1.08.2009

A few days in Orlando

We went to Orlando over New Year's with my daughter, her husband and his children. Orlando is not my most favorite place. Too much traffic. Too many people in the traffic that don't know where they are going. Too commercialized. But, in spite of all of that, we had a wonderful time. We didn't do any theme parks...only hung out at the pool, did some shopping, and enjoyed each others company. Oh, we did go to the Ice Palace. It was very different, and my thumbs froze.

First, here are some photos of Nikki, Robert, the kids and Blue, their dog.

"he followed the sun & she followed the stars & in dreams they listened closely for the beginning of all things, for that was where they knew they'd find each other"

"  he followed the sun & she followed the stars & in dreams they listened closely for the beginning of all things, for that was where they knew they'd find each other "
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople


"I don't think of it as working for world peace, he said. I think of it as just trying to get along in a really big strange family."

"I don't think of it as working for world peace, he said. I think of it as just trying to get along in a really big strange family."
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople


"not sure whether to smile too much because someone might put them on the hospitality committee"

"not sure whether to smile too much because someone might put them on the hospitality committee"
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople


"willing to surrender for treats as often as necessary"

"willing to surrender for treats as often as necessary"
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople


"The future is a funny thing, she told me one day, because we're the only ones who care about it."

"The future is a funny thing, she told me one day, because we're the only ones who care about it."
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople


You know my love for signs. Here are a couple from Celebrations...a most interesting little suburb of Orlando.

 boston garden
We had dinner on New Year's Eve here


 day dreams
Day Dreams


 bloom street
On Bloom & Front


After eating at the Boston Garden in Celebration, we took a walk and did some Geocaching.

"This is a Tale about a tail — a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin."

"This is a Tale about a tail — a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Beatrix Potter ~ The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)


 the cache
The geocachers leaving the cache


The ice sculptures were amazing at the Ice Palace.

 ice palace1
Snowflake


 ice palace2
Ice bunnies


 ice palace11
Ice woods


 ice palace14
Icey penguins


all the santas
Little santas in the gift shop (not ice)


This was the dome in the lobby of the Gaylord Hotel where the Ice Palace was displayed.

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates

“Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Sarah McLachlan


 the christmas tree gaylord
The 60 foot Christmas tree at Gaylord


 the water show2
The Light Show after the Ice Palace

1 comments:

barefootnikki Tuesday, January 13, 2009  

You're right... Orlando basically sucks but it was a fun time :)
I love the family pics... Greg and Blue turned out the best!

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