Off To Temecula With Friends

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Time to Visit AJ and Laura In Temecula (10/17/2011)

We headed for Temecula and we wondered... "How do they pick all these grapes???? A machine???? " How does it work? What does it look like? So.....

See How Machines Harvest Grapes

The Colors Were Magnificent

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The vinyards were magnificent

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Looks like Christmas... Reds and greens

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The wooden walls were just plain pretty

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Wine tasting? OK! We will do it!

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The wine tasting builsing was cool and a view of the entire vinyard made it special

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The decorations stood out

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The stainless steel pieces of art were hollow

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The Falkner wine pickup area was very peaceful

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Decorated for Halloween

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Many activities at Falkner

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The wine bats were scary

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Off To Pinnacle At Falkner Winery... A Great Place To Dine

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Bunnaford demonstrates her presto-digi-tation

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We made a quick sketch of Bunnaford in action

Did You Know? - Sleight of hand, also known as prestidigitation ("quick fingers") or legerdemain, is the set of techniques used by a magician (or card sharp) to manipulate objects such as cards and coins secretly.

Sleight of hand is not a separate branch of magic, but rather one of the means used by a magician to produce an effect. It can be contrasted with the flourish, where the magician intentionally displays skills, such as the ability to cut cards one-handed, which is akin to juggling. Advanced sleight of hand requires months or years of practice before it can be performed proficiently in front of spectators. Sleight of hand is mostly employed in close-up magic, but it can also be used in stage magic. There are hundreds of different sleights at the performer's disposal, but they can generally be classified into groups such as switches, changes, and others.

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Volia.....

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OK, just one more time.....

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Aj tries to repeat the steps....

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M-m-m-m-m His presto rand out of digitation!

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Nope! AJ does not look any better in black and white

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Nope.... Try again!

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Better....

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Ah ha..... I think I got it

The seven principles of sleight of hand.

The seven principles are:

  1. Palm - To hold an object in an apparently empty hand.
  2. Ditch - To secretly dispose of an unneeded object.
  3. Steal - To secretly obtain a needed object.
  4. Load - To secretly move an object to where it is needed.
  5. Simulation - To give the impression that something has happened that has not.
  6. Misdirection - To lead attention away from a secret move.
  7. Switch - To secretly exchange one object for another.

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Someting is missing

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Concentrate....

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Perhaps if I say a prayer before I try the illusion????

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Sue and AJ try to recreate the illusion

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Bunny attempts to levitate the cork in hopes to assist AJ

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"OK, I got it this time.... "

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"Ah.... Nope!"

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Try it with forks

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Ah ha.... All together....

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Remember the old technicolor pictures??? Orange was in...

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It's later than you think

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"So Bunnaford... Do you think AJ has a chance at the Magic Castle????"

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It's already gone to his head

Time To Head Home After A Sterling Afternoon

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On our way out....

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The glasses wanted us to stay

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AJ and Paul had a different idea about glassware...

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Saying goodbye.... Using magic....

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Or..... Get a grip!! The famous Bennafird right hook

Did You Know? - A hook is a punch in boxing. It is performed by turning the core muscles and back, thereby swinging the arm, which is bent at an angle near or at 90 degrees, in a horizontal arc into the opponent. A hook is usually aimed at the chin, but it can also be used for body shots, especially to the liver.

Hook punches can be thrown by either the lead hand or the rear hand, but the term used without a qualifier usually refers to a lead hook. When throwing a hook, the puncher shifts his body weight to the rear, or supporting foot, allowing him to pivot his lead foot and torso, swinging his lead fist horizontally toward the opponent. Sometimes, depending on style and what feels comfortable to the individual, the lead foot is not pivoted. Pivoting increases the power of the punch, but leaves one lacking in options to follow up with, such as the right uppercut or right hook.

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Mount Killa-Mon-Jar-Oh in the distance

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Neat vie... Three "mountain ranges"

Let's Harass The Neighbors

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We went right instead of left

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#2 is Falkner... We sent to the upper left hand corner....

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Great homes

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Our kind of street.... Vino Way

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We were there....

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Vinyards everywhere

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Time for one more tasting/???

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