The Avalon Ball 2019

1920's Sayings: “Now you’re on the trolley!”: “Now you’ve gotten it right!”

Heading To Avalon (Page Three)

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island

We have hired 2,000 horses to sally us across the open sea to the sacred Island of the Dance...commonly called Catalina! Our trusty steed departs at 11:45 AM and we opted for "The Commodore Lounge" because of the fine wines they serve...yes-sir-ree...best Annie Green Springs you can get anywhere!

Sue and I stopped at the local eatery to fill our tummies for the trip over and have a great resting place for the champagne toasts that are required!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
The PRimrose has been around for years and years!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Driving through Long Beach the ccamera switched automatically to black and white knowing we are celebrating art deco weekend!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
A push of the buttoin and we are back to normal

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Another push of the button and Ol' Man Google Photo's gives the
photo a little boost using its editor

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Everyone is here... We have such a great group!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Sue awaits the first silly action of the day...
She did NOT have to wait very long!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
It got caught on a horn!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Trying to explain to this group is a challenge!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Partaking of the bubbly! But, we discovered the
bubbles are only on the bottom of the class!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Bob explains bubbles!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Glasses have feeling too!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Your hosts are ready to batten down the hatches and do something else naughty.... oops, nautical!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Same and Brenda arrived first (around 11:00 PM last night) so save a table for the elderly guys... Bob, Bill, and Ron

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
This is a "Don't ask...Don't tell" moment!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
The mighty steed has arrived...
But where are the 2000 horses they promised?

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
The Nightlighter's contingent

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
All lined up and no place to go.... yet!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Brenda be ready!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Ron is ready to take charge

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Bob 'splains the boarding procedures

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Last ones into the Commodore Lounge

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Ready...Willing...And Definitely Able!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Surprise!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
"Are we inside today?"

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Holly looks quite happy

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Taking tickets

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Come on in!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Keeping an eye on his surroundings

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Penny for his thoughts!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Leaving the harbor

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
What is a Small Craft Advisory?

Did You Know? - A small craft advisory is a type of wind warning issued by the National Weather Service in the United States. In Canada a similar warning is issued by Environment Canada. It is issued when winds have reached, or are expected to reach within 12 hours, a speed marginally less than gale force. A Small Craft Advisory may also be issued when sea or lake ice exists that could be hazardous to small boats.

The insignia that denotes a small craft advisory is one red, triangular flag (two such flags, one placed above the other, signify a gale warning).

Inland, this advisory is known as a wind advisory. A lake wind advisory is issued for winds just below this range, because unobstructed winds across the open waters of a lake are normally faster than across land.

The wind speed that triggers the advisory has changed over time. Until the late 1960s, the threshold was 32 to 38 miles per hour (or 28 to 33 knots). At some point, the lower limit was reduced to 23 miles per hour (20 knots). Today, however, most places have standardized on 25 to 38 miles per hour (22 to 33 knots), encompassing the combined ranges of forces 6 and 7 on the Beaufort scale. Winds strong enough to trigger a small craft advisory may be referred to as being advisory-force. Conversely, winds just above this intensity (39-57 miles per hour) are called gale-force, and have a separate associated warning.

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Sam slept through the high seas

The sea was so rough we kept feeling the spray inside the cabin...or, was that the campagne being opened continually as we made the crossing?


Up and down...Up and down!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Bob enjoying the bounding main

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Sam was in mourning... Grumpy Cat died this week!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
The weather was magnificent

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Still standing after 90 years and sixteen Avalon Balls!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Tomorrow night will be atop this structure carrying on!

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Our steed never rests.... Heading back to the mainland is a few minutes

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island
Leaving the dock, we head for our hotel

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island

Avalon Ball 2019 on Catalina Island