Update #1 on the Journey to 103...
2 weeks ago
|So beautiful and big ... although after Saturday night there were only 5 cars in the lot (besides the staff). Off season you know ... kind of reminded me of The Shining (although that movie made us laugh). We did feel as if we should be seeing some ghostly forms walking the long corridors.|
|Yep, we were right the lake is RIGHT THERE. By that tree, see those rocks, that's the fire pit.|
|Pampas grass so lovely in the wind.|
|Can't believe there were still leaves on the trees...it was mid to late November after all.|
|"I want to take THAT one home", I said. He tried, but he couldn't quite do it.|
|Such a lovely room with balcony and kitchenette. The linens were so soft and pristine white.|
|What more could a man ask for?|
He has his best friend by his side...
one is on the Drudge Report;
the other is on Instapundint.
And best of all he has a McDonald's cheeseburger, large fries and a coke...
Who needs a man cave when you have all that!
Hmmmm, maybe a Kindle Fire to hold in his hand?
|One of my favorite characters, Belle...She was very attentive to the children as you can see by the look on our Rose's face.|
|Our biggest littlest baby had no fear of the characters...he loved them all. Poor Donald, out in the blazing sun...also no touchy Donald, baby boy, you just had a popscicle!|
|Little did we know...Goofy is part of our family tree!|
|Kisses from my wild blonde boy...We are at breakfast at the castle and everybody ate and enjoyed!|
|This picture says Magic to me...|
|The characters couldn't have been nicer and more gentle.|
|Rapunzel was the hardest to see. They have shorter visiting times for her. She did spend a nice amount of time with our middle Rose. The hair...the hair...every girls dream. How much "Wen" would that take?|
|Who do THOSE two belong to?|
(Waiting for Mickey)
|Boys! Girls! The picture says it all.|
|So our youngest, in her free time created these lovely candy corn cookies and much to the dismay of her mama heart, her 3 children decided to decorate them with Easter, Christmas, Valentine sprinkles.|
And her mama heart died a little.
But she said nothing and allowed them the joy of creating all of the above loveliness.
Now that is the mark of a good mama!
|She also made her own caramel and dipped wonderful tart green granny smith apples. And she rolled them in various and wonderful things.|
|We enjoyed them immensely.|
|And Rapunzel took down the Ninja turtle and the biggest, little baby chewed on...I have no idea what?!*|
|And these two had the best time except for when jumpin J had a slight problem in the driveway and daddy and ray left her with mama until the crying stopped...15 or so minutes later! Lucky mama!|
|Wanted you to see the real Ninja in this one!|
|And she looked adoringly up at her crying brother (why was he crying? because Grandma wanted a picture and they weren't going trick or treating fast enough!)By the way that is Toothless the Dragon and his Fairy sidekick...|
|This is our November, summer sunset from the other night...quite beautiful don't you think?|
The month is amber
Gold and brown.
Blue ghosts of smoke
Float through the town.
Great V's of geese
And maples turn
A fiery red.
|Frost bites the lawn.|
The stars are slits
In a black cat's eye
Before she spits.
At last, small witches,
And pirates armed
With paper bags,
Their costums hinged
on safety pins,
Go haunt a night
Of pumpkin grins.
|Do you see this happy, mama face? This is how she looked on the whole vacation while dragging her mom, dad, 3 kids and husband through the airport and Disney. She did it gracefully, with fun and very much precision and efficiency. That's my girl!|
|Do you see this happy mama face? She lights up the tea cup ride!|
|Do you see this happy mama face? Even in the blazing heat and humidity...she is still taking care of everybody and may I say looking lovely.|
|Do you see this happy mama face? Notice the maps in her hand and she is ready to lead us to the Magic Kingdom.|
|Do you see this happy mama face? Flying on Dumbo with the Wild Blonde Boy.|
|Do you see this happy mama face? She is so proud and thrilled to be able to experience this great time with her children and parents.|
|Do you see this happy mama face? Being able to show all her children such a wonderful vacation and partly relive her childhood.|
|Do you see this happy mama .... We would gladly follow her all over the park and are grateful for her and her family...|
|Look who we ran into at the airport! We stayed at a hotel close to the airport and they still beat us through security! Handsome, as usual got the X Ray!|
|Our wild blonde boy played good guys and bad guys until Mama, Papa and the kids walked the moving sidewalk until it was time to board.|
|After a short time of crying, this happened!|
|After a short time of not crying...this happened!|
|Middle Rose was very excited and this is how she stayed! Mama stayed brave the whole time!|
|This is what we saw upon take off. Cool clouds reflected in the water below. Sure is a short runway at the airport and when we took off it felt like a rocket ship! Straight up!|
|The wing please! What movie is that from?|
|After being picked up in a nice bus and registering, our luggage arrived (thank God cause we had long pants on), we changed and went to find food!|
|Happy faces on the bus! We got a seat this time.|
|We were in the hot seat! I think the bus's motor was right under us.|
|Handsome was quite taken with that little hand around the neck and captured this priceless photo...|
|Love your tender side Handsome...|
Next post, my love - hate relationship with Mickey.