The Avalon Ball 2014

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

Saturday Afternoon Means "Up On The Roof" (Page Seven)

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014

Avalon Ball 2014
Page 1 - Overview | Page 2 - Pre-Coordination Trip | Page 3 - Going Over
Page 4 - Pre-Dinner Activities | Page 5 - Friday Dinner
Page 6 - Saturday Breakfast and Golf
Page 7 - The Roof Transformation | Page 8 - Portraits | Page 9 - The Dinner
Page 10 - The Dance | Page 11 - Going Home | Page 12 - Comics

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014

We Meet Up With The Day Trippers First....

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Cyndy joins the mad house

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
The Gray's and Iris and Will join the party....

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Texting each other???

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Lounging around before the transformation

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Ed is tired from climbing the mountains around the golf course

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
This is my happy face....

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Happy to have Will and Iris with us today


Marion and Kerstin show how to hold three glasses (Courtesy of Gary Gray)

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
"After I drink this wonderful drink, I shall return as a handsome prince"

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
The three musketeers make plans for the evening

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Where is Kathy? She is supposed to be pealing the grapes, right??

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
One last snack before the great transformation

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Watch the food disappear.... Oh! Dinner is in 60 minutes!

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
What a magnificent day!

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Transformation complete... The Prince and Princess arrive

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Hollywood has arrived

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
"Where is the party???"

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Marion found a white flamingo wrap!


Looking good! (Courtesy of Gary Gray)

Marion's North Carolina Cheese Straws Recipe:

8 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 sticks of butter
2 cups flower
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Leave butter and cheese out to become room temperature.

Mix with rest of the ingredients in an electric mix until you have a smooth dough

Shape straws through an old fashioned cookie press using the star pattern on an ungreased cookie sheet

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes , just until they start to brown

They break easily so handle with care before and after baking

 

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Lucky is a member of the "Blue Hat Club"

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Love the hat

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Will and Iris

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Wendy and Michael

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Paul and Sue

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Zot... The camera appears from the air

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Kerstin and Hans

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Beverly and Kerstin

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Marion, Marion, and Kerstin

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Ed (Our resident Handsome Devil)

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Ed and Kathy

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Carolyn and Jim

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
MIkelle and Ed

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Paul and Mikelle having a laugh

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Kathy, Brenda, and Gail

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Holly and Bill

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Pictures are winding down...


1920's here we come (Courtesy of Gary Gray)

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Looks like Bill has a brand new tie....

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Looks like Lucky and Kerstin got the blue hat memo (Courtesy of Gary Gray)


Cyndy knows what it was like thirty years before she was born
(Courtesy of Gary Gray)

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Ladies... Smile


Another angle (Courtesy of Gary Gray)

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Get organized guys!


Paging Dr. May... Paging Dr. May (Courtesy of Gary Gray)

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
As good as it gets

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014
Dinner is served.... Downstairs to the Ristorente Villa Portofino


"Last one to dinner pays the bill" (Courtesy of Gary Gray)

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014

Avalon Ball 2014
Page 1 - Overview | Page 2 - Pre-Coordination Trip | Page 3 - Going Over
Page 4 - Pre-Dinner Activities | Page 5 - Friday Dinner
Page 6 - Saturday Breakfast and Golf
Page 7 - The Roof Transformation | Page 8 - Portraits | Page 9 - The Dinner
Page 10 - The Dance | Page 11 - Going Home | Page 12 - Comics

Saturday we transform from grunge to beauty in Avalon May 2014