We Are Gathered Together
It's that time again where we join up at Old Ranch and dance the evening away. Watch the fun!
We were the first ones to arrive meaning we got to have an extra drink
Steve finishes setting up and we got a few minutes to talk!
The Berg's are doing it right, they are staying at the local Ayres hotel for the evening!
We are staritng to fill up our areas, we had about 28 this evening
Del and Vicky, our next door neighbors
"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable."
Wine begins to flow, this is good
Keeping an eye on everyone
First on the floor
Neal and Nita deep inthought
More onn the floor
Steve makes the sax sound like magic
Belting out a tune
Sometimes one needs to go off-roading
Old Rancher's also enjoy our dance evening
Watching the dancers is also quite entertaining
It's even better when you are neighbors and great friends!
Discussing the finer points of Gin
Bob and Donna join our table which means even more fun!
A "Don't ask, don't tell" moment
Bob is about to be christened
Did You Know? - Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water. It is a naval tradition in many cultures, dating back thousands of years. It has been observed as a public celebration and a solemn blessing.
Ship launching imposes stresses on the ship not met during normal operation, in addition to the size and weight of the vessel, and it represents a considerable engineering challenge as well as a public spectacle. The process also involves many traditions intended to invite good luck, such as christening by breaking a sacrificial bottle of champagne over the bow as the ship is named aloud and launched.
Donna foinds another good use for the bottle cap
Our table took a vote, this is an improvement!
Bob is going to try out for the position of Rudolph next year
Irene and Liz say goodbye to everyone
Donna is attempting to see noses!
Put your little foot in; Put youe little foot out... Oops that's the Hokey Pokey
The joint is rocking but the arch stays put
Did You Know? - An arch is a vertical curved structure that spans an elevated space and may or may not support the weight above it, or in case of a horizontal arch like an arch dam, the hydrostatic pressure against it.
Arches may be synonymous with vaults, but a vault may be distinguished as a continuous arch forming a roof. Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture, and their systematic use started with the ancient Romans, who were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures
An arch is a pure compression form. It can span a large area by resolving forces into compressive stresses and, in turn eliminating tensile stresses. This is sometimes referred to as arch action. As the forces in the arch are carried to the ground, the arch will push outward at the base, called thrust. As the rise, or height of the arch decreases, the outward thrust increases. In order to maintain arch action and prevent the arch from collapsing, the thrust needs to be restrained, either with internal ties or external bracing, such as abutments.
Ya'll come knocking!
Alyson and John show us how it is done
Regular and line dancing at the same time
Another successful evening