Friday, February 26, 2010

WIN Dance Rally

This year's theme was "Oldies but Goodies" and Vicki really came up with some great decorating ideas.
I'm sure we all remember the poodle skirts and juke boxes!

And the hippies!

And of course, the Prom!

and yes, we had all of that as part of the dance rally. One night was designated "hippie nite". Here are a few pictures from the dance.

But of course, we also had dance lessons....

And one day some of us decided to do the "limbo"...

And then there was 'happy hour'...

No dance rally would be complete without the Talent/No Talent Show and the No Talent Band...

We had 50s nite for one dance.......

Bob wasn't here for hippie nite, so I think he decided to dress up as a hippie for 50s nite.

And here is Chuck posing with the hippie background, but it was 50s nite.
But the last night of the dance rally was "The Prom" and everyone had fun dressing up for the occasion.

And we even had a King and Queen selected. Here was the group of candidates for King.

And the candidates for Queen.

And the chosen were Bob Parker and Nelda Morris.

And so ends the 2010 WIN Dance rally. But if you missed out this year, just wait until next year. Come join us for "Hawaii in the Desert" for 2011.

Monday, February 15, 2010

More Rocky Point

We headed out to meet the WINs at a beach so we could go shelling. The night before it rained and we found the roads to be a little muddy. Several of the cars got stuck. But I heard later that the girls saved the day by pushing the cars out. You go girls!

We found a car wash on our way back to town and stopped.

Although it was supposed to be an automatic car wash, as you can see, it wasn't working. We did get the car washed, but the owner used a hose and brush.

Another day we stopped at an aquarium. Here is a friendly eel.

Here are some type of star fish which was in the tidal pool.

This sea lion was found tangled in some nets and now his home is here at the aquarium since he can't be released back to the wild.

This is a spiny sea urchin from the tidal pool.

And here is a sea cucumber. I could never get him to let go of the shells.

He knew this man had some fish for him.

Another type of star fish from the tidal pool.

This guy really liked the attention.

I liked this brightly colored home. It is available for rental.

Down the road was this whale carcass. Actually, it is just the bones from a Fin Whale, found in 1984.

This visitor center is built from tires. Evidently they cement the tires together using stucco, then stucco the outside.

They have several places inside that is not finished so people can see how the interior was built. Wow, what a use for our old tires. And they are supposed to be energy efficient too.

We spotted these two osprey's sitton on top of this electric pole. Only notice, there are no wires.

Doesn't he look majestic!