The USA

Sleeping CookSleeping Cook

Sleeping Cook : As we walked towards Waikiki beach through a narrow sidewalk beside the International Marketplace we passed the back door of a hotel restaurant where a worker was taking a nap on the blue tiles table. There were many staff members dressed in strict white and this fellow was obviousely too tired to notice we took his picture! ...

China pavillion – PondChina pavillion - Pond

China pavillion – Pond : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Swiss Familly Tree BedroomWDW 2011 Magic Kingdom - Swiss Familly Tree Bedroom

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Swiss Familly Tree Bedroom : Looking at this picture reminds me of an adventure game I played, maybe Myst, Siberia or Paradise: there's only the background music missing, a full screen and the ability to point and click to grab something. I would try to pull the drawers or turn the lamp on. Maybe there ...

Manatee CowboyManatee Cowboy

Manatee Cowboy : Catching a Manatee at Rainbow Springs or even at Manatee Springs can proove to be a difficult task but here we see DAMI riding a Manatee as if there was no trouble at all to doing it! DD was down snorkling in the spring searching for the Gentle Sea Cos while DAMI just found a Manatee to ...

WDW 2011 – HS – Beauty & The Beast – Beauty with the PrinceWDW 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 – Port Orlean's Riverside – Magnolia TerraceWDW - Port Orlean's Riverside - Magnolia Terrace

WDW – Port Orlean's Riverside – Magnolia Terrace : We were so happy about our choice of hotel. Once arrived at the front desk, we asked to be on a 3rd floor, far from a smoking section and we got it! We used the elevator everytime and bonus, we were close to the bridge and the bus depot. I tried ...

Resort Quest – Islander on the beach – Sand Bar and suiteResort Quest - Islander on the beach - Sand Bar and suite

Resort Quest – Islander on the beach – Sand Bar and suite : This was the view of our suite, looking from the beach. We can see Dami on the lanai, above, behind the sand bar. Sometimes we could see Sassie, the resident cat, running around the premises or grooming herself. DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Florida

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Cinderella Castle – Mama DWDW 2011 Magic Kingdom - Cinderella Castle - Mama D

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Cinderella Castle – Mama D : Mama D and the Cinderella Castle 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

Saddle Road FlowerSaddle Road Flower

Saddle Road Flower : After our stay in Volcano Village, we took Saddle Road to Mauna Kea and we stopped on the way to take a closer look at those flowers. There are several different climate zones on the way up to the 14 000 feet mountain. These flowers were very pretty against the dark lava. DD More Hawaii pictures in ...

WDW 2011 – Mama D Walking Towards the Bus DepotWDW 2011 - Mama D Walking Towards the Bus Depot

WDW 2011 – Mama D Walking Towards the Bus Depot : During our stay at the WDW Port Orlean's Riverside Resort, East Depot was where we took our bus to the parks. Our first day was a rainy one. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Cutie 4WDW - 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 – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be a Bug – Barefoot in The BarkWDW - Animal Kingdom - It's Tough To Be a Bug - Barefoot in The Bark

WDW – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be a Bug – Barefoot in The Bark : "They really Bring The House Down!" – Eater's Digest Barefoot in The Bark Some soldier termites have nozzles on their heads to spray acid at their ennemies. A termite queen can lay over 30 000 eggs a day. A single termite colony can contain 5 ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Big Animal Mural CloseupWDW - Animal Kingdom - Conservation Station - Big Animal Mural Closeup

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Big Animal Mural Closeup : 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

Chocolate LavaChocolate Lava

Chocolate Lava : This is one of the highlights of the Kazumura Cave Tours. Our guide, Harry, pointed out the different textures of lava. It made us all want to have some chocolate! DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Epcot Center – Bag InspectionWalt Disney World - Epcot Center - Bag Inspection

Walt Disney World – Epcot Center – Bag Inspection : My bag got inspected so many times. At Disney, they are so well organised, they even put a recycling bin and a garbage can so you can get rid of anything that wouldn't pass the inspection! It made me feel safe to know nobody was carrying guns and grenades and ...

Napali Coast State ParkNapali Coast State Park

Napali Coast State Park : Hiking the trail from Haena State Park brings you to incredible coastline views and as we climbed further along the trail towards Hanakapi ai Beach we were witness to breathtaking views of the coast! While we never made it to Kalalau Beach due to the time restraints, we still were able to see the heights ...

Koi Pond at Waikiki International MarketplaceKoi Pond at Waikiki International Marketplace

Koi Pond at Waikiki International Marketplace : The International Marketplace in Waikiki is where we finally found a post office, raw oyster pearl jewels, a koi pond, and more tacky Hawaiian shirts and knick knacks that you could believe. The waterfall behind DD leads to a Koi Pond and all around us was the hustle and bustle of the Marketplace. ...

Sea TurtleSea Turtle

Sea Turtle : This Sea Turtle of Hawai'i is also known as the Honu. Seeing one up close while snorkling is a magical moment! DAMI More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Zen Chief DamiZen Chief Dami

Zen Chief Dami : As I sit and contemplate the ephermal nature of life I come to the exstatic yet brief relaization, an epiphony if you will, that behind me is a squirrel eating the potato chips I left on the picnic table! No more time for my meditation! At least I have the crowning moment of my Florida peace! More ...

Akaka Falls AlmostAkaka Falls Almost

Akaka Falls Almost : When we drove to Akaka Falls the sky was grey and the sun had gone behind the large 420 foot drop of Akaka Falls so the best waterfall picture was along the trail descending to the main falls. Not many people took the time to enjoy this smaller waterfall but it was a nice break from ...

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Streets of America – Scenic DriveWDW 2011 - Hollywood Studios - Streets of America - Scenic Drive

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Streets of America – Scenic Drive : There are so many details on the buildings. Oh yes, there's quite a big hill at the end of that road! 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

DD in the Walt Disney World Shuttle to Animal KingdomDD in the Walt Disney World Shuttle to Animal Kingdom

DD in the Walt Disney World Shuttle to Animal Kingdom : It was very quiet in the bus there was only 2 other persons in the bus. It was 8:30am. I was very excited to go to Animal Kingdom for the first time! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

A Visit To The Lowry Park Zoo in TampaA Visit To The Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa

Ever since we’ve been planning our Tampa trip we’ve been excited to be visiting the Lowry Park Zoo because we’ve read some good reviews of the zoo and the variety of creatures they housed. The Zoo is a five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (as of 2015) and is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern USA. It ...

Newark New Jersey – The Stepping StoneNewark New Jersey - The Stepping Stone

Just settling down at the Newark airport looking through sunny tall windows out at the blue and golden globe tail fin of a Continental jet and the Empire State Building beyond the trains in the blue grey sky distant and a red white and blue flag tussling in the brisk wind. The flight was rough due to the high winds ...

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