Years, and years, ago, when I used to dance, and therefore had dance recitals, the last number of the show was always the finale.
Each group would perform one or more times throughout the show, and at the end, everyone would come back on stage for a big show number together.
That's what this blog post is. The finale when everyone comes together, and to gather, at the end.
First the short performances/stories:
I am fascinated with pelicans. I'm just sure they are true dinosaurs, and I wish they could talk to us. They fly so slowly, and I was lucky to catch this guy right over our heads.
It's easy to work on symmetrical shots and architectural elements where we stay. And the guy doesn't look too bad either.
This is how the beach looked most days. My fair skin was thankful to keep the sunshine away, but the dreary weather made for a lazy-feeling trip. Oh wait, we were on vacation, so it's all good!
I've got to stop my nonsense. I might need an intervention. Think it would make it on TLC?
I LOVE THIS PHOTO
And this one is great! Thanks Jack for stepping behind the camera :)
Just playing with the lines. Kind of a neat shot.
New Year's Eve night we have even more friends and family over, and celebrate with a seafood feast.
Thankfully, the feast includes goody bags that pop open and always contain paper crowns.
They make for such fun photos.
After dinner, we walked through the town for a bit to see what was going on, and to kill some time before midnight.
I hate that this one is blurry, but I'm posting it anyway. For it to have been taken in total darkness, it's not all that bad.
Chris decided he wanted one more group photo before we headed back inside. Jack had to make sure we didn't miss the champagne toast and countdown.
One more try!
Then, before we could get away, a guy, who might have been drinking all day, walked by and asked if we wanted him to take our photo. I actually didn't want him to touch my camera, but I said a little prayer and handed it over to the kind, but swaying gentleman.
Good thing he didn't cut our heads off.
Then it was time to toast the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. Mom did the honors.
We all decided that 2010 was pretty good, but we have high hopes for 2011.