Friday, November 30, 2012

Another Day at Epcot

Yesterday we took the ferry and monorail to Epcot for another day of fun. We had reservations for the "Candlelight Processional" narrated by Neal Patrick Harris.

As usual it was a beautiful day sunny and warm. We took a day pack with us stuffed with jackets for the cooler night.

Our dinner reservations were at the German Biergarden restaurant - our first time eating there. We learned at arrival that seating was public at long tables (thank goodness with comfortable chairs) so we were disappointed you didn't have your own private dining experience. Luckily we had a very nice older couple sit with us. The food was good but by the time we left the buffet it had cooled off. We had entertainment by a German band during dinner.

After dinner we got into a very long line for people with reservations for the Candlelight Processional. We didn't have to worry we had good seats to watch the excellent Christmas program.

After the program we had some hot chocolate and a split a gingerbread cookie before walking over to the reserved area for watching the fireworks - "IllumiNations - Refections of Earth". The viewing was great - the fireworks were right in front of us.

We returned to Ft. Wilderness via monorail and ferry at 11 PM. A long day but an enjoyable one.

Enjoy some photos of Epcot.















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Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Magical !

Please enjoy more magic from the Magic Kingdom!



















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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tony's at Magic Kingdom

We finally got a reservation for lunch today at Tony's, an Italian restaurant located at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. Boy is this place popular.

I may have mentioned more than once that Lady & The Tramp is my favorite childhood Disney movie. We even named our childhood dog Lady.

We were lucky to get a booth in Tony's main dining room and I ran around the room taking pictures of all the Lady & The Tramp movie still photos lining the walls. There was an adorable statue of the famous couple sitting atop a water fountain smack dab in the center of the room. The reception area had a wide screen TV showing the movie too.

We split an order of cannelloni and it was very delicious. We wanted to make sure we had room to enjoy an All American Sundae from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor later on.

The Magic Kingdom is my favorite Disney park. I feel like a kid again every time we visit.





















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Monday, November 26, 2012

She's A Beauty!

Hi Ya'll !

It's a beautiful day - warm and sunny and no humidity!

Today we swapped out our golf cart for a better one. Hubby is pleased - this one isn't so war weary as the last one.

It didn't take long to cut the plastic tie tags and remove the Christmas decorations. After lunch we re-applied the decorations to the new golf cart. She's a beauty but not the only beauty to show you. I couldn't resist showing off my crocheted throws on her...Waikiki Wildflowers, Jingle Bells and Candy Cane.

The other beauty to present to you is my Asian Jade Warming Collar. It's thisclose to being done but the last step will have to wait until I'm home that is unless Hubby takes me to a Joann Fabrics store to find a jewel of a button. Rather than the crocheted ties with the Pom Poms as the pattern instructs I'm thinking of a crocheted tab with a pretty button closure instead.

I did have to add a few more rows of double and triple crochet stitches to fit my neck size. I wish I had enough yarn to crochet a pair of matching fingerless mittens.

So there you have my two beauties today...a re-decorated Christmas golf cart and my Asian Jade Warming Collar.

Thanks for visit me!

I wanted to let you know I've been blogging while down here in Florida but without WiFi I'm limited to using my iPhone with it's 3G network. Luckily my Blogger app is working so I can post but as you can see I can't insert photos where I would like to - the Blogger app puts them all at the end of the post. I would like to post larger photos but just to make sure my posts publish I've limited the size. The other problem I noticed, which just started about a week ago, is that none of my comments on your blogs, that I type in via my iPhone, will publish anymore. I type in a comment and hit publish and my comment disappears. It's very frustrating to say the least. So I'm sorry I can't leave comments but it isn't because I'm not visiting you!

So long!














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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Warming Collar

I bought two skeins of variegated Loops & Thread yarn a while ago and they just sat in my stash until I saw this cute Warming Collar pattern on Crafty Begonia's blog.

Loops & Threads Silky Soft Worsted 100% acrylic yarn is one of my favorite yarns. It's so soft and easy to work. This one is called "Asian Jade" - color 06909. Today I decided to start crocheting the warming collar - hopefully it will be easy to adjust the size on this collar if it needs to be larger.

It's another relaxing day down here in Florida. We sat outside this morning in our lawn chairs and after a light lunch we rode up to the store. We also made reservations for three special events this week - one at Magic kingdom Tuesday, another at Epcot on Thursday and the last one here at Ft. Wilderness next Saturday. I'll post about them as they occur.

We saw our first turkeys today strolling through the camp loop. Do you think it is possible they knew Thanksgiving was last week and to keep out of sight? I didn't get a good photo of them to show you.

I promised Hubby to fix him another home cooked spaghetti supper tonight. The last one was so good. I better get going cuz I'm getting hungry.











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Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

We were without "wheels" the last three days so we were happy when today arrived and we could rent a golf cart through the rest of our vacation.

Originally we were going to stay at a resort the last three days because Ft. Wilderness was filled up when we booked our reservations by phone. LuckiIy when we first arrived here we were able to bridge the three day gap to stay at the campground but couldn't get a golf cart for those three days.

The good news was we could keep the same site but we still had to registered again twice - the second time yesterday and again this morning. That's done now.

We got our rental golf cart this afternoon and we decorated it with red and green garland along the sides and put a wreath with a pretty red and green bow on the back and another bow on the front of the cart.

Yesterday after we drove the van over to the campground office to re-register we went outside the Disney property and had breakfast a Mimi's Cafe.

On the way back to WDW we stopped at a Wal-Mart to buy some cheap throw away Christmas decorations for the golf cart. While shopping Hubby said it seemed awfully busy. Then he said "No wonder it's busy - it's Black Friday!" I laughed because I didn't even realize what day it was. We have never, and I mean NEVER, shopped on Black Friday!

Hubby asked me what I was going to use to hang the decorations on the golf cart and I said "Duct tape or Scotch tape?" Well, that would have been a mess particularly if we have to change golf carts (and we may have to because the one we got doesn't have a back up mirror). Anyways while in Wal-Mart Hubby picked up plastic tie tags - works so much better than my idea of duct tape. LOL !

And take a look at our van side mirrors - I found cheap, cheap (98 cents) felt Santa hats to hang there.

If I can't decorate my home yet for Christmas then by golly I'll decorate our van and golf cart.

The Christmas season has begun!





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Friday, November 23, 2012

Yum, Yum...We Had Turkey!

We drove over to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort yesterday to have our Thanksgiving supper at their Maya Grill. We had never eaten there and thought we might have to have Mexican food. But we were pleasantly surprised they had a special Thanksgiving meal for us to try instead. The meal was excellent.

Hope you all had a most wonderful Thanksgiving. We sure did here at Ft. Wilderness (Walt Disney World, FL) !

P.S. I crocheted a little dishcloth in Christmas red and lime green today too.













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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from WDW!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!











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