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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

231st Marine Corps Birthday Ball

The Marine Security Guard Detachment at the embassy held their annual ball this past Saturday at the Hotel Bellevue Palace. It was our first ball. We had such a great time. (I even learned how to tie a bow tie since Aaron couldn't do it himself.)

Aaron, me, Kate, and Steve

Table Centerpiece

Presenting the Colors

Aaron and Me


It was hard to get pictures of my dinner, but I was determined. I had to turn off the flash so as not to disturb the rest of my table. What a great meal - and free drinks all night! (Those were the strongest gin and tonics I'd ever had.) Ooh, the best part - two desserts!

Appetizer Platter with Smoked Salmon, Bündner Fleisch, and Shrimp Salad

Prime Rib of Beef, Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives, and Assorted Autumn Vegtables

Tarte Tatin with Vanilla Ice Cream

Piece of the Marines' Birthday Cake (Cut with A Sword by One of Our Sergeants)


  • At 2:35 PM , Anonymous WJF said...

    Wow, Aaron, how did you get to take Sec. Rice to the Marine Ball?!?

  • At 7:27 AM , Blogger Anna Martz said...

    Forget about Sec. Rice - you got to meet Maura Harty!


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