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Hal Vatcher's Sunset Wine & Cheese party on November 15, 2008 was a great success.  In spite of wild fires burning all over Southern California, 60+ members and guests of Southwest Corvettes and The Vette Set gathered to enjoy each other while witnessing some very unique views of the skies, ocean, and the setting sun.  With background music played by Mac Macdonald people gathered inside and outside the house, with conversations and laugher heard all over!

 

The day started with fires burning in many locations in Southern California, primary in the Orange and San Bernardino counties.  There was even a small fire near Hal's home on Saturday morning that was knocked down in about an hour.  Some freeways and other roads were closed which caused a number of people to cancel their plans to attend the party.  Others were concerned with the air quality due to the smoke and chose to stay in their air conditioned homes.  In spite of these challenges, people started to arrive at about 1:30 PM and continued to arrive up to and even after the sun had set.  There is no telling how many would have been there had the fires not stopped them.  As it was there were more than 60 people.  Everyone brought lots of food and drink; no reason for anyone to go hungry or thirsty on this sunny afternoon.

 

The weather was amazing!  The middle of November and we had afternoon temperatures in the 80's on the coast.  The fires caused some smoke to gather over the ocean, but it was generally clear and sunny at Hal's house.  The smoke over the ocean made for some incredible pictures as the sun set through the mixture of cloud, smoke, and yes, smog, that had accumulated over the ocean.  With Hal's unobstructed ocean view people lined the back of the yard as the sun was setting, taking some great, and in some cases very unique, pictures.

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Throughout the afternoon and evening, groups gathered all over the inside and outside of Hal's home.  With people from both Southwest Corvettes and The Vette Set Corvette Clubs this was the first time that many of the people had ever met.  However, with the common bond of our cars, and a desire to have fun, the groups blended nicely and there was lots of talking and laughing all over the place.

 

The party was more than watching the sun set.  Hal had suggested people bring their dancing shoes and party attitude, and they did!   Mac Macdonald, a comedy music entertainer that Hal knows from his visits to Breckenridge, CO, provided some "very lively" music and entertainment throughout the afternoon and into the evening.  Mac got the crowd involved in a number "skits".  People who know the Jimmy Buffet song Margaritaville were prompted by some Southwest and Vette Set members with "cue cards" to add some words to the song.  The pictures should give you some idea!

 

Dancing went on most of the afternoon and evening but Mac had some "special" dances in mind.  Always "ladies first" the gals gathered on the patio to "strut their stuff"!  Prompted by Mac they learned how to "wax the ceiling", demonstrated how sprinkler's work, and displayed their swimming ability by showing how they could perform various strokes!  When prompted by the girls that they wanted "payback", Mac decided it would be great to have an "all male review".  Mac handed out a variety of hats to the guys and the guys were told it was their turn to "strut".  The gals were prompted to give dollar bills to the best (read exotic) male dancers.  Whichever guy got the most dollars was the winner.  We were all laughing so hard no one knows that a winner was ever declared.  But we do think some of the wives/girlfriends saw a "different" side of their partners!

 

From a 1:30 PM start, the party went on into the night, with the last of guests leaving about 11 PM.  Everyone seemed to have a lot a fun.  This party may be a tough one to top!!!

 

"Save the Wave".

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