Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Marine Ball - Nov. 7
The Embassy held the annual Marine Ball, the celebration of the "birthday" of the Marine Corps, a couple weeks ago.
The Marines provide security at the Embassy and are a lot of fun outside of their jobs, and they threw a great party. Everyone was dressed to the nines, the men in tuxedos. Yes, even Neil. And my dress was courtesy a bridesmaid obligation from three years ago.
The lady in the center is the Ambassador.
Presenting the cake.
A tradition is to include the oldest Marine present in the ceremonies, and at 71 years old (full of energy and still working full time!), Mark was it. He looked great in his uniform. On the right is the youngest Marine, 21 years old.
Action shots are always awkward. I post this only to document the totally awesome hair we all had for a night. And the Argentine military guy's sweet uniform that I'm scoping out.
Me and one of the Marines.
"International Men of Mystery" -- Neil and one of our Argentine friends.
Me and some friends. A good time was had by all!
Video of the night's entertainment: live tango musicians and dancers.