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I went to Indian Wells.... and took a bazillion pictures :) (all pics now uploaded)

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 06:31 PM
Edit: For those who don't want to look through the whole thread and just want to see the galleries

FRIDAY (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/825) (333 pics)
SATURDAY (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/826) (108 pics)
SUNDAY (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/828) (213 pics)

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I think there's pretty much going to be at least one pic of at least one player everyone likes. I tried to take pics of everyone I saw :) Hopefully posting it this way works.

Starting with Friday March 9. Here are some representative pics (click on the thumbnails for the full-size pics), the rest - and there are many many more - are in the Album (click (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/825))

Monfils finishing up his practice with Mathieu
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000023.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47508/cat/825)

Nalbandian and Calleri Practiced with each other
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000024.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47509/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000032.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47513/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000034.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47514/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000047.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47521/cat/825)

Baghdatis and Djokovic practiced with each other
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000049.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47522/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000055.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47524/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000056.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47525/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000062.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47529/cat/825)

Random practice-y type things: Hrbaty, Ferrero, Nadal, Gasquet, Goldstein
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000066.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47533/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000067.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47534/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000069.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47535/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000070.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47536/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000074.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47538/cat/825)

Gasquet and Murray practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000079.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47541/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000087.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47548/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000131.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47569/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000135.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47571/cat/825)

Enjoy! more to come shortly :)

Pfloyd
03-13-2007, 06:41 PM
Nice pics.

Thanks!

adee-gee
03-13-2007, 06:42 PM
Deb :worship:

Rosa Luxembourg
03-13-2007, 06:42 PM
Marcos's spare tire is worse than mine

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 06:44 PM
Marcos's spare tire is worse than mineYeah.... a lot of people were commenting about how out of shape he looked :unsure: But he practiced twice on Friday (so did Djokovic, Safin, Nieminen, Nadal, and a couple others...)

Oh and I apologize that some of the pics are slightly blurry. I think it may be because the sun was SO bright that it messed things up. I did the best I could :awww:

sodman12
03-13-2007, 06:45 PM
Funny I only count 18.

Hmmmmmm

anna10
03-13-2007, 06:45 PM
Nice photos - thanks for sharing.

Sophie-d
03-13-2007, 06:48 PM
Wow...your pictures are GREAT! :bounce:

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 06:48 PM
Funny I only count 18.

Hmmmmmmhuh? I took hundreds over the 3 days. But they don't organize, resize, upload, and get posted in this thread all by themselves you know :rolleyes: I took pictures of pretty much every player I saw so that I could come back and post pictures for you all, so please, give me a bit of a break. it will probably take me days to get them all up :(

MisterQ
03-13-2007, 06:51 PM
Thanks Deb, looks like you saw a lot of good players. :tennis:

Spud
03-13-2007, 06:58 PM
mmmm Tiger Tim with his shirt off, what a hot piece of a** he is....:haha:

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 07:05 PM
Friday March 9 continued....

Robredo and Almagro practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000088.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47549/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000096.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47553/cat/825)

Nadal and Ferrero practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000108.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47556/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000109.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47557/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000117.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47560/cat/825)

Acasuso beat Grosjean
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000122.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47564/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000125.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47566/cat/825)

Blake and Gonzalez practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000145.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47578/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000155.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47583/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000156.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47584/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000176.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47590/cat/825)

Henman and Johansson practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000189.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47596/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000257.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47621/cat/825)

Gimelstob practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000213.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47604/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000226.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47607/cat/825)

Immediately after his practice with JCF, Rafa practiced with Tipsarevic :scratch:
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000227.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47610/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000232.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47613/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000238.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47614/cat/825)

Can anyone identify these people? I think maybe they are just coaches, but I figured I would ask anyway. Thanks!
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000256.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47620/cat/825)

And some WTA Pics:
Vaidisova Practicing starting here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47561/cat/825)
Petrova and Kuznetsova practicing starting here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47567/cat/825)
Jankovic Practicing starting here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47594/cat/825)

cmurray
03-13-2007, 07:08 PM
awww....thanks Deb. LMAO at the first pic of Rafa. That guy is ALWAYS on his phone with Xisca. :lol:

Marcos did look a little...spongy, didn't he?

Sophie-d
03-13-2007, 07:13 PM
But sooo many great photos of Richard Gasquet...;) ! Fantastic! :yeah:

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 07:15 PM
But sooo many great photos of Richard Gasquet...;) ! Fantastic! :yeah:There will be more too ;) :p

RickDaStick
03-13-2007, 07:18 PM
No Ljubicic? :sad:

Naranoc
03-13-2007, 07:20 PM
No Ljubicic? :sad:

Thanks Deb, looks like you saw a lot of good players. :tennis:

There's your answer! :p

Sofyaxo
03-13-2007, 07:23 PM
Thanks Deb!!!!!! :kiss:

Sophie-d
03-13-2007, 07:25 PM
There will be more too ;) :p


I'll be looking VERY much forward to that then...:p !!!
Love the necklace and the T'shirts he's wearing - you're from now on my fave tour-photographer! :worship:

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 07:26 PM
please be patient. I even took pics of ljubicic. they will be in the next batch. :) On thursday night when we were driving around to pick a place to have dinner, we pulled up next to him in a tourney car at a red light :haha: he drives kinda slow. :p

neenah
03-13-2007, 07:32 PM
Thank you so much for sharing! :) :) :)

PoderShileno
03-13-2007, 07:38 PM
amazing pics :worship:

thxs deb :D

alelysafina
03-13-2007, 07:41 PM
You took pictures of kolya! :hug: :hug:

Great pics :D

RickDaStick
03-13-2007, 07:43 PM
Bag Daddy should consider dropping a few lbs.

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 07:53 PM
Friday cont....

Nieminen and Soderling practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000273.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47624/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000276.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47625/cat/825)

Guga
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000284.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47626/cat/825)

Berdych and Ljubicic practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000286.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47627/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000295.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47630/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000303.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47633/cat/825)

Davydenko and Youzhny practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000307.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47635/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000312.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47639/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000317.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47642/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000329.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47645/cat/825)


Hewitt practicing
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000345.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47649/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000350.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47652/cat/825)

Safin and Haas played a practice match
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000363.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47656/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000368.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47658/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000374.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47659/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000390.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47666/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000394.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47669/cat/825)

Verdasco and Melzer practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000408.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47678/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000415.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47679/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000425.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47682/cat/825)


WTA
Hingis before practicing here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47634/cat/825)
Dulko practicing, pics start here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47699/cat/825)
Peer practicing here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47704/cat/825)

zicofirol
03-13-2007, 07:58 PM
lol baghdatis he needs to work out, I think he is more out of shape than nalbandian..

artlinkletter
03-13-2007, 08:02 PM
Oh my! Safin and Haas practice looks like it was one to enjoy! Thanks for the pictures Deb!

tangerine_dream
03-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Deb, you're getting to be quite the pro with the camera, great photos. :kiss:

No Ljubicic? :sad:
Thanks Deb, looks like you saw a lot of good players. :tennis:
There's your answer! :p
Bahaha.

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 08:10 PM
Deb, you're getting to be quite the pro with the camera, great photos. :kiss:Well, the beauty of having a 2GB memory card and digital camera is that i can take TONS and only share the good ones ;) you didn't see the ones that were just of an empty court and blurry, etc :haha:

aramis
03-13-2007, 08:16 PM
Look at the bench Safin and Haas are sitting on. That thing is getting crushed.

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 08:18 PM
Look at the bench Safin and Haas are sitting on. That thing is getting crushed.Well to be fair, all of the benches on the practice courts are curved like that. I noticed it and couldn't figure out why they did that :lol:

Merton
03-13-2007, 08:24 PM
Thank you Deb:worship: It looks like you had a great time at the tournament:D

Allez
03-13-2007, 08:26 PM
No Rogi/ Sampras ?

Gasquet & Murray! :worship: Hope they win now ;)

Thank you ;)

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 08:28 PM
No Rogi/ Sampras ? Didn't see it :( Would have loved to have seen Pete :awww:

Thanks Merton we had a great time, despite the sweltering heat :)

CooCooCachoo
03-13-2007, 08:29 PM
Thank you :wavey:

Sofyaxo
03-13-2007, 08:37 PM
You just made my day better with the Marat and Tommy pictures.

I love that they are buddies.

OLGABEL
03-13-2007, 08:47 PM
Thank you Deb!. Great pics!! :D :D

No Oli pics for me?? :p ;)

safinaferrero
03-13-2007, 08:48 PM
Great pics :hatoff: thanks for sharing :hug:

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 09:04 PM
No Oli pics for me?? :p ;)not from Friday, but from Saturday yes :D

Mateya
03-13-2007, 09:05 PM
No Moya and Mathieu?

Thanks for Vaidisova pics. :smooch: and others.

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 09:13 PM
No Moya and Mathieu? They're coming, they're coming :sobbing:
They did that so that the players would slide towards the middle and be touching each other. Benchmakers are such slash addicts! :cool:

In all seriousness, thanks for the pictures, sweetie! Love them! :hearts::haha: only you :haha:

You're all quite welcome :)

Metis
03-13-2007, 09:13 PM
Well to be fair, all of the benches on the practice courts are curved like that. I noticed it and couldn't figure out why they did that :lol:

Even if that was not the case that bench would have melted anyway from all that hotness sitting on it. :devil:

My guess about the benches is that that batch was defective but they decided to use them anyway and claim they were designed like that on purpose. :D It must be very frustrating for the female players though, making them feel they are too heavy. :lol:

Thanks for the photos!

olimpo
03-13-2007, 09:17 PM
Friday March 9 continued....

Blake and Gonzalez practiced together
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000145.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47578/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000155.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47583/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000156.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47584/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000176.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47590/cat/825)



Wow! My no. 1 and no. 2 practicing together and I wasn't there :lol:

Thanks a lot for sharing your pics Deb :hug: they are fantastic :worship:

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 09:20 PM
more from Friday.....

Fish practicing
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000478.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47706/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000484.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47712/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000521.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47724/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000529.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47727/cat/825)

Volandri practicing (no idea what that is on his shoulder...)
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000519.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47722/cat/825)

Verdasco and Ferrer catching some sun on the grassy field
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000542.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47732/cat/825)

Querrey and Kuznetsov practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000548.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47735/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000564.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47742/cat/825)

Russell practicing
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000566.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47744/cat/825)

del Potro beat Guga (sorry for the quality, they were taken with digital zoom from the top of the stadium)
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000580.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47749/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000586.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47751/cat/825)

Robredo and Tursunov practiced (Robredo's 2nd practice of the day :eek: )
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000591.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47752/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000598.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47755/cat/825)

Starace
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000613.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47758/cat/825)

Baghdatis (2nd practice of the day) practiced with Becker
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000616.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47760/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000623.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47761/cat/825)

i'm kinda sick of looking at the pictures for now, so I'll take a nap and post some later :)

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 09:25 PM
The thing on Volandri's shoulder looks a lot like the black tape Henin had under her thigh/calf at the end of last season. It's probably some protective/binding tape stuff, I dunno. :lol:Yeah, I figured it was something like that, but it was just so bizarre looking :haha:

scoobs
03-13-2007, 09:31 PM
Must be to protect his shoulder - Volandri has a fearsome serve :)

TMJordan
03-13-2007, 09:34 PM
Great collection of photos Deb.

Thanks :)

NicoFan
03-13-2007, 10:12 PM
Your pictures are great Deb! Thanks for sharing! :hug:

I love the one of Fernando Verdasco shirtless. :woohoo:

Hope you have lots more of those... :lol:

I would say hope you had a great time...but I KNOW you had a great time! :lol:

Kalliopeia
03-13-2007, 10:14 PM
Fantastic pictures, Deb, thanks!!

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 10:25 PM
I love the one of Fernando Verdasco shirtless. :woohoo:

Hope you have lots more of those... :lol:Indeed ;) If you click on the thumbnails and go to the gallery you will see them all, there are many :lol:

madmanfool
03-13-2007, 10:30 PM
more from Friday.....

Canas
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000613.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47758/cat/825)



This is Canas???

i think it's Starace

ChinoRios4Ever
03-13-2007, 10:32 PM
nice pics deb! :worship:

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 10:41 PM
This is Canas???

i think it's StaraceIs it? They kind of look the same in person then, same hairdo and skintone. If someone can confirm, I will change the pic. Thanks :)

(I do have some from like Sunday that I am sure are Canas.)I understand why you think that, but it's Cañas, I think.Eep... well now we are really confused huh :lol: well ok which one has a tattoo on the left shoulder? That will help decide it :)

jeahhh!
03-13-2007, 10:41 PM
Great pics Deb!:)



But the fact that all your pictures are so good make me feel bad about mine.

CooCooCachoo
03-13-2007, 10:44 PM
Is it? They kind of look the same in person then, same hairdo and skintone. If someone can confirm, I will change the pic. Thanks :)

(I do have some from like Sunday that I am sure are Canas.)Eep... well now we are really confused huh :lol: well ok which one has a tattoo on the left shoulder? That will help decide it :)

Yeah, I got confused also because of the earring. I also think it's Starace now :haha:

Saumon
03-13-2007, 10:46 PM
It's Starace :p

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 10:47 PM
okay I looked at the pics that I am SURE are of Canas and his tattoo is on his right shoulder, so I guess it is not him :haha:

Thanks guys I will change the pic

2moretogo
03-13-2007, 10:52 PM
Deb, thanks for the photos.

The pic of Tursunov ,where he looks like he stopped in mid service motion to admire the clouds, is priceless. Good to see he always has a sense of humor.

Carlita
03-13-2007, 11:11 PM
Debs, :kiss: you rock :hug:

uglyamerican
03-13-2007, 11:16 PM
If you have any of Djoko-Roddick practice you can put up a couple of 'em.

Thanks, Deb.

I think a lot of the guys look better on the practice court than they do in a match. Especially Nadal. His personality comes across as completely different when he doesn't have his match-face on.

Deboogle!.
03-13-2007, 11:18 PM
Yeah, they're coming, but a lot of the pics didn't come out because of the time of day and where the light was. I'll get to them though :)

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 11:37 PM
I feel like Novak and Marcos practice together all the time :) Haha.

cobalt60
03-13-2007, 11:45 PM
What no doubles players? ;) Thanks Deb. Nice pics.

angela
03-13-2007, 11:55 PM
Thanks Deb nice pics :)

sodman12
03-14-2007, 12:02 AM
huh? I took hundreds over the 3 days. But they don't organize, resize, upload, and get posted in this thread all by themselves you know :rolleyes: I took pictures of pretty much every player I saw so that I could come back and post pictures for you all, so please, give me a bit of a break. it will probably take me days to get them all up :(



Im just joking

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 12:08 AM
What no doubles players? ;) Thanks Deb. Nice pics.Got some of bob bryan coming.... and some of Andyoni i think on Sunday. ;)

jeahhh!
03-14-2007, 12:25 AM
Deb, do you have a picture of Robredo with his shirt off and facing in a north-northwest direction while bending over to pick up an illicit candy bar from his Dunlop bag that was taken around 1:30 Greenwich Mean Time under partly cloudy conditions and no less than 600 pixels wide and no more than 700KB in size? And if not, WHY NOT!?!?!?!!?!?!?!? :mad:



:angel: :bolt: :haha:

:haha:

LaTenista
03-14-2007, 12:25 AM
I feel like Novak and Marcos practice together all the time :) Haha.

They did at Cincy last year. ;)

Great pics Deb :hatoff:

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 12:26 AM
Deb, do you have a picture of Robredo with his shirt off and facing in a north-northwest direction while bending over to pick up an illicit candy bar from his Dunlop bag that was taken around 1:30 Greenwich Mean Time under partly cloudy conditions and no less than 600 pixels wide and no more than 700KB in size? And if not, WHY NOT!?!?!?!!?!?!?!? :mad:



:angel: :bolt: :haha::spit: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Without looking, I think I can safely say that no, I don't. LMAO Oh and why not? because there were no partly cloudy conditions ;)

NicoFan
03-14-2007, 12:28 AM
Deb - you weren't joking - you do have a bazillion pictures! It's going to take me a couple days to get to the Fernando V shirtless pictures...but I'm up to gorgeous Carlos Moya looking hot as always!!! :woohoo:

atheneglaukopis
03-14-2007, 12:44 AM
Deb, great pictures, thanks! You really are quite the shutterbug. :worship:

fedsfan1
03-14-2007, 12:47 AM
Friday March 9 continued....


Can anyone identify these people? I think maybe they are just coaches, but I figured I would ask anyway. Thanks!
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000256.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47620/cat/825)

[/URL]

Hey Deb.

The guy with the blue hat backwards.....don't know his name but saw him many times at the USO last year. I thought he was cute so I also took pics of him but never found out who he was or what his name was. Do you remember what entourage he was with?? My memory is not what it used to be.....:rolleyes: so I can't recall what player was there when I saw this guy. He could just be a friend or hitting partner for that player. I am thinking he is german....so maybe w/ Haas or Schuettler?? If I can find my pic, I will post to show you.

Your pics are great btw.....thanks so much for sharing....:cool:

cheers
laura

RickDaStick
03-14-2007, 12:48 AM
Hey Deb.

The guy with the blue hat backwards.....don't know his name but saw him many times at the USO last year. I thought he was cute so I also took pics of him but never found out who he was or what his name was. Do you remember what entourage he was with?? My memory is not what it used to be.....:rolleyes: so I can't recall what player was there when I saw this guy. He could just be a friend or hitting partner for that player. I am thinking he is german....so maybe w/ Haas or Schuettler?? If I can find my pic, I will post to show you.

Your pics are great btw.....thanks so much for sharing....:cool:

cheers
laura

That guy looks like a child molester. Stay away from him.

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 01:21 AM
Hey Deb.

The guy with the blue hat backwards.....don't know his name but saw him many times at the USO last year. I thought he was cute so I also took pics of him but never found out who he was or what his name was. Do you remember what entourage he was with?? My memory is not what it used to be.....:rolleyes: so I can't recall what player was there when I saw this guy. He could just be a friend or hitting partner for that player. I am thinking he is german....so maybe w/ Haas or Schuettler?? If I can find my pic, I will post to show you.

Your pics are great btw.....thanks so much for sharing....:cool:

cheers
lauraNo, I can't remember who they were with, that's partly what ticks me off HAHA Oh well, thanks anyway!

End of Friday's pics..

Roddick and Djokovic played a practice match... besides the fact that Andy's my favorite player, this was particularly enjoyable because it was almost like watching a real match - they were really playing seriously and intensely but were funny, playing around with the crowd that had gathered to watch, etc. :lol: Novak was a bit smitten with Jimmy I think... For those who care, I believe it was 6-3 on serve in the 2nd when they ended. Andy hit a nice backhand down the line that was arguably out and they knew they were out of time so Andy jumped around and said "I'll take it I'll take it!" and Novak just laughed.
at the end, he asked John Roddick to take a picture of him and his coach and Andy and Jimmy. It was seriously adorable. :)
Anyhoo

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000646.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47765/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000664.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47771/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000672.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47774/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000699.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47781/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000741.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47799/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000752.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47807/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000763.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47814/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000772.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47818/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000783.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47826/cat/825)


Clement beat Troicki in an entertaining and somewhat volatile encounter :lol:
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000785.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47828/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000791.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47829/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000807.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47835/cat/825)

Seppi beat a sloppy and error-prone Kuznetsov in the last match we watched
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000810.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47837/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000818.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47842/cat/825)


WTA: Sharapova pics starting here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47819/cat/825)

Friday will leave you with a lovely view of the mountains at sunset from the stands during the Clement/Troicki match
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000801.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47832/cat/825)

Saturday coming up soon. Not nearly as many pics. 333 in total from Friday!

savesthedizzle
03-14-2007, 01:33 AM
No, I can't remember who they were with, that's partly what ticks me off HAHA Oh well, thanks anyway!

End of Friday's pics..

Roddick and Djokovic played a practice match... besides the fact that Andy's my favorite player, this was particularly enjoyable because it was almost like watching a real match - they were really playing seriously and intensely but were funny, playing around with the crowd that had gathered to watch, etc. :lol: Novak was a bit smitten with Jimmy I think... For those who care, I believe it was 6-3 on serve in the 2nd when they ended. Andy hit a nice backhand down the line that was arguably out and they knew they were out of time so Andy jumped around and said "I'll take it I'll take it!" and Novak just laughed.
at the end, he asked John Roddick to take a picture of him and his coach and Andy and Jimmy. It was seriously adorable. :)
Anyhoo

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000646.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47765/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000664.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47771/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000672.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47774/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000699.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47781/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000741.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47799/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000752.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47807/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000763.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47814/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000772.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47818/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000783.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47826/cat/825)


Clement beat Troicki in an entertaining and somewhat volatile encounter :lol:
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000785.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47828/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000791.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47829/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000807.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47835/cat/825)

Seppi beat a sloppy and error-prone Kuznetsov in the last match we watched
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000810.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47837/cat/825) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000818.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47842/cat/825)


WTA: Sharapova pics starting here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47819/cat/825)

Friday will leave you with a lovely view of the mountains at sunset from the stands during the Clement/Troicki match
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000801.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47832/cat/825)

Saturday coming up soon. Not nearly as many pics. 333 in total from Friday!


Nole and Viktor in one post. Almost too much for me to handle :p Haha love the pics Deb :)

Bibberz
03-14-2007, 01:43 AM
That guy looks like a child molester. Stay away from him.

I may not always agree with IvanLjubicic, but that guy does not look trustworthy. I think it's something around the eyes.

These pictures are awesome, especially the one of Guga drinking water. It reminds me of a nature show--he looks like some unsuspecting gazelle at a watering hole.

merce
03-14-2007, 02:02 AM
safin and haas :hearts:

merce
03-14-2007, 02:05 AM
Andy and Novak :awww:

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 02:32 AM
Saturday, March 10

Many fewer pics. not sure why :lol: Anyway, full album here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/826)... I will do the same as for Friday's pics (remember, there are more pics than what i post here in the gallery:)

Started with WTA: Ivanovic/King match pics start here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47843/cat/826)

Djokovic practice
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000833.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47850/cat/826)

Haas and Stepanek practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000834.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47851/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000847.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47857/cat/826)

Querrey and Youzhny practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000848.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47858/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000854.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47861/cat/826)

A bunch of players, mostly French but also Baghdatis, played soccer on the grassy field - only one pic came out but here is a VIDEO! (htp://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=2A4288F8B6DE487E) :D
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000856.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47862/cat/826)

Moya beat Capdeville
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000857.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47863/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000867.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47866/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000877.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47872/cat/826)

Mathieu and Mahut practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000880.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47873/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000895.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47877/cat/826)

Ferrero and Seppi practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000907.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47879/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000914.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47882/cat/826)

Blake practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000921.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47884/cat/826)

Bjorkman and Mirnyi practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000931.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47887/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000956.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47894/cat/826)

robinhood
03-14-2007, 02:43 AM
THANKS FOR THE PICS!!!!!
Great work!

uglyamerican
03-14-2007, 02:57 AM
That made my good day even better. Novak likes to hug, afterwords. Even in a practice.:hug:

mangoes
03-14-2007, 02:58 AM
Thanks for the pictures Deb. They're very nice.

williaer
03-14-2007, 02:58 AM
Deb thank you so so much for the sharing your lovely photos! Can't wait to see more of Andy and Richard.
That picture of Novak, Andy, Jimmy and Novak's coach is possibly the cutest picture ever!!!!!!! :hearts:

GlennMirnyi
03-14-2007, 03:06 AM
Finally a Max pic. :hatoff:

justClaudia
03-14-2007, 03:09 AM
Thanks for sharing the pics, Deb. :hug:

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 03:35 AM
You guys are very very welcome :)

Here are some more from Saturday!

Tursunov and Pavel practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000970.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47897/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000972.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47899/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000976.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47901/cat/826)

Tipsarevic beat Srichaphan, who played very very badly and made a ton of mistakes
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000979.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47904/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000996.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47908/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010003.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47909/cat/826)


Verdasco beat Seppi
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010006.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47911/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010011.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47914/cat/826)

Bob Bryan warmed Andy up before his match against Lopez, and when we got there, Bob was hitting with John Roddick, Jimmy, etc.
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010036.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47920/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010058.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47923/cat/826)

Oli Rochus completely outplayed the colorfully-jeweled-hat-wearing Spadea :tape:
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010071.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47927/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010080.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47932/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010094.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47933/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010100.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47937/cat/826)


Gasquet beat del Potro in a really entertaining match of great shot-making
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010106.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47938/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010117.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47941/cat/826)* http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010148.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47949/cat/826)

*I am particularly proud of this picture :p

That's it for Saturday!

partygirl
03-14-2007, 03:39 AM
Deb is the Woman.
Thats all:)

Kitty de Sade
03-14-2007, 03:41 AM
Oli Rochus completely outplayed the colorfully-jeweled-hat-wearing Spadea :tape:
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010071.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47927/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010080.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47932/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010094.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47933/cat/826) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1010100.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47937/cat/826)

Okay, now my day is really perfect. Thank you so much for all these pictures. I wish I was there!

Spadea Ain't Afraid of Ya...:haha:

Xristos
03-14-2007, 03:44 AM
Nice deb. Thanks.

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 04:51 AM
oh no Vinnay is by far the most bedazzled. HANDS DOWN.

Oli is so adorable, I just want to give him a hug and pinch his cheeks. He's just awesome. And yes, that kind of twilightish hour looked great in some pics. in some it made it harder to get clear shots. Just depended. The mountains in the distance sure looked purrrrrdy though :)

Fee
03-14-2007, 04:54 AM
Thanks for the photos Deb! Sorry I missed you on Saturday, we'll catch up next time. :)

DavyNavy
03-14-2007, 05:10 AM
nice pics.. thanks..

superpinkone37
03-14-2007, 05:27 AM
wonderful pictures as usual Deb. :) :hug:

Curls
03-14-2007, 08:24 AM
Deb :hatoff: :worship: gorgeous stuff! Thanks a squillion!

lucindia
03-14-2007, 08:31 AM
[QUOTE=Deb!.;5025608]

Can anyone identify these people? I think maybe they are just coaches, but I figured I would ask anyway. Thanks!
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000256.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47620/cat/825)
[QUOTE]

The guy with the blue cap is spanish, he was (maybe still is) coaching Lars Burgsmuller...I dont know his name...

almouchie
03-14-2007, 08:46 AM
awesome pictures
hows the atmosphere in the tournie
now that federer is out
do they all thnk they have a chance

Magenta
03-14-2007, 09:45 AM
Deb thank you so so much for the sharing your lovely photos! Can't wait to see more of Andy and Richard.
That picture of Novak, Andy, Jimmy and Novak's coach is possibly the cutest picture ever!!!!!!! :hearts:

I second that :hearts:

Two of my favourites in one picture *heart attack*. I can imagine the show the two of them put for the crowd.

Meeek
03-14-2007, 09:49 AM
Deb, :worship: :bowdown:
Thanks a lot!

Björki
03-14-2007, 09:50 AM
Thanks Deb :worship:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
03-14-2007, 11:01 AM
Berdych and Ljubicic practiced together

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/thumbs/P1000286.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47627/cat/825)

thank you so much Deb for sharing all your IW photos, especially the Tomas Berdych one, until today it's the only photo I could see of Berd'a @ Indian Wells :cool: ... i like his new shirt ;)

Langers
03-14-2007, 11:20 AM
Did you have any time to watch tennis? :eek:

martine2
03-14-2007, 11:28 AM
Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing!

Luka Matic
03-14-2007, 01:12 PM
Great pics :)

embellish
03-14-2007, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the pictures and taking the time to upload them. Much appreciated

KiwiChica
03-14-2007, 01:27 PM
Thanks so much for sharing your pics. I really appreciate it. Thanks! :worship:

Pea
03-14-2007, 02:07 PM
Vinnay even got his hair to match his outfit and cap.:scared:

Thanx for the Janko pics! Can't believe he practiced with Rafa.

Labamba
03-14-2007, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the pics Deb! :) Great stuff :worship:

sivy
03-14-2007, 03:03 PM
Your pictures are great, Deb.! Thank-you so much for sharing!!!

OLGABEL
03-14-2007, 03:24 PM
not from Friday, but from Saturday yes :D


THANK YOU Deb!. :D :hug: :D

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 04:01 PM
awesome pictures
hows the atmosphere in the tournie
now that federer is out
do they all thnk they have a chanceWell, he lost on Sunday and we left on Sunday, so I dunno what people said way afterwards, but we were in another match when he lost and the murmur in that court and then after that match ended around the grounds, was pretty crazy. People mostly just couldn't believe it (and people mostly hadn't heard of Canas) but the atmosphere in general was great. Almost all the practices had a lot of people watching, same for the matches, so yea it was a great atmosphere :) Did you have any time to watch tennis? :eek:Of course :) not that hard to snap a bunch of pics during the warmup for a match and then sit back and watch :) For the practices we would just kinda walk around, I would snap a few pics, if it was anything we actually wanted to see, we'd stick around for a few min and watch. Definitely saw a ton of tennis :)

Again, you guys are all very welcome :) I will work on Sunday's pics now :)

MaryWalsh
03-14-2007, 04:02 PM
Deb, thanks for photos and comments. Great!

Foosimoo
03-14-2007, 04:11 PM
Deb :worship:

Lovin the Ollie pics :D

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 04:41 PM
Can you guys help me? Who is this player? He was hitting with Ferrero. Is he a player? He looks so familiar but I can't put my finger on it, I feel silly :silly:

Anne-Claire
03-14-2007, 05:19 PM
Thanks for sharing these great pics Deb :worship: especially the one with roddick, nole and the coaches ;)

For the player, I think it's Monaco but not sure...

Saumon
03-14-2007, 05:37 PM
yes it's Juan "Pico" Monaco

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 05:43 PM
okay thanks :D I haven't seen him play that much, so that explains why he looked familiar but I wasn't sure :lol:

Cool thanks :)

acoffeygirl
03-14-2007, 06:34 PM
Nole and Viktor in one post. Almost too much for me to handle :p Haha love the pics Deb :)

While we were watching Novak practice...he nearly ran smack into me!!! I thought of you Jess. ;)

Deboogle!.
03-14-2007, 06:38 PM
While we were watching Novak practice...he nearly ran smack into me!!! I thought of you Jess. ;)OMG YES hahahaha and he was so funny. He made one shot (this is when he was practicing against Marcos early in the morning right?) and he SCREAMED OUT HALLELUJAH. omfg, we couldn't stop laughing.

Björki
03-14-2007, 07:22 PM
Can you guys help me? Who is this player? He was hitting with Ferrero. Is he a player? He looks so familiar but I can't put my finger on it, I feel silly :silly:
Juan Monaco for sure. ;)

tania59
03-14-2007, 08:46 PM
safin:hearts:

he is really sweating of his shorts!:o

beautiful pictures!

Grofica
03-14-2007, 09:30 PM
Deb thanks for the pictures especially for Janko's:)

uglyamerican
03-14-2007, 10:00 PM
While we were watching Novak practice...he nearly ran smack into me!!! I thought of you Jess. ;)

She would like that.

*julie*
03-14-2007, 10:19 PM
Thanks Deb. Great pics. :yeah:



A bunch of players, mostly French but also Baghdatis, played soccer on the grassy field - only one pic came out but here is a VIDEO! (htp://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=2A4288F8B6DE487E) :D
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/826/thumbs/P1000856.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/47862/cat/826)



Btw, it seems the link of the video doesn't work.

safinaferrero
03-14-2007, 11:12 PM
Can you guys help me? Who is this player? He was hitting with Ferrero. Is he a player? He looks so familiar but I can't put my finger on it, I feel silly :silly:


I think it's Monaco 99.9% sure ;) and look at those nipples :haha: seems he was kinda exciting practising with Juanca :aplot:

Deboogle!.
03-15-2007, 12:23 AM
Btw, it seems the link of the video doesn't work.Weird:scratch: looks like one of the ts in http got lost :lol:
try this (it's not like it's that exciting anyway :lol: ):
http://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=2A4288F8B6DE487E

my0118
03-15-2007, 01:03 AM
Weird:scratch: looks like one of the ts in http got lost :lol:
try this (it's not like it's that exciting anyway :lol: ):
http://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=2A4288F8B6DE487E

Great. :yeah:
Thanks Deb!

Breakaway
03-15-2007, 02:32 AM
Thanks for the great pics and video :yeah:

Toppu
03-15-2007, 02:32 AM
OMG Soderling is pregnant.

Thankx for the pix Deb

Deboogle!.
03-15-2007, 03:16 AM
OMG Soderling is pregnant.

Thankx for the pix Deb:haha: :haha: :haha:

Sunday's are coming soon, but they are uh, *cough* mostly of one player :sobbing:

jeahhh!
03-15-2007, 03:17 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Sunday's are coming soon, but they are uh, *cough* mostly of one player :sobbing:

Andy?
:banana:

Deboogle!.
03-15-2007, 03:19 AM
........................maybe..................... .......... :lol:

jeahhh!
03-15-2007, 03:20 AM
........................maybe..................... .......... :lol:

:D


:lol:

Deboogle!.
03-15-2007, 04:07 AM
okay, here are Sunday's pics. Complete gallery here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/828). Sunday was soooooooooooooooooooooooo hot that we didn't really see much tennis. I would walk around every hour or so to see what was happening on the practice courts, but yeah. really REALLY hot.

Dlouhy Practice
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010151.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48128/cat/828)

Tursunov and Moya practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010153.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48130/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010161.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48134/cat/828)

Mike Russell played really steady smart tennis to beat Berdych by forcing him to go for too much
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010173.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48137/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010174.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48138/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010181.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48141/cat/828)

Ferrer and Robredo Practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010193.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48144/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010201.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48147/cat/828)

Canas practiced with Johansson
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010202.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48148/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010223.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48153/cat/828)

Marat tried valiantly to avoid signing autographs, but he kept going back to sign a couple more. couldn't say no to the hordes I guess!
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010230.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48156/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010235.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48177/cat/828)

Erlich/Ram practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010236.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48159/cat/828)

Garcia-Lopez practiced
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010241.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48164/cat/828)

Schuettler practiced with Tipsarevic
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010248.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48167/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010256.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48168/cat/828)

Ferrero practiced with Monaco
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010261.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48172/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010271.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48176/cat/828)

Gasquet practiced with Verdasco
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010275.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48179/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010280.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48183/cat/828)

Rest coming momentarily.....

Sofyaxo
03-15-2007, 04:12 AM
Clearly sunday was the best day. :)

Deboogle!.
03-15-2007, 04:34 AM
So the highlight of Sunday for me (and maybe the whole weekend) was seeing Andy's practice. He practiced about 20 min with Ginepri preparing him for his match, then about 45 min on his own with his brother and Jimmy. I had seen him warm up before matches a lot, but never actually watched a full practice session where he worked on things. Seeing him work with Jimmy made it all the more special, just to see their interaction. Andy was particularly unhappy with his forehand and worked on it a good 15 minutes. he was so intense and got mad every single time he netted one, until he finally cracked and broke his racquet. It was also fun to see Jimmy hit a few balls. He kept asking his trainer Doug for updates on the Texas basketball score and wasn't pleased when Doug told him it went to over time HAHA

But the most impressive and surprising part for me as a fan was that Andy was on one of the less protected practice courts. So when he was done, we were expecting a little golf cart to come up on this grassy part behind the court and whisk him away to safety. But no. After signing autographs on both sides, he walked right up by everyone and kept signing as he walked. Instead of cutting across other practice courts, he walked on the path, continuing to sign as he walked. He took the long way, all around the other practice courts, continuing to sign the whole way. No security, no running away, no nothing. Pretty ballsy to do that without security on the busiest day session the tournament has ever had. I don't wanna sound silly, but we didn't see any other player (of the ones who actually had people crowding and asking for autographs anyway) do that the whole weekend, and it just really really really impressed me (and reminded me to ignore everything I read on here about what he is actually like as a person hahahaha).

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010289.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48187/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010312.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48200/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010322.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48203/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010355.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48215/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010358.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48217/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010374.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48223/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010376.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48225/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010453.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48259/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010457.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48261/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010477.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48278/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010558.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48291/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010563.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48293/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010599.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48301/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010649.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48317/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010671.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48324/cat/828)

Mahut beat a very disappointingly sloppy Safin
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010688.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48329/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010691.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48330/cat/828)

Ginepri had an early break in each set but made too many mistakes and Djokovic smartly took advantage to win pretty comfortably in the end
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010693.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48332/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010695.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48333/cat/828) http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010703.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48337/cat/828)

Deboogle!.
03-15-2007, 04:35 AM
And with that, the sun set on our last day at Indian Wells. No live tennis for me for a whole year :(
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/828/thumbs/P1010724.JPG (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/48341/cat/828)

I leave you with a few videos I took....

Fish practicing volleys on Friday (http://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=E7A020F9A7F8FEFD)
Roddick practicing volleys on Friday (http://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=973634F6FD173FEE) (in the background, you can hear poor Amber explaining to someone who Djokovic is :haha: )
Andy practicing groundies on Sunday (http://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=F7A356E5A8F4066A)
Andy practices his serve a little on Sunday (http://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=283BB77826993FB2)

Hope you all enjoyed the pics, etc. :)

jeahhh!
03-15-2007, 04:41 AM
So the highlight of Sunday for me (and maybe the whole weekend) was seeing Andy's practice. He practiced about 20 min with Ginepri preparing him for his match, then about 45 min on his own with his brother and Jimmy. I had seen him warm up before matches a lot, but never actually watched a full practice session where he worked on things. Seeing him work with Jimmy made it all the more special, just to see their interaction. Andy was particularly unhappy with his forehand and worked on it a good 15 minutes. he was so intense and got mad every single time he netted one, until he finally cracked and broke his racquet. It was also fun to see Jimmy hit a few balls. He kept asking his trainer Doug for updates on the Texas basketball score and wasn't pleased when Doug told him it went to over time HAHA

But the most impressive and surprising part for me as a fan was that Andy was on one of the less protected practice courts. So when he was done, we were expecting a little golf cart to come up on this grassy part behind the court and whisk him away to safety. But no. After signing autographs on both sides, he walked right up by everyone and kept signing as he walked. Instead of cutting across other practice courts, he walked on the path, continuing to sign as he walked. He took the long way, all around the other practice courts, continuing to sign the whole way. No security, no running away, no nothing. Pretty ballsy to do that without security on the busiest day session the tournament has ever had. I don't wanna sound silly, but we didn't see any other player (of the ones who actually had people crowding and asking for autographs anyway) do that the whole weekend, and it just really really really impressed me (and reminded me to ignore everything I read on here about what he is actually like as a person hahahaha).

He is a SUCKY person!
Seriously what an asshat.:)
And with that, the sun set on our last day at Indian Wells. No live tennis for me for a whole year :(


:awww:

Sofyaxo
03-15-2007, 05:24 AM
You know I just wish he didn't have such an ego issue :p

Even with sun glasses on I'm loving the look on Jimmy's face when he is talking to Andy.

partygirl
03-15-2007, 05:50 AM
it just really really really impressed me (and reminded me to ignore everything I read on here about what he is actually like as a person hahaha)
:rocker2:

Primal
03-15-2007, 09:07 AM
Thanks, pics are so refreshing, alive :) Just realized, Tursunov has changed his racket, do you know if he's made any comments about that?

Saumon
03-15-2007, 09:10 AM
Thanks, pics are so refreshing, alive :) Just realized, Tursunov has changed his racket, do you know if he's made any comments about that?

He was at the launching of the new wilson rackets in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. There was probably a press conference there. :scratch:

Primal
03-15-2007, 09:21 AM
He was at the launching of the new wilson rackets in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. There was probably a press conference there. :scratch:

Nice avi :)

Kolya
03-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Awesome pics...

What racquet is Connors using?

kindablue
03-15-2007, 10:07 AM
Thanks Deb! Great pics :worship:

Marcos, at least keep your t-shirt on :lol:

Ferrero Forever
03-15-2007, 10:25 AM
Thank you so much Deb. Your Ferrero pics are to die for (especially the shirtless one, I'm just jealous that my shirtless pics of JC from the AO didn't come out nearly as good as yours). It looks like you had the best time ever.
And those Tommy Robredo pics, are they hot or what? Juan Carlos and Tommy are the two hottest guys on earth!!!

Loremaster
03-15-2007, 10:48 AM
No Ljubicic? :sad:

don't you know that Ljubicic is Mr.Invisible he can't be catched by camera :devil:

Sophie-d
03-15-2007, 01:59 PM
Weird:scratch: looks like one of the ts in http got lost :lol:
try this (it's not like it's that exciting anyway :lol: ):
http://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=2A4288F8B6DE487E

Thanks for the video...:yeah:!

Deboogle!.
03-15-2007, 02:27 PM
Awesome pics...

What racquet is Connors using?I think the thing on the end of it was a prince logo. But I don't really remember to be honest :lol:

tangerine_dream
03-15-2007, 03:04 PM
But the most impressive and surprising part for me as a fan was that Andy was on one of the less protected practice courts. So when he was done, we were expecting a little golf cart to come up on this grassy part behind the court and whisk him away to safety. But no. After signing autographs on both sides, he walked right up by everyone and kept signing as he walked. Instead of cutting across other practice courts, he walked on the path, continuing to sign as he walked. He took the long way, all around the other practice courts, continuing to sign the whole way. No security, no running away, no nothing. Pretty ballsy to do that without security on the busiest day session the tournament has ever had. I don't wanna sound silly, but we didn't see any other player (of the ones who actually had people crowding and asking for autographs anyway) do that the whole weekend, and it just really really really impressed me (and reminded me to ignore everything I read on here about what he is actually like as a person hahahaha).
Deb rules :worship: and so does Andy, when he's not busy eating cancer-stricken babies and throwing children's birthday cards away.

Robby is a beefy meaty boy isn't he? :devil:

Zero pics of Roger. Oh well. :sad:

Thanks for all the great stuff, Deb. :kiss:

jeahhh!
03-15-2007, 03:28 PM
I think the thing on the end of it was a prince logo. But I don't really remember to be honest :lol:

It was a Prince logo.:)

Grofica
03-15-2007, 03:52 PM
thanks for Janko's shirtless pictures :):)

Horatio Caine
03-15-2007, 05:08 PM
Marcos's spare tire is worse than mine

:haha: :haha:

Horatio Caine
03-15-2007, 05:25 PM
Brilliant pics Deb! :worship: Thanks for sharing :yeah:

A nunber of players looks quite out of shape :eek: Baggy takes the piss on that front :tape:

Like Spadea's cap :haha: :haha:

...I wouldn't mind having a toned chest like Dima's :eek: I need to work out more :lol:

belco
03-15-2007, 05:41 PM
Thanks paparazzi Deb!

:hug: :hug:

Deboogle!.
03-16-2007, 12:57 AM
Zero pics of Roger. Oh well. :sad:He was practicing once while we were there. Crowds. Didn't feel like fighting with them, just don't care enough about Roger :lol:It was a Prince logo.:)okay thanks, glad I'm not totally :cuckoo:
A nunber of players looks quite out of shape :eek: Baggy takes the piss on that front :tape:You know, it was kind of shocking :eek: When we were watching Nalby practice, I swear this one guy said something like, I am fitter than he is. I mean :tape: I know not every guy will have a 6-pack because some people are just not built like that and might be really fit anyway, but geez.... getting really fit is like the one thing a player is completely in control over, you'd think they'd want to put themselves in the best position as possible.

Then you have the opposite spectrum of Rafa practicing THREE HOURS in one day. No wonder he gets hurt :lol: Like Spadea's cap :haha: :haha: You would :lol: :help:

GlennMirnyi
03-16-2007, 01:11 AM
Awesome pics...

What racquet is Connors using?

I remember a TV show Roddick said Connors still uses the same racket and shoes he used to in 92.

jeahhh!
03-16-2007, 01:19 AM
:lol:okay thanks, glad I'm not totally :cuckoo:


No your not. :D

surfpinky
03-16-2007, 01:23 AM
No your not:D

her not what?




|X

Deboogle!.
03-16-2007, 01:24 AM
iarrowthreeyounat

partygirl
03-16-2007, 01:28 AM
He was practicing once while we were there. Crowds. Didn't feel like fighting with them, just don't care enough about Roger :lol: :speakles::awww:

-Beside that they are fantastic, well done as always.
i have a few favorites:devil:

Deboogle!.
03-16-2007, 04:34 AM
:lol: I'm glad you cared enough about Robredo to at least capture him shirtless. :drool:I like Robredo :) Plus, he didn't have 20930993840934850943 people watching. If he had, I probably wouldn't have bothered :lol: The only reason I got pics of Rafa, James, and Maria is because I was in the right place at the right time and could snap some pics. The only person I even thought of navigating crowds to see was Andy :p

Deboogle!.
03-16-2007, 05:02 AM
:spit: Yeah, the fact that he wasn't neck-deep in fans is definitely appealing - now I wish even more that I'd been there! (Stupid finals! :armed: )awwwwwww. The weather helped. Last year it was so icky and cold, a lot fewer people practiced, and they all did so with their shirts on :haha: I mean, I called it "the big 5" - Roger, Andy, Rafa, Maria, and James got by far the largest crowds. Safin and Hingis were right behind, then Marcos, Haas, and Murray got pretty nice crowds, and then it dropped off pretty significantly. It was actually kind of interesting to see, and it was actually quite similar to last year. The people who got good crowds then got them this year and vice versa. Really interesting for someone like me who enjoys people-watching and stuff :lol: The one that shocked me the most was that hewitt - a 2-time champ at this tourney - had almost no people watching him practice. I was pretty surprised.

(Random, but related: I had this hilarious teenybopper dream once that I went to see Tommy at Indian Wells and he gave me his hotel room number. :tape: :haha: And the only reason I was able to even talk to him was because he was being completely ignored by the other fans. :haha::haha: ):spit: :haha: :rolls: that's awesome hahahaha.

You should come down one year, though. It is really a lot of fun and because of all the wide open practice courts and the fact that they turn over every hour, you really get to see so many great players and stuff :)

OLGABEL
03-16-2007, 10:21 AM
THanks a LOT Deb!. for Oli pics... :drool: :lick: :worship: A pitty that you don't have any of Oli's practice and Oli-Roddick's match... ;) The pics are really superb!! :yeah:

Nadie
03-16-2007, 11:37 AM
:yeah: Deb thanks a lot! great pics!!! :drool: :worship: :worship:

freesbee
03-16-2007, 11:51 AM
Fernando :drool: :hearts:

great pictures deb, thanks :yeah:

Deboogle!.
03-16-2007, 02:55 PM
THanks a LOT Deb!. for Oli pics... :drool: :lick: :worship: A pitty that you don't have any of Oli's practice and Oli-Roddick's match... ;) The pics are really superb!! :yeah:Nope, didn't see him practice this year :( And I had left by the time he played Andy... but I was just glad to get to see him play a little bit finally :)

HEiKE
03-17-2007, 11:06 AM
I know its late, but thanks so much for all those great pics, Deb!! Sounds like you really had a blast there!! Wish I could join you sometimes, but its just too far away... :-(