It's A New Day! Time For Fun To Begin!
It's time for the day to start and we start with a breakfast run then golf! Others went on a tour of the island, some shopped... Some just relaxed!
It's 6:30 am and quiet....
The sun was rising and the ocean was beautiful
Our hotel was very quiet
In another hour it will be a mad house
Our restaurant survived last night...
Short walk up the street
We love to shop early... The stores are closed
Love the tee shirts
!930's catalina was a busy port
The smaller casino before the new one
Main Street was not even paved
The Silent Film Festival was underway
Did You Know? - A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, mime (US: pantomime) and title cards. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, synchronized dialogue was only made practical in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the introduction of the Vitaphone system. After the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927, "talkies" became more and more commonplace. Within a decade, popular widespread production of silent films had ceased.
We just misssed it... 3am to 6am, right??
That would be an AMEN
Time for breakfast.... Let's go to Joe's
Just opened.... 6:30 and we are the first here
Take any seat in the hjouse
Coffee... We can get our hearts started
Dancing at 6:30 am.... Eek!
Hans joined us for breakfast
Everyone Was Stirring When We Got Back
Bob snd Donna's room was under the third red awning from the left
The birds eye view (Courtesy of Hans)
Herb was waiting for us....
The shorts can stay.... Legs must go!
Proper material for a Catalina weekend shirt (Courtesy of Hans)
We got the memo about turquoise (Courtesy of Hans)
Indeed (Courtesy of Hans)
The coffee boy was serving when we arrived (Courtesy of Hans)
Donna was trying to figure out how to remove the tiles
The fog rolled over the top of the mountain
Breakfast is served
Marion's seventh trip downstairs to dine
The 55 mile bike race began right before we departed for the golf course
Off To Golf
Let The Games Begin
After a short walk we arrive at the golf course
The course was not busy... But it was in great shape
We arrive on the floor of the valley
Donna and Bob took the "Newbies" out... Fun was had by all
Sneaky ball keeps hiding from us
Sue smashes the ball... See the white streak??
Holly nails the ball
Holly has another great shot.... and then goes to hit the ball
Do you see the ball?? It is traveling at 200 mph!
The course was super
Mr Squirrel says howdy
Straight shot right up the valley
The Bird Park is not in great shape
Did You Know? - Catalina's Bird Park was established in the winter of 1929 by William Wrigley Jr.. The park was built in Avalon Canyon and covered eight full acres of land. Over 500 cages of varying sizes housed over 8,000 rare and exotic birds from all over the world. Eagles, flamingos, mynahs, macaws, toucans, peacocks, ostrich and penguins were among the attractions. This private enterprise of William Wrigley Jr. became one of the Island's most popular attractions and boasted the world's largest aviary, several international award-winning birds and free admission. The Park dazzled visitors and bird lovers for over thirty-five years.
The concept of establishing a bird sanctuary on Catalina Island has been attributed to both William Wrigley Jr. and E.H. Lewis. One source suggests that the Bird Park was the life long dream of William Wrigley Jr., who had long been a lover of birds and envisioned a place where others might visit and study them. Another source Catalina Island's Bird Parkstates that E.H. Lewis, a British gamekeeper with connections to the California State Fish and Game Commission, had pointed out the ideal geographic and climatic conditions of the Island for a bird sanctuary fifteen years prior and had long dreamed of establishing such a place. Luckily, the two visionaries met and together they established the World's Largest Bird Park.
The Bird Park was significantly scaled back during World War II since visitation to the Island was Catalina Island's Bird Parklimited. The Park never regained its prewar vitality and was closed in 1966. The remaining 650 birds were transferred to the Los Angeles Zoo. What was once the "world's largest birdcage" is now a playground for Avalon Preschool.
However.... The bathroom worked!
Dramatic color changes between the fairway and surrounding mountains
The fairway tree was magnificent
The road was right next to the fairway
Bill pounds one right down the center
On to the green
The view from eight was terrific... The mainland is covered in clouds
Bill has mastered the golf-bat
Here comes Donna
Bob brings the guys
Some OF Us Stayed In Town
Seeing the sights (Courtesy of San Diener)
To the pier (Courtesy of San Diener)
Let's watch an old movie (Courtesy of San Diener)
Experience the Avalon Theatre as it was originally intended... Attend the Annual Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit on Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 pm in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre.
"Make 'em Laugh" is the benefit's theme this year, and it features four comedy 'shorts' by the silent era's greatest comedians: Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. Each 'short' will feature live accompaniment on the Page pipe organ by Robert D. Salisbury.
It worked... They laughed (Courtesy of San Diener)
Guess who we met (Courtesy of San Diener)
Brenda is in trouble now! (Courtesy of San Diener)
What are they thinking? (Courtesy of San Diener)
Meanwhile the movie is underway (Courtesy of San Diener)
Brenda wants to take them home (Courtesy of San Diener)
What..... No color?? (Courtesy of San Diener)
Bye bye (Courtesy of San Diener)