Vacation, Day 1: Magic Kingdom

Our Disney World Traditions The first day of our Disney World Vacation in Florida started on a very warm April, Florida Morning with temperatures in the upper 70’s, it was going to be a warm one. We start every Disney Vacation the same way.  On the first day, we try to get out of the resort early and we head up I-4 East and get off on the Sand Lake Rd exit to get to International Drive in Orlando.  We usually eat at the Ponderosa Steak House opposite the Castle…

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Channeling My Inner Bob Ross

Forest River by Mark Plante

A few weeks ago, my daughter and I started watching and enjoying the old “Joy of Painting” show on PBS starring Bob Ross.  My daughter Jessica was so amazed on how with a swoosh of his palette knife he could transform a blob of colors into a beautiful painting. I had done some painting in the past using acrylic paints, but never with oils because I was told that they were very difficult to work with and very messy to clean.  Even with that, I had always wanted to try…

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Disney Bound

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q57wu1eNTr8[/embedyt] After six months of research, planning, price comparisons and frustrations we have finally booked our 2017 Disneyworld Vacation.  Each year, for Christmas we have a big gift that is for the entire family.  This year it is Disney. We will be flying JetBlue from Providence (Warwick, if you are from Rhode Island) to Orlando and spending 7 full days at Pop Century with 7 days of Park Hopper Tickets bought from Undercover Tourist along with our Car Rental. We will fly home on Southwest Airlines with a direct…

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It’s Christmas time again

Well it’s two weeks before Christmas, and I still have no idea what the hell I am getting everyone. I go through this every year and always run out two or three days before Christmas to get everyone’s gifts. I usually do pretty good, I think so anyway. You never know really what to get someone for Christmas. My wife always says that she doesn’t need anything or she doesn’t want anything but I know if I don’t get her anything I am in deep shit. My daughters are now…

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Here’s our surprise

Well, I’ve been teasing it for a while on my YouTube blog that we have a surprise coming up. Well here it is. We are going to Disney! We have a trip all planned, we have our attractions picked. And reservations have been set. We will be recording the blog directly from Disney World in Orlando Florida and trying to post blog information live from the parks. Our videos starting today Will show our process of getting ready for this trip. We will have information including flight information, hotel reservations,…

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Santa’s Getting Ready

As Santa Claus is warming up his sleigh, Leigh and I are finishing up on the last minute Christmas touches.  After our last meeting with Santa, I think that he knows that the girls have been very good this year both at school and at home. We are looking forward to a quiet Christmas day at home with the girls this year.  After such a hectic Thanksgiving, it will be nice to have a quiet holiday.  We will be spending Christmas Eve with Leigh’s family, as we do each year.…

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T’was the weekend before Christmas

Well here it is the weekend before Christmas. The girls are at church tonight, practicing for the epiphany pageant. Leigh is up at Smithfield Commons finishing up any last-minute shopping. The girls are so excited for the holiday coming up. Jessica can barely contain herself. Our holiday schedule is pretty full we will be making the rounds to all the relatives houses, but Christmas Day is spent here. This is one tradition that my father passed down to me. I think that the girls should be able to spend Christmas…

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