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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Birmingham Getaway

An overnight business trip to Birmingham turned into quite an ordeal for the two of us. More so for Pan than for me as he was doing the driving, but neither of us got much sleep that night. The people in the room next to us had a wee bit much to drink and fell … Continue reading »

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Cinderella’s Castle is a sight to see

Main Street Magic ©Connie Prince, Magic Moments Remake ©Laurie’s Scraps, My Funky Monkey ©Connie Prince, Happiest Memories ©Happy Scrap Girl Designs, Template by fiddle-dee-dee designs

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Margaritaville at City Walk, Orlando

Margaritaville (I take a moment to recall the salty goodness of an original margarita and the music playing loudly in the background.) Okay, I admit it, I’m a big Jimmy Buffett fan. But I think it is more because that his songs are so happy and fun. Just listening to them, brings a small to … Continue reading »

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Ultimate Kid Zone

Ultimate Kid Zone is one way to describe the portion of the park that Universal Studios has set aside for the kid in us all. But is really for those young in age. It is so bright and vibrant, catching the attention of the smallest of children. With water features, animal shows and just a … Continue reading »

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Universal Studios harbors Men in Black ride

Universal Studios, like MGM, is more for a walking tour of how movies are made. Although they do have a few rides I really enjoy and will partake of each and everytime I visit. Men in Black is, in my book, one of the best rides they have (right up there with Harry Potter). But … Continue reading »

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MGM Studios vs. Hollywood Studios

MGM Studios vs. Hollywood Studios, I can’t remember which it was suppose to be on this trip to Orlando, so I chose the title of MGM Studios, focusing more on the backstage tour. Then again there does not seem to be much in the way to do at MGM/Hollywood, except to walk about and see how … Continue reading »

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More of My Mom’s Brag Book

My mom was such a big part of my life.  And you can see from my son’s smile she was a big part of his life as well. Tip: You can put the brag book pages in any order you want.  You do not have to put them in the order they appear in the … Continue reading »

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Animal Kingdom for a day

When we were here with the kids in 1992, Animal Kingdom had not been open. Lucky for us, it was open this year. We spent a lot of the morning just walking around looking at everything. There were amazing exhibits, as well as the Kilimanjaro safari and the Maharajah Jungle Trek. It was also interesting … Continue reading »

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My Mom and my brag book

My mom passed away this weekend.  I decided to put together a brag book of her and my family.   It is from “Thankful Brag Book” by Traci Reed’s Hawt Mamas using Preppy Autumn.  Here is page 1: Tip: If you are in a hurry, finding a brag book is an easy way to put … Continue reading »

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Islands of Adventure in Orlando

Monday morning found us heading out the Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios. We were going to try out the Spiderman ride first but didn’t want to wait in the long line, so we headed over to Toon Lagoon and Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, a water ride with an 85 foot drop. Apparently we just … Continue reading »

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