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China pavillion – Pond China pavillion – Pond : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Waimea 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 ...

Dami and DD at Kazumura Cave Tours Dami and DD at Kazumura Cave Tours : We were happy to go on the lava tube guided tour. They provided the helmets, gloves, and lights. I bought from them the 2004 edition of the Lava Flows and Lava Tubes DVD that I was happy to look at back home. DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

South 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 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 ...

WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Main Street USA – Casey's Corner WDW 2011 Magic Kingdom – Main Street USA – Casey's Corner : We didn't eat at Casey's Corner but I liked the colors and architecture 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

Homewood Suites at Orlando Airport: Sweet Home Away from Home Dami at Homewod Suites Orlando Airport Day 1 We got to Homewood Suites in the evening after our flight. We couldn’t have chosen a better hotel. It was like coming home after a long day and it was so comfortable. The bed was clean and the shower was hot. We were too late for a trip to Publix and had no choice but to go to Wawa ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Africa – Kilimanjaro Safaris – Elephant Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Africa – Kilimanjaro Safaris – Elephant : This elephant is not completely free but it is free from mean hunters. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Waikiki – A Day on Oahu The 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 ...

Ochlockonee River Dock Ochlockonee River Dock : This is the spot we hung out at The Park because we wanted some privacy. A group of people were having fun on their motor boat in the river and they weren't aloud in this protected area. It was nice to watch the kingfishers, the herons and egrets. We came back in the morning. DD More Florida ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Wild Bird Crossing WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Wild Bird Crossing : I wonder if the chipmunks use the house instead of birds. Ours do! They use it when it rains. 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

Mauna Kea snow, Rocks and Red Dirt Mauna Kea snow, Rocks and Red Dirt : A strip of snow across the rocks. DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Akaka 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 ...

Bald Point Sand Bar Bald Point Sand Bar : After leaving Apalachicola we drove down the Gulf Coast to Aligator Road out to Bald Point. The beach was deserted save for a few shore birds and the traces of crabs and jellyfish. We parked at Bald Point and strolled along the beach that defined the edge of the Gulf Coast. DAMI More Florida pictures in ...

Beach 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 ...

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 ...

Dodge Nitro on Kauai Dodge Nitro on Kauai : We rented a Dodge Nitro from Dollar Rental Car on Kauai and absolutely loved it! Here DD stands by the "Bad Boy" as we called it as we prepared for a hike. We rented this 4 wheel drive at the Lihue Airport after having reserved it online. It was a short walk from the baggae ...

Walt Disney World – Epcot Center – Spaceship Earth painting Walt Disney World – Epcot Center – Spaceship Earth painting : From the Quest for Fire to the Space Station. We've come a long way and we're still so far from where we could be. It we can imagine it then it is possible! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Epcot Center – Bag Inspection Walt Disney World – Epcot Center – Bag Inspection : My bag got inspected so many times. At Disney, they are so well organised, they even put a recycling bin and a garbage can so you can get rid of anything that wouldn't pass the inspection! It made me feel safe to know nobody was carrying guns and grenades and ...

Pu'u o Kila Lookout Pu'u o Kila Lookout : The view of the Na Pali Coast was supposed to be incredible from the over 4000 foot high lookout at Kalalau and Pu'u o Kila but when we got there we were in the plump cloud cover so all we saw was a grey moist intestinal thickness instead of a view! DD is all smiles ...

Florida Keys in style A couple of Painted BuntingsIt had been so long since DD and Dami went to Florida together. The last time was 2007 and was a totally different experience. For this trip, we made our reservations early, more than six months in advance. It was summer, the weather was hot and beautiful and we didn’t want it to end. We knew fall would come soon ...

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; ...

China Pond and Trees from the bridge China Pond and Trees from the bridge : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

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

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 ...

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