Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My last post.. I promise.. of Florida... Ü
On my last day in Florida.. I had a choice of what I really wanted to do... of course.. I LOVE Disney.. and really wanted to go to one park... but for financial reasons we couldn't head that way.. and I was ok with that... so we did what I call "Poor Man's Disney"... We went to Downtown Disney... I love shops and all the trinkets and things so I was totally satisfied with this journey...



But on the way.. I did a driveby "shooting".. of the Gates to Disney World...


Funny how when we address Disney.. we never call it Walt Disney World.. or Walt Disney Land...
I just realized that this sign uses Walt's name on it.. and this is the third time I've been there!


We made our first stop at non other than McDonald's.. we got the "kids" happy meals so that they weren't starving through our visit!!

This is Joey.. she's in love with the hamburgler ... LOL LOL.. she took my camera and took random pictures of tourists... I'm surprised they didn't demand for her to get rid of those pictures.. she even took Julio's picture.. our server.. he didn't smile.. I don't think he was impressed.. LOL LOL.. sorry Julio...

There was a new exhibit for us.. called the T-Rex.. This dinosaur.. was life size... It actually scared me.. it does the whole "roar".. thing and moves... and it was LOUD!! I couldn't stay in there long.. and this was a place to eat.. and they had a Build a "Rex" shop inside!!

Here's Kat and I goofing around... she seriously looks like a little kid.. I think this is the BEST picture of her in all my pics.. I chose to be squished by Mr. Potato Head!! LOL LOL!


I love this sign.. and I LOVE how BLUE the sky was that day.. something I haven't seen in NH for a LONG time!! it was warm.. and heavenly!! This is the place three years ago that I had my first batch of Spinach and Artichoke Dip... that's when I went on a mission to make one as good as theirs.. and I found it!! ( yes.. I know I have to share!!)

I had to throw in this picture.. it has the Disney sign.. along with the house of blues!!

One of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE characters...
My daughter and I use to walk around the house singing ALL Aladdin and Little Mermaid Songs.. this was one of our favorites!!!




Then we headed down to the Disney Boardwalk.. NICE NICE place to stay!!!
I had to make the stop to ESPN sportsbar and buy hubby a little something.. He LOVES their glasses.. and mugs.. so that's what we picked up.. and then decided to eat our dinner there!! GREAT food.. and we had the BEST waiter.. ( wish I had taken his picture).. he chatted up with us.. was SUPER great.. the best WAITSTAFF I have ever encountered in my life... so if you go to the ESPN sports bar.. ask for DREW!! He has a crazy southern drawl too... I loved it!!




Here's one of the sights from the boardwalk.. EPCOT!! I remember being young.. and hearing about other kids going to see this.. and I use to be green with ENVY!!!
The first time we went.. my son was in the third grade... and at the time. his teacher told him to do a report on all the things he had learned while he was there.. so we purposely did the educational stuff.. took tons of pictures.. etc..
When we got home we got a posterboard.. shared some pictures and wrote about the things we ( he) had learned...... He brought it in to school and the teacher refused to look at it.. or let him display it to class for a grade.. she said all it would do is "TEASE" other kids... I was FURIOUS with her... we did what she asked.. and then she told us we were being "snooty" and "showoffs"... that was NOT our intent at all... from there you could guess our teacher/parent relationship with sour... But don't get me started on the whole.. " we don't want to hurt feelings in school thing"... Disappointment will happen to all of us...

This was my flight back home.. see the LONG BLACK line.. that's the Hudson River... our Pilot kindly told us as we were flying over it... LOL LOL~~
Over all my trip was 4 days and it was fun and relaxing!! and I hope to do it again next winter.. ( can't go to FL in the summer .. it's WAY TO HOT!).. I already miss my friend :( and her daughters.. it's sad that they are so far away.. but.. I understand why....

My next post.. I'm talking about failure.. I failed at something lately.. and YES... I'm going to share about it...

If you're my facebook friend.. all my disney pictures are up.. if you're not my friend and want to be... send me an e-mail and I'll send you my name!!

10 comments:

Susanne said...

Your trip looks like sooo much fun!

Tanya said...

Man, your pictures make me wish I was there. Actually, anywhere warm would do! I can tell you guys had a blast!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day too!

Shana said...

Disney has gotten way to expensive. I went last year and couldn't believe how much it costs for just one day. Crazy. Although I almost like Downtown Disney better. :) It's also been great to see some photos of you in these last few posts. I've been following you for quite some time and had no idea what you looked like - nice to put a face to a name. :)

Cris said...

I am glad you had such a great and relaxing time. You definitely deserved it.

I love that "friend like me" song too. Aladdin was one of my favorite disney movies growing up. My friend and I actually would compete as to who watched it more. LOL I'm surprised I didn't wear out my VHS (yes I said VHS) because of it. LOL :P

I can't believe that the teacher did that. At the very least, she could have looked at it to give him a grade on it, considering that she gave the assignment. Maybe she was jealous?... ;P

Mere said...

Looks like y'all had so much fun!! I wish I was there and not in school!

Love, Mere

Sandy @Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

I just LOVE all your pictures......they are so fun and insightful. What a memorable trip!!!
So glad you could do something like that....a flip flop mom needs some down time! :)

Kerry McKibbins said...

Ok, the whole thing with the teacher is outrageous! What a nut!
I'm glad you had fun in Fla. We went in Nov and had a terrible time, lol. I had a stomach virus on our Epcot days and that was the only park I wanted to visit.

Tam said...

YOUR CAMERA ROCKS! How is your finger?

glitzen said...

I love vacation pics! And you have such fun ones. I want to do everything you said, so guess you should go into sales....hee hee. I have never been to WDW but we loooove Disneyland in Anaheim. Someday, WDW! Its a long way from Alaska. :)

Kristen Andrews said...

I love Disney and it is never boring!!! I need to go back soon!