Days 4-7
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These 5 days were the focus of the road trip.  We attended a Square Dancing convention
 in Santa Clara, California over the 4th of July weekend in 2005.
The theme/title of the convention was "Star Through the Silicon Galaxy".

There are hundreds of calls in square dancing, like do-se-do and allemande left.
One of the calls is "star through".
Stars go with galaxies and outer space; Santa Clara is the heart of the Silicon Valley
so the theme of the convention was outer space.  It was a lot fun.

Here are pictures of us and some of our friends at various events during the convention.


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Ross and Justin.  Ross is dressed in drag for his comedy competition for the title of "Honky-Tonk" Queen.  He won the prize with his lip synching plus cowboy rope handling.
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Me, Ruby Luke and Gregg.
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Me, Lyle and Gregg.  Lyle is holding the "BOQ" sign for the Grand March.  BOQ is one of the dance clubs that is part of the Seattle Puddletown Dancers.
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Me, Christy and Gregg waiting the Grand March.  The march is a silly thing where all the clubs march passed the other clubs.
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Anne and Sandie, our callers on the "Fun Badge Tour".
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Gregg dancing on the Fun Badge Tour. 
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The Fun Badge Tour is sort of like "guerilla" square dancing.   Five or more bus loads of dancers get up very early in the morning and take off a tour of the city, stopping the dance for a few minutes at unlikely places.
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This particular stop was at the Rodin Sculpture Garden at Stanford University.
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Gregg wears a "GIRL" badge, because when we start dancing, that is the position he takes.
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Ron, Troy and friends at one of the banquets.
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Justin and Ross.
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___ and Gigi.
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Steve and Bud.
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Carolynn, Gregg, Steve and Bud.
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DC and Judith.
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Me, Keith and Gregg.
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Ruby and Lyle.
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