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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 ...

Fire Rock on the Lanai Fire Rock on the Lanai Fire Rock on the Lanai : Ahhh! There's nothing like having a cold beer on a lanai in Hawaii! After a hectic morning trying to find a room, we were sitting down, comfortably, enjoying a beer on the lanai. It was nice to hear the calming waves and the birds and to feel the wamth of the sun. DD More Hawaii ...

A Visit To The Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa A Visit To The Lowry Park Zoo in TampaEver 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 ...

Fire Starter Fire Starter Fire Starter : I pride myself in being able to light a fire with only one paper match even if all I have for kindling is a pile of wet laundry. In Florida, wearing my “lumber-jacket”, I felt like a Canadian Pioneer and would make it my job to provide a warm crackling fire for DD and I at our ...

WDW 2011 – HS – Mama D walking on Sunset Boulevard WDW 2011 - HS - Mama D walking on Sunset Boulevard WDW 2011 – HS – Mama D walking on Sunset Boulevard : Mama D walking on a wet Sunset Boulevard, towards beauty and the Beast for the 2:00 presentation. 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 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 ...

Zebra Dove of Hawaii Zebra Dove of Hawaii Zebra Dove of Hawaii : These blue eyed birds reminded us of the Mourning Doves we saw back home! We saw many of them in O'ahu and thought they might be considered some sort of local pidgeon but since they looked so familiar we had no choice but to say hello to them! They are also known as the Barred ...

Kahoolawe Island Aerial View Kahoolawe Island Aerial View Kahoolawe Island Aerial View : On your way to The Big Island, out of the right hand side window of our first-class seat on Hawaiian Airlines, I saw the incredible sight of the tiny island of Kahoolawe! Marvelous and inviting! DAMI More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Africa – Kilimanjaro Safaris – Inside the Safari Bus Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom - Africa - Kilimanjaro Safaris - Inside the Safari Bus Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Africa – Kilimanjaro Safaris – Inside the Safari Bus : Kilimanjaro Safari ride. Felt like a real Safari although I've nver been to a real one , I read it's like the real thing! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Oahu Waikiki Shuttle Driver Oahu Waikiki Shuttle Driver Oahu Waikiki Shuttle Driver : After 2 nights in Waikiki, we're going back to the Honolulu Airport to catch our flight to Kauai. This is one of my favorite pictures. I love it! DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Mama D in a Streets of Amercia Scene WDW - Hollywood Studios - Mama D in a Streets of Amercia Scene WDW – Hollywood Studios – Mama D in a Streets of Amercia Scene : Here Mama D is standing in front of another Police block. 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

Pennekamp Boat Ride Pennekamp Boat Ride Pennekamp Boat Ride : We cascaded through the mangroves from Pennekamp campground for some awesome snorkling. The boat sped through the waters and we were excited as we prepared for some snorkling off the Key Largo Pennekamp reef system. A great ride in classy wet suits! DAMI More Florida pictures in our Florida Photo Gallery

Ochlockonee River Campsite 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 ...

Waikiki – A Day on Oahu Waikiki - A Day on OahuThe birds gathered in the incredible canopy trees below our 8th story Lanai are chirping and singing for us! A nice change from the symphony of garbage trucks taking out the trash but I guess it is what to expect with the hotels plunked down here between the trees with only a slight view of the hills and maybe if ...

Walt Disney World – Epcot – French Pavillion Bistro de Paris Walt Disney World - Epcot - French Pavillion Bistro de Paris Walt Disney World – Epcot – French Pavillion Bistro de Paris : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania – Cars to Arcade WDW - Hollywood Studios - Toy Story Midway Mania - Cars to Arcade WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania – Cars to Arcade : This attraction was so much fun! Because it is like an arcade where you can score points, I am sure they get many return customers. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D ...

A day at Epcot A day at EpcotWe got up a bit earlier today at 7, had a coffee, a shower and wore my new new pants with my new green shirt! It’s great to have new clothes when you are on vacation to feel all brand new! We drove from the condo in Kissimmee to Epcot and parked at Amaze 36 again! What fun to be ...

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Kitty! Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Kitty! Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Kitty! : This cat didn't seem to belong to anybody. It wanted its space so unfortunately I wasn't able to pet it. It's always nice to see cats on vacation while ours, Pauline is at home all alone 🙁 DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Kauai Manini Holo Dry Cave Kauai Manini Holo Dry Cave Kauai Manini Holo Dry Cave : On our way to the Na Pali Coast Trail we stopped to have a closer look of this cave. I'm not usually chlostrophobic but I have to admit I felt a rush of adrenalin as we were venturing in the cave. It was very deep. DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

A Purple Lady Bug A Purple Lady Bug A Purple Lady Bug : It was hard to get a good picture of the purple lady bug. We stopped on the road from the beach back to Kamuela to take pictures. It was windy and the cars were going by very fast. We didn't stay too long but long enough to capture this little tiny creature. DD More Hawaii pictures ...

Waimea Canyon Trail Rocks Waimea Canyon Trail Rocks Waimea Canyon Trail Rocks : This is one of the best hikes of my life. I felt so many emotions at the same time. Among those feelings, I felt privileged, afraid, overwelmed, weak, strong, happy, impressed and blown away. No pictures I saw could desribe how I was feeling. You have to hike the Canyon to feel it! ...

Our Walt Disney World Trips Throughout the Years Our Walt Disney World Trips Throughout the YearsWith fall just a few weeks away and the days getting shorter, I can feel the Walt Disney World nostalgia creeping in. Mama D and I are already talking about planning our next Orlando vacation but we have to pace ourselves and try to focus on our upcoming trip in a couple of weeks. 2018 WDW Resort deals won’t be ...

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Staircase to Italy Walt Disney World - Epcot - Staircase to Italy Walt Disney World – Epcot – Staircase to Italy : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

DD in the Walt Disney World Shuttle to Animal Kingdom DD 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

Big Island Hilo Airport – A Hui Hou Big Island Hilo Airport - A Hui Hou Big Island Hilo Airport – A Hui Hou : Yes, a hui hou. Until We meet again. I was very sad to leave. I was starting to feel rested and relax, and already it was time to go home. It's worth it to take time to write what you did in a diary everynight. You'll be so glad you took ...

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