Sunday, February 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Ameristar

Terry and I are up in Black Hawk
at the Ameristar, 
our "Mountain Lodge!"

When I was teaching
this was one place
I knew I could come
and get completely away:  recharge.

I love to travel,
and on those wonderful days,
I'm going to publish
a Picture~of~the~Day.

Last night we were guests 
at Ameristar's second
Chinese New Year's Banquet,
followed by an amazing Lion Dance.

I have looked forward to this event
since it ended last year,
and I was not disappointed!
Kudos to the Ameristar's staff
for a spectacular evening!

This was one talented lion!



More to come at a future date.
Have a happy day!

16 comments:

  1. The Lion Dance looks like it was a fun time :)

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    1. Hi OE! The dance was fun, and it was followed by a second one on the casino floor. It's hard work to be the dancers in the lion! But they make it seem alive.

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  2. Oooo, I love a good Lion Dance! Did you touch the Lion? It brings good luck for the upcoming year!

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    1. Hi Debra! I did not know about the luck piece! Next time I'll make sure I do. Lion dances are amazing, and I am in awe of the people inside that lion!

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  3. The lion looks particularly cute in that capture! We've been having lots of these dances everyday here (CNY celebrations last about 15 days, and people hire these dancers to perform at their homes or companies). When they're really good, they're loads of fun to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AdqFrfHdpI

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    1. Hi B&R! Thank you so much for sending me that You Tube link! The Lion Dance was delightful. The dancers are amazing athletes! So you are not in North America, and you are in someplace where there are a lot of Lion Dances. Hong Kong? Macau? You've got me guessing! Wherever you are I hope you have had a fun weekend.

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  4. I can see that this is the perfect place to unwind, Louise! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Jim! I'm having a great time ~ with some good naps to boot! I hope that you've dried out a little in NS! Have a good week!

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  5. This looks like so much fun! What a wonderful getaway.

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    1. It has been a blast, Martha! Even though it's only one hour from home, it's a world away. Nothing to worry about, nothing I have to do, just relax and have fun. I hope that you have had a great weekend!

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    1. It is fun, Terry! I hope things are going well for you this weekend! Take care!

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  7. Yes it looks as if you had a good break!!

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    1. It was the best, Francie! I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend!

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  8. Wonderful and so lively!
    I wish I could witness one of these great lion dances one day!
    Cheers, Fundy, enjoy your week!

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    1. Hi Noushka! The lion dances were amazing. I'm going to do a post on the celebrations. I'm going to add a Lion Dance Link that Bikbik and Roro sent me. I hope you have an enjoyable week too, Noushka!

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