Saturday, April 11, 2009


Off we went for Spring Break - in search of fun and some sunshine!! Rachel made our mile tracker. Mickey was attached to a clip. Every 25 miles, he moved to the next green dot until we reached our "destination". Creative idea, don't you think?

Sunday we relaxed, went to church and toured the temple grounds. There are some amazing palm trees there. For all you sports fans, we were minutes from the Bay Hill golf course where Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Classic that day.

Monday we started off at Epcot. This time, I finally made it around to visit all 11 countries. Test Track was a big highlight for Nathan.

The smile on my face is because of the sunshine that actually gives off heat and requires sunglasses and short sleeves. I was also thrilled with the flower beds in the background. During the month of April, Epcot has a flower show. There were topiaries and shaped trees and some amazing flowers.

Tuesday's stop was at magic Kingdom - my personal favorite.

Don't you just love Mickey and Minnie? No matter how old I get, they make me feel like a little girl again.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain were by far the family favorites.

Much to the embarrassment of my children, Blair and I danced on Main Street. Who can help it? Those songs just make you want to sing and skip and dance. Blair knows just what to do to make me happy.

Wednesday we went for the action at Hollywood Studios. Blair especially enjoyed all the stunt shows and behind the scenes thrills.

There are 3 in our family that are much more daring than the rest of us. Rachel, Blair and Megan enjoyed all the high speed, crazy roller coasters in each park. Thursday we took an early day and went to Animal Kingdom. The Lion King show is still fabulous - Nathan was invited to participate in the final number. Tigger is one of the greatest Disney characters - always happy and bouncing around.

The safari ride had an added twist this year - just moments before this picture, the giraffe had been blocking the path of the jeep in front of us. Then he stuck his head into the side of the jeep, just to explore and meet the people on the ride.

Friday we went back to Magic Kingdom - I love the fireworks show and the changing colors of the castle.