Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Encinal Yacht Club

Hubby and I had a fabulous time at the International Order of the Blue Gavel (IOBG) Installation Dinner this past Saturday night. We arrived at our hotel around 4:00 pm and checked in then walked over to the yacht club to see if there was anything that needed to be done. There wasn't so we had a cocktail with Dr. Vern Bendsen who was checking the dining room to see if it met with his approval. After all it was his big night.

When we were getting ready to go dress for dinner Dave and Linda Breninger arrived. If you will remember our opening day on the bay trip, Linda Breninger is the vice commodore of Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA), a very prestigious boating organization. They agreed to work the registration table for Vern and Linda and I asked if we could help. Sure you can show people to their tables. The tables were numbered, but not in any particular order, and we didn't want folks to have trouble finding their tables. Zane and I headed back to our hotel (about a 2 minute walk) and got ready for our evening.

We had a great evening filled with fabulous food, lots of laughter and the very best thing of all was watching Dr. Vern Bendsen being installed as the International President of the International Order of the Blue Gavel. We wouldn't have missed it for the world.

The picture at the top is of hubby and I in the bar right after we arrived. I think we make a nice couple.

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This is me helping at the reception desk. I was obviously talking to someone that I liked very much.

This is me with the commodore of PICYA, Reginald Smith and his lovely wife Debrina. They are two of the very nicest people.

Zane and I are proud to present the International President of IOBG, Dr. Vern Bendsen and his lovely wife Dr. Linda Bendsen.

I hope you've had fun coming along with us on our fabulous evening at Encinal Yacht Club.


  1. That is a good picture of you both together. Your husband looks very dashing. I agree, you are a good-looking couple!

  2. you two make a perfectly LOVELY couple!

  3. ohhhhhhhhh you looked radiant that night, sandee, and hubby of yours looked so proud to have you by his side. you truly are a lovely couple! the smiles in those photos showed how happy you all were that evening.

    stay beautiful, radiant and happy, my friend! {{{hugsss}}}

  4. Smoking hot! Yes, Ma'am. Thanks for sharing.

    And what a beautiful name, Debrina. Very cool.

    Going back to read more... playing catch up once again.

  5. :: whistle ::

    You two make a cute couple -- so pretty and so handsome! I like your dress...

  6. You two DO clean up pretty good! Looks like a grand time was had by all, too. Thanks for taking me along.

    Big hugs :]

  7. my, my, what a fine looking couple.

  8. you two look adorable! the only thing is how in the world did you walk all night in heels? i used to be able to do that but no more, i don't even own a pair now, all flats for me. i am so happy for you and zane and being able to get out for a lovely evening like that!

    smiles, bee

  9. Wow, what a good looking couple. Those are terrific pictures of you two all cleaned up. Thanks for sharing all this with us.It was fun being a part of the party. You sure look like you were having a grand time.
    Take care and have a fun day.

  10. What a lovely set of pictures you both scrub up pretty well :-)

    Thank you for sharing good times

  11. I had no doubt that you two would make a very fine looking couple and indeed you do - you do!

    Sounds like you had a most wonderful night all the way around!

  12. A nice couple indeed! Isn't it fun to be able to dress up every now and then? The only time my husband was in a tux was at our Senior Prom and our wedding! Looks like a great time.

  13. You two look absolutely marvelous! And your gown is stunning!

  14. Sandee, Love your gown and fantastic photo. You looked like you had a grand time. Cheers!

  15. Your photographs are fantastic.
    we did have fun along with you!
    Thanks you. have a great day!

  16. Sandee, thank you for sharing your night with us. You look stunning in your formal dress as does Znae in his tux. It is nice to see folks dress up.

    It looks like you and Zane had a wonderful time.

    Big Hugs to you.

  17. what a great looking couple. both of you and the good Dr.s

  18. My, my but don't the two of you look grand! Red carpet ready!

  19. Sandee, you two look really good all duded up!
    I am sure you all had a good time and enjoyed the 'black tie' affair a whole bunch.
    BTW, my sister was eating a pork tenderloin sandwich.

  20. The two of you make a stunning couple and your both looked fabulous.

  21. Love, love, love when we get to see your beautiful smiling face. WOW you two make one hell of a couple, all decked out and not on deck. It definitely looks like you had a great night. Ahh yet another boating season gone, how quickly they slip away. Cheers to many, many more dockings in the years to come. (Is docking the right word? I am land locked)

  22. you look so great Sandee..you and your husband are perfect match. year, you are good-looking couple.

    Thanks for sharing the pics. love it.

  23. This is just fabulous. I like style.
    You should know, I did organize and was in charge -15 yeras in a row - X-Mas cruises from Oslo to Copenhagen or Kiel (Germany).
    A great combination of professional seminar and Dinners like you here shows. Most participants brouht their spouses on those 3 days Cruises.
    Official Dinners with Style, and honour.
    But these Days, nobody seems very interested here. The younger just laugh - they take a Flight and go crazy somewhere.
    No style anylonger.
    I dropped the tradition 2 years ago. Pity but true.
    Time changes.

    have a great week and thanks for sharing


  24. Absolutely, positively STUNNING. Both of you clean up real good:) Wowza. And it looks like y'all had fun. Oh what a night!

    Big hugs, honey...

  25. What a fine looking couple! You look fab in that gown. Congrats to Dr Vern Bendsen.

  26. What a beautiful couple you make. You looked stunning! What a beautiful gown.

    Big hugs,

  27. Love this! You and hubs look fantastic Sandee ... thanks for sharing with us (( big smile ))

  28. Lovely picture of you and hubby. What a wonderful evening. You are a stunning couple.

    My husband and I love to sail. We once owned an O'day. I know that's more like a yacht sperm. Years ago on a weekend trip with friends, we were invited on the Pepsi yacht in Rhode Island during the annual yacht race. We saw the start of the race.

  29. Man, you sure DO clean up real nice!
    Both of you, lookin' GOOD!!!
    But especially you, Sandee!
    Looks like it was a fun event!

  30. I knew you guys would look great...even formal you two look like you are having fun.

    sounds like a wonderful evening!


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