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WDW – Hollywood Studios – DD at the News StandWDW - Hollywood Studios - DD at the News Stand

WDW – Hollywood Studios – DD at the News Stand : I just can't help it, I'm addicted to news! All we watched at the resort was the Weather Channel! Give me that paper! 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 – PostersWDW - 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

Beebe Spur’n Spin Bike Trail, Newport, Vermont

We discovered this new bike trail in Newport today, The Beebe Spur’n Spin. We happened to have this map, Biking in Kingdom, Routes for Road Biking in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. We followed the directions but ended up parking at the hospital because there was a sign at the IRS parking lot saying not to park there. Guess too many people ...

WDW 2011 – Mama D drinking a Red StripeWDW 2011 - Mama D drinking a Red Stripe

WDW 2011 – Mama D drinking a Red Stripe : What a coincidence, mama D needed a beer with her meal and it turned out it was from Saint John New Brunswick! Maybe it had to do with the Acadian theme of Port Orlean's, the resort we were staying at. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD ...

Beach BeautyBeach Beauty

Beach Beauty : DD was strolling along the beach in the Florida Keys and she would stop to pick up shells or talk to a friendly crab along the way. The waters were a turquoise dream and warm to the touch and we couldn't believe that we had come from Canada all the way to Florida and within a few ...

Epcot – Living With The Land – Nasa ExperimentsEpcot - Living With The Land - Nasa Experiments

Epcot – Living With The Land – Nasa Experiments : These Nasa experiments can be seen on The Epcot ride "Living With The Land". They are trying to find ways to grow vegetables in space for long journeys and long stays in the space station. In the movie "Mission to Mars", the guy who lost his astronaut mates on the ...

Marriott Residence Inn – Pond View from Studio RoomMarriott Residence Inn - Pond View from Studio Room

Marriott Residence Inn – Pond View from Studio Room : This was the pond I could see from my room. When I was sitting down on the lounge couch, I couldn't see the parking lot and the cars. I only saw the relaxing pond with the ducks that made ripples on the water. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be A Bug PostersWalt Disney World - Animal Kingdom - It's Tough To Be A Bug Posters

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be A Bug Posters : These were posters on the wall at the 3-D Animal Kingdom's Park It's Tough To Be A Bug. I couldn't believe there was only one couple and their kids behind me. Everybody must have gone to Dinosaurs or Expedition Everest. More WDW pictures in our Walt ...

Black Sand Beach Punalu'uBlack Sand Beach Punalu'u

Black Sand Beach Punalu'u : We had been told that the black sand beaches of Hawaii were a rarity that was something to absolutely see. It is near mile marker 55 that we turned and discovered a freshwater pond with some bathing ducks behind the rich black sand beach which consisted of pulverized lava! Palm trees rose from the sand ...

WDW 2011 – East Bus Depot – Magnolia TerraceWDW 2011 - East Bus Depot - Magnolia Terrace

WDW 2011 – East Bus Depot – Magnolia Terrace : Our building was right behind the East Bus Depot. Even though at night it was the last stop, it was a perfect location. It was pretty quiet (except at 6 am when kids would run in the outside hallway, stomping their feet) and buses were never full. More WDW pictures in ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Cutie 6WDW - Animal Kingdom - Conservation Station - Cutie 6

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Cutie 6 : OMG so many cutie patooties at WDW! 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

South Point Sacred Burial SiteSouth Point Sacred Burial Site

South Point Sacred Burial Site : The southernmost point of the United States is here at Ka Lae, Hawai'i. We saw Humpback whales spiralling out of the ocean as we drove our 4 by 4 down through the sand dunes past the rusting windfarm to the ancient canoe moorings at South Point where sacred burials at Heiau o Kalelea took ...

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

Hawaii Volcano Kilauea Iki Crater Steam VentsHawaii Volcano Kilauea Iki Crater Steam Vents

Hawaii Volcano Kilauea Iki Crater Steam Vents : The steam is created by the rain water evaporating from the cracks in the lava rock! DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Mama D Wearing Her Rain PunchoWDW 2011 - Hollywood Studios - Mama D Wearing Her Rain Puncho

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Mama D Wearing Her Rain Puncho : A rain poncho and umbrella are a must if you are traveling to WDW. The rain poncho keeps your clothes and your purse or backpack dry while the umbrella enables you to take pictures and videos and keep your camera dry. Almost everybody wears one and those ...

Gator Emerging From The PlantsGator 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

Waimea Canyon: Dark Rum on The LanaiWaimea Canyon: Dark Rum on The Lanai

Had a good night sleep after DD’s awesome seafood and sticky rice supper and the room is very quiet and I woke up early after having some Montreal Cinema Rialto dreams of the Marquis de Sade and his powdered poisons from the Cocoa roots and I hear lamentations and protests and old ghosts from my past and their smoky damned ...

Breakwater at Fernandina BeachBreakwater 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 ...

We Hate Camping In Florida!We Hate Camping In Florida!

We Hate Camping In Florida! : No we don't!! But we had heard how great Bahia Honda State Park was and when we called to reserve a spot it was booked for like three years in advance. So as we were going to Key West we decided to stop and check availability when we hit Big Pine Key at ...

Epcot – Living With The Land – Hydroponic LettuceEpcot  - Living With The Land - Hydroponic Lettuce

Epcot – Living With The Land – Hydroponic Lettuce : The water used in the hydropnic tubes is recycled. They use the vegetables in the Walt Disney World Resort's restaurants. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Napali Coast Trail HikeNapali Coast Trail Hike

Napali Coast Trail Hike : We parked at Ke'e Beach off of Ha ena State Park and put on our hiking boots and grabbed our poles for what was to be one of the most incredible hikes we found on Kauai! The Na Pali Coast State Park has an 11 mile trail along the steep walls of the coast ...

Wailua River LookoutWailua River Lookout

Wailua River Lookout : We stopped at the Wailua River Lookout on our drive back from the Kailua Ridge Trail where we saw the Sleeping Giant. The lookout, along highway 580, was a great vantage point to see boats and kayaks coming down the river from the Fern Grotto. One of the things we loved about the Island of Kauai ...

Marriott Residence Inn – Shuttle to DisneyMarriott Residence Inn - Shuttle to Disney

Marriott Residence Inn – Shuttle to Disney : My Portorican shuttle driver was nice, and even nicer when I gave some tip. He went out of his way the second and third morning. I felt like I had my private chauffeur every morning since I was the only one taking the 8am shuttle. The bus was old, a bit run ...

WDW 2011 – Port Orlean Riverside – Magnolia Terrace – Room 8927 – Dining TableWDW 2011 - Port Orlean Riverside - Magnolia Terrace - Room 8927 - Dining Table

WDW 2011 – Port Orlean Riverside – Magnolia Terrace – Room 8927 – Dining Table : It was great to have a fridge in the room. There's was no microwave so I brought a portable kitchen range to boil water for teas and to reheat stuff. I made sure I always unplugged it after use and never cooked anything that ...

Relaxing at Ocean Pond CampRelaxing at Ocean Pond Camp

Relaxing at Ocean Pond Camp : After the dinner is done and the card games have been played we had time to just sit and enjoy the view. With our camping chairs we could comfortably sit on the ground and be at heron level and watch the birds scoot through the shoreline grasses. It was a hot evening and the ...

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