Category: Snapshot

Memories of a Cold Disney Vacation

One of the vacations we reference most frequently at home was a cold January trip we took this time 8 years ago.  This was the first time either of us had experienced Florida cold.  We mistakenly sat at home in the freezing Midwest and thought 30s and 40s would feel warm in Florida.  We left…
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Snapshot – Sunset over the Bahamas

There is no better time to wax nostalgic over prior vacations than the middle of winter!  I’ve been pining for any vacation, but right now I’m dreaming of a Disney Cruise.  We’ve made so many great memories on our previous cruises and I’m ready to make new ones. One memory that stands out is this…
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Snapshot – A Mary Poppins Dream

It’s funny how trip memories can sneak up on you out of the blue.  I’ve suddenly remembered the fortuitous stroke of luck on our December 2013 trip to Disneyland and that put us in the right place to fulfill one of my Disney dreams. For some time before this trip I’d had a dream to…
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Polynesian Village of 1976

The Polynesian Village was one of two original resorts that opened with the Magic Kingdom in 1971.  Located on the shore of Seven Seas Lagoon, the tropical retreat fits in wonderfully with the Florida sunshine. The photos in this post were taken in the late summer of 1976.  All photos belong to Tom’s parents, who…
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Snapshot – Rivers of America

This snapshot comes from Disneyland’s Frontierland and Rivers of America. Confession time – we habitually run late in the mornings on vacation.  One nice thing about our Disneyland vacations is that our Eastern time zone bodies have no problem waking up at 6 am Pacific.  We make more rope drops in Disneyland than we ever…
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Snapshot Disneyland Train Station

This photo is the type that captures a truly unique moment in time, the first time I set foot inside Disneyland! Visiting a park for the first time is a unique experience that feels unlike any other park experience.  We checked in at the Grand Californian the night before and walked to the closed gates…standing…
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Snapshot – Disneyland Band

A quick moment in time from my first Disneyland trip… This photo takes me back to a very specific moment, but also embodies my general feelings of Main Street.  I saw this scene on the Walt in Walt’s Footsteps tour, shortly before we toured Walt’s apartment above the Fire Station.  Seeing the Disneyland Band play…
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Snapshot – Flyover Cinderella Castle

Have you seen pictures or video from the recent Blue Angels flyover of the Magic Kingdom? If I had a Disney bucket list, seeing a flyover in the parks would have been high on the list.  I grew up in the Air Force, so it’s a nostalgic mix of my childhood around planes and my…
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Snapshot – Sunny Grand Floridian

Ready to close the book on winter?  I am ready for the warmth, flowers and greenery spring will soon bring! Today we’re enjoying a warm and sunny day at home.  Why does that make me think of Walt Disney World?  This photo of the Grand Floridian was taken on a similar day last spring.  Leisurely…
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Snapshot – Morning Riverside Walk

This Snapshot is from our most recent trip to Walt Disney World.  We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside, one of our personal favorites. For most of our trips, the weather is a prominent memory that helps define the full experience of visiting Florida.  In the warmer months of the year, walking out of your hotel…
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Snapshot – Polynesian Village

We are beginning a new series on the blog called “Snapshot.”  Periodically we will share an image from a Disney adventure along with a brief story of what this image means to us. For the first post in this series, we go back in time to 1976… The Polynesian is currently undergoing significant changes, including…
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