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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

This week the Way Back Machine takes us to 2010 and to our dinner at Chef  Mickey's.  It was not the first time for me to dine at this location of course as I had been there a couple times when my kids were younger.  However, it was the first time for Paul.  When I was planning on all of our dining choices for that trip, I just knew we had to have a meal here. Keep in mind, it had been since 1975 since Paul had been to Walt Disney World.  I wanted him to be able to experience the locations that would give him the most fun experiences. 

We had spent the day at Animal Kingdom, and this would be the end of our last day on property.  We arrived a little early for dinner, so we checked in and got our pager and then since we were tired out from our day and wanted to relax.  We went to the lounge for cocktails.  Paul had a beer and I had a Pina' Colada....and delicious it was!  We were at the Outer Rim.  We loved this place.  Very relaxing, and love the atmosphere.  Here is a link to the Outer Rim.

After we finished our drinks, our pagers went off and we headed over to dinner.  When we arrived they took our picture.  We love this picture as it kind of indicates the fun in store for the rest of the evening.

We were seated  and met our server who was named Chris.  Pretty easy to remember, right??  After Chris took our drink orders, we had our first visitor to the table.......Chef Goofy!

Good and Paul giving the thumbs up for a fun evening!

Next we got a visit from "Chef Donald".  We had some great interactions with him, and told him we think that the great food was all cooked by him!  He said YES! 
I don't have a picture of Donald to share here as it is in a very special photo frame and I can't get it out to scan it.  Since Donald is Paul's favorite, we have him in some special places around our home.

Next was a visit from Minnie!  She is so sweet and so very photogenic!

Last but never least, we were visited by the Big Cheese himself...........Chef Mickey!  We just love these pictures!  Love the personal interaction with the characters at this location.

The final picture from the night is Paul and I with the special "Happy Honeymoon" cupcakes that our server Chris brought to us.  :-)  That is what is so special about Disney.  They don't miss the small details that can make your trip even more magical!

I hope you enjoyed seeing our experiences at Chef Mickey's!

Join us again next week when we take another trip in the "Way Back Machine!" 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Disney Picture of the Day

Todays Disney Picture from the Parks from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold - When they say nighttime is so magical at the park - they really aren't kidding. One of the best places to sit and take it all in is from the Cinderella fountain next to the castle.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

In this weeks journey in the "Way Back Machine," we go back to just this past May.  Just 6 short months ago I was in my favorite place on earth.  6 short months, but it seems so long ago already, as I am still suffering from PDD.......
I am sure you have all suffered from this at one point or another, right?

This last trip was my first solo trip.  My first venture to Walt Disney World alone.  No husband, no kids, but was I really "alone"?  Of course not!  Even though I spent some quality time with me, myself and I,  the fact is,  I was able to meet up with several of my "Disney pals" while I was there. 

Here are some of the memories I have my meeting up with friends!

My meet with Shelley Benhoff, and Amy Petermann!  What a fun evening we had together at Epcot!  This was the first time I was able to meet Shelley!  What a sweetheart she is!

The very next day, I got to be with Amy again, and this was with her daughter, and another pal, Brent Dodge.  We had fun at STAR TOURS day....May the 4th Be With You!

The next day, it was on to Epcot and meeting up with my friend Beatrice Feeney. We had a fun time that day!

Here we are meeting Mulan in China!

also with Belle at Akershur! 

The following day, I had breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table.  Afterwards, I met up with Amy again, and we spent a good part of the day together. 

Amy and I enjoyed lunch together at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Beasts Castle! 

I hope you enjoyed my memories with friends!  See you again next week for Throwback Thursday!  Ya just never know how far back the Way Back Machine will send us!

Todays Disney Picture of the Day

Todays Disney Picture from the Parks from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold - Every night after Fantasmic we take a slow walk down to the fountain at the corner of Hollywood & Sunset and sit for a little bit and make wishes - just one of the many things people miss at the parks.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Todays Disney Picture of the Day!

Todays Disney  Picture from the Park from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold - Be Our Guest - Beasts Castle - right before it started raining on us.  BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Todays Disney Picture of the Day!

Todays Disney Pic from the Park from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold - Cinderella's Castle at Sunset - There is just something about the way the castle lights up with the sun. Such a beautiful sight!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Disney Picture of the Day by Joe Diebold

Todays Disney Picture  from the Parks from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold - Wishes our second favorite fireworks show, photo taken from the area near the Crystal Palace. - Here is the sequence from the Sorcerer Mickey part.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

This week in Throwback Thursday we go back just a year to 2012 when we took our big dual Disney trip to Walt Disney World and our Cruise aboard the Disney Dream.  I was thinking to myself this morning that we would be coming home from our cruise tomorrow if this was last year.  Well, it's not last year...and here we are, just a short year later.  Man, how time flies, huh???

We stayed at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside resort.  Not one of my favorite of all I have been able to stay at, but nice none the less.  I really think I prefer the smaller French Quarter.  It suites my needs much  better.

Please enjoy the pictures from that trip found below!!

Our Resort lobby....

Some duck friends on our way to our room

Our room

One of my new favorite drinks on property!
The Moonshine Margarita at Whispering Canyon Cafe in the Wilderness Lodge.
                                              Had to take a stroll around my favorite resort!

Fall decoration on Main Street!

Oh, the BEAUTIFUL Castle!
                                     Me inside the walk-way in Cinderella Castle.  Love these mosaics!

Our day at EPCOT and the Food & Wine Festival!  Loved it!
                                              Living With the Land attraction in Future World

                                           Me and Mary Poppins!

Belle and I!

                                        Our wine seminar!  Really enjoyed it, and made a new friend in the presenter!
                                        We still keep in touch via e-mail!  She wants us to come to Spain!

Outside the Festival Center
                                                    Our Jungle Cruise skipper!  Funny guy!

The back side of water!!

                                     Our VERY favorite attraction at WDW!  Pirates of the Caribbean!

                                            Meeting my pal Amy Petermann for the first time!!

                               Here we are with our friends Joe and Chrissy Diebold, and Amy!

Took these pictures while on the Liberty Belle Riverboat!  Love the perspective from the side!

Lunch at Crystal Palace, and giving a big hug to my favorite, Eeyore!


Tigger!  Let's bounce!

                            Lovable Pooh!

Splash Mountain!

The next group is from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!  Fun night!

Captain Hook wanted us to join his crew!

Meeting Merida!

the next group of pictures, is our day at Hollywood Studios! 

Got to see a very old friend from my hometown....we had not seen each other since the day we graduated from high school!  Long ago!

Kicked my hubby's butt on Toy Story Midway Mania! 

The Great Movie Ride!

First bite of the day's Mickey's Ice Cream Bar!

                                              Me and Cathy out in front of the Carthay Circle!
                                                   One of our favorite shows on the Marquee!


An evening with more Disney pals, Nick and Barbie Maglio, at the Yehaa Bob show!

The guys doing the YMCA~

                                      More new Disney friends!  Brent Dodge and Beatrice Feeney!
                                                             Love these people!           

Getting set to sign in for our Wild Africa Trek!

Paul is all geared up, and ready to go!

Do I look ready to rock this thing?  Well, I was!
Loved this experience, and hope to go back on this again some time soon!

                                     Our African food tastings.  I loved it all except the dried meats.

Our second favorite attraction on property!
Expedition Everest!

Lunch was at Flame Tree Barbecue!  Total yummy!

Did not eat at this location, but Restaurant'osaurus is so fun to go look at, inside and out!

Dragon sushi roll at California Grill!  Our favorite place to dine at Walt Disney World!

Waiting for the monorail to take us back to Magic Kingdom so we can catch the bus back to our resort.

Unlocking our "home" door for the last time.

We would be off to our cruise the next day!