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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 – Park mapWDW 2011 Magic Kingdom - Park map

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Park map : We decided we would tour the park clockwise 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

Hotel on I-95Hotel on I-95

Hotel on I-95 : Ok so it's not really Northern Florida it's actually Carney's Point, New Jersey but who could know the difference…we'll just pretend it is the very Northernmost Northern spot of Florida! This was at The Quality Inn; which maybe should have had an adjective added to the name like: Average, or Questionable! The bedspread wasn't exactly minty ...

Mauna Kea ObservatoryMauna Kea Observatory

Mauna Kea Observatory : At the peak of Mauna Kea we found the collection of international telescopes that inhabit the summit. These modern telescopes are huge structures and are part of the International Observatory that use the high mountain of Hawaii to scan the sky. As we stood and watched the clouds below us beside the huge modern telescopes we ...

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – DD Wearing Her Rain PunchoWDW 2011 - Hollywood Studios - DD Wearing Her Rain Puncho

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – DD Wearing Her Rain Puncho : I feel pretty, oh so pretty… with my rain puncho! Oh well, mama D took the picture… I'll close my eyes on this one… but next time she better take a good one! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Rhino on TVWDW - Animal Kingdom - Kilimanjaro Safari - Rhino on TV

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Rhino on TV : 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

Postcards From HawaiiPostcards From Hawaii

Postcards From Hawaii : I like this picture because there is a strange synchronicity between between DD and the girl sitting behind her: DD is shuffling the postcards we have bought from Hawaii and the postcard that appears in this picture, that we sent to Brome Lake Fitness, has the same colors as the dress in the girl in the background and the ...

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania Entrance SignWDW - Hollywood Studios - Toy Story Midway Mania Entrance Sign

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania Entrance Sign : This attraction was one Mama D's favorite even though I kicked her butt on the ride! 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

No Wake Zone MarkerNo Wake Zone Marker

No Wake Zone Marker : As we sailed out to the Pennekamp Coral Reef Preserve off of Key Largo we passed a series of markers to help steer boat traffic out into open ocean waters. I just liked the big orange triangle on the rusted I-beam. DAMI More Florida pictures in our Florida Photo Gallery

Big Gum Swamp TrailBig Gum Swamp Trail

Big Gum Swamp Trail : A short drive from Ocean Pond campsite was a series of hiking trails and we decided to head to Big Gum Swamp to walk the short 5km trail. It was a hot day and we parked the car along a dirt road and entered the trail which was well-marked throughout. As we walked among the ...

A Purple Lady BugA 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 ...

SpongeBob & Disco at Downtown DisneySpongeBob & Disco at Downtown Disney

Today is a big day as we’re off to go see the premiere of the new #D SpongeBob Movie at Downtown Disney! We got dressed up in our finest white slacks and colored shirts to be real Florida tourists and headed down for our early showing of the movie. It was nice to visit Downtown Disney, it’s more like a ...

Fire StarterFire 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 – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Yellow BinsWDW - Animal Kingdom - Conservation Station - Yellow Bins

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Yellow Bins : 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

Dump No Waste Goes To OceanDump No Waste Goes To Ocean

Dump No Waste Goes To Ocean : As we walked towards the park along the sidewalks of Waikiki we saw this reminder etched in the cement reminding everyone to be mindfull of what gets washed into the drains. Dump No Waste because the Hawaiian fish are out there living in the ocean! DAMI More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

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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

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 ...

Our Hawaiian Trip : 3 Islands in 2 Weeks

Our trip to the Hawaiian Islands was a fantastic vacation where we spent just over two weeks visiting Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island! We spent time in Waikiki but wanted to explore the oldest Hawaiian Island which is Kauai and the island named Hawaii which is the biggest island of the island group which is often aptly referred to ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Front DeskWDW - Animal Kingdom - Kilimanjaro Safari - Front Desk

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Front Desk : There is nobody at the front desk, and you are asked to please proceed. 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

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

Honolulo Airport – Bound For KauaiHonolulo Airport - Bound For Kauai

Here is a picture of DD singing with pleasure at the taste of a hot apple sticky bun because In Hawaii everything tastes so much better! We opened the sliding door of the Lanai and stood out breathing in the warm moist air watching the palm trees across from the canal. There were birds singing in the air and it ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – EntranceWalt Disney World - Animal Kingdom - Entrance

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Entrance : The Entrance to Animal Kingdom. This was taken in the afternoon, because in the morning there were too many people waiting in line and you couldn't see much other than people. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

South Point Beach Resting rocksSouth 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

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

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