Originally posted on lucinda E Clarke: It’s really weird how the mind plays tricks on you. I checked out my scribbled holiday diary, and see that I’d had a bad night’s sleep in Singapore and the following day I took…
I have been watching a ton of YouTube videos about Disney tips and tricks in preparation for our trip in November. There’s so much to consider when planning a Disney trip; even when you’ve been several times before. I found a channel that I love (The TimTracker) and have binge watched it over the weekend.
Tim and his wife Jenn live in Orlando and chronicle their journeys throughout the parks. It seems that they visit the parks 3-4 times per week and investigate the different resorts, new foods, new events, changes and upcoming changes and much more. I will admit that I am addicted to their channel.
We are staying at the Port Orleans Riverside resort this trip and I am using a simple tip that I believe will make our stay a bit more enjoyable. I am using Amazon Prime and shipping all of our daily snacks, water, sunblock, ponchos, backpack and a few other items straight to the resort; our packages will be there waiting on us upon our arrival.
Another trick I’ve learned is to book breakfast in the resorts before the parks open which allows us to eat and then venture in before any crowds and lines develop. This will be especially important at Magic Kingdom where certain rides develop long lines.
I’ll be curious to read how many people who follow my blog enjoy Disney. Some can take it or leave it, but we think it is the most magical place on Earth! Cheers folks!
As I have said, the first day back from a getaway is tough. I slept past my alarm this morning and it felt great. Being at the beach was fantastic, but I must admit it was nice to sleep in my own bed last night. I hope you have an getaway coming up soon to provide some relaxation or adventure!
I have good news! The beach is still here and it is well. We arrived last night and being the party animal I am, I crashed out around 9:30. But I was able to rise early and catch some walking time by the ocean. Now my mind is purged and I’m ready to get sunburned!
I love my neighborhood early in the morning. The birds are chirping and the animals are getting things done before the heat hits in the afternoon. The moon is still out and the humidity is low. Oh, and did I mention we are leaving for the beach tomorrow night?! I think it’s going to be a good day!
Evelina and I are leaving Thursday evening or Friday morning to go to the beach house for a couple of days. There are 2 things to which I am looking forward: late evening walks on the beach and eating the best fried chicken ever! There is a grocery store that has a cafeteria line and makes fresh, homemade fried chicken, meatloaf, fried okra, mashed potatoes. I’m getting hungry just thinking about their food!
Summer is probably my favorite time of year for many reasons. Here are my top 10 things I love about summer:
I love going to the beach. Everyone who knows me knows I am completely fulfilled when my butt is planted in the sand.
It stays light until 9:00 pm. I don’t like winters when it gets dark at 5:00 pm. It is nice having daylight after I get home from work. I can get things done and enjoy a nice walk with Bentley.
Cities are more active/more things going on. Charlotte has a lot of cultural events in the summer, but more in a general sense there seems to be stuff to do when it is warmer.
A cool drink on a hot day. There is nothing like something really cold to drink on one of those hot, southern U.S. days!
Washing the car when it’s really hot. What better way to cool off?!
The feel of cool air conditioning when you come in from outside. Southern humidity can be unbearable at times. I know other parts of the country claim they have humidity, but the south invented it! And on those humid days when you walk in from outside and the cool conditioned air hits you it’s like heaven.
Sitting outside at our favorite restaurants. One of our favorite things to do is sit outside with friends listening to the world or music.
Long walks at the park. Evelina and I spent a lot of time in our courting days at the park so it has become a bit of a family tradition to walk around the park.
Summer means football season is right around the corner. I miss football, but summer means September is almost here!
The summer means more golf! And last but definitely not least, GOLF! My favorite sport. My shoulder is doing much better and I’ll start playing again in a couple of weeks. I am super excited to play again as it has been quite some time.
That’s my list, but I’d love to hear what you love about summer. Drop me a comment, send me an email or comment on one of my social media pages. Have a great weekend folks!
This is at the condo in Naples when Evelina and I got engaged in 2012. We began our trip at Disney, but Hurricane Debbie rained us out. We decided to move farther west and pass Debbie as she moved east. It worked the first day, but this video shows you how day 2 turned out!