Blogs from Kissimmee, Florida, United States, North America - page 23


North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee July 4th 2011

Happy Birthday America! How did you spend the 4th of July? I spent it with my family. We went swimming, participated in a watermelon eating contest, ate hamburgers and hotdogs, and watched fireworks. We also stopped along the road and watched people ride in the sling-shot I was too scared to ride in it! It flung the riders over 200 feet into the air and then tumbled them head over heels back to earth. Too scary for me!!... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee July 3rd 2011

Florida has so much more than Disney!! We found out that St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Spanish explorer and admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, it is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United States. It has a peaceful park and a wonderful old fort. The fort is called The Castillo de San Marcos . It is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. Construction was begun in 1672 by the Spanish when Florida was a Spanish territory.The fort is made out of a mixture of clay and oyster shells and when it was hit by cannon balls it did not crumble. It survived many attacks!! One time the people of the town all lived inside the fort for 51 days. They were saved from an attack, but ... read more
BIg cannons
A beautiful view
Hold your ears..

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee December 12th 2010

Well, here I am. Trying to get settled in Florida for at least a few months...I'll be in Texas for the month of April. Then, I don't know. Jet Blue has direct flights from Long Beach to Anchorage. Hmmm...?... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 11th 2010

DEFINITELY DO DISNEY! Anyone who has ever been to Disney can attest to the fact that every square inch is charmingly enchanted and magically alluring. It's like Tinkerbell wakes up each morning and sprinkle's fairy dust on every single visitor. I have to admit I was apprehensive about long lines, mediocre food, and spending too much money. However, it only took one look into my son's bedazzled gaze to realize that Mickey's mystical spell was a good thing. At a time when we were trying to convince our kids that Santa is real and a big bunny leaves a basket of goodies, Disney leaves no doubt that there is still magic in this world. Even with a group of nearly 20 people (which was our family) there was excitement for every age. It is the ultimate ... read more
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Bus stop
Alex & Todd at Rockin' Roller Coaster

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee August 2nd 2008

As we were flying out to Orlando and flying back from Miami, it meant that we would be leaving from Gatwick and arriving back at Heathrow. Consequently we got a taxi all the way to Heathrow as it wouldn’t be possible to drive ourselves there, and there was no way that we were going to go by train as it would mean crossing central London on the tube. We got there early and since we had checked-in online we were expecting just a quick luggage drop-off and then loads of time spare to have a leisurely breakfast and nose around the duty-free. However the luggage drop-off was every bit of time-consuming as the normal check-in and in fact had a longer queue. We wondered why we even bothered with the on-line check-in. But if that was ... read more

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