The USA

Waialea BeachWaialea Beach

Waialea Beach : We drove from Waimea down highway 19 to the Mauna Kea Beach, also known as Kauna'oa Beach beside the Mauna Kae Beach Hotel and stopped for a picnic of hard boiled eggs and fresh pineapple. It was nice with a large expanse of white beach and crystal clear blue waters with rolling surf in front of us. ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Big Horn CowsWDW - Animal Kingdom - Kilimanjaro Safari - Big Horn Cows

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Big Horn Cows : 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

Walt Disney World – DD & Mama D Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World - DD & Mama D Photo Gallery

Public PottyPublic Potty

Public Potty : Driving on Saddle Road from Hilo towards Waimea we passed huge black lava fields that had once upon a time been flowing liquid lava but were now just desolate areas of emptiness. As we drove the winding Saddle Road we suddenly came to a Johhny On The Spot that literally was like an oasis on the horizon ...

WDW – Port Orlean's Riverside – Lobby – DD Waiting for the Shuttle Looking AwayWDW - Port Orlean's Riverside - Lobby - DD Waiting for the Shuttle Looking Away

WDW – Port Orlean's Riverside – Lobby – DD Waiting for the Shuttle Looking Away : DD didn't feel like going back in the snow… was trying to take everything in before we left. In the shuttle there was an older lady who was crying. Was she crying because she didn't want to go back home? We'll never know why…just ...

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 ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Dinoland – DinosaurWalt Disney World - Animal Kingdom - Dinoland - Dinosaur

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Dinoland – Dinosaur : One of my favorite rides. They take a picture of you, inside the ride, at a moment when you're supposed to look scared and then they sell it at the exit for 20$. I didn't buy it cause I didn't think mine was that good. More WDW pictures in our ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Asia – Sea HorseWalt Disney World - Animal Kingdom - Asia - Sea Horse

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Asia – Sea Horse : A beautiful Sea Horse surrounded with blue and red flowers. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Stepping out a step up to Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk Villas!Stepping out a step up to Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk Villas!

DD and Mama D went to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida once more but this time around they stepped it up a notch and stayed at the Boardwalk Villas. Oh my goodness! You should have seen the look on our face when we saw the view we had! We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Room 5061 on 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 ...

Red-crested Cardinals & Dr. DoolittleRed-crested Cardinals & Dr. Doolittle

Red-crested Cardinals & Dr. Doolittle : DD has a chat with the little red-headed rascals! They are trying to convince her she should give up some of her Maui chips but DD is telling them that the high level of cholesterol is not good for birds! These little Red-crested Cardinals danced around us as if they were glad to see ...

WDW – Port Orlean Riverside – Room – Mark Twain Steamboat FrameWDW - 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 – Plane View of TorontoWDW - Plane View of Toronto

WDW – Plane View of Toronto : This was taken by Mama D from her connecting flight in Toronto 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

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 ...

Big Island Hilo Airport – A Hui HouBig 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 ...

Florida

Sassie scratchinSassie scratchin

Sassie scratchin : This is Sassie, Our previous landlord's cat. We loved her so much, she was quite a talker. This was her favorite place to sit, on the the paving stones right in front of our front door. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW 2011 – Port Orlean Riverside – Magnolia Terrace – Room 8927 – TVWDW 2011 - Port Orlean Riverside - Magnolia Terrace - Room 8927 - TV

WDW 2011 – Port Orlean Riverside – Magnolia Terrace – Room 8927 – TV : The room had everything Mama D and I needed. We each had our queen sized beds, a nice big remote controlled television, which was almost always set to The Weather Channel. We each had our own sink and enough space to put our toiletries. More WDW ...

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – AdventurelandWDW 2011 Magic Kingdom - Adventureland

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Adventureland : We're on our way to Adventureland! 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

Mind If I Smoke?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 ...

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania – Cars to ArcadeWDW - 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 ...

Big Cat RescueBig 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 ...

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

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Cutie 2WDW - Animal Kingdom - Conservation Station - Cutie 2

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Cutie 2 : Another 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

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Maharaja Jungle Trek PostWalt Disney World - Animal Kingdom - Maharaja Jungle Trek Post

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Maharaja Jungle Trek Post : After getting a fast pass for Kali River Rapids I did the Maharaja Jungle Trek. I remember being struck by the lovely smells of flowers and ferns. It was a nice place to be considering it was rainy and cold back home! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney ...

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