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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 ūüôĀ DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Germany Pavillion – Miniature Village Walt Disney World – Epcot – Germany Pavillion – Miniature Village : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW 2011 – HS – Beauty & The Beast – Hands WDW 2011 – HS – Beauty & The Beast – Hands : In lieu of stars, Hollywood Studios has its hands. The only one I knew was Gilligan! 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

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

Floridays Resort, Orlando Florida 4.5/5 When planning for our last trip to Walt Disney World, I had first booked at the Blue Tree Resort but then after reading reviews online I switched to Floridays and it was the best decision! I had phoned the Blue Tree Resort with a few questions and wasn’t impressed with the quality of service I received but when I phoned ...

Kauai Adventures & Beyond The Napali Coast Waking up in the soft beds of the Resort Quest Islander on The Beach was like slipping out of the warm Pacific ocean waves of a starfish dream. I looked over at the Hula-Dancer lamp on the bedside table. After the whirlwind in our heads from our Lanai evening of my extra-ounces of my Kauai Kaboom coconut and rum drinks ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Asia – Expedition Everest Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Asia – Expedition Everest : I didn't do this ride unfortunately. I have motion sickness and I wasn't sure if this was a good idea. But it sure looked like fun! And it looked like a real mountain. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Do Not Touch The Turtles Do Not Touch The Turtles : Do Not Touch The Turtles! I thought this was a cool sign because, being from the colder climate of Canada, I usually only see such orange pylons and signage to warn of falling rocks or a snowslide or of roadwork being done. Back home in Canada, I'm used to seeing signs that say "Snow ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Rainforest cafe pathway Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – Rainforest cafe pathway : Rainforest cafe have a big souvernir store and a Cafe where you can eat. I bought two Mugs for our morning coffee. A green one for me with cha-cha the frog and an orange one for Dami with Iggy the iguana. The cashier was so friendly, she told me ...

Florida Vacation Photo Album Our week in Florida was amazing! It’s such a treat to leave the Canadian Winter behind in February and go south. It’s so strange to get off the plane and be in warm sunshine! Here are some pictures from the trip… More pictures from Florida in our Florida Photo Gallery

Waipi'o Valley Hike Waipi'o Valley Hike : When we started the trail things were dry but as we ascended towards the valley peaks we entered thick wet clouds. Soon the rain was pouring down as we made our way on what looked like goat trails. The Aquaduct kept us company as we skirted the sheer dropoffs. Eventually we had to turn back but ...

Jacaranda Pathway Jacaranda Pathway : This was the path to one of our rooms at the Jacaranda Inn in Waimea / Kamuela on the Big Island. The picture was taken from the lanai (balcony). DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Pelicans Pelicans : The pelicans were grooming on the rocks as the dolphins jumped in the current! DAMI More Florida pictures in our Florida Photo Gallery

Koi Pond at Waikiki International Marketplace Koi Pond at Waikiki International Marketplace : The International Marketplace in Waikiki is where we finally found a post office, raw oyster pearl jewels, a koi pond, and more tacky Hawaiian shirts and knick knacks that you could believe. The waterfall behind DD leads to a Koi Pond and all around us was the hustle and bustle of the Marketplace. ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be A Bug Posters Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – It's Tough To Be A Bug Posters : These were posters on the wall at the 3-D Animal Kingdom's Park It's Tough To Be A Bug. I couldn't believe there was only one couple and their kids behind me. Everybody must have gone to Dinosaurs or Expedition Everest. More WDW pictures in our Walt ...

WDW – 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

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Artsy Mickeys WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Artsy Mickeys : One of the many Mickey Mouse statues and Sculptures around Walt Disney World Parks. 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 – Magic Kingdom – Ferry – DD WDW – Magic Kingdom – Ferry – DD : You can travel by ferry from some resorts to Magic Kingdom and they were packed. 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 – Conservation Station – Big Animal Mural WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Big Animal Mural : A nice display of some of the different forms life takes. 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 – Port Orlean's Riverside – DD at The East Bus Depot WDW – Port Orlean's Riverside – DD at The East Bus Depot : We had brought the right sort of clothes: a little bit of everything for the anything kind of weather we were having. It looks like I was ready to wait in line but there was none. Not that I was disappointed! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney ...

Sunset Surfer at Waikiki Beach Sunset Surfer at Waikiki Beach : The sunsets in Hawaii are phenomenal and as we finished our supper in Waikiki we took a walk along the beach. The warm evening meant many surfers were out riding the waves and the sun dropped to the horizon and set the sky on fire! It was just amazing! DAMI More Hawaii pictures in our ...

Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – The Komodo Dragon Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom – The Komodo Dragon : All I remember the keeper told me was this lizzard eats half his body weight every day. I could feed two of them for dinner! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Public 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 ...

Kauai Arrival – From Heaven to Hell Approaching the Lihue Airport on the Island of Kauai we were given a spectacular view of the East Shoreline with lush green covered hills and reddish craggily peaks. It was breathtaking as our plane slowly descended and we could see the whitecaps pounding against the beaches of Kuahona Point and Kuwai Point. We saw a large sleek cruise ship sitting ...

Aloha – Welcome to Hawaii Aloha – Welcome to Hawaii : I'm tired but I'm happy! What a long flight. We had lelft Burlington, Vermont at 10:00am, then from Newark, NY we took a straight flight to Honolulu. We arrived at 1:50 am Eastern Time which was 8:50PM Hawaii Time. It could have been worse because not all airlines offered direct flights. And we ...

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