|The fire breathing dragon looked especially cool at night with its body covered with zillions of little lights|
|The glass orchids were in the Top Ten. Alas it didn't win. I got a living version of this for Baby Allie|
|Orchids from above|
|Bizarre street scene|
|Also top ten Made from suspended pieces of bamboo|
|This quilt is entirely one piece of carved wood. Also Top Ten (didn't win)|
|Dessicated eggplant slices|
|Small part of an enormous painting|
|peanut shell art|
|At night We had perfect weather despite an earlier forecast of thunder storms|
|These are preserved leaves Very pretty at night|
Part of the experience is the Pub Crawl where various bars have speciality drinks on sale. We had the Amway Grand hotel's featured concoction, a Long Beach tea. One more of those and we'd be truly crawling.
It is impossible to see everything unless you went there every day for a week. I tried to show my friend some of the highlights while going to some nearby venues I'd missed. I thought more would be lit up at night but still the stuff that was made the night look magic. Lots of music in the air, an excellent dinner in the BOB (Big Old Building full of art and trendy restaurants) good vibes all around.
On the long way home, the sky was lit with distant lightning most of the way. And it had poured back here.