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Black Florida Vulture 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 ...

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

Mauna Kea Snow and Clouds Mauna Kea Snow and Clouds Mauna Kea Snow and Clouds : This is what Mauna Kea feels like in the winter. This picture was taken in January. The Mountains of snow are melting with clouds. DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Morocco Pavillion – Souk-Al-Magreb Gift Shop Walt Disney World - Epcot - Morocco Pavillion - Souk-Al-Magreb Gift Shop Walt Disney World – Epcot – Morocco Pavillion – Souk-Al-Magreb Gift Shop : On a second visit with Mama D, I bought some Musk insence. I was told it came from India. I told the retail person I wondered if the security at the airport would think it was dynamite! He thought that was funny. More WDW pictures in our Walt ...

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! ...

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 ...

Don’t Stop The Magic! Don't Stop The Magic!  What’s so much fun about being here at Walt Disney World is that there is so much to do and see every day that by the time you get home at the end of the day you have literally lived a hundred different magical lives! The ambiance is so much fun and so happy that even the crowds are enjoyable; ...

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 ...

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Adventureland – Aloha Isle – Sign WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom - Adventureland - Aloha Isle - Sign WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Adventureland – Aloha Isle – Sign : What a coll vintage looking sign. Pineapples are so good. My heart goes out for the poor families that lose their piece of land because of big companies like Dole… More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD ...

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Country Bear Jamboree Frames WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom - Country Bear Jamboree Frames WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Country Bear Jamboree Frames : I had to remove a man's head under the frames which explains the smudges… The bears are so cute and talented! 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

Hawaiian Stone Formations Hawaiian Stone Formations Hawaiian Stone Formations : As we hiked Canyon Trail on the edge of the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve we could see unusual formations on the ridges in the distance. They reminded us of the Inukshuk of Northern Canada but we were unsure if they were natural formations or were man-made?! Regardless of the source of these natural sculptures we were ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Deer on TV WDW - Animal Kingdom - Kilimanjaro Safari - Deer on TV WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Deer on TV : There are tv screens while you wait in line and they present the different animals that will be encountered during the ride. This one looks like a deer. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama ...

Waimea Canyon Silhouettes Waimea Canyon Silhouettes Waimea Canyon Silhouettes : It was very windy up there, and nobody stayed too long but you could tell everyone was trying to take one last good look before heading back. Meeting people on the trail made me feel safer. DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Weird Spider Weird Spider Weird Spider : We were walking around the garden at the Jacaranda Inn and there was this beautiful spider. Its back looks like a smiley face with two teeth. DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Voyage of the Little Mermaid – Fishes WDW 2011 - Hollywood Studios - Voyage of the Little Mermaid - Fishes WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Voyage of the Little Mermaid – Fishes : Some friends of the little mermaid swam by as we were walking to the attraction. 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 Post Walt 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 ...

A South Beach Plastic Treasure A South Beach Plastic Treasure A South Beach Plastic Treasure : Before we went to Hawaii, I had seen a clip on the NBC Hawaii website about South Point being the most polluted beach in the world. All the plastic that goes into the Pacific waters ends up here, and I had to bring back my own piece of plastic. You can't bring back sand, ...

South Point Beach Resting rocks South Point Beach Resting rocks South Point Beach Resting rocks : These rocks are resting until the tide comes up again to wash them away: "Come on, you're dry now, let's roll!" DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Hiking On Kauai Hiking On Kauai Hiking On Kauai : We drove from Kapaa up to Kuamo'o Road and took a hike before we continued to the Keahua Arboretum up on a beautiful ridge. The lush green valleys on either side of the ridge made this an incredible hike. It was an easy walk and from the top we could see Sleeping Giant and the ...

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Guest Entrance WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom - Guest Entrance WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Guest Entrance : We had a early start the day we visited Magic Kingdom. It was a beautiful hot sunny day. 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

Kamuela (Waimea) Parker Square Kitty Kamuela (Waimea) Parker Square Kitty Kamuela (Waimea) Parker Square Kitty : I just love cats! I can't help but take pictures when I see one. This is not a great picture but it's a cat and that alone is so great! A Hawaiian cat! DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Morocco Pavillion – Alley Door Walt Disney World - Epcot - Morocco Pavillion - Alley Door Walt Disney World – Epcot – Morocco Pavillion – Alley Door : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Kilauea Iki Crater Hiking Kilauea Iki Crater Hiking Kilauea Iki Crater Hiking : The Kilauea Iki Trail off to the left of the Volcano Park Visitors Center is one of the best hikes to do if you only have one day to visit the Volcano and want to see some incredible landscapes. We recommend doing the Kilauea Iki in reverse to what the signs say as it ...

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Mama D in a San Francisco Scene WDW - Hollywood Studios - Mama D in a San Francisco Scene WDW – Hollywood Studios – Mama D in a San Francisco Scene : Mama D was there! We couldn't cross the bridge because for some reason, the road was blocked. Well, I'm just kidding! this was actually a mural! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D ...

Marriott – Residence Inn – Studio Lounge Couch Marriott - Residence Inn - Studio Lounge Couch Marriott – Residence Inn – Studio Lounge Couch : This couch was perfect to relax in after a long day at WWW. It was clean and I wasn't afraid to rest my haid on the cussions. I would definitely recommend this hotel. I could've stayed a month in this studio room. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

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