Here's the whole group ready to skate!
Here I am enjoying a moment of almost complete uprightness!
Here I am after fall #2 - the guy working there who helped me up taught me how to stand up after a fall right after this pic. he complimented me on remembering that lesson after fall #3 (which is the fall that i am still feeling today)
yet after skating came my time to shine - cake time! i may have topped myself with this moist 3-layer devil's food cake with sweet cream filling and an almost fudge-like icing.