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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Florida Trip Day 4: EPCOT

We had an early morning, catching the bus for EPCOT, here we are both checking the weather


We made it!

Hard to tell in the photo but... we essentially rope-dropped The Land. What? I love that ride!
We rode just about everything in Future World (Spaceship Earth, Ellen, Figment, Test Track, and the Land... I don't do Mission Space anymore...), then made our way to World Showcase.

Mexico Pavlion!

Admiring the fountain.


Holiday decorations were still up!
Tequila flight with nachos, guac, and salsas at La Cava del Tequila
Hubby
Norway! So sad without Maelstrom but still beautiful
Some lunch in Japan.

Beer (from German), in France.

Kir Royale
We spent the day wondering around, sipping cocktails and nibbling on snacks. The sun was shining which made for a gorgeous day.
I got a skool bread and Hubby tried the lefsa. Delish.

Pretty clocks

Morocco
 Then we met our good friends, Corinne and Dan in England. They were staying in an incredible room on the Boardwalk, check out that view!

Then a monorail bar crawl:


Lapu Lapu and something glowy at the Polynesian.

Lapu Lapu!


Yum!


mmm cocktails.
We also had a drink at Meisner's Lounge in the Grand Floridian, then called it a night

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

It's Mardi Gras everyone - wahoo!! I have really fallen in love with this somewhat under appreciated festival. I just love the vibrant colors, costumes, and of course, brass band music. Here are some of my favorite Mardi Gras/New Orleans related memories:

A few years ago, some of my friends from Hawaii had a reunion in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. It. Was. Amazing. We hope to do it again!

John, Maggie, and me. Note the Mardi Gras shot glass suspenders on my friend John. Genius.

Maggie and I visited a Mardi Gras museum and I just loved this old photo.



And here are a few shots from Port Orleans French Quarter, where we stayed on our honeymoon:

Love the wrought iron

View from our room.

The boat is right nearby!

And of course, the fanciest place to be in all of Disneyland... Club 33, in New Orleans Square. Now, I have never had the pleasure of dining there... but I do make it a point to get my photo taken by the door for every trip.


And lastly, I haven't shared my photos from New Years yet (though I do have some blogs planned related to my resolutions/goals), but we went to a fabulous Mardi Gras themed party:
Sue and me, in our masks.

Sue's Hubby, Jon. Oh and yes, that's 3 glasses of champagne in my hands.

So what are your Mardi Gras plans? It's a time to go all out you know! Sue and I are going to an 8 course meal at one of our favorite restaurants. Well, guess there's just one thing left to say:
Cheers and laissez les bon temps rouler!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Florida trip day 3: Port Orleans and the Polynesian

On day 3 we enjoyed the morning at our B&B then drove to Orlando
On the porch

Port Orleans French Quarter!

Another one of Hubby's famous "Oh there's Lindsay... taking photos again" looks

Mom and Dad at the Scat Cat's Lounge

Smiles

In front of the fountain in the lobby
Then we traveled over to the Polynesian, where we ate dinner at the Kona Cafe. The renovations in the lobby had just finished.. literally days before our visit.

New lights on the ceiling

erm... new fountain. Granted, my photo isn't helping the situation but... I really miss the extravagant old fountain.

Parents. Note the fun orange couches in the background

Hubby and me.

Close up! I love his shirt.


Moana Mercantile! My mother's favorite of course (her name is Moana)

Our buzzer was going off - time to eat!
We went back to the resort and Hubby and I took a walk to Riverside. This shot was taken in their store, aren't Huey, Dewie, and Louie adorable in their calypso hats?! Then off to bed early - EPCOT in the morning!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Florida Trip Day 2: Keystone Heights


We spent 2 nights at this darling bed and breakfast, right on the lake. Here are some shots from a beautiful foggy morning

View from the porch

Walking towards the dock


Side of the porch and pretty spanish moss

Hubby doing man things

Hubby fishing


View of the B&B from the dock

Isn't it a darling house?

View from the screened-in porch

Coffee on the porch. Mmm cozy!
The rooms were all themed and I thought it would be fun for Hubby if we got the fishing room... it was pretty adorable.



We spent the rest of the day visiting with family, chatting, munching, and drinking. It was such a delight!
My cousins!

My mother and her parents