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Title: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on November 08, 2018, 05:05:45 PM
Florida Super Jam 2019, 9/12th Jan


We have just booked flights over to Florida for Jan with Crofty.
It's been a few years since we have attended,
more details are on the website if anyone wanted to attend,

https://www.thefloridasuperjam.com/



Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on January 06, 2019, 05:02:25 PM
David and I have just checked in online for our flights out to Florida
in the morning. Guessing the forum will be very quiet while I'm away.

I will post all the pictures when back from the event.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 10:50:39 AM
David and I are just back from the Florida Super Jam.
Had a lovely time and will start to post the pictures as soon as we can.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 02:18:13 PM
A few of the many pictures I took, it will take a while to post them all.
My ladies of latex had a welcoming committee ready for myself and David.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 02:19:00 PM
Pre jam ballooning.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 02:20:13 PM
More pre jam balloons.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 02:20:49 PM
The hotel.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 10:42:48 AM
Bradley made the mouse.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 10:55:11 AM
Our day at gator land.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 10:55:54 AM
It was a very enjoyable day.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 10:57:37 AM
Some of the ladies of latex, Diane, Dianna and Bella.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 10:58:54 AM
The history of the boat we were just about to ride on.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 10:59:43 AM
We got the front row of the boat. You can just see the first crocodile we saw.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 11:01:38 AM
Then it was back to see the crocodile feeding.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 11:02:35 AM
A funny zebra/donkey, not seen one before.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 11:12:58 AM
More from gator land
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 11:13:53 AM
Mr cool playing with his cards.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2019, 11:15:37 AM
Our uber ride home, pretty cool car.

Then the start of the Florida Super Jam.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 18, 2019, 09:55:20 AM
The start of the workshops,
the first one from Gergo Csatai who was representing Gemar Balloons.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 18, 2019, 09:56:39 AM
My princess.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 18, 2019, 09:57:33 AM
Joe Mock made sponge bob and the turtle.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 18, 2019, 10:03:38 AM
Joe made the bear and monster.
David crofts the dog.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 19, 2019, 12:02:11 PM
Workshop number two with Dennis from Betallic.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 19, 2019, 12:03:52 PM
A present from Bella, a balloon bag light.
This will come in handy at many gigs where we struggle to see the colours.
What a lovely thing to do...………….thank you xx.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on January 19, 2019, 12:05:51 PM
I believe Michael Bey made the gun and Dennis Bauyon the helicopter.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 20, 2019, 01:57:23 PM
Herschel relaxing for two minutes.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 20, 2019, 01:58:31 PM
Balloons from around the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 20, 2019, 02:00:41 PM
I missed these two off somehow, oops
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 20, 2019, 02:02:09 PM
So a single picture so we get back onto track with three pictures per post.
Can you see my OCD kicked in?
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 20, 2019, 02:03:23 PM
I think it was Carl who made the paw patrol dog.

Tim McConeghy with his first workshop, he was sponsored by Qualatex.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on January 21, 2019, 10:31:40 PM
I think these were Tim's designs he showed in his line twisting workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 21, 2019, 10:32:32 PM
Bumblebee was made by Carl I believe.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 21, 2019, 10:33:33 PM
The cat was made by Nao.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 22, 2019, 12:59:33 PM
I up-scaled the whale.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 22, 2019, 01:00:19 PM
David having a weave.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 22, 2019, 01:01:09 PM
The group build coming on.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 22, 2019, 01:01:55 PM
From around the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2019, 10:03:09 AM
The jam room early one morning.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2019, 10:04:03 AM
Around the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2019, 10:04:51 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2019, 09:26:23 AM
My view from my room, David's view was the car park, oops.
A few changes being made to the schedule.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2019, 09:28:10 AM
I had breakfast with Joseph, a really lovely guy.
It was nice chatting with him.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2019, 09:28:54 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2019, 12:25:05 PM
The helicopter is a mash up from the one Dennis showed and my
helicopter from Balloon Tube.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2019, 12:26:08 PM
Tee and her workshop designs.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2019, 12:27:26 PM
The opening evening show.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 26, 2019, 12:21:50 PM
More from the show.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 26, 2019, 12:23:00 PM
The big build coming along. Nao's face design.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 27, 2019, 11:42:09 AM
Jeff D'Ambrosio workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 27, 2019, 11:49:51 AM
Michael Bey getting ready for his workshop on picking up restaurant gigs.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 27, 2019, 11:50:38 AM
Balloons from around the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 28, 2019, 09:21:13 AM
Ernie made the glider.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 28, 2019, 09:23:28 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 28, 2019, 09:24:18 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 28, 2019, 09:25:26 AM
I made a shoe and Dennis taught a puppet class.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2019, 09:23:03 AM
Michael Bey and his marketing class.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2019, 09:24:07 AM
I think this was my attempt at Tee's dog design.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2019, 09:25:08 AM
Jeff and his flower and bee design.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2019, 08:52:46 AM
Balloon from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2019, 08:53:32 AM
The big build coming together.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2019, 08:55:03 AM
Another workshop by Gergo Csatai on build a digger.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2019, 08:56:09 AM
More from Florida.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2019, 09:16:41 AM
The finished big build, Tee's face technique and Joe making his variation on a theme.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2019, 09:17:34 AM
After Tee's workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2019, 09:18:18 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 01, 2019, 07:37:51 PM
From the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 01, 2019, 07:38:55 PM
Nao and his distorted face design.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 01, 2019, 07:42:52 PM
Justin Perez and his floatable/moving workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 01, 2019, 07:45:22 PM
Teresa Forst and her fast and easy linework workshop.
This was possibly the busiest workshop of the whole convention.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on February 02, 2019, 10:22:53 AM
Then it was onto Nao's workshop on the cat hat.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 02, 2019, 10:23:53 AM
The finished hats.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 02, 2019, 10:25:10 AM
Then Jeff did a class on faces and Billy in his lighthouse costume.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 04, 2019, 10:02:18 AM
More from around the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 04, 2019, 10:03:22 AM
Diana looking for her Prince.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 04, 2019, 10:04:31 AM
The group build nearly finished. You can just spot Debbie who organised it all.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 05, 2019, 04:11:22 PM
More from the jam room and my attempt at Nao's frog.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 05, 2019, 04:12:32 PM
Quick access sharpie holders.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 06, 2019, 09:42:53 AM
In Michael Crayton's workshop oh hair bands.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 06, 2019, 09:43:49 AM
Group photo from workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 06, 2019, 09:44:56 AM
And in the line up for the large Florida Super jam group photo
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 07, 2019, 09:59:06 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 07, 2019, 10:00:40 AM
The balloon ball was very heavy.
My attempt at the panda, they ran out of white.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 07, 2019, 10:01:45 AM
Panda's last breath?
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 08, 2019, 10:18:27 AM
Dennis and his version of the distorted face.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 08, 2019, 10:20:44 AM
Tee and her penguin design.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 08, 2019, 10:21:39 AM
Balloons from around the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 09, 2019, 08:46:09 AM
David doing a little spot in the magic workshop that was run by Bruce.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 09, 2019, 08:46:56 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 09, 2019, 08:51:26 AM
Getting ready for the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 10, 2019, 08:12:34 PM
The parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 10, 2019, 08:13:22 PM
Parade Pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 11, 2019, 03:30:52 PM
More from the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 11, 2019, 03:31:36 PM
More from the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 11, 2019, 03:32:18 PM
More from the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 13, 2019, 08:51:54 AM
Still the parade pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 13, 2019, 08:53:31 AM
Still the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 19, 2019, 09:34:12 AM
More from the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 19, 2019, 05:53:07 PM
Last from the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 19, 2019, 05:53:55 PM
Jam room and parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 19, 2019, 05:55:20 PM
David at the back of the Ice queue, he even missed the parade as he was talking.
Shock, horror.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 20, 2019, 10:04:58 AM
The young lad with crocodile I believe was 14 and so enthusiastic.
It was lovely to see the next generation of balloon artistes emerging.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 20, 2019, 10:05:50 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 20, 2019, 10:06:40 AM
From around the venue.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 21, 2019, 11:38:39 AM
Dennis and his big bear head class.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 22, 2019, 09:49:18 AM
A close up look at the designs by Dennis.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 22, 2019, 09:50:33 AM
The end of the workshop by Dennis.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 22, 2019, 09:51:32 AM
Then the rabbit's are from Tee's workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 23, 2019, 09:21:39 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 23, 2019, 09:25:57 AM
Teresa Forst explaining some table décor.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 24, 2019, 10:02:05 AM
David made the beetle.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 24, 2019, 10:02:55 AM
More from the jam room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 24, 2019, 10:07:19 AM
Joette with her organic piece and I think talking about the environment and pricing.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 25, 2019, 10:38:08 AM
Loading up the truck to take to the balloons to the local children's unit.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 25, 2019, 10:39:01 AM
It was a big old truck.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 25, 2019, 10:41:04 AM
Truck all loaded.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 26, 2019, 09:18:51 PM
Holly's workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 26, 2019, 09:20:21 PM
Shonna I believe made the skunk.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 27, 2019, 06:21:30 PM
Debbie and her dress class.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 27, 2019, 06:22:49 PM
David telling the story of the baby Dino inside the balloon.
Just David, he he
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2019, 10:13:02 AM
More from the event.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2019, 10:14:02 AM
I won the dress in the raffle, David modelling it for me.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2019, 10:20:39 AM
We then went out for the day to coco beach with Bella, Claire and Diane.
Thanks for the lift and company to all, it was a very fun day.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2019, 10:22:20 AM
They do like to park well away from the kerb but then
have plenty of road space to do so, unlike the UK.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2019, 10:24:10 AM
Forgot the drink we had but it was very very strong and the one got me tipsy.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2019, 08:16:23 AM
David mentioned cocoa beach is spelt with an a at the end...……….oops.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2019, 09:18:36 AM
It was then onto Disney for the day.
Denzil was kind enough to take us and spend the day there with us.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2019, 09:29:11 AM
Actually at Disney, they still had the Christmas tree up.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2019, 09:30:24 AM
David relaxing.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2019, 09:31:05 AM
The start of the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2019, 10:30:59 AM
The Disney Parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2019, 10:31:56 AM
Still the parade.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2019, 10:33:25 AM
This is the sight David and I saw a lot of at the day.
The back of Denzil as he zoomed us around the rides.
He was a great tour guide and made the day most enjoyable.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2019, 10:34:13 AM
A rare picture of me.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2019, 10:11:02 AM
David looking very distinguished on one of the rides.
The last picture, queueing for a coffee, it took over 30 mins,
possibly a reason not to go back to Disney?
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2019, 10:11:49 AM
Late night firework display.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2019, 10:14:12 AM
We stopped at a service station on the way home. Look at the varieties
of coffee that are available from all the machines.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2019, 09:15:42 AM
And then the selections of ice cream and frozen yogurt...……………..

We went to a shopping centre on the last morning and this was our uber ride,
funny number plate, he he

David decided to try a face mask cream, I think it was only $300 on special offer.
We did have a good laugh.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2019, 09:16:34 AM
A selection of pictures from the shopping centre.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2019, 09:18:36 AM
The Crayola store was pretty huge.
The back wall of the shop was one mass of coloured crayons.

Checking in on the flight home we made the check in ladies a few balloons...
and no we did not get up-graded. Mr Jacks was on our flight and helped us out.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2019, 09:20:10 AM
We did get priority boarding and our names called out to get on the flight early.
It was fun and a nice way to spend 30 minutes making balloons for the BA staff.
Title: Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2019, 09:24:12 AM
The last two pictures.

We landed and these pictures were at the arrivals terminal at Heathrow.
All made from smaller pictures.


Thanks to David for a fun filled few days away.
Thanks to the ladies of latex for our welcome and taking us about in Florida.
Thanks to Sheree for organising the event.

And thanks to everyone who has looked in on balloon chat for viewing my journey.

If you wanted to sign up and post now and again that would be fab......thanks XXxx