Building Memories at Walt Disney World

Whenever I drink Pepsi from a can I first raise it to my grandmother who died seven years ago.  It has to be a can and it has to be Pepsi. That was a big part of my growing up was going to Grandma’s house and having a cold Pepsi from her refrigerator.  So now…

Thoughtful Thursday – Lilo and Stitch

This is my family. I found it, all on my own.  It’s little, and broken, but still good.  Yeah, still good. – Lilo and Stitch This is a quote my family embraces.  We love our chosen family. We have the families we were born into for better or worse.   But, we have also created our…

Avatar in Animal Kingdom

The buzz over the last day or so is about adding a new land to Animal Kingdom.  It would be based on the movie Avatar. I have a confession to make, I have never seen Avatar.  I heard what a horrible storyline it had and despite the stunning cinematography I decided to pass on the…

Club Cool

Tucked around to the right of the large fountain in Epcot is Club Cool.  It is easy to overlook if you are not aware it is there.  It looks like a Coca-Cola store, it is, but it is much more than that. Club Cool used to be an igloo type structure that you could go…

Too Old for Princesses…

“I am too old now for the Princesses.” This is what my daughter said to me right before we left on our trip to Walt Disney World to celebrate her tenth birthday.  So I did not plan any princess breakfasts or dinners.  We did not plan on going to the Princess Meet and Greet.  She…

Liberty Inn

June 2011 In all of my fifteen previous trips to Walt Disney World I had never eaten at the Liberty Inn located within the American pavilion.   This counter service restaurant located in Epcot is sometimes confused with the table service restaurant, Liberty Tree Tavern, in Magic Kingdom.  With my son’s new gluten-free and food dye…

Thoughtful Thursday – Meet the Robinsons

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney at the end of Meet the Robinsons My family definitely tries to live up to the above quote.  One thing we taught our…

All Star Movies – Intermission Food Court

We actually spent very little time at the All Star Movies Intermission Food Court on this trip.  Normally we eat mostly breakfast or late snacks in the food court but due to the intense heat during our trip we spent very little time in the food court because we were in the parks early mornings…

Karamell-Kuche – Epcot

I have discovered my own little slice of heaven in Epcot.  Nestled at the edge of  the German pavilion is the Karamell-Kuche shop, selling hand-crafted caramel treats.  Now yes, it is a candy store but this was the most amazing candy store to me. The moment I walked in I wanted to bottle the smell…