And they saw a star in the west. It was the Space Shuttle Endeavour and she boomed through the sky, transporting 124 guests and their significant others and children, plus numerous dogs, cats and at least one horse. The first annual Masked Ball would soon be underway at the beach side home of Helen Tilston Painter, in sunny Florida, USA.
|Space Shuttle Endeavour|
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Before dinner it was horseback riding on the beach, with lead pony Spotty
|Spotty Pony getting her sea legs|
|Who are these bloggers on horseback?|
We talked, we danced, we dined, we laughed, we hugged and the finest wines were poured. We discussed the arts.
We watched the sunset. We heard the cock crow at day break and knew that, shortly, following a breakfast of freshly squeezed Florida orange juice, Fresh Fruit Salad, Cappucinos, French toast and croissants all would amble on board Endeaver and bid fond farewells. Gift Bags were presented and included Florida key lime pie
Florida oranges, Floria key limes, lemons and tangerines. The countdown started 5-4-3-2-1 poof
|Oranges locally grown in Florida|
I said a prayer and thanked God for meeting each and every one of you.
You have brought me so much joy, wisdom, beauty, laughter and friendship this past year. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand and may your hearts overflow with goodwill, peace and joy and success beyond your wildest dreams.