With the sunny Labor Day Weekend upon us, we ventured down to Long Beach for the 11th annual Queen Mary Art Deco Festival. This year we didn’t stay for three days, as the costs have ratcheted up year after year. With two vacations under our belts this summer, we couldn’t justify the cost of our usual three-day visit. However, we did manage to stay one night and enjoy two of my favorite events of the weekend, which suited me just fine.
Dean Mora’s orchestra, again, never failed to please and our friend Mary joined the orchestra as his chanteuse.
It is always lovely to meet readers of my blog, especially when they say something I wrote made a difference for them. In Lisa’s case, my posts on prior Art Deco Festivals made her come all the way out from Utah. How amazing!
After the ball, we ventured to the Observation Bar and met up with friends for drinks and socializing. We shut the place down after 2am when they kicked us out and we moved into the shop galleria area. There was just too much to catch up on!
After sleeping in late, we did something different and enjoyed the champagne brunch the ship offers each Sunday. As we rolled out of the brunch stuffed to the gills it was time to, what?, eat again! This time, I enjoyed our edibles at the festival tea dance. Though not hungry, if you twist my arm I guess I just have an egg salad finger sandwich and scone. It would be rude after all, right? The one drawback to not staying on board Sunday night is I had no place to change. I had to stay in my day dress for the afternoon tea dance. Quelle horreur! (you can tell I like to throw around my one year of college French here.)