Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crowds gone,Extra Hours, hit 10 miles



  Have not been taking many pics of Disney, just enjoying what I see. This is a great time to be here, not many people, extra hours in the parks and temps in the 60's and low 70's. Yep I have been wearing jeans and a flannel shirt, but it has been nice.

  I rode Yetti roller coaster 12 times in a row, but a young girl was on number 25. I rode Rocking roller coaster 4 times in a row and did Hollywood Hotel too many times to remember. We both enjoyed Toy Story 4 times in a row. Great views of fireworks and street performances also. I must remember, this week is the time to live inside Disney World.

  Disney still has Christmas decorations up as not everyone's Christmas Season is over yet. Looks great!

  So it has been yummy food, lots of rides and tons of exercise this week.

  Not much of a post, but perhaps it will help me recall how great this was.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Drive Thru Sequoia is No More

After 2000 years a big storm blew it down
  With all the big events taking up the news, this event last Sunday did not get much coverage. The famous drive through Sequoia that has been in pictures since the late 1800's met it's demise.




  Many people poised for pictures over the years and brought others to see it. It was a very famous tree. I never made it there to see it and now it is too late.


  Time moves on........

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!


  I have reached my goal of getting my weight down to 195 pounds and maintained for two weeks already. This seemed to be a giant yet possible thing to accomplish and it was. I was at 250 pounds and wearing size 44 jeans and XXL t shirts, now wearing size 36 jeans and XL t shirts. That is noteworthy for me to accomplish in five months.

 Nothing to blog about, walking in parks and day of rest etc. It is working well for us, as we are both losing weight. Seven miles or more of walking at the parks and eating right really makes a difference.

 It has been a very warm Winter in Florida this year. I like it. Wifey is a snow bunny and just tolerating it.

 Tonight we are staying home and watching TV, not very social people and we see no reason to be on the roads with other drunks.

  May you not drink too much and start your new year feeling the best possible. Wish everyone a great 2017.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!




  It is that time to wish everyone who reads my blog a Merry Christmas.



  May all your holiday travels be safe.



  Enjoy the little things in life and your family if you are lucky enough to be with them.



  By now you may understand why we did not buy a tree this year. No way we could match these.




  It will be a simple Midnight Mass and then sleep and a Christmas day diner at the Resort for us. 













  Hope you enjoyed the pics.


  Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 19, 2016

Heat Index hit 91

No breeze today
Today was brutal to be in the parks. The temp was 87 by noon and humidity 86% and SUN with no breeze made for a short day for us. The parks were very crowded and we decided to wait another day when it should only get up to 75 degrees. We only walked 3.8 miles, but did not want to get too hot to enjoy the rest of the week in the parks.



  After coming home early, we got packages to the post office and some grocery shopping done. I also got the BBQ grill Blue Rhino LP replaced with a full one. Other than that we enjoyed  our great air conditioning with the Kitty.

A nice smooth coaster The Hulk

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Boat Parade



  It was nice to see the Island Boat Parade again. We stood on the bridge at the staging area, where the parade starts. It is fun to see the shenanigans going on before they get serious about the parade. Mr Law Enforcement was out there also. After they checked out a boat, the PA enhanced party barge that directs the boats, started playing the theme song from COPS. ' Watchca gonna do, Watchca gonna do when they come for you.'





  This exercising in a theme park has been fun so far. I like all the Christmas decorations and music. 




  It is still in the mid 80's and very humid. I would almost call it hot.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Wifey Enjoyed Being In Parade



  Sometimes you get an idea and it becomes a quest. Wifey has watched the people holding the giant balloons and decided she wanted to try it. So for just that reason, we went to Universal Studios' today. 


  She is posing in front of the elf ( a small version ) and was a handler on the elf balloon on a gusty afternoon. It takes three hours for training etc and the parade it'self. She is very happy she did it, one of those saw it on tv as a kid and still had it on her mind things. 


  They are decorated very well for Christmas and the parade is very nice to see.



  Even though it was Friday, there were no crowds if you stayed out of Harry Potter lands. We walked in and quickly exited back to an almost empty park. It was so nice to be able to go on rides with a 10 minute wait. I rode 3 coasters and two rides with almost no wait at all. The weather was great and even though I only walked 8 miles, it was a tiring day for both of us.


  They have a lot of performers on stilts, very talented people for sure.

Finally rode Twirl A Hurl 
  After the park closed, we ate at a great Italian place in their land of food, movies and night life. It was a wonderful day indeed.