For those of us unable to make the pilgrimage to Washington D.C. to witness history and the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America, The Tiki Bar at The Luna Blue Hotel was the place to be! Packed to the rafters with American ex-pats, tourists and curious onlookers from around the world, The Luna Blue Hotel was positively electrified with excitement. Tony and Cheri, always the consumate hosts, worked the room and made everyone, Democrats and Republicans, from near and far feel like, at least for today, Barack Obama was everyone's President. Cheeseburgers were flying off the grill. Jorge, once again, proved his worth serving up celebratory cocktails, one after the other. Chris Bolister pulled out all the stops with a surprizingly comprehensive repertoire of our favorite patriotic tunes. Special guest "Ginger", dressed (barely) in stars and stripes, posed for pictures and worked the crowd, handing out Tony and Cheri's special concoction for the evening, "Obama's Mama's Apple Pie Slammers".

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
Chris "American for a Day" Bolister

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Standing room only!

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
A packed house!

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Red, White and Blue!

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
That's Francis up there with Steve (SteveSD)

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
The lovely Cheri working tirelessly.

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
John (In the Roo) and Mark (PlayadelSoul) showing us their "O" faces. That's "O" for Obama, dirty birdies ;)

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
Rob, selflessly demonstrating the correct method for enjoying an "Obama's Mama's Apple Pie Slammer". "Ginger" is there with the assist!

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Erika's turn!!

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Papa T, Andy (Peanut Pet Shelter) and Mark with the lovely "Ginger".

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Ice Cream Joe with Janet and her daughter.

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Jez with English Kate and Mayte.

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
Rob and Ron (diogeron)

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Lynn and Tom (TomJoMO)

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
Wendy lends her beautiful voice to the evening's entertainment.

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Laurie, James and Mark.

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Rob with Brent (Maverick69) and Kathy.

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
Jana, taking a break.

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
Holly and Rob (who was apparently quite the social butterfly this evening)

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Ron taking a picture of Leroy with the "No Bush" girl.

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
Tyra (Tyramania) and Kim (Silvergirl) coming in from the cold.

Obama Party at Luna Blue Hotel
Rob (again) with Mark and Stuart (Token Limey)

Obama Party in Playa del Carmen
Papa T after a long and successful night.

I can honestly say, the turnout for the events at The Luna Blue just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It was nice to see so many friendly faces, everyone so excited and happy. Thanks to Tony and Cheri for inviting us all in to share and celebrate our renewed hopes and dreams for our country!

 

 

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