Going Away 3/10/2013 - But Soon To Return

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

An Old Ranch Going Away Party

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Where are they going???"

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Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Leon says "Howdy do there!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Nancy says "Hurry back|

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Hans says "We will miss you at Newport Harbor!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Vince says "See you in May, right??"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Vince and Leon

Beautiful Evening At The Ranch

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
A view from our tables

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Sue and Ghislene

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Wally and Ghislene

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"I am keeping an eye on you"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Ed keeps an eye on the golf course...

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
The staff looks on

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
We must visit before we set down

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Steve is warmed up and ready to go

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"What would you like to hear??"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Hans and Herb... We can them H&H

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Hi there.... I am ready to dance!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Kerstin notices the birds are having a hard time flying with outside assistance

Kerstin Falls Prey To Hans Telephoto Lens While Assisting The Birds

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Kerstin was sure the birds were looking in the windows

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"I think I will signal the birds flying over the lake"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Hey birds... This means slow-down....."

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"OK, you are clear to land!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"M-m-m-m-m They are doing pretty good!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Easy now.... Come in low over the water"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"He crashed.... I wonder what happened!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Ah ha! Their wings were slightly out of adjustment"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Oh No! I have been caught on candid camera!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Kerstin and Hans return to their car a little later that evening....

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Oops!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Hey... Can I have a go at being an Air Traffic Controller???"

Meanwhile Back On The Ground!

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Put that camera down.... NOW!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"I mean it!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Nancy explains her new drink

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Fifty miles away the sun is still shinning on the top of the mountains

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Who? Me????

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Little 'ol me???

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
It's a Going Away Birthday Cake???

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Our resident cake inspector.... It passes.... It's chocolate

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Wally appears to be assisting in the background

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Yes we will!

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Looking good!

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
The candles get dual usage

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Heck with the candles... Let's eat the cake"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"Good job David!"

Ghislene Has To Sing For Her Cake

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
We were amazed.... We never knew

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Steve has asked he back for a follow-on

Did You Know? - The song's title can be translated as "Life in Rosy Hues" or "Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses"; its literal meaning is "Life in Pink".

The lyrics of the song were written by Édith Piaf herself, and the melody was composed by Marguerite Monnot and Louis Guglielmi, known as Louiguy. Originally, the song was registered as being written by Louiguy only, since at the time Piaf did not have necessary qualifications to be able to copyright her work with SACEM.

Words "Quand il me tient dans ses bras..." ("When he takes me in his arms...") came to her mind one evening in 1944, when she was standing in front of an American man. That gave the base for the rest of lyrics. Piaf offered the song to Marianne Michel, who slightly modified the lyrics, changing "les choses" ("things") for "la vie" ("life"). English lyrics for the song were later written by Mack David.

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Steve may have a new partner

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
So very pretty and they had never practised it....

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Wow!

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
She stopped the entire party.....

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"OK... You may now have your cake!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Someone is happy

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Time to dance

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
"We wanna stay home!"

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Go Steve Go!

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013
Nancy approves

Old Ranch Going Away  On A Sunday Evening 3/10/2013