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Our Florida Wedding

My daughter had the big engagement party. She found it so stressful she decided that she definitely did not want the big wedding. When we bought our villa in Florida she decided that she wanted a nice, quiet family wedding in the sunshine. I ...
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A Shuttle Launch - nearly!

We have been travelling to Florida for a number of years, and have always hoped to see a shuttle launch. Indeed we nearly did see a shuttle a few years back when we were in Miami, or at least my husband nearly saw it. Nearly being the operati...
Viewed 3860 times since 1 September 2008.

A magical place to be on christmas eve

Last year we were in Florida for Christmas and the new year and what made it special was that we had all the family with us even the grandchildren aged 3 and 5 years So what could we do to make it special? We went down to celebration <...
Viewed 4697 times since 1 September 2008.

John's Pass

Based on Madeira Beach between Clearwater and St Petersburg, John’s Pass is named after freed slave John Le Veque who went on to be a pirate captain who was all heart and treated his captives with dignity always allowing them their lives and their fr...
Viewed 4059 times since 1 September 2008.

Sanford Zoo

We had often seen signs for Sanford Zoo and finally last September 2006 we had the chance to visit it. On the day we visited it was an exceptionally hot day which may not have been a good choice as there is not much indoor cover but we found just by ...
Viewed 6988 times since 1 September 2008.

Downtown Kissimmee Lakeside Park

Just under the arch at Main St off the 192 east is the entrance to downtown Kissimmee. Pass all of the quaint historic buildings until you come to the business district and you should see a sign to the left pointing down to the lakeside park. You can...
Viewed 7618 times since 1 September 2008.

Salvador Dali Museum - a different day out

What shall we do today? A drive over to the Gulf Coast is voted as favourite and on the way a stop at St Petersburg. A couple of hours later, there we were strolling along the pier at St Petersburg admiring the stunning view out to sea, breathing in ...
Viewed 3429 times since 1 September 2008.

Champions Gate – One to remember!

If you have been fortunate enough to book one of the many wonderful private villas available to you on the H27, then in the Champions Gate is a useful area to be aware of. The unmistakably impressive iron entrance of Champions Gate at junction 58 off...
Viewed 3848 times since 1 September 2008.

DOWNTOWN ORLANDO

Think of Orlando and in many peoples vision it throws up images of Mickey Mouse and the gang plus the many theme parks and chain restaurants that are on every corner…. almost. But if you choose to venture away from the usual haunts there are many oth...
Viewed 4166 times since 1 September 2008.

IT'S MUSIC TIME IN CENTRAL FLORIDA!

There are some huge names performing in Orlando between late January and March - so if you are a fan make sure you book your vacation to coincide with the concert you want to attend! SEA WORLD BUD & BBQ FEST For fans of country musi...
Viewed 3676 times since 1 September 2008.

Nail and Tan Salon - Championsgate

When most people go to Orlando they normally come back more tired than when they left home. Sound familiar! Well now there is a way to freshen up and have a little pamper time. If you are staying near Championsgate why not spend some time at Nail and...
Viewed 3592 times since 1 September 2008.

Historic Bok Sanctuary (1)

Visiting Bok Sanctuary has been on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time. Those of you who are lucky enough to go Florida quite frequently will all have a ‘to do’ list and those of you going for your first visit will just have to resign yourselves to t...
Viewed 2159 times since 1 September 2008.

Photographing Illuminations

I am a huge fan of Illuminations, the Epcot fireworks show. I’m also a keen photographer, and have spent many a happy night trying to capture on film (well, a Nikon digital sensor) a feel of what the Disney Imagineers achieve night after night aft...
Viewed 4075 times since 1 September 2008.

Photographing Wishes Without a Tripod

I have long been a fan of photographing the Disney fireworks shows at Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Whenever I am asked about how best to photograph these shows my usual answer involves a tripod and a lot of patience. But I’m also aware that carrying arou...
Viewed 3634 times since 1 September 2008.

Celebration Town (1)

You may well pass Celebration on the 192 on your way to Disney but when you get time either take a detour to drive around the town or even go for a browse around and maybe take in a film or a meal. When you drive down the boulevard you will in...
Viewed 2793 times since 1 September 2008.

December in Celebration

A visit to the town of Celebration, in the evening, during December is a definite must. Not only will you see some of the most fantastic Christmas decorations on the houses, but you can enjoy the hourly ‘snowfalls’. The Americans are known for...
Viewed 3899 times since 1 September 2008.

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

There are many legends surrounding the Sand Dollar, but my favourite has to be that they are the coins of mermaids, who accidentally drop them, and which are then washed ashore on stormy nights. These small, round and fragile white discs are v...
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The Sand Dollar

I had never seen or heard of a sand dollar until we visited Treasure Island Beach, on one of our trips to our villa in Florida. It had been a stormy night, and people were walking up and down the beach searching for something. I couldn’t resist askin...
Viewed 4105 times since 1 September 2008.

BUYING YOUR DREAM HOME - HINTS AND TIPS

Today, due to an increase in levels of disposable income, low interest rates, and an increase in the number of people who are approaching retirement age, the purchase of a rental home in Florida has never been more attractive. Or has it? Having had t...
Viewed 3325 times since 1 September 2008.

Orlando Isn’t Just Theme Parks!

Friends often ask me why I like theme parks so much. I answer “I like them but no more than many with a young family. Why do you think I do?” To which they respond with “You go to Orlando so often - you must!” I find this an amazing view as Or...
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