be good..... Ha!


"What are you doing now???" (Courtesy of Hans)

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Angel being an angel

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Love birds

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We are ready for the evening

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Smoooooooch

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Smiles by the miles

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...and a little hoagy

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Kris and Ron

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Ron seems to getting a little frisky! WE APPROVE

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Beverly and George

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Donna assure Bob gets his veggies

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Oops! Is this right? Dori and Lucky

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Carolyn and Roy

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Holly just finished the first bottle of the meal!

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Our wait staff was great

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Gary and Marion

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
I swear Kerstin's outfit is a little more pink than before....

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They approve

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
"Hold it... Paul has an idea!"

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
"So.... What do you think of my idea??"

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
"She kinda thinks it might be OK"

Dinner Formally Begins

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Beautiful food

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Donna checks in with everyone

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Kerstin... Coffee????

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
I think we are going for a short walk

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Great bar at "M"

Our After Dinner Walk Time

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
The Casino looks like a likely target for the walk

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Avalon was beautiful this evening

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
The Casino Walk was well lighted

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
An amazing structure

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Eight-five years old and going strong

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
A magnificent entrance

Did You Know? - Surrounded by sea on three sides, the circular structure of the Catalina Casino is the equivalent of 12 stories tall. It has a movie theatre and museum on the first level and a dance hall on the top level.

To reach the top level, Wrigley built the Casino with two ramped walkways that extend from the circular core, with two small lobby spaces as well as bathrooms just below the dance floor. Wrigley took the idea to use ramps instead of stairs from his Chicago Cubs stadium. The ramps allowed the large numbers of people using the ballroom to quickly move to and from their destinations. The building was decorated with sterling silver and gold leaf.

The Avalon Theatre, on the first level, shows first-run films nightly. The theatre has one film screen and a seating capacity of 1,154. The theatre is so well insulated that patrons cannot hear the band playing or the 6,000+ dancers on the floor above, yet the acoustics are so good that a speaker on the theatre stage can speak in a normal voice without a microphone and be heard clearly by all in attendance.

Additionally, the theatre still has its original 4-manual, 16 rank theatre pipe organ built by the Page Pipe Organ Company of Lima, Ohio. It is played every Friday and Saturday evening. The circular domed ceiling has notable acoustics and has been studied by experts due to its repute. The theatre lobby is paneled with walnut wood.

The upper level houses the world's largest circular ballroom with a 180-foot (55 m) diameter dance floor. French doors encircle the room connecting the dance floor with a balcony that runs around the building. The dance floor has a capacity of over 6,000 dancers and was used by the local high school basketball team for a time.

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Everything was in great shape

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
We stopped at the Tuna Club on the way back

Did You Know? - Preserving the Tuna Clubs History has remained an important tradition to our membership since our club's founding in 1898. The unique display of angling artifacts within our clubhouse on Catalina Island document more than the first rod and reel captures of tuna, marlin and broad bill swordfish. They provide the world's blue water anglers with an insight to the sports very origins, and the key to understanding its proud heritage.

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
We continue the walk to the hotel

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Our hotel and tomorrow evenings restaurant

But We Keep Going - Donna Wants To See The Jazz Band....

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Perhaps a snack???

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Hamburger???

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Irene and Sue are chugging right along

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Nope! The picture is not fuzzy! They are!!
They just learned a new rap step

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Bill stopped dancing to pose for the camera

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Everyone is out for a walk - Dinner must have been great

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Roy and Dori seeing the sights

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
"Donna is that way... She head about a dance band"

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
"Walk.... No, I am looking for a hamburger"

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"Let's go to Luau Larry's"

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Food... Spirits.... Straw hats

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Another nice place to dine

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Oh oh... We all smelled wine

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Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Bob finds a Hans-Head-Lookalike

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Donna finds the cakie-pies

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She is in the wine vault

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
No dear... No martini's hiding inside the candle

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The party can now restart

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Nails... Toes and fingers...

Did You Know? - The 30′s was a time of subdued and dramatic accessories and cosmetics. Smaller bits of colour on nails & lips accessorized on a budget and popular nail shades (often matched with lipstick) bold red, pale rose, light pinks and subtle cream shades. Try Guinevere, Flirt, Reno, Lost Red, Sheer Bliss, Pinkalicious to Plum or French Pink.

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Fred and Mary show up

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Hans got some new glasses

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
This is a "Don't ask... Don't tell" moment

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner
Time to head for home

Dinner on Friday at the Avalon Ball Weenend

Avalon Ball Friday night dinner

Avalon Ball 2013
Page 1 - Overview | Page 2 - Trip Going Over
Page 3 - Pre-Dinner Activities | Page 4 - Friday Dinner
Page 5 - Saturday Breakfast and Golf
Page 6 - To The Roof and Dinner | Page 7 - The Ball
Page 8 - After The Dance | Page 9 - Going Home

Dinner on Friday at the Avalon Ball Weenend