Its a small world…
‘the kids would love you to stay for another 4 days’.
All my friends know that no matter what they ask if they preface it with ‘the kids would love it if you’ and they could follow it up with ‘put your hand in the fire’ then I’ll probably do what they ask. Still it would be good to see their faces in Disney and as they are quite young, by the time they get themselves together in the morning its about 11am and I’ll have half a days work done then, they nap in the afternoon and are in bed by 7. Yes to those of you that know me I did say that I’d have half a days work done by 11am, instead of my usual at home dragging my sorry ass up out of bed by 11!
I’m not a morning person… unless of course Im on a trip and that would be wasting daylight hours when I could be taking photos that make me money.
Now if only I could apply myself to the dull flat gray sky summer days here when its usually raining and I’d be a millionaire (or locked up).
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I’d never heard a pissed off alligator hiss a warning before and now I know what it sounds like, I really don’t want to hear it again in real life. After mistaking a rattlesnake rattle as a plastic bag caught on a fence, I’ll not mistake that sound for anything other than a serious warning.
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I have to admit walking and driving round Celebration with a fair degree of scepticism and firmly with the ‘Stepford Wives’ frame of mind but after parking up downtown and going for something to eat I noticed no chains and there was a beautiful wee farmers market on the day I was there. I spent some time in the market and stocked up on some fresh local fruit for the next couple of days. It was the first time since I arrived that I had tasted real fruit with real taste, sticky oranges full of juice and full of pips that I couldn’t get enough of.
I was about to leave and it was around lunchtime so rather than head out onto 192 and visit some chain place that would just be serving the usual crap I called into one of the local coffee shops in Celebration. What a find! They were baking on site and the coffee was real coffee! So I just had to try their strawberry cheesecake and strong coffee.
So yes, I’m a convert, if you want away from the hussle, hassle and bustle of Orlando/Kissimmee then get down to Celebration for an afternoon stroll and if you can time it for the market day then all the better.
Strawberry Cheesecake and coffee
It doesn’t have quite the same aura during the day with nobody about but well worth the trip in the evening but park somewhere and walk to it.
The radio station was one I listened to a lot on my previous visit and I was sorry to miss the classic car cruise this time
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Orange World Kissimmee
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The last time I was here was the first time Id ever been in a helicopter. We took a flight up over the whole area and had a good look at Disney in twilight. It was another valuable lesson as I bought one of those t-shirts with a discrete logo on the chest only to open it up when I got home to find a feck off huge big helicopter thing on the back of the shirt plus their telephone number right across my kidneys. Err, no. Not even for painting the house. I think it ended up in a charity shop somewhere and some kid in Africa got it instead of a barcelona, real madrid or arsenal football shirt.
I passed on the opportunity this time and was proud I managed to hold back!
Helicopter Flights Kissimmee
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