Sunday, September 17, 2023

Milton Harvest Festival 5k Race

 September is here and that means fall races are in full swing. This past weekend I ran our local Harvest Festival 5k Race. I always look forward to this race every year.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Why the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Florida is a great choice!

 Over the summer my mom, my sister, and I took a trip to Sarasota, Florida.  I had never been to Sarasota before so I was not familiar with the area.  We had marked out a few things we wanted to see and do while in Sarasota and then that determined where we chose to stay.

Is Hyatt regency close to the beach?

I am a true believer that where you stay on vacation can really help enhance your experience.  We never skimp on hotels with the thought "I only need it for a place to sleep". You want to really enjoy where you are staying.

Our Weekend in Sarasota

 Disney may be our favorite place in Florida, but we do travel to other parts of the state as well.  We recently spent a long weekend in Sarasota and we definitely packed a lot in.

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Here are the highlights of our four day trip.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Foot Golf at Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course


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One of our favorite things to do at Disney World is finding things outside of the parks to do.  For a while now we've been wanting to try Foot Golf at one of the Disney Golf courses.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Where to find all the Princess picture spots at Disney

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The month of August is Princess month at Disney World. The official Princess week started August 20th, but Disney kept the Celebration going all month long.

You may have seen lots of posts this month on social media of all the princesses at Disney. We thought we'd share with you where you can find all these fun photos spots with the princesses. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Our guide to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

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 As you may know, we are on a mission to stay at every Disney resort at Disney World. We are nearing the end of our mission, which is exciting. Simply just "visiting" a resort for dinner, shopping, or just to browse around does not count. We actually have to have a room booked and stay over night at least one night. 

Check out our room at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort


We are on a mission to stay at every Walt Disney World Resort on Property and this past week we got to check another one off our list.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Coffee Talk


We missed linking up with the Coffee Talk link up last week due to being on vacation, but we didn't want to miss doing our monthly recap.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Monday, July 31, 2023

Four days in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

This year I had an opportunity to travel abroad with another flight attendant friend and we chose to visit Lisbon, Portugal. We were only there for 4 days, but that was just the perfect amount of time to see and do everything we wanted to.  Here is how we spent our days.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Savor the Savanna tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom

 We finally did one of the behind the scenes tours.  I've always been conflicted with those tours because I never wanted to risk "ruining the magic".  I bet the Keys to the Kingdom tour is amazing, but I haven't had the heart to do it yet!

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I really love Disney's Animal Kingdom and thought the Savor the Savanna tour would be perfect!

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

4th of July 5K

 I try to run our local 4th of July 5k every year.  It is usually so hot and so humid and this year was no exception. However, they did move the start time up to 8 am instead of 9 am like it had been in the past!

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Should you ride TRON?

 Are you excited to go "off the grid" and ride Disney's newest coater in the Magic Kingdom? 

  Although I've rode all Disney's other coasters, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain,  Seven dwarves mine train, Rock n Roller coaster, and Expedition Everest, I am proclaiming that I am not a roller coaster person. I think my dislike has grown as I got older.  

Friday, July 7, 2023

Coffee Talk

 Welcome to another edition of Coffee Talk, where we can get off topic and catch up with what's been going on with each other!

Let's recap the month of June!

Monday, July 3, 2023

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

 Better late than never.... We couldn't let the Flower and Garden Festival end without documenting our time there this year.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Things to love about Port Orleans French Quarter

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It's been a while since we've stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter ( like over a decade), so we thought it was time to check it out again. We remembered liking this resort last time we stayed here and knew the rooms had been renovated since then.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Try this snack at the Polynesian

 There has been a snack at Disney we've been meaning to try for a while now and as far as we know, it is only found at the Polynesian resort.

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Coffee Talk


Welcome to another edition of  Coffee Talk, a time when we can get off topic and share what's been going on in life. 

If we were having coffee, this is what I would share.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Our Guide to Disney's Beach Club Resort

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If you have been a long time reader of our blog, you may remember that we had a goal ( or more like a challenge) to stay at each of the Disney Resorts. This year we got to check a few more off our list! 
We stayed at the Beach Club prior to going on our Disney Cruise

Monday, May 8, 2023

The Best Dinner at Sebastian's Bistro at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

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The last time we visited Caribbean Beach resort, we had lunch at Banana Cabana and absolutely adored the place. We heard Sebastian's was the sit down restaurant on property but at the time, it hadn't opened back up yet since the pandemic. Fast Forward a year and as soon as we decided to stay at Caribbean Beach, we knew we wanted to make reservations for Sebastian's Bistro.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Coffee Talk-May

 Welcome to another edition of Coffee Talk.

This is the time of month where we can get off topic and catch up with our other blogging friends and readers. Let's talk about what's been going on this past month!

Saturday, April 22, 2023

A Perfect day at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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 We've done several posts about things to do at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park but we rarely do a park day recap. We had a really good time on one of our recent visits so thought we would share. Hopefully you can pick up at tip or two ( or three) to help you on your next visit to Animal Kingdom.  Here is how we spent our time.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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 Our "Go To" restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom is usually Rainforest Cafe, but this last visit we decided to try some place different. We decided on Yak & Yeti, the table service restaurant. There is also a Yak & Yeti quick service option next door. 

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Coffee Talk : April

Welcome to the April edition of Coffee Talk. In these posts, we talk about what we've been up to the past month and it gives us a chance to catch up with our other blogger friends.

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


Disney Skyliner scavenger hunt #Skylinerrally

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.