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Disneyland, Travel

We’re Going to Disneyland!!

June 15, 2017

We check out from the Queen Mary – hop in the car – and head down to Anaheim. Today starts our Disneyland adventure! I take a quick snap of the sign to send to family – and because YAY DISNEY!!! Walking up – the hotel is a little generic looking. The bronze statues are very cute though! A large castle rug in the front entrance. I adore this concept art. Even the bathroom has cute vintage poster print wallpaper. I checked in at the front desk – and the lovely Veronica said if I didn’t mind waiting, she’d give me…

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Food, Photography, WDW

Pop Goes the Century

June 14, 2016

When we last left off – we had a delicious dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse, then drove off into the sunset to check in at Pop Century. Skip to the 32:22 mark for a reminder of our arrival. The decade signs stand outside the front of the building. This caution sign was nicely lit in the dark – I don’t know what it was cautioning against, but I had to stop for a photo. We get our room – and walk through the pool area (that we didn’t have the energy to try). The room had more “fun” touches to…

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Photography, Travel, WDW

Melting Around the World

January 15, 2016

Welcome to Wednesday! Today we are hitting Epcot. Two park closures in a row meant I slept in. So we just had time to hoof it to the boat and ride over to the other side of the lake for our lunch ADR. The beautiful blue skies leaving the Village. Here is the full day’s video – but keep reading for the pictures and comments. Walking into Epcot. The Food and Wine Festival was going on. It wasn’t exceptionally crowded as far as we could tell though, while we were here. A quick shot of us. Unintentionally coordinated in blues…

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Photography, Travel, WDW

Thundering and Splashing In the Magic Kingdom

November 28, 2014

Now it’s time to ride! We have a Fastpass so make our way over to the other side of the park. On the way out of lunch, I spot this balloon, and boy was I tempted to get one of my own. We didn’t have time to stop to talk with Belle, but I love the sign. The windmill moves the gears which makes the candlestick ‘arms’ dance. Rapunzel’s tower is still beautiful. I managed to come around in time to catch the Liberty Belle and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad lined up. Speaking of BTMRR – that’s our Fastpass…

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Photography, Travel, WDW

Lunch at Be Our Guest

November 24, 2014

I had heard many mixed reviews on Be Our Guest, and decided that if I got the mysterious invite email directly from Disney then I would reserve a lunch there. I did get the email, and so here we are. After checking in and confirming we had reservations (the CM was visibly relieved, she said it was so hard to tell people trying to just walk up that it basically wasn’t possible on most days to get in without an ADR) we walk along the bridge to the entrance. Such a sad gargoyle. Once inside – you walk down a…

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Photography, Travel, WDW

Our Morning in the Magic Kingdom

November 23, 2014

Tuesday morning arrives – and runs off while we’re sleeping. Hey, I never pretended to be a morning person, and that 6am start wasn’t going to be a trend. Eventually we get going and head to the car. I snap a shot in the elevator. Let me take a quick moment to say THANK YOU to my ever patient husband for always toting the camera gear. It’s hard to see the size here, roughly an average diaper bag, and at least as insanely packed. He knows how much my photography profession (and obsession) means to me. The parking garage of…

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Photography, Travel, WDW

Return to the Yachtsman Steakhouse

November 20, 2014

First fancy dinner night! After initial sticker shock over the prices (I did not yet know the beauty of a prime steak) in 2011, the Yachtsman Steakhouse fast became and stayed our favorite (and yes, most expensive) meal. Since he was our waiter each time (and a few times on my parents’ earlier visits) previously, we wanted to make sure we had the impeccable David guiding us through our meal again. I tried to call and get David’s section, but sadly only got a voicemail. Once we arrived and checked in, we had a little wait for our table, so…

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Convention

Midwest Media Expo 2014 – After Con Report

May 1, 2014

The first ever Midwest Media Expo just ran and I was lucky enough to be chosen to cover it as Press. If some of the staff look familiar here it’s because the event is helmed by the same people who run Youmacon. It is not simply another anime convention however. As the name suggests they are highlighting a broad scope of media – film and print, comic and animation, voice actors and artists.

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Food, Recipes

Wolfgang Puck’s – Macadamia Nut Chicken

October 24, 2011

This stuff was SOOOO addicting while at Disney and I was amazed at how ridiculously simple the cream sauce is when I found the recipe. RECIPE: (serves 2) Papaya Marmalade (optional) 1 Papaya, Hawaiian ( peeled, seeded & chopped ) 1 cup Pineapple, fresh ( peeled & chopped ) 3 TBSP Sugar, granulated 6 TBSP Water Place all prepared ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook one more minute and remove from heat. Using an electric immersion blender, puree ingredients to an applesauce consistency. Completely chill before using. Sho Yu Cream Sauce…

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Photography, Travel, WDW

WDW 2011 Trip – Table of Contents

September 26, 2011
WDW 2011 Trip – Table of Contents

Since blogs follow a “newest post first” setup, and you’ll want to read each day in order, this might help keep it all straight. At the Airport: Walt Disney World Trip – Jan 2011 WDW Day 1 – Wolfgang Puck’s WDW Day 1 – Yachtsman Steakhouse WDW Day 2 – Epcot WDW Day 2 – Chefs de France WDW Day 2 – Morocco & Japan WDW Day 2 – Germany interrupted and Mission:Space WDW Day 2 – Narcoossee’s WDW Day 3 – Animal Kingdom WDW Day 3 – Kona Cafe” WDW Day 4 – Magic… Studios? WDW Day 4 –…

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