July 4th At Old Ranch Page Two

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one

The Biplanes Perform Overhead (Page Seven)

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Here they come

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The Old Ranch biplane as not running today...

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Great performance

Did You Know? - A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings. The Wright brothers' Wright Flyer used a biplane design, as did most aircraft in the early years of aviation. While a biplane wing structure has a structural advantage, it produces more drag than a similar monoplane wing. Improved structural techniques and materials and the need for greater speed made the biplane configuration obsolete for most purposes by the late 1930s.

 

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They came right over the ranch

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Request landing instructions...

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Curse you Red Baron

Management Checks Things Out

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The House Manager makes his rounds

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Franco displays the proper way to do grass angels!...
He has got to be tired as he is a brand new daddy

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Ken says "Thumbs Up!"

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

Did You Know? - A thumbs up is a common hand gesture achieved by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval, respectively. These gestures have become metaphors in English: "The audience gave the movie the thumbs-up" means that the audience approved of the movie, regardless of whether the gesture was actually made.

During World War II, pilots on U.S. aircraft carriers adopted the thumbs up to alert the deck crew that they were ready to go and that the wheel blocks could be removed. The gesture's popularization in America is generally attributed to the practices of World War II pilots, who used the thumbs up to communicate with ground crews prior to take-off.

This may have originated with the China-based Flying Tigers, who were among the first American flyers involved in WWII. The appreciative Chinese would say "挺好的" ("ting hao de"), meaning "very good," and gesture with a thumbs up, which in Chinese means "you're number one."

High officials in Chinese government see it as a sign of respect. Any person from China will recognize this numerical gesture, and it can be seen in movies and photos of the era, though this has not been verified in print by American Volunteer Group (AVG) pilots. American GIs are reputed to have picked up on the thumb and spread it throughout Europe as they marched toward Berlin." Combat pilots in the US and around the world still use this gesture.

Back To Homebase For A Wine Refill

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Crossing the bridge were the fishermen hang out

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
"Look, he really caught one!"

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The famous Old Ranch walking Catfish

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Don't ask...

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"Ewww... He is slimy"

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Na... He does not bite... Has no teeth

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Dinner is served

Meanwhile... Time To Walk Around

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Wine is served... Decisions decisions

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Great stage area

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Admiring the chefs garden

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Wine anyone???

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Donna is checking out the wine

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Food is served and wow... There was a LOT of food

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Irene has a lovely design

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Cathy caught mid-bite

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I would share with James

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Nope... I do not share my Hot Dogs with strangers


Only in California

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Bob and Robin Duda (another daughter!!!)

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Nancy and Vince

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Daughter & Del

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Flying forks.....

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Great being an adult... You can have dessert first

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Sue, Paul & Carri


Someone really enjoyed dinner.....

The "F" Word.... Food!

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There was food everywhere today

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Stacked three high

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
James says "Where is the kids food"\?"

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Great salads

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

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Yum!!

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
The vegetarians searching for food

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Oh oh... Cookies

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Sea food stacked high on the Golden Gate Bridge

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Old Ranch found Nemo

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Caving up a storm...

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

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"I can't believe I ate so much"

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"Now this is really food!"

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"My third helping"

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Brian really enjoying seafoods

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Bob tries to watch his caloric intake

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"I'll be ready for a walk in a few minutes!!"

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Check out the evil grain... She is up to something

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Patrick is working hard

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July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club

July 4th at Old Ranch Country Club
Waiting for ice cream

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It takes two to bring in the grub