Pre-Fireworks Activities Begin (Page Four)
Amber is awaiting Robbie's arrival
Is Everyone Else Done???
Raymond continues to scurry around assuring all is going well
Outdoor dining was perfect
Bunny and he sister (OK, daughter but only after they showed their ID)
John and Ernie
It is slowing down and night begins to fall
They are NOT at Old Ranch! Yeah Old Ranch!!!
OK Theo, Time To Burn Some Energy
Setting up for the fireworks
Did you know? - Fireworks are a class of low explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic and entertainment purposes. The most common use of a firework is as part of a fireworks display. A fireworks event (also called a fireworks show or pyrotechnics) is a display of the effects produced by firework devices. Fireworks competitions are also regularly held at a number of places. Fireworks (devices) take many forms to produce the four primary effects: noise, light, smoke, and floating materials (confetti for example). They may be designed to burn with colored flames and sparks including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and silver. Displays are common throughout the world and are the focal point of many cultural and religious celebrations.
The sun setting over nine
Did you know? - The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment the trailing edge of the sun's disk disappears below the horizon in the west. Due to refraction of light in the atmosphere, the ray path of the setting sun is highly distorted near the horizon making the apparent astronomical sunset occur when the sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon. Sunset should not be confused with dusk, which is the moment at which darkness falls, when the sun is about eighteen degrees below the horizon. The period between the astronomical sunset and dusk is called twilight.
Ah... Amber found the tookies
Robbie Arrives... Follows James
Yeah! Robbie has arrived
Watch those dogs disappear
"Now Robbie.. Remember you have to walk out of here later on!"
Fireworks Seating Gets Set Up
Sue found her seat
The band takes a short break
The baby ducks are back on the lake
Did you know? - The word duck comes from Old English *dūce "diver", a derivative of the verb *dūcan "to duck, bend down low as if to get under something, or dive", because of the way many species in the dabbling duck group feed by upending; compare with Dutch duiken and German tauchen "to dive".
This word replaced Old English ened/ænid "duck", possibly to avoid confusion with other Old English words, like ende "end" with similar forms. Other Germanic languages still have similar words for "duck", for example, Dutch eend "duck" and German Ente "duck". The word ened/ænid was inherited from Proto-Indo-European; compare: Latin anas "duck", Lithuanian ántis "duck", Ancient Greek nēssa/nētta (νήσσα, νήττα) "duck", and Sanskrit ātí "water bird", among others.
Inside to warm up a bit
James' glass of wine looks like it is lit up
Discussing the day
A Magic Show In The Pavillion
Did you know? - Pavilion may refer to a free-standing structure sited a short distance from a main residence, whose architecture makes it an object of pleasure. Large or small, there is usually a connection with relaxation and pleasure in its intended use. A pavilion built to take advantage of a view is referred to as a gazebo.
Ernie snuck into the kids show!
How many people does it take to light a heater?
The show goes on
Still climbing Into the evening
The kids still move faster than the lens
The Sun has sank into the West
Elvis Has Entered The Building
Did you know? - Elvis Aaron (or Arona) Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
He is back tonight
Did you know? - The first Elvis impersonators started to appear while Elvis was still alive,was Johnny Elvis Foster evolving mainly out of small town talent,& Starred in the showroom at the Dunes Hotel and & competitions which took their influences from major music artists of that time. It wasn't until Elvis's untimely death on August 16, 1977, that impersonating Elvis started to become popular in the mainstream. The large growth in Elvis impersonators seems tightly linked with his ever-growing iconic status.
Andy Kaufman is considered to be one of the first notable Elvis impersonators, and Elvis himself said that Kaufman was his favorite impersonator.
Did you know? - The use of marshmallow to make a candy dates back to ancient Egypt, where the recipe called for extracting sap from the plant and mixing it with nuts and honey. (Another pre-modern recipe uses the pith of the marshmallow plant, rather than the sap. The stem was peeled back to reveal the soft and spongy pith, which was boiled in sugar syrup and dried to produce a soft, chewy confection.
Candymakers in early 19th century France made the innovation of whipping up the marshmallow sap and sweetening it, to make a confection similar to modern marshmallow. The confection was made locally, however, by the owners of small candy stores. They would extract the sap from the mallow plant's root, and whip it themselves. The candy was very popular but its manufacture was labor-intensive.
In the late 19th century, French manufacturers devised a way to get around this by using egg whites or gelatin, combined with modified corn starch, to create the chewy base. This avoided the laborious extraction process, but it did require industrial methods to combine the gelatin and corn starch in the right way.
Did you know? - S'more appears to be a contraction of the phrase, "some more". While the origin of the dessert is unclear, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts" of 1927. It is unknown whether the Girl Scouts were the first to make and enjoy s'mores, but there appears to be no earlier claim to this snack. Although it is unknown when the name was shortened, recipes for "Some Mores" are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1971.
S'mores in process
Fire is certainly magic in and of itself
One Last Pass Before The Fireworks
Elvis Finally Made It Outside
OK, Time To Dance
Blessed be the heat lamps!
The whole place was rocking
Time for fireworks
"May I help you little girl???"
Oops! Robbie and Sue come to see what Paul is up to!
The hour is approaching nine o'clock so watch out for the fireworks!