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North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 17th 2013

Making the Rounds. Made our annual treck to the big Flea Market in Webster, Florida. This is the market where we used to sell some of our wares. It was fun just to walk around and look at everyone else's goodies. Found only a couple things to buy but still the thrill of the hunt is there. Webster consists of serveral different sections...the sign reads: The West Side is the Best Side....that is where the antiques and collectibles are located. There is another huge section that has all the typical "new" flea market items: T-shirts, purses, perfumes, you name is there. There is the produce section and then the wholesale section. That is where the big trucks come in (stuff from CHINA) and sell the "new" stuff in quantity to the dealers out in the ... read more
On a Hog

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 10th 2013

We're baaaaack...and so glad to be here. Tropical Palms seemed like such a distant dream two weeks ago. But here we are...on our regular site: 310. We had a Welcome Sign on our site upon worries about parking here: Be Happy, Don't Worry - thanks to Diane & Walt. "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here"! All of our friends are here so it's celebration time. We had our first rendezvous at the Orlando Ale House for our routine Wednesday night lobster dinner...I think I'm right on the edge of Gloryland. Today, Cory is playing golf so he's a Happy Puppy. I am using my time to try to organize the inside of our "home". Cory does the outside....which will take a week to do with all the paraphernalia that I insist on bringing. Cory said ... read more
Wal- Mart
Inside RV

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee July 12th 2012

The whole family minus my brother booked 2 weeks in Florida for the summer in July. For years my sister have loved Disney and although having visited Disneyland Paris many times, Disneyland Florida is a whole different experience. The sheer size of America always astounds me and the friendliness of people everywhere. As well as visiting the Disney parks, we went to the Disney water parks and universals theme park. There was too much to possibly do in 2 weeks and I would suggest not trying to do too much and save some for another trip!... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee June 5th 2012

Geo: 28.3467, -81.48016/5/12 – We left Savannah, GA at 7:45, 74 degrees, and headed down I-95 to Florida and home sweet home. I was up early this morning. Once the car was pointed south, I was anxious to get there. We arrived at 1 PM, and it surely felt good to be back. The house was comfy and ready for us, thanks to Pat and Andy. Great friends.Well, when we began this adventure, I paused a bit, unsure that we would make it all the way without a major blow-up of some kind. But I am please to report that it went very smoothly, and we had a wonderful time. And, for the last week we have been talking about the next trip…to visit the states we did not get to this time around. Of the ... read more

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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