The Avalon Ball 2013 Page Nine

These are a few of my favorite things....

Do We Have To Go Home???

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

Great Weather For The Return.... Cool In Catalina.... Hot At Home

Morning Begins

Fog???? No way!

Sam, Bob, and Paul go out for the morning constitutional

Did You Know? - Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step. This applies regardless of the number of limbs - even arthropods with six, eight or more limbs.

The word walk is descended from the Old English wealcan "to roll". In humans and other bipeds, walking is generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground and there is a period of double-support. In contrast, running begins when both feet are off the ground with each step.

More obscure terms for walking include "to go by Marrow-bone stage", "to take one's daily constitutional", "to ride Shanks' pony", "to ride Shanks' mare", or "to go by Walker's bus".

7:00 am and Joe's is open

Everyone else is asleep! Bright even with some fog

Bob pays his bill

OMG.... Look at those chicken legs

The fog is starting to roll in

Did You Know? - Fog is a collection of liquid water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface.

While fog is a type of stratus cloud, the term "fog" is typically distinguished from the more generic term "cloud" in that fog is low-lying, and the moisture in the fog is often generated locally (such as from a nearby body of water, like a lake or the ocean, or from nearby moist ground or marshes).

Fog is distinguished from mist only by its density, as expressed in the resulting decrease in visibility: Fog reduces visibility to less than 1 km (5/8 statute mile), whereas mist reduces visibility to no less than 1 km .

We ordered Chocolate Buffalo Milk but they were out

The construction was still underway... We peeked in to see the plans

Back At The Hotel

Herbie and his sandals were up....

Marion and Roy visiting in the hotel patio

Decisions decisions.... Where do we do breakfast

Marion writes a postcard to herself...


Departing For The Dock

Lucky bucklers everything up

Where is Kris??? Duh! SHOPPING

Lucky was caught in the act!!!

At The Dock

Where did this fog come from???


We found Nemo

Our ship has arrived

Captain Hans... At your service

When Hans is at the wheel.... He thinks the boat is a helicopter

Gentleman Hans assists Herbie with the golf clubs

It's a sandal fashion show.... Mine is prettier than yours! Kerstin wins!!!

Almost there

The ship was delayed about 30 minutes due to fog

Kerstin gots a new hat

The gulls were our entertainment....

We are ready to go!

Look at those smiles

The fog is getting thicker

We Are On Board About 45 Minutes Late

Holly leads the way

Brenda and Sam help save seats

Oh oh.... Irene's opened her snack shack!

More food? Herbie checks out the champagne... Donna brought nuts to share

"What! We had breakfast an hour ago!"

"Darn... We have to go home?

We are on our way

How does Irene put three weeks food in that little bag???

Bon and Donna are going to be heading for Downtown Disney with Paul, Sue, Kristen, and Hans

The ship is moving... This is good

Love those hats!

"So.... This is the real scoop!"

"Careful... The camera is on the loose!"

We like the Commodore Lounge

Yeah! Civilization!

The Long Beach breakwater

Did You Know? - San Pedro Bay is an inlet on the Pacific Ocean coast of southern California, United States. It is the site of the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, which together form the fifth-busiest port facility in the world (behind the ports of Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen) and easily the busiest in the Western Hemisphere.

A 13.6-kilometer (8.5 mi) long breakwater stretches across most of the bay, with two openings to allow ships to enter the port areas behind it. The initial western section of the breakwater, called the San Pedro Breakwater, was constructed between 1899 and 1911 at San Pedro; the Middle breakwater was completed over the next twenty-five years, and the Long Beach breakwater was finished after World War II.

Up and at them

Bye until next Thursday

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