Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Shamrock Half Marathon: Virginia Beach

 Last weekend I ran the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. I have run the full marathon several times and the 8k once but never the half.

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I was originally just going to do the 8k because I haven't been training but my friend was running the half so I decided to run it with him.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Secret Menu drink at the Bayou on the Disney Wish

 On the last night of our Disney Cruise on the Wish, we finally got to visit The Bayou!

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We had wanted to visit the day before but it was closed all afternoon and evening for a private event) a wedding reception).

Friday, March 10, 2023

Disney's Castaway Cay 5k : then and now

It's been a while since we ran a Disney race. In fact, since 2020, we haven't been running many races in general.  In 2021 I was registered for Wine and Dine weekend, but that didn't happen.  You can read how Disney handled that HERE. 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Coffee Talk- March


Happy new month! How is it March already?  Grab a cup of coffee and let's catch up!

Friday, February 24, 2023

Disney Cruise- The Wish Day 3


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Today was our Castaway Cay day! Castaway Cay is Disney's private island and this is the day that we were most excited for.  I walked out on to our veranda around 7:25 am and we were slowly approaching the port.  We were told that after the ship was secured at port and was cleared for cast members to get off ( to go set things up on the island), it would be at least an additional hour before guests would be able to get off the ship. 

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Disney Cruise- The Wish- Day 2


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Today we woke up in Nassau, Bahamas.  My sister and I have both been to Nassau many times before on previous cruises so we had already planned to just stay on the ship for the day.  It was a good thing we weren't planning on getting off because it was raining on and off all day.  We seemed to have had pretty rough water the night before.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Disney Cruise -The Wish- Day 1

 Our first day of our Disney cruise actually started at Disney World. We had stayed at the Disney Beach Club and that is where we were meeting our bus to take us to the port. There were several other guests who were either staying at Beach Club, Yacht Club or Swan and Dolphin meeting there too. There was a cruise representative there to give us directions and make sure we had all the documents we needed to board. 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Disney's Festival of the Arts at Epcot

 The Festival of the Arts at Epcot is one of the shortest festivals at Disney. It runs from January 13 to February 20. In the past, we've always visited in January for Marathon weekend ( which is before January 13) and then again for Princess Half Marathon weekend ( which is after February 20).  Fortunately, we were finally able to make one of our visits work during this time frame.  This was our first visit to Festival of the Arts and I know why people love it so much. It just might be my favorite festival.  

Come along with us as we share how we spent our time at Disney's Festival of the Arts.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Coffee Talk- February


Welcome to Coffee Talk, February edition!  I believe this is the first Coffee Talk I've participated in this year.  I like the Coffee Talk blog posts because it's a chance for us to go off topic on our blog and share what's going on in our lives. It also lets us catch up with our other blogger friends!  So grab a cup of coffee and let's talk.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Epcot's Private Fireworks Cruise

Epcot Fireworks Cruise by  renting pontoon Boats at Disney

A few months back, my sister and I surprised our parents with a private Disney fireworks cruise.
I have had the opportunity to do these types of cruises several times and absolutely love them!

Friday, January 13, 2023

Chef's de France in Disney's Epcot: A delicious option

Chef's de France at Disney World Epcot

One of the reservations I was looking forward to the most was at Chefs de France at Epcot.  Neither of us had ever eaten here before and I was happy to snag the ADR ( Advanced Dining Reservation) during my booking window.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Play the Disney Skyliner Scavenger Hunt


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If you are looking for something to do outside of the Disney Parks, let us suggest the Skyliner Scavenger Hunt.  This hunt is most convenient if you are staying at one of the Disney resorts that has access to the skyliner. Those resorts would be Riviera, Caribbean Beach, Art of Animation, Pop Century, Yacht and Beach Club, and Boardwalk.