June 24, 2014

Hello, anyone there?

I knew I hadn't been on in a long time, but I didn't realize how long, February!!  Funny, that post was a vacation post, and so is this one.  Since hubby retired, it seems like we have had a lot of vacations!  This last one had a Disney Theme, too.

We packed up our trailer and on May 28  headed for Florida.  It would take 4.5 days of driving, ugh, to get there.  Did I tell you yet how hot it was?  It was HOT!!  We made a couple of stops along the way, we visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Mansfield, Missouri....



The Wilder's had two homes, the original, the top picture and the "Rock House", which had more modern conveniences inside and was, of course, made of rock.


And then we made a stop at Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee.






On Monday, June 2, the rest of the family, mom's, dad's, and little ones, met up at our trailer in Fort Wilderness Campground, ready for a week of Disney!  And we had a great week!

Watched some fireworks

Ate some cupcakes
It was so hot, even Darth Vader was sweating!


 Met some famous people


Watched daddy scuba dive

Shot webs with Spiderman


Visited Harry Potter at Hogwarts

We smiled a lot.

Sadly, the time came to say goodbye and June 8, we got back in our truck and headed home.  We took 7 days to come home, there were 2 planned stops, Pensacola, Florida and Vicksburg, Mississippi.  In Pensacola there was a Naval Aircraft Museum and beach



And in Vicksburg there was a Civil War Battlefield, that we toured by bike!!  




Finally arriving back home June 15!  With all that driving we visited, Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Colorado!

There's no place like home!



February 19, 2014

Cruising With Disney

Since I last posted, Hubby has retired and to celebrate we went on a 4 Night Disney Cruise.  We just got back from glorious warm weather and sunshine, and now we are back in cold weather....reality!



Yes, we have been humming Disney songs since we got back and that's okay, it's okay to be a kid at heart.  Everyday we saw Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale, and a host of other loved characters throughout the week.  You just couldn't help but walk around with a smile on your face.


This was pirate night, Pirate Mickey entered down a zip line from one of the ships funnels.


Did I mention the heat and sunshine?  The first afternoon on the ship, while we were still in port, we would text the kids with photos of heat and sun in some form, it was a bit of bragging I suppose!


Of course there were other reasons to smile, no cooking, cleaning or grocery shopping, an ice cream machine at your disposal whenever you wanted!!!  And Mickey waffles for breakfast!


And the beaches brought smiles......



What a way to start retirement!


Julie