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The State Nicknames Part 2

If you take a look at the number plates on cars you will be able to see which state the car originated from. There is usually a nickname associated with each state, and these often have very interesting origins. Here are the nicknames of California, ...
Viewed 2346 times since 5 August 2009.

Why I love Orlando

It is easy to answer that with two words. Theme Parks. But, Orlando has so much more. True it doesn’t have beaches, but if you just want to lie on beach all day and party all night, then you would go to Europe and save a fortune on air fares and car ...
Viewed 3021 times since 28 July 2009.

The best place to view a Shuttle launch

Where the best place to view a Shuttle launch is very much open to debate. Much depends on your own personal preferences and everyone we have spoken to on this topic appears to have a different take. Getting as close as possible seems to be a...
Viewed 3305 times since 8 May 2009.

Buying a Villa in Florida 2

Continuing from our article Buying a Villa in Florida, if you have money to invest, and I know that not many have, but if you have, have a look at the bargains that are currently available in Florida, I know that it’s not nice getting an advantage fr...
Viewed 2800 times since 2 April 2009.

THE HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING

If you are visiting Orlando in late November, you will undoubtedly experience Thanksgiving during your stay. Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the USA, and it occurs on the fourth Thursday of November every year. It is a little li...
Viewed 2598 times since 22 March 2009.

LAKERIDGE WINERY AND VINEYARD EVENTS JULY – DECEMBER 2009

If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, and if you enjoy wine, then here is something which should appeal to you – the Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards. When it first opened in the centre of the citrus growing area it raised a fe...
Viewed 2699 times since 22 March 2009.

Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Summer Course

The tale behind this wonderful miniature golf is that on a moonlit Christmas Eve Santa Claus found the ideal spot for a vacation for both himself and Mrs Claus. It turned out to be Blizzard Beach. In no time at all Santa and Mrs Claus had moved their...
Viewed 3235 times since 15 February 2009.

Florida’s Festivals - Part 2

Florida is more than just theme parks and beaches, attractive as both may be in different ways. In an earlier article I gave you some idea of the local and state festivals that abound throughout the year in west central Florida. And now I will give y...
Viewed 2795 times since 6 February 2009.

Florida’s Feast of Festivals - Part 1

Any visitor to Florida will be aware of the abundance of entertainment available, especially in the Orlando area. Here can be found the more obvious attractions including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Sea World and ma...
Viewed 2612 times since 6 February 2009.

Mary Queen of the Universe

When on holiday in central Florida one of our favourite shopping experiences is a visit to Orlando Premium Outlets, just off International Drive on Vineland Avenue. The number of times we have passed the Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine without so m...
Viewed 3030 times since 5 February 2009.

Parmesan Chicken; American style.

When my guests return from their Florida holiday they often mention how much they have enjoyed eating Parmesan Chicken in the restaurants. This can be made in a healthier way than traditional American deep fried chicken but has the same more-ish cris...
Viewed 2836 times since 28 January 2009.

American Pumpkin Pie

Last time we were in Florida the place was awash with tottering piles of golden pumpkins and it got me thinking on our return of using these wonderful vegetables. Of course, everyone thinks first of that all American Pumpkin Pie. This is almo...
Viewed 2986 times since 19 January 2009.

Pumpkin puree and pumpkin spices

Pumkins are a huge part of the American diet and they find many a various uses for the glut that are harvested in the autumn (or fall as they would have it)The glut of pumpkins is perfectly timed to tie in with Halloween and Thanksgiving and for us f...
Viewed 2712 times since 19 January 2009.

PECAN PIE

It is always nice to have a slice of Pecan Pie when we are in Florida and it is an easy dish to make at home! This is the recipe for a traditional pecan pie This is very much like our own treacle tart but the pecans add a more dinner party or ...
Viewed 3026 times since 19 January 2009.

American Pumpkin Soup

When the nights get colder and your family arrive home damp and shivering what better food to put before them than a steaming bowl of pumkin soup. This is a firm favourite in Florida; particularly when they are thinking of ways to use up thei...
Viewed 2858 times since 19 January 2009.

Americam Muffins

American muffins are absolutely nothing like an English muffin, which I am sure you have discovered in your visits to Florida. The name muffin comes from the French word for soft bread and it has been re designed in different ways either side...
Viewed 4188 times since 19 January 2009.

Fun at Night in Orlando

There is so much to do in Orlando at night time. One of our favourite nighttime activities is going to Magic Kingdom at night and enjoying the fireworks as well as some of the rides. You will find that even the rides take on a different feel than bei...
Viewed 3317 times since 17 January 2009.

Celebrating Adult Birthdays in Orlando

When you visit the Disney Parks be sure to go to Guests Relations as you enter the park and tell them it is your birthday. You will be given a ' Today' s My Birthday' badge to wear. Throughout the day Cast Members (and other visit...
Viewed 6979 times since 17 January 2009.

PERFECT AMERICAN PANCAKES

If you holiday in Florida you will be sure to have had American pancakes for breakfast. They are really easy to make and are a special breakfast for family and friends. INGREDIENTS Scant five ounces of milk Two teaspoons ...
Viewed 3177 times since 13 January 2009.

Things to Do at Thanksgiving

Disney is a great place to celebrate Thanksgiving and here are a few ideas. If you like to people watch as well as eating go to one of the hotels. You can spend many an hour before or after your meal relaxing and watching the world go by in a...
Viewed 3389 times since 3 January 2009.

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