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Friday, September 30, 2016

FOODIE FRIDAY! Ariel's Grotto at Disney California Adventure

Sign for Ariel's Grotto Under the Sea Character Dining restaurant at the Disneyland Resort

We had lunch at Ariel's Grotto on Monday September 12.  The food was great, and the character interactions were wonderful, and quick so we didn't have to wait during our meal and keep stopping our meal.  The Princesses were all very interactive with all the guests.

The food was great, and the staff was very attentive to our needs.  Gratuity was added, but we gave our server extra since she was so good.

 I totally forgot to take pictures of our lunches.

We both had the crab chowder for soup.  It was absolutely amazing!
For his entree, Paul had the Red Oak-smoked Honey-Whiskey BBQ Tri-tip and he said is was delicious.  I had the Grilled Lobster Tail Salad.  It was awesome!  

Red Oak-smoked Honey-Whiskey Barbecue Tri-Tip

Thinly Sliced with Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables


Grilled Lobster Tail Salad

Mixed Greens, Hickory-smoked Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Quail Egg, and your choice of Point Reyes Blue Cheese Dressing of House Vinaigrette.
 Dessert is pictured below.  It was amazing as well!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

THROWBACK THURSDAY! A look back at 2012 Food & Wine Festival

4 years seems so long ago, doesn't it??  Here are some pictures of us at the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival from 2012.  I look forward to going again someday.

                                            We went to a wine seminar at the Festival Center.

The presenter was Mariola from the Martin Codax co-op winery in Spain.  We fell in love with the products, and we still buy them to this day!  We also keep in touch with Mariola as we were fortunate enough to make her acquaintance when we were hotel touring at the Swan and Dolphin Resorts that evening.  She was staying over there, and we got to talk with her for a while.  She was so sweet, and she remembered us from the seminar!

A link to the winery website is below!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


We love how Tinker Bell spreads so much magic around, and feel she really deserves a dedicated day!
So, here it is!  Tinker Bell Tuesday!

Friday, September 23, 2016

FOODIE FRIDAY IS BACK! First Disneyland Installment- Blue Bayou!

We really can't believe we have been back from our incredible trip to Disneyland for a week today!  It seems like only yesterday that we were dining at the location we will discuss today.  Blue Bayou was a great way to start our "FOODIE" trek through Disneyland!

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   My selection here was the salmon.  It was totally delicious!  

Pan-seared Salmon

served with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Arugula, crispy Onions, Sautéed Spinach, and Blood Orange Beurre Blanc. Choice of Blue Bayou House Salad or Cup of our Signature New Orleans Gumbo or upgrade to our Shrimp Boil Cocktail

 Paul chose the Jambalaya.  He really enjoyed it as well. 

Royal Street Seafood Jambalaya

A robust combination of Shrimp, Sustainable Fish, Tasso Ham, Andouille Sausage, and Chicken with Louisiana Popcorn Rice. Choice of Blue Bayou House Salad or Cup of our Signature New Orleans Gumbo or upgrade to our Shrimp Boil Cocktail

Join us again next week, as we travel to another dining location we visited at Disneyland!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Minnie Mouse Monday

Here we are in Disneyland with Minnie herself! She's always so cute!

She loved our Mickey Mouse wedding bands!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


We will see Tink doing silly stuff like this when we arrive at Disneyland today!!

Image result for Silly Disneyland photos

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday!

With our trip to Disneyland coming up in just 3....I say THREE day............!!!!!!!!..............

Here is a look at me from my last trip the tender age of 20!!! has really been that long...............

I am now 58..............


Tuesday, September 6, 2016


America on Parade has its final run at both Disneyland and Disney World.
Featuring oversized head costumes of historic Americans, the parade's unique soundtrack - synthesizers 
and antique carousel organs - has been prepared by Don Dorsey (his very first project for Disney).

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Just really not being silly here today......... We head to Disneyland in a week!  Can't wait!  We are both extremely excited!!  We will be sharing experiences, pictures, dining and more here after we return!

Thursday, September 1, 2016