PICTURE POST II!

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  1. cooleddie74

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    Ellesmere Island? Wow. That's got to be an experience. If I'm not mistaken it's the closest landmass on the entire planet to the North Pole and extends farther north than any part of not only Greenland or Alaska, but also Norway or Russia. I think there's a range of mountains near the northern tip of Ellesmere that at one point was named for the United States.
     
  2. Tom Hendricks

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    Yeah, I was just trying to be funny. North Pole, Alaska is a cute little town. Even has Santa Clauses House, where you can meet Santa year round.

    I've been to Barrow Alaska, which is no where as north as Ellesmere Island but still not to shabby.
     
  3. Coloratura

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    Thanks! I'll remember that! :D

    Thanks, eddie. I love making kids smile and laugh. I've told the story a hundred times, but my stint as Santa Claus really put in me the joy and desire to become that man; that the idea of Santa Claus, the joy, generosity, cheer, and kindess, was alive, and could live in anyone who wanted to experience the same. That is how I live every day, especially when it comes to the welfare of children everywhere.

    Amen.

    That said, I remember having several adults sit on my lap during my time as Santa Claus, and even though at first they were just being cheeky, by the time they finished telling me what they wanted for Christmas, they were smiling and bright eyed. Santa's magic works on everyone who wants to believe. ;)
     
  4. cooleddie74

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    Hey, Santa can do pretty much anything. He even made the Martians who once kidnapped him laugh and smile. ;)
     
  5. Tom Hendricks

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    Some pics from Ian's birthday party this weekend. We had it at a place called Billy Beez, it's an indoor playground. A great place when your kid has a December birthday.

    Ian all smiles before the start
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    Kira crawling through some tunnels
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    Ian and Kira
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    On the slide with Kira
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    Ian enjoying some birthday pizza
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    Ian's cake
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  6. Pondwater

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    Looks like a swell time. :techman:

    And J has to be the Best Uncle Ever!
     
  7. bbailey861

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    Very nice cake. The last time I visited my granddaughter in Winnipeg, I took her to Kid City. Same idea as Billy Beez, indoor playground - a very excellent set up for kids to burn off lots of energy and calories. Good for granddads, too.
     
  8. Coloratura

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    Thanks! :D
    I was just about to post the letters. Here's what I'm dropping off at my brother's house tomorrow while the little ones are with their mom:

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    You don't see it here, but there's a gold seal on the back, so that it looks really official. Also, it's hard to see with the flash, but I used a glowy glittery effect on the return address (S. Claus/The North Pole), which is red, that makes it look magicky.

    I opted just to hand deliver them, because getting them through the postal system would have taken a lot of time I just didn't have. Plus, there's dealing with the possibility of them being rejected for some reason, so I'm playing it safe.
     
  9. bbailey861

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    ^Very, very nicely done. Heck, I want one. Let us know the kids reactions.
     
  10. Coloratura

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    They went nuts over them. :D

    My niece was especially excited because Santa talked to her about things she only wrote to him that no one (except for me of course) could possibly know about. To her, this was confirmation that Santa was the real deal.

    My nephew was excited, but disappointed too because Santa couldn't get his "papaw" new teeth. I guess even Santa has limits. ;)

    All in all, they were thrilled, and that's satisfaction enough for me. Mission Accomplished for another year. :D
     
  11. Pondwater

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    Excellent to hear. Mission accomplished, indeed. Time for a refreshing beverage!!:bolian:
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    That's great to hear, J.! :)
     
  14. Tom Hendricks

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    Kids opening their presents for the first night of Hanukkah.
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    Ian and his gift, Princess Celesta from Build A Bear
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    Aaron and his gift, Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6
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    Kira and her present, huge Patch from 101 Dalmatians.
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  15. Coloratura

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    Indeed! :D

    D'aww! Happy Hanukkah to you and your lovely family! Also, your son has excellent taste in Alicorn Overlords! :D

    Happy kids make the holiday season worth every erg of energy poured into it. I could receive absolutely nothing over the holidays, and as long as the hopes and wishes of little ones come true, I have received all I need to make me happy.
     
  16. doubleohfive

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    We went skiing up at Mammoth Mountain two weekends ago, and I snapped some photos as it was my first time on such an adventure.

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    This was our instructor, Captain Jim. He's a great teacher and I highly recommend him if you ever find yourself at Mammoth. I did fall down a lot, but I'm told that's to be expected for the first time out. By the end of the day I was zipping around comfortably and enjoying "cruising speed" as I referred to it.


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    Ready to go again...


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    MisfitToy this one's for you. Chocolate Dog was thrilled to come along with us!

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    Later, we took the "Scenic Gondola" up to the top of the mountain, reaching an altitude of 11,053 feet. I am almost positive that's the highest elevation I've been without being inside an airplane!


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    "STEVE HOLT!


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    All in all, it was a great time.
     
  17. Misfit Toy

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    Yaayy! I really love the way that you and S include Chocolate Dog in your adventures!
     
  18. Savage Dragon

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    I snapped some pics on my way to the theatre this evening.

    The Met Life building all lit up.

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    Rockefeller Center.

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    Radio City Music Hall in the background.

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    And on the walk home...

    Bethesda Fountain.

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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    I must say, New York really is a beautiful city at night, especially around this time of year.
     
  19. cooleddie74

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    Great new pics, guys! doubleoh scores with the skiing pics and Savage reminds me how much fun it was the last time I was in New York City (it wasn't during the Christmas season but I loved seeing Rockefeller Plaza).
     
  20. Tom Hendricks

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    Fantastic pictures Savage, one thing I miss about living on Long Island was the ability to jump on a train and be in NYC in 45 minutes. Especially during the holiday's, run in and see the tree at Rockefeller center.

    I took my last Water Color class at the Y today, here is my final painting "Trees in Snow"

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