TTTFeb-Mar, 2002
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Lots of Stuff

Valentines Dance at Glen Echo

February 16, 2002

Ellen and Marc put on a GREAT Valentines Dance at Glen Echo, featuring the RKO Swing Orchestra The event was well-attended, and if you peruse the photos, the idea was to wear RED. We were very impressed with Steve and Cindy --- Steve had his new Zoot Suit custom-tailored. he really looks sharp!

steve and cindy
Steve and Cindy

the dress
We found this outrageous but apt dress
at Meeps (U Street) just 2 days before the dance

the group
Back row: Chrissy, Mike, Jim Kranyak
Front row: Karyn, Linda Parker

heather and karyn
Heather Crump and Karyn
Welcome Back, Heather!

RKO at Charles Town Races

February 24, 2002

Ellen and Marc to check out a brand new venue: the Silverado Restaurant at the Charles Town races, featuring the RKO Swing Orchestra. The room was VERY nice, and the event was completely sold out at $40 per person. Dancers came from far and wide, including keith and Libby from New Market and a group of John McCalla's dancers from Hagerstown.

Group Charles Town
Robin Gordon, Keith Rocco, Libby Wightman

hagerstown Couple
The Couple from Hagerstown

Karyn and Frank
Karyn and Frank

Trip to New Market

March 9, 2002

We went to new Market on March 9 with a gang of Lindy Hoppers to attend the monthly swing dance at the New Market (Va) community center. Jump Alley was the band. We were very pleased to see our friends down there including the lovely Libby Wightman and artist Keith Rocco.

On the way, we had a lovely time in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, including an interlude at the Neems Crossing Bridge, one of the few covered bridges remaining in the country, and at 200 feet span, the longest in Virginia. I can remember when these things were everywwwwhere in Pennsylvania and it was a great thing to gun your motor and revel in the echo as you drove through. I also have memories of going through one of these on a Hay Ride. Does anyone have Hay Rides anymore???

We had some great meals --- the Southern Kitchen in New Market is great, and our lunch at Sal's in Edinburgh was spectacular.

The vintage and antique shopping is just fantastic --- here are pictures of the amazing 1960s hair dryer and the RCA 811K console radio that we found.

Neems Crossing Bridge
The Neems Crossing Covered Bridge

Neems Crossing Bridge
Ellen and Karyn inside the bridge

New Market Group
(l to r) Gary, Sue, Karyn, Libby, Keith, Ellen

New Market Group
(l to r) Keith, Libby, Ellen, Frank, Karyn

The dryer
60s Hair Dryer

rca 811
The RCA Model 811K

King Teddy at the Cowboy Cafe

March 16, 2002

We headed over to the Cowboy Cafe to catch a few sets by the up-and-coming Louis Prima-influenced rock/swing band King Teddy. We were joined by a number of dancers, who were definitely not disappointed. Of special note was Ed Fei, who brought his LOVELY daughter Yvonne to the event.

If you haven't heard King Teddy, you should! Click Here to play Buzz Buzz Buzz by King Teddy

KIng Teddy
King Teddy in Action

Cow cafe Guests
Lisa, Gary, and Sue

Ed 'N Yvonne
Ed and Yvonne

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