First of all, everyone brought tons of yummy food: pad thai, spanish rice, Malasian veggie curry and fried rice, chicken wings, Cantonese spring rolls, chicken pesto pizza... oh yeah, and salad (hardly any of that was eaten! ;) . Oh and we can't forget desert: strawberry rhubarb pie, ice cream, angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. YUMMY!
Laura says: It's OK - I've got my Lactiad!
Jason and Laura
Suz and Steve
Jade and I
Terry (pretending to be grumpy)
I even bought champagne, too, for our celebration, but I forgot about it! D'OH! I'll have to save it for next time!
Full to the eyeballs, we began contemplating what to do with our evening: do we go for a walk on the beach? OOH! Maybe we could build a fire on the beach (is that allowed? aw, who cares, let's do it!)! Or do we want to watch a movie? It took us nearly an hour to decide, but eventually we settled on heading down to the water. We'd park at the planetarium and go walk along the beach over towards Kits, or something like that. We were all in quite a silly mood, so whatever happened, we knew it would be fun!
When we got there, we realized that the observatory was open.
We (ok, *I*) asked some poor passerby to take this picture. They mocked us for being cheesy!
We decided to go look at the stars. Turned out we were gonna get some awesome views of both Jupiter and Saturn! I've never seen them through a telescope like that - AMAZING!
Jupiter - look off to the right and you can see two of it's moons! We could see 4 in the telescope, but it didn't come out in the picture. It was so cool, they were all in a row diagonally, two on one side, two on the other.
Saturn is farther away and so is more blurry,
but there's no mistaking the rings!As we were leaving the observatory, the laser show from the Planetarium was just letting out. Hmm... Laser Show... we went in and sure enough there was another show - Pink Floyd "The Wall" - starting at 10:45, which was in 10 mins. Sweet. Tickets in hand up we went for the show. The door opened and we rushed in like little kids to get the good seats.
"Seats" is a relative term. We decided that we wanted to watch the show lying on the stage. There were some (sketchy) pllows laid out so we claimed our spots and giddily (is that word?)waited for the show to start.
Lying on the stage to watch the show
Jade and Terry - met at small group, and are now engaged!
We decided it would be fun to take pictures of our feet.
Like I said, we were pretty hyper! :)
Terry - the rock and roll junkie in our goup - was in HEAVEN!
It was so funny to watch him soak it all in!It was SUCH a fun night! Good food, good friends, good times! Let's do it again soon, gang!