I’m Being Held Captive – Please Send Help!

These people – they tied me up and are holding me prisoner.  I don’t know what I did to deserve this.  They say I laundered money or something, but I swear I didn’t.  They are withholding food and water, so I don’t know how long I can make it before throwing in the towel.  They say when they no longer need me, I will be drowned.  I saw what they did to my friend.  She kept her head above water in the beginning and even during the waterfalls, but was lost when she entered the spinning whirlpool.  Please send help as my days are numbered.  I am drying up quickly. P1000525
I don’t remember the room number, but I know it’s at the Animal Kingdom Lodge at this place called Disney in Orlando, Florida. Please hurry before I’m all washed up!

Eaten by a Dragon

or is he smiling for the camera?  Hard to tell.  Those dragons’ll fool ya.

Oh, is that a dragon?  Or a water horse?  Or could it be Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster?

Y’all have a completely terrifical Tuesday!  Love ya!  *squish*

Hallie, Disney, Orlando, Florida (2007)

-Carol

Sunday Post: People

This is just part of the line waiting to get in to experience The Haunted Mansion at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  We were in this line at one point.  And just because we went in October does not mean it was a comfortable wait by any means.  It was as hot as H-E-double hockey sticks!  Standing in that heat for so long made me nearly pass out.  If and when you go, and I totally recommend you do, if you love a grand time, you’d be better off going in November or December, if you are a wimp like me when it comes to the heat and humidity.  Plus, the water parks are still open during those months, so you won’t miss out on anything.

We have been on cruises, visited Mexico, traveled by car and plane to many states around America, and I’d have to say that Disney was our best vacation to date.  Mama wasn’t even looking forward to going, except for staying in the Animal Kingdom Lodge since she knew she would be seeing animals outside her balcony.  However, once we arrived on the property, she magically turned from 60-something to 8 right before our very eyes.  I had been looking forward to Disney since I was a little girl, so I had been anticipating its aweseomeness since I was about 6.  We actually used to live in Florida when I was little, but my biological father never wanted to take us, so I finally did once I had a child.  Hallie was 8, Mama turned 8 once we got there, and I turned 8 the moment I knew we were going to plan the trip.  Oh, and when you do plan your trip, try to do so 6 to 9 months in advance, so that you can book all of your reservations for the restaurants in which you wish to dine.  There are princess breakfasts and brunches, awesome, awesome, awesome restaurants with awesome, awesome views.  If you want some recommendations, just let me know.  Let me just tell you that the food in all these establishments were magnificent and we have never eaten so good, nor have we since.  The dining experiences, as well as all the fun you could possibly have will blow you away.

Oh, and as far as the long wait to get into The Haunted Mansion, it was worth it.  Plus, that is the only thing we had to wait long for.  With everything else, the lines went pretty swiftly.  We did have a fast pass with many of the rides and shows, so we could get our tickets with the time to come back, and go do something else until our time came up.

Best.  Vacation.  Ever.

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the 2012 Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post is led by Jake:

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/sunday-post-people/

Y’all have a groovilicious Friday Eve!  ;)   *squishy hug*

-Carol

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary


I am sure I have posted this one before, but it’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the theme for the week. This seagull looks so peaceful, sitting, waiting, resting.

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the Weekly Photo Challenge posts a new theme every Friday, and is led by The Daily Post. Check it:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

Hope y’all had a truly wonderful day! Mine was SUPER busy, but a good day. Went by with the breeze. Have a restful evening.

-Carol

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Your Favorite Image

‘Dog Tired at Disney’

I know I’ve posted it before.

This just has to be one of my favorites of all time.  Every time I see it, it makes me smile.  I remember sitting at Disney, taking a brief rest on a bench with my two girls (Hallie and Mama), and we had been watching this sweet family talking with each other. I turned away for just a moment, while chatting it up and just watching all the passers by and goings on.  I looked back over to these guys and they were all down for the count.

That’s why I try not to sit down when I’m at home cleaning, because I know if I do, that’ll be all she wrote.  Perhaps this is why my house is a mess.  ;)

Disney is awesome fun!  But careful, ’cause it’ll wear you out!

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge posts a new theme every week.  Check it:

http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/cees-fun-foto-challenge-your-favorite-image/

Have a completely terrifical Tuesday!   Love ya!  *squish*

-Carol

Disney, Orlando, FL, Oct 2007