After Temecula We Went Dancing

The Theme Was "Leap Year"   

We Made It To Alpine Village.... 2/27/2012

Wednesday, 11-Sep-2019 10:33:25 EDT Did You Know? - Leapfrog is a children's game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs . Games of this sort have been called by this name since at least the late sixteenth century. They also played this in colonial America.

The first participant rests hands on knees and bends over, which is called giving a back. The next player places hands on the first's back and leaps over by straddling legs wide apart on each side. On landing he stoops down and a third leaps over the first and second, and the fourth over all others successively. When all the players are stooping, the last in the line begins leaping over all the others in turn. The number of participants is not fixed.

The French version of this game is called saute-mouton (literally "leapsheep"), and the Romanian is called capra ("mounting rack" or "goat"). In India it is called as "Aar Ghodi Ki Par Ghodi" (meaning "horseleap"). In Italy the game is called "la cavallina" (i.e. "small or baby horse").

In the Korean and Japanese versions (말뚝박기 lit. "piledriving" and 馬跳び うまとび umatobi, lit. "horseleap", respectively), one player 'leaps' over the backs of the other players who stoop close enough to form a continuous line, attempting to cause the line to collapse under the weight of the riders.

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
The theme was leap year... We brought Leap Frogs

Did You Know? - Frog jumping was made famous in a short story by Mark Twain, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." An event has been held annually in Calaveras County since 1928, with other events held in Indiana, Ohio, Washington, Maine, Missouri, Louisiana, New York, and also in Manitoba, Canada.

With 4,000 contestants in 2007, the Calaveras County contest has strict rules regulating the frogs' welfare, including limiting the daily number of a frog's jumps, and mandating the playing of calming music in their enclosures. The endangered California Red-legged Frog may not be entered in the competition.

Participants entering the longest jumping frog were to win a $750 prize or $5,000 if their frog breaks the 1986 record of 21 feet, 5¾ inches set by Rosie the Ribeter.

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
24 for $13.95 via Party City

Did You Know? - A leap year (or intercalary or bissextile year) is a year containing one additional day (or, in the case of lunisolar calendars, a month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year.

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
Someone was having fun...

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
He made it into the glass

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
Sue did the same

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
Cyndy and Mom Donna

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
That was not an easy shot

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
"I'll raise you one"

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
Cyndy got some dance instruction

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village
The girls loved the frogs

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village

Leap Year celebrations at Alpine Village