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Epcot – Living With The Land – Hot House Epcot – Living With The Land – Hot House : The hydroponic plants use recycled water. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Bald Cypress Knees Bald Cypress Knees : Bald Cypress trees grow in wetland areas including here at Manatee Springs in Florida. We walked along a raised boardwalk and couldn't believe the incredible forest floor around us! The rising Cypress knees looked like incense cones…they seemed to be randomly scattered between the bigger trees. These rising knees actually are like roots that gather oxygen ...

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 – Germany Pavillion – Miniature Village Walt Disney World – Epcot – Germany Pavillion – Miniature Village : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Artsy Mickeys WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Artsy Mickeys : One of the many Mickey Mouse statues and Sculptures around Walt Disney World Parks. 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

Ochlockonee River Campsite Ochlockonee River Campsite : We had to pack the tent wet at the previous campsite and here we were drying it while having a lunch. That's our backpacking tent! I wish we had a bigger one for car camping. But this one was good enough for sleeping and protecting us from wind and rain. DD More Florida pictures in our Florida ...

WDW – Port Orlean's Riverside – Magnolia Terrace – Mama D WDW – Port Orlean's Riverside – Magnolia Terrace – Mama D : Here Mama D is looking at the view from our 3rd floor room. We were at the back, facing the gardens. We could hear some of the buses in the parking lot but we didn't see them. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & ...

White Heron with Bald Cypress Trees White Heron with Bald Cypress Trees : Our stay at Manatee Springs State Park gave us some of the most incredible moments on our trip to florida! Here one of the white herons is waltzing as she feeds along the banks of Manatee Spring with the Cypress Knees behind her. Cypress knees carry oxygen to the trees and also act ...

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania Entrance Sign WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania Entrance Sign : This attraction was one Mama D's favorite even though I kicked her butt on the ride! 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 – Hollywood Studios – Mama D with Mickey and Walt Disney WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Mama D with Mickey and Walt Disney : Here, Mama D is posing next to Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney! This was taken next to the atrraction One Man's Dream. I especially enjoyed the film that was presented about the life of Walt Disney. It was a nice complement to my recent reading of ...

Camp Office Camp Office : When you’re car-camping in Florida or anywhere for that matter it is important to be prepared and organized and part of the fun is setting up the “office”! This picture shows DD at our Ocean Pond campsite verifying the details of the itinerary and checking the maps and the daily budget at our “picnic table desk”. This ...

Gator Emerging From The Plants Gator Emerging From The Plants : This alligator slowly surfaced in front of us from under the lilypads on the swampy waters of the Everglades. Seeing these huge alligators so close and right from the walking trail was awesome; they slid through the waters quietly and majestically. DAMI More Florida pictures in our Florida Photo Gallery

Florida Lighthouse Florida Lighthouse : As we drove from Apalachicola along the Forgotten Coast Line of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida we saw a historical lighthouse site that really intrigued me. I am always drawn to aging rusting structures and this vintage lighthouse was superb! The enclosed ladder of the tower was something I'd never seen before and it reminded me ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Africa – Kilimanjaro Safaris – Unknown Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Africa – Kilimanjaro Safaris – Unknown : I don't know what these animals are… I will give them a name as soon as I find out what they are. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be A Bug's Entrance Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be A Bug's Entrance : I was the first person to get to the 3-D movie It's Tough To Be A Bug. I was wondering why but I guess everybody was at another ride which was fine with me cause this one was awesome! Although some kids cried very loud ...

Walt Disney World With Annual Passes       “For the first time in forever”, Mama D and I went to Walt Disney World with a year pass! With the Canadian Dollar down the toilet we were happy we didn’t have to pay park admission since we already had our pass we bought last year. We got some souvenirs, including Sven that you can see in our pictures of ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be A Bug's 3-D Glasses Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be A Bug's 3-D Glasses : This is me, DD wearing proudly my 3-D Glasses. In my opinion, these were the nicest 3-D Glasses of all the Parks at WDW. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Epcot – Living With The Land – Fish Farm Epcot – Living With The Land – Fish Farm : This is the fish farm on the ride Living With The Land at Epcot Centre. It was sad to see those creatures all cramped in the tanks, they should put them in bigger ones. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Florida White Squirrel Florida White Squirrel : We were so surprised to see these pure white squirrels running in the forests of Florida. We are used to grey squirrels in Canada but were not prepared to se these ghostly white squirrels leaping through the trees and approaching us for something to nibble on! Love these creatures!! DAMI More Florida pictures in our Florida Photo ...

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Pixar Place at night WDW – Hollywood Studios – Pixar Place at night : It was already dark when we got out of the Toy Story attraction. It was time to head back to the hotel, that is after I got 2 bottles of Diet Coke. No Pepsi in WDW! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Discovery Island Trails – Pink Flamingos Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Discovery Island Trails – Pink Flamingos : Beautiful pink flamingos. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Africa – Kilimanjaro Safaris – Pink Flamingos Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Africa – Kilimanjaro Safaris – Pink Flamingos : I like this picture of the flamingos and another bus. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

China Pavillion China Pavillion : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Island Bay Resort in Tavernier: Idyllic, Beautiful, and Royal We were so glad we had booked this place in the Florida Keys more than six months in advance while it was still beach weather in New Brunswick. We got there after a long drive from Orlando in rush hour traffic on Friday of the President long weekend. Traffic was worse in the Miami area and it took at least ...

Mind If I Smoke? Mind If I Smoke? : This is not a morning shot before the sun rises in FLorida; it's not a twilight shot after the sun has set…this is about 3 in the afternoon! The Florida Forrestry Service was performing controlled burns in Ocean Pond Park and they had set fires to remove unwanted growth from the forest. There was no ...

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