The Avalon Ball 2013 Page Five

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It's A New Day! Time For Fun To Begin!

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend

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

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend

It's time for the day to start and we start with a breakfast run then golf! Others went on a tour of the island, some shopped... Some just relaxed!

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
It's 6:30 am and quiet....

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The sun was rising and the ocean was beautiful

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Our hotel was very quiet

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
In another hour it will be a mad house

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Our restaurant survived last night...

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Short walk up the street

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
We love to shop early... The stores are closed

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Ghost town

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Love the tee shirts

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
!930's catalina was a busy port

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The smaller casino before the new one

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Main Street was not even paved

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Circa 1933

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The Silent Film Festival was underway

Did You Know? - A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, mime (US: pantomime) and title cards. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, synchronized dialogue was only made practical in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the introduction of the Vitaphone system. After the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927, "talkies" became more and more commonplace. Within a decade, popular widespread production of silent films had ceased.

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
We just misssed it... 3am to 6am, right??

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
That would be an AMEN

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Time for breakfast.... Let's go to Joe's

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Just opened.... 6:30 and we are the first here

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Take any seat in the hjouse

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Coffee... We can get our hearts started

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Bob arrives

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Dancing at 6:30 am.... Eek!

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Hans joined us for breakfast

Everyone Was Stirring When We Got Back

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Bob snd Donna's room was under the third red awning from the left

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The birds eye view (Courtesy of Hans)

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Herb was waiting for us....

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The shorts can stay.... Legs must go!

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Proper material for a Catalina weekend shirt (Courtesy of Hans)

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
We got the memo about turquoise (Courtesy of Hans)

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Indeed (Courtesy of Hans)

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The coffee boy was serving when we arrived (Courtesy of Hans)

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Donna was trying to figure out how to remove the tiles

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The fog rolled over the top of the mountain

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Breakfast is served

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Marion's seventh trip downstairs to dine

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
"Who? Me??"

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend

On the roof and Saturniday night dinner  the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Resting up...


The 55 mile bike race began right before we departed for the golf course

Off To Golf

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend

Let The Games Begin

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
After a short walk we arrive at the golf course

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The course was not busy... But it was in great shape

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
We arrive on the floor of the valley

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Donna and Bob took the "Newbies" out... Fun was had by all

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Sneaky ball keeps hiding from us

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Sue smashes the ball... See the white streak??

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Holly nails the ball

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Holly has another great shot.... and then goes to hit the ball

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Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Do you see the ball?? It is traveling at 200 mph!

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The course was super

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Mr Squirrel says howdy

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Straight shot right up the valley

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The Bird Park is not in great shape

Did You Know? - Catalina's Bird Park was established in the winter of 1929 by William Wrigley Jr.. The park was built in Avalon Canyon and covered eight full acres of land. Over 500 cages of varying sizes housed over 8,000 rare and exotic birds from all over the world. Eagles, flamingos, mynahs, macaws, toucans, peacocks, ostrich and penguins were among the attractions. This private enterprise of William Wrigley Jr. became one of the Island's most popular attractions and boasted the world's largest aviary, several international award-winning birds and free admission. The Park dazzled visitors and bird lovers for over thirty-five years.

The concept of establishing a bird sanctuary on Catalina Island has been attributed to both William Wrigley Jr. and E.H. Lewis. One source suggests that the Bird Park was the life long dream of William Wrigley Jr., who had long been a lover of birds and envisioned a place where others might visit and study them. Another source Catalina Island's Bird Parkstates that E.H. Lewis, a British gamekeeper with connections to the California State Fish and Game Commission, had pointed out the ideal geographic and climatic conditions of the Island for a bird sanctuary fifteen years prior and had long dreamed of establishing such a place. Luckily, the two visionaries met and together they established the World's Largest Bird Park.

The Bird Park was significantly scaled back during World War II since visitation to the Island was Catalina Island's Bird Parklimited. The Park never regained its prewar vitality and was closed in 1966. The remaining 650 birds were transferred to the Los Angeles Zoo. What was once the "world's largest birdcage" is now a playground for Avalon Preschool.

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
However.... The bathroom worked!

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Dramatic color changes between the fairway and surrounding mountains

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The fairway tree was magnificent

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The road was right next to the fairway

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Bill pounds one right down the center

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
On to the green

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
The view from eight was terrific... The mainland is covered in clouds

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Bill has mastered the golf-bat

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Here comes Donna

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Bob brings the guys

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend
Walking home

Some OF Us Stayed In Town


Seeing the sights (Courtesy of San Diener)


To the pier (Courtesy of San Diener)


Let's watch an old movie (Courtesy of San Diener)

Experience the Avalon Theatre as it was originally intended... Attend the Annual Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit on Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 pm in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre.

"Make 'em Laugh" is the benefit's theme this year, and it features four comedy 'shorts' by the silent era's greatest comedians: Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. Each 'short' will feature live accompaniment on the Page pipe organ by Robert D. Salisbury.


It worked... They laughed (Courtesy of San Diener)


Guess who we met (Courtesy of San Diener)


Brenda is in trouble now! (Courtesy of San Diener)


What are they thinking? (Courtesy of San Diener)


Meanwhile the movie is underway (Courtesy of San Diener)


Brenda wants to take them home (Courtesy of San Diener)


What..... No color?? (Courtesy of San Diener)


Bye bye (Courtesy of San Diener)

 


Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend

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

Playing golf Saturday morning during the  Avalon Ball Weenend