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A picture is worth a thousand words

With so many trips to Disney World under my belt I have almost stopped taking pictures on my trips.  Now that I blog, though, I have found tons of things to photograph; things that are not the usual touristy things to capture for posterity.  Looking through the reams of pictures we have, I wanted to share some of the better ones.  The photographer was probably not me; more likely my husband or my daughter.  For your enjoyment:

Postcard shot from our room at the Boardwalk

Serenity Bay on Castaway Cay-Disney's Private Island

My grandson meeting Minnie Mouse for the first time.

View from Bay Lake Towers

The Contemporary shot from the Top of The World Lounge

Traveling with the Characters on the way to opening the Magic Kingdom.

Great night time shot of the Castle

What are some of your favorite pictures?


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Sand and Sun

After our first snowfall yesterday, the thoughts are already turning to warmer weather (and I don’t mean the 60 degree  weather we’re expecting on Saturday).  I’m talking about spending time on Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay.

From the Disney Cruise Line website:

Among the clear turquoise waters, white sand beaches and swaying palm tree, discover the following new Castaway Cay Enhancementsand additional island amenities:

What’s New

  • 20 premium 325-square-foot private, furnished cabanas in 2 locations: Castaway Family Beach (for families) and Serenity Bay Beach (for adults)
  • An extension of more than 700 feet to the all-ages Castaway Family Beach
  • 2 Water Play Areas: Pelican Plunge and Spring-a-Leak
  • 3 additional private, ocean-view massage cabanas at the adults-only Serenity Bay Beach
  • The Hide Out, a teens-only activity area on the beach
Castaway Cay is the highlight of every Disney Cruise.  Never been crazy about Nassau so we don’t even get off the boat there, but Castaway Cay, that is pure pleasure.  The kids don’t usually come with us on cruises, so we make a beeline to Serenity Bay, grabbing 2 conch coolers on the way to our hammock and chairs overlooking the ocean.  
Our favorite excursion was the wave runners.  You hop on one of those babies and go way out past the ship.  The guide stops on a sand bar where you can get off the machine and stand in the middle of the ocean.  That was pretty awesome and I would love to do it again.
What is your favorite thing to do on a cruise?


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