Let’s Start Twisting!

I’m back and raring to go!

Now where are my 260Q’s!

Playing Sunday Night, into the morning!

After dinner lots of people hung out at the bar and twisted. Rumor is that they took over the bar until the wee hours of the morning… Here are my higlights… (mostly of Ed =0)

	drip	Drip, Drip

	huh?	Hey, Royal, how goes it?

		Ed Makes a Hat

		Ed Makes a hat bigger


		See, it’s really a hat!

		“This old thing?”





Late night Twistin’

Silly peeps & Things!





Don Caldwell’s Class

First thing I attended Don Caldwell’s Class. Lots of fun it was!!!!



More Pictures

Scroll down, not sure why you would have to…

	ARRGH Matey!	The Pirate ship completed
	Please don't kill me!	Closeup of Pirate Ship
	Yo ho ho & a bottle of rum	Have some more grog
	Walk the Plank	The Pirate Tableau that greats all who enter
	singing in the rain	Dave Bartlett giving us a little song before his workshop
	cute	Ed Posing
	me	Me posing
	me again	Me posing for Ed, not realizing that he is doing a closeup
		The Balloon Olympics
		The Balloon Olympics
		The Balloon Olympics
		The Balloon Olympics
		The Balloon Olympics

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