Time To Meet And Greet 8/8/2015 (Page One)
Did You Know? - Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians and they share many similar traits including language family, culture, and beliefs. Historically, they were experienced sailors and used stars to navigate during the night.
The term "Polynesia" was first used in 1756 by French writer Charles de Brosses, and originally applied to all the islands of the Pacific. In 1831, Jules Dumont d'Urville proposed a restriction on its use during a lecture to the Geographical Society of Paris. Historically, these islands have also been referred to as the South Sea Islands.
Tahiti - Bora Bora - Fiji - Samoa
It is a hugh area!
Come On In.. We Are Expecting You!
The beautiful centerpieces also double as "DIY Piña Colada Kits!"
Each table is an island... Which one are you?
"Welcome one... Welcome all!"
Wyatt and team are already setting up for a delightful evening
These gentlemen are pro's.... No "testing testing testing"
"So.... What island are you from tonight"
The "Bar Island" seems to be doing well this evening!
Richard and Freda are ready to dance!
The room is beginning to fill up!
"DIY Piña Colada Kits! What a great idea!
Our dance directors know how to do it"
Did You Know? - The name piña colada literally means "strained pineapple", a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink's preparation.
Two Puerto Rican bartenders contest the ownership of their national drink. Ramón 'Monchito' Marrero Pérez claims to have first made it at the Caribe Hilton Hotel's Beachcomber Bar in San Juan in 1954, using the then newly-available coco lópez cream of coconut. Coco lópez was developed in Puerto Rico in 1948 by Don Ramón López-Irizarry, hence the Puerto Rican connection and the 1952 account of the drink's creation. Some say the drink did not acquire its name until the 1960s.
"You are such a handsome devil!"
Carmen says "Strike up the band"
The first dancers hit the floor running!
"Dear? Isn't he playing a hula?"
Photobombed by an expert!!
Did You Know? -
To spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera's field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke.
"we were interrupted and photobombed by at least twenty tourists"
We prepare for the evening...
= We watched South Seas Movies all week!
Did You Know? - Aloma of the South Seas is a 1941 American romantic adventure drama film starring Dorothy Lamour and Jon Hall, directed by Alfred Santell. The film was shot in Technicolor and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Aloma of the South Seas is based on the 1925 Broadway play of the same name by LeRoy Clemens and John B. Hymer. It is a remake of the 1926 silent film of the same name. Lamour and Hall were the reigning darlings of south sea island adventures of this era having starred in John Ford's The Hurricane. Aloma of the South Seas fits into the romance adventure canon of which Lamour and Hall excelled at.
" It was a good movie... Considering"
Welcome little friends.... Come on out and dance
Even the napkins were in the theme of the evening!
Tahitian Proberbs -
- The older a man gets, the larger the waves become. The older a man gets, the larger the waves become.Proverb.
The well trodden path is not always the right path.
The Piña Colada Kit was so clever
Did anyone check to see of the centerpiece has goldfish in them?
Wyatt selected many of the songs with a "South Seas Theme"
Gliding around the floor is easy when Wyatt is playing!
Sound: Far Away Places (With Strange Sounding Names)
Did You Know? - "Far Away Places" is an American popular song. It was written by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer and published in 1948.
The recording by Bing Crosby was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24532. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on December 31, 1948 and lasted 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.