Panama Canal (Day 17)

New Year’s Eve

December 31

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[This was Rita’s 75th birthday, the day before the Super’s.  We were hoping for a big birthday double header . . . ]

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[By now you should have gotten the hint that it was another beautiful sunrise . . . ]

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[It’s a holiday, so the ship was in full PAR-TAY mode . . . ]

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[Party central for the afternoon was the Main Pool and Wintergarden . . . ]

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[Shooting from Wintergarden out to the Main Pool . . . ]

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[Sometimes there are just too many choices . . . ]

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[Maybe I saw it out there?]

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[The Super’s probably looking for ice . . . ]

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[Oh my!!!!!!]

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[Oh my!!!!!!]

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[Let’s go to class to find out what this New Year’s celebration thing is all about . . . ]

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[You may have seen Dr. Lori on TV?  She was a hoot . . . ]

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[Joined by Heather for a toast . . . ]

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[And so on with the show . . . ]

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[Nothing for “commando”?]

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[Checking the Atrium before dinner . . . ]

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[A toast to the Trio . . . ]

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[Happy New Year!!]

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[And now for fine dining in Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant . . . ]

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[The Viking Bar in the Atrium.  That’s Ibe May on the right.  We had never seen nor met her before this photo.  We advised her she was in the photo – she said she photo-bombed us, identified herself in the photo, and requested to be Facebook friends.  We still hear from her in that mode because she continued on the world cruise – she’s still on the ship, somewhere past India now, eventually ending in London.  I can’t imagine still being on the ship, now three months since we disembarked!  I mean, don’t you eventually run out of underwear?  (Side note, and it’s true:  When I stood up here, my pants fell down.)]

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You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.  ~  Yogi Berra

Up Next:  Still cruising . . .

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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1 Response to Panama Canal (Day 17)

  1. G. says:

    Nice last photo of you two celebrating Ruthie’s birthday.

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