Saturday September 17, 2016

Cruz N Car Show September 2016

Category: Florida — Ian C. @ 6:13 pm

Winter Garden used to regularly hold a Cruz N Car Show, but they stopped doing it a year or more ago; now it’s back! City Of Winter Garden says they’ll do it quarterly now – that’s often enough I think (we didn’t go every month when it was on before, anyway).
Today rain threatened (and poured crazy heavy on the way there), but somehow went around the town center, leaving all the show cars dry – here’s some photos (and there’s more in the Gallery):

(the gray band painted round the car is skull designs – here’s a closeup)

This last one is a bit more modern!

(another view)

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Our First Disney, twenty years ago

Category: DisneyWorld — Ian C. @ 11:28 am

Twenty years ago (!) we’d arrived in USA, and just completed our purchase of our first USA home; almost immediately we left and headed south to Walt Disney World (little did we know that we’d eventually live nearby!)

Here are pictures from that trip – all this of course was astonishing for us that, growing up, only knew that Disney was some wonderful place that was so far away, we’d never go there …

Magic Kingdom:

The castle was being “caked”!

Mickey Mouse parade:

Pulling the sword:

Character meets:

Splash Mountain:

We did everything while we were there, including disney MGM Studios, and the Sci-Fi Dine-In Cafe …

And Epcot, of course:

There was no Animal Kingdom back then, but we did do visit water parks (Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach):

And finally, Fantasia Gardens crazy golf:

Sunday August 28, 2016

Safari plans

Category: DisneyWorld,Vacation — Ian C. @ 4:41 pm

Living near to Walt Disney World we can visit Animal Kingdom and ride their Kilimanjaro Safari ride when we wish – but of course it’s not like a real Africa Safari. Margaret has always wanted to go to Africa and do a real safari, and we’ve now made plans to do exactly that, later this year!

Meanwhile, we headed to Animal Kingdom today to do “safari practice”, giving me a chance to check out my new camera on hard to photograph distant animals, while riding a bumpy vehicle! Here’s the results …

The lion was REALLY HARD to get (I was sitting on the wrong side of the vehicle, too):

We also met Mickey & Minnie, in our “matching” safari shirt and hat:

There’s a few more pictures in the Gallery, including a fabulous close-up of a Gorilla!