Newport Harbor Elks For Afternoon Dancing
What better way to closeout a birthday weekend than to go dancing on the bay with friends!
It was cold for July but the sun finally edged its way out the gloom
Dress Your Rubber Duck And Enter It In A Contest
Did you know? - A rubber duck is a toy shaped like a duck, and is generally yellow. It may be made of rubber or rubber-like material such as vinyl plastic (which is more often used). The yellow rubber duck has achieved an iconic status in American pop culture and is often symbolically linked to bathing.
The rubber duck can be referred to informally as a "rubber duckie" or a "rubber ducky".
Its history is linked to the emergence of rubber manufacturing in the late 1800s. The earliest rubber ducks were made from harder rubber.
Jim Henson popularized rubber ducks in 1970, performing the songs "Rubber Duckie" and "DUCKIE" as Ernie, a popular Muppet from Sesame Street. Ernie frequently spoke to his duck and carried it with him in other segments of the show. The song "Rubber Duckie" and many of the characters of the show were performed by Jim Henson. On a special occasion, Little Richard performed the song.
Careful... Vicky has markers in her hands
The wizard is at work! Bob says this is the ONLY thing that stops her from dancing
Gladys is getting serious now
Did you know? - Besides the ubiquitous yellow rubber duck with which most people are familiar, there have been numerous variations on the basic theme, including holiday-themed duckies, religious duckies, dragon duckies, "Devil Duckies" which sport demon-like horns, bride and groom ducks, "dead" ducks, pink breast cancer awareness ducks, rubber ducks with water activated LED lights, and character ducks representing professions, politicians or licensed individual celebrities
Careful... Artist at work
Sue can't believe what they are doing
Did you know? - Some charities have run rubber duck races in which hundreds or thousands of rubber ducks are dumped into a river, pool, or other body of water and then floated down a race course marked off with buoys. The first one to float past the finish line is the winner (similar to the game Poohsticks). The rubber ducks are then retrieved and used again later. Due to environmental concerns, sites for duck races must be chosen with care.
There are hundreds of races held in the USA and internationally. The largest race in the United States benefits the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati, Ohio; over 100,000 ducks are raced to raise money for the organization
Did you know? - During a Pacific storm on January 10, 1992, three 40-foot containers holding 29,000 Friendly Floatees plastic bath toys from a Chinese factory were washed off a ship. Two-thirds of the ducks floated south and landed three months later on the shores of Indonesia, Australia, and South America.
The remaining 10,000 ducks headed north to Alaska and then completed a full circle back near Japan, caught up in the North Pacific Gyre current as the so called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Many of the ducks then entered the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia and were trapped in the Arctic ice.
They moved through the ice at a rate of one mile per day, and in 2000 they were sighted in the North Atlantic. The movement of the ducks had been monitored by American oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer.
Vote for #7
The first two are complete
Did you know? - Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening another entity through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction. In a workplace setting, sabotage is the conscious withdrawal of efficiency generally directed at causing some change in workplace conditions. One who engages in sabotage is a saboteur. As a rule, saboteurs try to conceal their identities because of the consequences of their actions. For example, whereas an environmental pressure group might be happy to be identified with an act of sabotage, it would not want the individual identities of the perpetrators known.
Sabotage derives from the Netherlands in the 15th century when workers would throw their sabots (wooden shoes) into the wooden gears of the textile looms to break the cogs, feeling the automated machines would render the human workers obsolete.
A trio is a group of three identical or similar objects, or a grouping of three persons for a common purpose.
A masterpiece is underway
Can I be a wubber duck, pweeeze
Meanwhile Oscar Is Playing Great Dance Music!
At the piano
Great View From The Lodge
Bob and Sandy decided to join the fun
We finally moved off the dance floor
Mommy duck and her babies - Donna, Gladys, Vicky and Brian
The other contenders - To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle
Vicky explains the finer points of duck decoration
She' won the sweepstakes - A glass of wine
Did you know? - In the United States consumer sales promotions known as sweepstakes or simply sweeps (both single and plural) have become associated with marketing promotions targeted toward both generating enthusiasm and providing incentive reactions among customers by enticing consumers to submit free entries into drawings of chance (and not skill) that are tied to product or service awareness wherein the featured prizes are given away by sponsoring companies.
The Birthday Girl
"I'm giving you a deal you cannot refuse!"
Brian is considering the deal
Sandy and Bob joined our table and added to the teasing underway
Oscar joined us also... Well, between breaks
Bob assures Sandy that not ALL people are as crazy as this group
Sandy explains June Gloom as an expatriate of Oregon
Did you know? - An expatriate (in abbreviated form, expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing or legal residence. The word comes from the Latin term expatriātus from ex ("out of") and patriā the ablative case of patria ("country, fatherland").
The Five O'Clock Tribute To Our Coun
Singing "God Bless America"
No cake today!!!