Hi neighbors! Wife and I are from Independence, Mo. and we love Playa as well! Try to go a couple of times a year. Do you have a red filter on your camera? Extra lighting used? Great report, awsome pictures.
We leave our Tex-mexer (text messaging kid) in Independence now. He's 22 and has his hands full with a job, nursing school and two room mates. We played that game too on vacation a few years!