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Blast off from Cape Canaveral

The countdown clock was ticking and here we were approaching Titusville just thirty-five minutes before the scheduled lift off time of the shuttle Discovery looking for what was becoming a prized parking space. We had been driving north up US...
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Visiting Harry P Leu Gardens

You have done Disney, done Universal, done Sea World and had an amazing time. Now you are ready to have a gentler day out so may I suggest the Harry P Leu Gardens. This is located in Orlando on Forest Avenue and the house was restored...
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Webster Farmers' Market

We had heard about this a few years ago but had never actually got to visit it. Well, on our last visit we finally made it. From our home in Clermont it took us about 45 minutes to reach. This distance is not that far but most of the road once you le...
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Cruising – Booking an Organised Tour

When you book your cruise you will be sent a whole lot of information, including shore excursions, which you can either book beforehand or on board ship. If there is a tour which you really don’t want to miss then it might be wise to book it before y...
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Cruising – Shore Excursions - Going it Alone

When you book a cruise you will receive information about shore excursions several weeks before your departure, and you will then have time to browse through them and decide what points of interest appeal to you. However, you don’t have to book an ex...
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Sightseeing by Segway

Visiting the Gulf Coast I was fascinated to see people riding around on ‘Segways’. It looked a really cool fun way to travel. So I decided to look into these vehicles a bit more as I wanted to try one! Segways are becoming more and more popul...
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Boggy Creek Airboat Rides (7)

During our last visit to Orlando we decided to take an Airboat Ride. We booked Boggy Creek Airboat tickets through Online Florida Villas before we left for our holiday. The ticket prices were very competitive and considerably cheaper than purchasing ...
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Blue Man Group

When you walk into the auditorium at the venue for the Blue Man Group at Universal, you notice that it is not of great size. Everywhere is black and the first few rows of seating have “water capes” hung on them! We were puzzled. The next ...
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Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Friends of ours went to the Gaylord Palms at Christmas and were really impressed. Apparently the festivities are on there for about six weeks ending early in the New Year. When you enter you see this fantastic 54-foot Christmas tree and here ...
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LAKESIDE VINEYARD AND WINERY EVENTS

Lakeside Vineyard and Winery is situated north of Clermont on Highway 27 and provides a great opportunity to taste the wines produced locally. Despite the problems of grape growing in Florida where the climate includes extreme heat, drought, humidity...
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ICE at the Gaylord Palms

Having never visited Florida at Christmas time before the one thing I was determined that we should see this year was ICE at The Gaylord Palms. I had heard good and bad reports of it but was going to make my own mind up. I therefore booked our ticket...
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ICE - Gaylord Palms (Seasonal Exhibition)

2008 is the sixth year of the ICE exhibition at the Gaylord Palms hotel in Orlando and its biggest to date. This is also our first visit to the exhibition. The exhibition is a walk-through celebration of ice carvings, and this year included nearly tw...
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Saturday Nite Cruise at Kissimmee Old Town

My love of old classic cars has always simmered inside me and I was pleasantly surprised to learn of the weekly rally of old, veteran, classic and collector’ s cars held every Saturday night in Kissimmee Old Town. Known as the Saturday Nite Cru...
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Ice in Florida

If you want to see ice in Florida then look no further than Ice spectacular at Gaylord Palms resort. The ice its self has been hand carved by Chinese artisans from Harbin, using over 2 million pounds of Ice and took over a month to completeViewed 5443 times.

RIVERSHIP ROMANCE CRUISES

For something a little different , we tried a river cruise Sunday Brunch meal, plus great entertainment. The rivership Romance cruises out of Sanford Harbor, over Lake Monroe and then along the St Johns river. Florida’s St. Johns rive...
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NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

As you cross over the causeway on your journey to visit the Kennedy Space Centre, you see a huge, monstrous concrete building standing high above anything else you can see. Not the prettiest of structures but a very important one – the Vehicle Assemb...
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AstroVan - NASA’s Famous Silver Motorhome

After watching many Apollo and Shuttle launches on the TV and internet, and many visits to Kenny Space Centre I became interested in the AstroVan, the vehicle you see transporting the astronauts to the launch pad in. Silver in colour, I thoug...
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Lakeridge Winery Florida

On our last visit to Florida we had been up on the north east coast of Florida to visit St Augustine, and during our stay we took the opportunity to spend a very pleasant afternoon at the San Sebastian winery. During our tour not only did we discover...
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Cruising on Star Princess, Part 5

Mustering, meals and midnight strolls The sun is setting low in the sky over Fort Lauderdale as we leave on our cruise around the Caribbean. We have the ports of Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and the private island of Princess Cays to look fo...
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Hot Air Ballooning in Florida

As a birthday treat, my husband had booked a trip in a hot air balloon for me and my youngest son (one child goes free). As Stuart (hubby) and Jamie (eldest son) were afraid of heights, it was left to us two to try this. We booked in for the ...
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