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Don’t Stop The Magic!   What’s so much fun about being here at Walt Disney World is that there is so much to do and see every day that by the time you get home at the end of the day you have literally lived a hundred different magical lives! The ambiance is so much fun and so happy that even the crowds are enjoyable; ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Cutie 4 WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Cutie 4 : Look at this cutie More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Adventureland – Swiss Family Tree – Our Kitchen WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Adventureland – Swiss Family Tree – Our Kitchen : "Our Kitchen – And dining room complete with running water, volcanic stone earth and oven. Utensils of our own making and salvage from the wrecked 'swallow' plus nature's bounty and my good wife's cooking amply fulfill our wants." More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo ...

WDW – Port Orlean's Riverside – DD at The East Bus Depot WDW – Port Orlean's Riverside – DD at The East Bus Depot : We had brought the right sort of clothes: a little bit of everything for the anything kind of weather we were having. It looks like I was ready to wait in line but there was none. Not that I was disappointed! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney ...

WDW 2011 – Epcot – USA – Clock WDW 2011 – Epcot – USA – Clock : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Studio Backlot Tour – Posters WDW – Hollywood Studios – Studio Backlot Tour – Posters : Lights! Camera! Action! A journey to Catastrophe Canyon, Experience the Backlot Sets of new York Street, Harbour attack special effects water tank. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW 2011 – Epcot – USA – American Adventure – Inside Entrance WDW 2011 – Epcot – USA – American Adventure – Inside Entrance : While we waited to watch the Animatronic show featuring all the United States Presidents, there was a young man that looked like he came out from the past. He wore dark brown pants with suspenders and a light white cotton shirt. He had a beard not unlike ...

SpongeBob & Disco at Downtown Disney Today is a big day as we’re off to go see the premiere of the new #D SpongeBob Movie at Downtown Disney! We got dressed up in our finest white slacks and colored shirts to be real Florida tourists and headed down for our early showing of the movie. It was nice to visit Downtown Disney, it’s more like a ...

Seafood Grill Apalachicola Seafood Grill Apalachicola : Apalachicola is such a cute town! We had heard that is was the place to go in Florida's Forgotten Coast Line for seafood and we weren't disappointed! Not only was Apalachicola a friendly and historical town but the famous Seafood Grill restaurant on the main street was fantastic! They had raw oysters on the half shell ...

Making Coffee in the Bathroom Making Coffee in the Bathroom : Those coffee machines in the hotel rooms usually make a weak liquid with only the slight aroma of real coffee and is usually fit for washing tartar off of the furniture not for drinking. DD had the brilliant idea of bringing our portable espresso maker on the trip and every morning we could have ...

Black Florida Vulture Black Florida Vulture : We came seeking the Manatees but at the end of a dock along the boardwalk we came to an area full of large black vultures! At first we were slightly afarid of the large birds but they seemed to accept us and would stand clos to us looking at us with strangly calm eyes. We grew ...

Walt Disney World – Epcot Center – Mickey and Friends Walt Disney World – Epcot Center – Mickey and Friends : Getting to the park early in the morning before they open is worth it. It really is special and as Mickey arrived with his friends to welcome us I wondered if I was the only one with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. It was ...

WDW 2011 – HS – Beauty & The Beast – Beauty with the Prince WDW 2011 – HS – Beauty & The Beast – Beauty with the Prince : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Ostrich WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Ostrich : If it's true that the intelligence of a bird is determined by the size of its head in proportion to its body then… Sorry ostrich: put your wings on your ears and say "la la la la la la"… (whispering) The ostrich is not very smart? More WDW pictures in our ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Wildlife Express train – Roof Luggage WDW – Animal Kingdom – Wildlife Express train – Roof Luggage : I wonder if these all belong to Mickey and Minnie's familly? More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW – EPCOT – Japan – DD WDW – EPCOT – Japan – DD : This is DD after we did some shopping in Japan. DD got some tea, this time she couldn't resist! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Spanish Moss Draped On Tree Spanish Moss Draped On Tree : At Ocean Pond campsite, in Central Florida, we were presented with an incredible sunset. This towering tree above our campsite was covered with strands of delicate Spanish Moss and the sunset and smokey air created a marvelous atmosphere! More Florida pictures in our Florida Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Epcot – United Kingdom Pavillion – English Garden Walt Disney World – Epcot – United Kingdom Pavillion – English Garden : I was a little nostalgic from my 4 months stay in London, back in 1998. That's when I missed the Quebec Ice Storm. This scene reminds me of when I worked in a tiny office with two nice older ladies for The Human Genome Meeting. They made ...

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Kermit WDW – Hollywood Studios – Kermit : I love Kermit the Frog! The 3D show is pretty good and funny. Another show where you want to be sitting in the midddle and it's not always possible as they make you walk to the very far end of the row. Just don't stand too close to the doors while waiting ...

Breakwater at Fernandina Beach Breakwater at Fernandina Beach : At the North end of our walk down the white sands of Florida's Saint Fernandina beach we came to a large rock breakwater protecting the pier. We crawled over the rocks and watched the flocks of birds scoot along the shore looking for food, occasionally swooping into the sky when anyone got too close. The ...

Snorkling at Pennekamp Snorkling at Pennekamp : Snorkling off of Key Largo at Pennekamp Reef was some of the best snorkling we had in the Florida Keys. Here Dami is getting ready to board the boat to head out to the offshore reef to do some snorkling! DAMI More Florida pictures in our Florida Photo Gallery

WDW – Port Orlean Riverside – Room – Mark Twain Steamboat Frame WDW – Port Orlean Riverside – Room – Mark Twain Steamboat Frame : Before our trip, I had read a Walt Disney Biography and watched a few Disney movies. I also read some Mark Twain novels and watched a movie adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and a documentary about the life of Mark Twain. It made me smile ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Pizzafari – Antipasto WDW – Animal Kingdom – Pizzafari – Antipasto : This was our lunch at Animal Kingdom. It wasn't too bad but the pepperoni was probably the same stuff they put on the pizzas and must have had lots of evil animal saturated fats. It's not easy to eat ealthy. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & ...

WDW 2011 – Epcot – USA – American Adventure – Wooden Sign WDW 2011 – Epcot – USA – American Adventure – Wooden Sign : While we for the next the presentation, I looked around and admired the architecture that never ceases to amaze me at EPCOT. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World ...

Big Cat Rescue On our Tampa visit I was excited to visit Big Cat Rescue as part of our vacation.  Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the USA dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. They do education, outreach, and rescue for big cats around the world and support the efforts to end the exploitation of big cats. I follow ...

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