On the way

26 Oct

Without any preamble, we’re on the way!


Disney Studios

13 Oct

We hit the park fairly early, but not early enough to avoid a few thousand of our closest friends, seen below:


We rode a lot of rides, of course. In particular we went on Star Tours not once, not twice, but eight times! The ride is computer-randomized, so we only saw a little bit of overlapping plot, and what the neck, it was fun!

And it wasn’t always this busy, but I love this picture because the line was so long they had to have a guy hold a sign to show where the fast-pass line was!


And we ran into this guy a LOT:


We also saw a couple of shows we enjoyed, one old favourite and one new show that really wowed both of us. First the old favourite–Callie and I have both seen professional Broadway-style productions of Beauty and the Beast but none that we have liked as well as the 30-minute version they have performed at the Disney Studios Park for years. Some really fun musical entertainment done as professionally as you could possibly imagine!




And the other show was called The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow. I don’t want to be a spoiler, but this is a simple and close-up show performed for a small audience but it is pure MAGIC, and kids and adults will love it and that’s all I’m gonna say…

You may have heard of a little movie called Frozen. Some studio made that, who was it?. Let’s see… Well never mind. We tried to get into the Frozen sing-along but apparently the entire population of Manhattan (not Kansas) had the same idea at the same time!. BTW, they are doing a little Frozen merchandising at Disney…..


And they are even RATIONING Frozen merchandise!. Glad I got my Olaf early!




13 Oct

Any trip doesn’t really seem real to me until you’re on the airplane and headed out, or in the car driving down the road or doing something else that makes it seem more like you’re actually underway, and of course we finally got to that point today!

And now in the Orlando airport we realize that we’re not in Kansas any more! Okay to be fair we never were, but we did have the fun of leaving 50° weather and get into some of the 70° weather (at 9 o’clock at night) that is just reassuring in that we will probably won’t have to be chipping any ice during this trip! Here is a view of the Orlando terminal-


So we get to the hotel and what’s the first thing we do? wait for it… Can you guess? Of course we eat! After all, that’s what you do! Right? Hmmm, well anyway…




And of course if you’re staying at the port Orleans resort at Disney or anywhere else south of the Arkansas border I suppose you have to try a beignet! and they’re pretty good, or at least one of those things that helps you realize that you’re finally on vacation and eating food that you would never eat at home.


So tomorrow is Disney Studios we have a pretty full day planned so we’ll see if we’re up to the pace of our usual Disney adventure- I’m sure it’ll be great!!



Off Again-again!

12 Oct

We’re on our way to…..Walt Disney World! More on this later today!


Off again

14 Dec

Off on another adventure, with hardly any editorializing and absolutely commercial-free!

Leaving for Peru

2 Jul

After weeks of preparation, (Callie, not me) (well, me too), Callie is starting the marathon air travel to Peru! I’m really excited for her, it will be a huge adventure, and I’m sure she will bring home priceless memories. Among other things, she’s taking s photography class—in Cusco! I hope they don’t have her taking pictures of fruit the entire time! Check http://www.peru.calliecobb.com.

Florida at Christmas

17 Dec

Lots of scenes of Christmas here. Here are a few of the nearly ubiquitous Christmas trees we came across! See if you can guess where they are!