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Thursday, August 21, 2014


One of my very favorite memories from my trip in May of 2013!  This was Cinco de Mayo and there was the special celebration happening in the Mexico pavilion that day!  
                                                      Donald Duck #1!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sentimental Sunday

This week on Sentimental Sunday we visit Castaway Cay, Disney's private island.   For those of you who are unaware of this, Castaway Cay is a tiny island in the Abacos, one in the string of Bahamian isles.  This little bit of paradise was secured for the sole use of passengers cruising on the Disney ships.  It is small, only 3.1 miles long, and 2.2 miles wide, and most of it intentionally left undeveloped so that nature lovers can enjoy some still-unspoiled terrain.  There are so many things to do at Castaway Cay, and to find out more, you can visit this link........

 We really enjoyed our day there, and took advantage of the adult beach.  Got chairs and umbrella, relaxed, swam, had drinks, and had a visit from a scallywag who was making his way down the beach..........and that was just the first part of the day!  Next week we will visit the afternoon there, and in the following week, we will continue with Pirate Night aboard the ship!

This was our view from our verandah pulling into the dock at Castaway Cay!


Beautiful waters!

                    A simply beautiful view, on a simply beautiful day!

Next we exited the ship to head for the trams that would take us to the adult area, Serenity Bay!  As we travel sans kids............we appreciate all that DCL had to offer for adults on the ship, and also on land!

Before heading to the tram, we had to get our picture taken with our pals Chip and Dale!  They were all ready to head to the beach too!

Walking over to the tram you can see things like this!

Donald Duck, original discoverer of Castaway Cay (according to Disney, anyway). His plane is still in the bushes along the "runway" that now serves as a bike path.

The entrance to Serenity Bay.....NO KIDS!  

Here we are out in the water!

Our beach neighbor was kind enough to offer to take our picture together.

My "drop sand" version of Cinderella Castle!
                                                              Beautiful fluffy clouds!

                                       Here we are with Jack Sparrow!  Wow.........a real pirate!

The walk...............

The talk.............

Jack even called me "dearie" 

That's it for this week on Sentimental Sunday!  Come back next week as we take a look at the remainder of our day at Castaway Cay!

Friday, August 15, 2014


This week on Foodie Friday, we zone in on something I have yet to try, but it's on my list for my next 2 day trip in October.  Since I am not doing the dining plan, I will be on the Pay out of Pocket Plan, so I am going to keep my food expenditures to a minimum.  I will be doing most of my eating at Epcot for the Food and Wine Festival. 

This item is available at Magic Kingdom at Storybook Treats.  The item pictured below is called the Nutella Waffle.

Delicious, nutritious, and very eye appealing too!  Can't wait to try it!  I will post my thoughts on this food item after I get back!

                                                         Photo Credit: Disney Food Blog

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

This week on TBT, we find me on DINOSAUR!

Ride Photo........

In the back seat..............all that a look of "shock, and awe" on my face?  ;-)