So, it happens that my 50th birthday is coming up at the end of this year, December 18 to be exact. I’ve been thinking about how best to celebrate this for a while and decided that I should spend it at a place that has meaning to me, where I’ve had some history, and that makes me happy. So, of course I chose Disney World.
All are welcome to any part of what I’ve listed here, but none need feel obligated to participate.
Land: The land portion of the celebration will be at Walt Disney World. My plan is to stay there Monday through Thursday (note my birthday on Tuesday). I’ll either be staying at Disney’s Boardwalk, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Old Key West or Bay Lake Tower. I’ll know more toward the end of May so check back for updates if you are interested.
Sea: The sea portion will be a post-birthday cruise on Carnival Cruise Line. While not cheap, rates are still pretty good given this is right before Christmas. I’ll head directly from Walt Disney World to Port Canaveral (about an hour’s drive) on Thursday. December 20th and board the Carnival Liberty. This is a 3 night Bahamian cruise that will return to Port Canaveral on Sunday, December 23.
Plans are still tentative so check back for any updates.
My 30 year high school reunion was held on February 17. It actually was more like 30 and 2/3 years since we had to postpone it due to Hurricane Harvey. It was quite an interesting experience going back to The Woodlands and seeing how much everything has changed since I lived there in 1987. It […]
For those that have been asking about this, I thought I could share with you some photos of the construction process. I have, of course, taken many photos of the lot and initial construction process, and will take many more in the coming months. As of now, I am very patiently awaiting for the foundation to be poured. Very exciting. Visit myhouse photos pageto see the latest photos.
For my birthday, I went on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This was about a 3 hour trek, on foot and truck, through what most people see from their safari truck when riding the Killmanjaro Safari at the park. While strapped in by our harness, we got pretty close up to the hippos and crocodiles and got some really close up views of the elephants, giraffes, and rhinos. The Animal Kingdom cast members are good enough to photograph your journey. Most of the pictures below are staff photographs of the trek or ones that Craig took with his more professional equipment. We had great weather and I think the pictures came out fantastic. It was a great experience I highly recommend.
Just before Christmas, I went on my third Disney cruise out of Port Canaveral. Most of the pictures I took were more to display the ship, especially as it was decorated for Christmas. There are also a few shots as we docked in Nassau as well as on Castaway Cay.
Below are a few shots I took at Lake Eola around sunset with my new Canon SL1. I used a prime 40mm lens for all of these as I’m still waiting on my zoom lens. These came out okay. If we had more clouds we would have had a much better sunset tonight.