Behold, some creative fun from one of the bartenders on our Baltic cruise aboard ms Koningsdam. Every year, Bacardi holds the Bacardi Cruise Competition. You can follow this link to see a Holland America Lines Blog entry for their 5 bartenders that made it to the final group of 25 contestants.
I love this challenge, so I try to work with a bartender on each cruise to come up with a drink that they can enter into the competition. On this cruise, the bartender was Ronald Atkins. We worked out two different drink recipes for him to consider entering.
As a thank you, Ronald presented me with a very unusual gift: a motorcycle built from corks, bottle tops, and various other bar related paraphernalia. Here are two views of this fun filled gift:
I am not giving away the two recipe’s in public, but you can email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
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Honoring the fallen from the Battle of Bentonville during the American Civil War.
Side view above
Front View above.
Here is a quote from Wikipedia on the casualties of battle:
“During the battle, the Confederates suffered a total of nearly 2,600 casualties: 239 killed, 1,694 wounded and 673 missing. About half of the casualties were lost in the Army of Tennessee. The Union army lost 194 killed, 1,112 wounded, and 221 missing, for a total of 1,527 casualties. The wounded were treated at the house of John Harper, with 360 unknown confederates buried in a mass grave next to the Harper family cemetery.”
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This is the hottest photo in my library. This spring is literally boiling away at Yellowstone National Park.
Just the opposite is true with Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska.
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I want to return to Barbados and the lovely Andromeda Gardens.
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Today’s image for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Isolated Subjects, is a photo of an isolated tree along the banks of the Snake River in Grand Tetons National Park. The fast running water has undermined the root system and the tree liens precariously over the river.
Here are two pictures of Gannet’s from New Zealand with some beautiful sky in the background:
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When you have ice in the water, you think of winter, but this photo from Alaska was taken during a summer cruise by the glaciers, so this photo only counts for water.
The next photo is from our neighborhood in 2010 just after the first snow of the season:
Here there is only frozen water in the form of snow.
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For ‘Metal’ I have an unusual statue cast from metal:
For ‘Autumn’ I have a photo from Haw River State Park:
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Here we are behind and underneath an iconic Carnival Cruise Ship smokestack.
And here we see the back of the departing Princess Cruise Line ship Caribbean Princess, sailing out of Cozumel, Mexico:
Of course, we were on our favorite cruise line – Holland America and their wonderful ship the Nieuw Amsterdam.
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For today’s challenge, I thought a return to the Badlands of South Dakota might be appropriate. My wife and I visited Badlands National Park in August of 2008. It was the last day on a wonderful nine day bus excursion that started in Salt Lake City and wound through many of our wonderful national parks and monuments. On the last day we visited the Badlands, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore.
Here are two pictures from the badlands (the Bad) and one additional picture (the Good in the Badlands).
As always, I have a great deal of fun with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. Click the link to see this weeks challenge page. Then, scroll down to the comments and see other entries in this weekly Foto Fest.