Sunday Means Church & Friends

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Sundays Are Busy Days! Church And Dancing With Friends!

The sermon was great today. Philippians 1:1-11 has an excellent message! After church we headed home for a quick errand before heading to Newport Harbor Elks for breakfast and a few hours of dancing. At 4:30 we packed up and headed to Old Ranch Country Club for an evening of dining and dancing with friends.

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

First Stop: Newport Harbor Elks

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Great view of the harbor but the brightness is difficult to handle

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Greg, our adopted son, stopped by for a couple of jokes!

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Jan was ready to dance

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Sandy is now in full recovery after her battle with the flu

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
We have a deal... I get to drop one pound for every one she gains!

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
The serious look

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
All smiles

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
The music man played quite dancable music

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
The posts are decorated with tiny mirrors

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
We were last out so everyone gave us their lottery tickets... Our table won twice

Second Stop: Dinner Dancing With The Gang At Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
A beautiful day

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Linda tells a story

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Nancy has a new drink? What it is?

Did You Know? - A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Commonly used whiskeys include rye (the traditional choice), Canadian whisky (simply called Rye in Canada), bourbon, blended whiskey and Tennessee whiskey. The cocktail is often stirred with ice and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem.

A Manhattan is also frequently served on the rocks in an Old Fashioned glass (lowball glass). The whiskey-based Manhattan is one of five cocktails named for one of New York City's five boroughs, but is perhaps most closely related to the Brooklyn cocktail[3], a mix utilizing dry vermouth and Maraschino liqueur in place of the Manhattan's sweet vermouth, as well as Amer Picon in place of the Manhattan's traditional bitters.

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
James is ready to rock and roll... OK, just rock

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
"You are kidding?"

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Herb makes the Irish Whisky disappear

Did You Know? - Irish whiskey ( Irish : Fuisce or uisce beatha) is whiskey made in Ireland .

Key regulations defining Irish whiskey and its production are established by the Irish Whiskey Act of 1980, and are relatively simple (for example, in contrast with those for Scotch and Bourbon whiskey ). They can be summarised as follows:

  • Irish whiskey must be distilled and aged in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland .
  • The contained spirits must be distilled to an alcohol by volume level of less than 94.8% from a yeast-fermented mash of cereal grains ( saccharified by the diastase of malt contained therein, with or without other natural diastases) in such a way that the distillate has an aroma and flavour derived from the materials used.
  • The product must be aged for at least three years in wooden casks.
  • If the spirits comprise a blend of two or more such distillates, the product is referred to as a "blended" Irish whiskey.

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
We are happy... The gang has arrived

Interesting Clouds And Sunset

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
The day was humid

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
The cloud formations were beautiful - Cumulus mediocris and stratocumulus castellanus cumulogenitus

Did You Know? - In meteorology, a cloud is a visible mass of liquid droplets or frozen crystals made of water or various chemicals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body. These suspended particles are also known as aerosols. Clouds in earth's atmosphere are studied in the cloud physics branch of meteorology.

Two processes, possibly acting together, can lead to air becoming saturated: cooling the air or adding water vapor to the air. In general, precipitation will fall to the surface; an exception is virga, which evaporates before reaching the surface.

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Silver lining everywhere

Did You Know? - The origin of the phrase is traced to John Milton 's " Comus " (1634) with the lines,

"Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?"

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Indeed quite a show

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
From white to pink in a matter of minutes

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
The colors change second by second

The Sun Faded Into The Horizon And We Got Another Show

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Beautiful view out the window

Did You Know? - Sunset or sundown is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon in the west as a result of Earth's rotation.

The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun's disk disappears below the horizon in the west. The ray path of light from the setting Sun is highly distorted near the horizon because of atmospheric refraction, making the sunset appear to occur when the Sun's disk is already about one diameter below the horizon.

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Did You Know? - At sunrise and sunset, when the path through the atmosphere is longer, the blue and green components are removed almost completely leaving the longer wavelength orange and red hues we see at those times. The remaining reddened sunlight can then be scattered by cloud droplets and other relatively large particles to light up the horizon red and orange.

Meanwhile Back Inside

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Getting powered up for the dancing...

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Matching outfits.....

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Bob and Donna

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Bright colors... Easy to see in the dark!

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Color is indeed better...

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
John and Ernie

On The Veranda Our Sunday Afternoon Happy Hour Is Underway

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Old Dave tells a story

Did You Know? - A veranda or verandah (from Portuguese varanda, is a roofed opened gallery or porch. It is also described as an open pillared gallery, generally roofed, built around a central structure. A veranda is often partly enclosed by a railing and frequently extends across the front and sides of the structure.

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Tom caught the photographer in the act

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Inside dinner is being devoured

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Vicky was providing Brian with better reception

Ed Provides A Short Slurping Instruction

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
"I am about to demonstrate the art of the slurp"

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Ed show the proper way to slurp

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Over the teeth and through the gums, lookout tonsils here it comes

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
"See... All gone!"

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
"Want me to do it again?"

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Hand motions are important...

Cocktails And Dancing.... Life Is Good

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Vicky and Del

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Ed and Kathy

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Jan and Herb trip the light fantastic

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
All smiles

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

A Quick Visit Outside For The Happy Hour(s) People

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Relaxed

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
"Ah gentlemen... My glass be empty"

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Bye bye

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Donna came outside to see what was happening

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Did Someone Say "Line Dancing"?

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Chorus Line at Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Steve was hot this evening

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
Ernie and John

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch
One last visit outside before going home

Sunday dancing at the Elks and Old Ranch