Celebrating July 4th 2009 On The Queen Mary
We are celebrating the birthday of the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America! We again celebrated with no "family" and only friends but WHAT FRIENDS! Nancy & Vince and James & Linda are just super people who we enjoy.
The Afternoon Was For Cavorting On The Golf Course
We went to Old Ranch and took some pictures of the activities and had a patriotic drink before heading to the beach for dinner at the Queen Mary. Old Ranch had their Firecracker Cross Country where they break all the rules and hit from one Tee to another Green! Please join the fun!
The Evening Was Ablaze With Frivolity, Fireworks, and Friendship!
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The Adventure Begins
The Queen would roll over in her grave seeing this...
Took all we had to keep James off the slide!
What is he looking at so hard???
See the blimp?
Come on Vince, let's go upstairs
Time for a drinkie poo
Did You Know? - “Rum and Coca-Cola” is the title of a popular calypso. Originally composed by Lord Invader and Lionel Belasco, it was copyrighted in the United States by entertainer Morey Amsterdam and became a huge hit in 1945 for the Andrews Sisters, spending ten weeks at the top of Billboard's U.S. Pop Singles chart.
Accounts of the invention of the Cuba Libre vary. One account claims that the drink (Spanish for Free Cuba) was invented in Havana, Cuba around 1900. Patriots aiding Cuba during the Spanish-American War — and, later, expatriates avoiding Prohibition regularly mixed rum and Cola as a highball and a toast to this West Indies island.
The world's most popular drink was born in a collision between the United States and Spain. It happened during the Spanish-American War at the turn of the century when Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and Americans in large numbers arrived in Cuba. One afternoon, a group of off-duty soldiers from the U.S. Signal Corps were gathered in a bar in Old Havana. Fausto Rodriguez, a young messenger, later recalled that a captain came in and ordered Bacardi (Gold) rum and Coca-Cola on ice with a wedge of lime. The captain drank the concoction with such pleasure that it sparked the interest of the soldiers around him. They had the bartender prepare a round of the captain's drink for them. The Bacardi rum and Coke was an instant hit. As it does to this day, the drink united the crowd in a spirit of fun and good fellowship. When they ordered another round, one soldier suggested that they toast ¡Por Cuba Libre! in celebration of the newly freed Cuba. The captain raised his glass and sang out the battle cry that had inspired Cuba's victorious soldiers in the War of Independence.
Perfect, After Soup and Salad, the Fireworks Began!
Wow! The Fireworks Were Spectacular!
Time to leave
James has goodies for the animals
Vince being the gentleman