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Castle San Cristobal San Juan Puerto Rico
Castle San Cristobal, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1 of 4 - #History in #SanJuan, #PuertoRico
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Tigger started his wanderings around San Juan, Puerto Rico by catching a cab from Hyatt House to Plaza Colon. From this rather central point guests ca...

Praying for our beloved Port A following Harvey
Praying for our beloved Port A following Harvey

Scenes around Port Aransas from a recent visit to the Texas Gulf Coast

Tigger is praying for his beloved #PortAransas, Texas following #HurricaneHarvey. Here are some shots of this beautiful coastal town that we hope is n...

Castle San Cristobal San Juan Puerto Rico - Castillo San Cristobal Fortress.
Castle San Cristobal, San Juan, Puerto Rico - Castillo San Cristobal Fortress.

2 of 4 - #History in #SanJuan, #PuertoRico
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The walls of the Castle San Cristobal, Old San Juan, Pr are made up of a series of these casemates. Most are gun chambers where a canon would be place...

Captain Daves on the Gulf Destin Florida
Captain Dave's on the Gulf, Destin, Florida

Seafood that is fresh, memorable and always leaving you wanting more! #Destin #Beach
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While bouncing around the country last week Tigger found himself in the Destin, Florida for dinner and finally got a chance to visit a restaurant for...

Treasure of a Condo for Rent in Destin Florida
Treasure of a Condo for Rent in Destin, Florida

Tigger has his favorite Condo in Miramar Beach, Florida with a pool and only a block from a public beach!
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Tigger is always on the lookout for good places to stay in the various cities he visits. Always considered is the good price but also important is loc...

Solar Eclipse 2017 Totality SolarEclipse Moon blocks Sun
Solar Eclipse 2017 #Totality #SolarEclipse #Moon blocks #Sun

Tigger has a GREAT time in Sullivan, Missouri at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3781
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Check out Tigger's posts this week on all his social media pages (Links at the top) for photos and hopefully a video from the #SolarEclipse in Sulliva...

Iowa State Capitol building and the Largest Gold Dome of ALL US State Capitols
Iowa State Capitol building and the Largest Gold Dome of ALL US State Capitols

Everyone should visit this beautiful five-domed building worthy of housing the Governor of Iowa in Des Moines
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Tigger bounced through #DesMoines, #Iowa recently to visit family. While traveling through this State Capitol it is easy to see the #Gold Dome from an...

Disney Cruise Line Towel Animals
Disney Cruise Line Towel Animals

Towel Critters are a nightly treat on all Disney Cruise Vacations
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On Cruise Vacations one of the special touches is coming back to the cabin in the evening and finding wonderful Towel Animals sitting in the stateroom...

Kanga  Roos Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
Kanga & Roos Lemon Supreme Cake Mix

Tigger's 2nd Favorite Color! #TiggerProducts #TiggerFanArt

Share this with the person with whom you would most love to bake a Lemon Supreme Cake.

Of course, ORANGE is his favori...

Opening April 1 2017 Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline Missouri
Opening April, 1, 2017!! Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, Missouri

This location holds more of the magic of the Disney Youth than any other!
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Every American and so many people around the world know at least part of the story of Walt Disney. For some it may just be the end of the story with t...

Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line
Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line!

The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Since 1996 or 1997 Disney has carefully maintained control of Castaway Cay (pronounced KEY) in the Bahamas. Most don't realize it but Disney does NOT...

Time to Change your Clocks for Bahamas Bermuda and most of United States and Canada
Time to Change your Clocks for Bahamas, Bermuda and most of United States and Canada!

Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins March 12, 2017. #DaylightSavingTime #DST

It is that time of year again, folks! Spring Forward this Sunday!
Bahamas, Bermuda and most of United States and Canada!

#Daylig...

Disney Cruise Line Navigator App disneycruiselinenavigatorapp
Disney Cruise Line Navigator App #disneycruiselinenavigatorapp

A VERY Important tool for everyone on a Disney ship or planning on getting on one!
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Disney Cruise Line introduced their Disney Cruise Line...

World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument (1 of 2)
World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument (1 of 2)

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii #PearlHarbor #Hawaii
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Bowfin and Submarine Museum (2 of 2)
Bowfin and Submarine Museum (2 of 2)

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii #PearlHarbor #Hawaii
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Tiggers Zootopia Gazelle Try Everything workout
Tigger's Zootopia Gazelle Try Everything workout

Tigger's regular morning workout is just such an exciting way to STAY in SHAPE!!
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Tigger works hard to keep his bouncy shape even at 47 years old! (48 on December 20, 2016). Put on the movie and in the extras to the DVD find the mus...

Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park
Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park

Cruise ship excursion in Cozumel Mexico
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When Tigger takes his entourage to Cozumel, Mexico he loves finding the wonderful beach experience at the Playa Mia Grand Beach...

Disney and Pixar themed Vacation Countdown numbers - 0 to 24 TTDAVCDN
Disney and Pixar themed Vacation Countdown numbers - 0 to 24 #TTDAVCDN

Use them to count down to your Disney Vacation!
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This page has numbers 0 to 24.Clic...

Tig-Quick Pancake and Baking Mix
Tig-Quick Pancake and Baking Mix

#TiggerProducts #TiggerFanArt

Share this with the person with whom you would most love to share your Pancakes made from Tig-Quick!

What is a Tongue Toupee
What is a Tongue Toupee?

Is a Flavor that gets stuck in your brain called a Tongue Toupee?  #TongueToupee

If a SONG that gets stuck in your brain is called an Ear Wig,

Is a Flavor that gets stuck in your brain called a Tongue Toupee?...

The Primrose at the Destin History  Fishing Museum
The Primrose at the Destin History & Fishing Museum

Working Vessel of Captain John W. Melvin, A Wonderful Slice of Local Lore - The History that Built the World's Luckiest Fishing Village.
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One of the best ways to discover the treasures in Destin, Florida is a visit to the Destin History & Fishing Museum. Like many historic locations thro...

Channeling my inner Elvis and some Pooh too
Channeling my inner Elvis and some Pooh, too!

Time for Lunch for Tigger!

Channeling my inner ELVIS with a peanut butter and banana sandwich with a little bit of Pooh!

Happy 48th Birthday Tigger December 20 2016
Happy 48th Birthday, Tigger!! December 20, 2016

48 years ago today, our favorite Disney Tigger was born as he first appeared in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (December 20, 1968)
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#HappyBirthday #Tigger!!! 48 years ago today, our favorite Disney Tigger was born as he first appeared in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day...

Minnie Mouse is one of Tiggers FAVORITE Disney Characters
Minnie Mouse is one of Tigger's FAVORITE Disney Characters!

A Cruise on the Disney Fantasy will bring any fan closer to this wonderful Mouse.
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For a long, long time, Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse has been a favorite Disney character for Tigger! Each of the Disney Cruise Line ships features a stat...

TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands
TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands

Part 1 of 5 - BVI Customized Excursion for a small group on a Private Boat
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On Tigger’s recent trip to Tortola he decided to charter a private motor boat to tour the surrounding islands. ...

TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands
TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands

Part 2 of 5 - Virgin Gorda and The Baths
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First stop "The Baths" at Virgin Gorda. This is one of the most visited attractions on the Island. This area consists of giant boulders that create wa...

TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands
TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands

Part 3 of 5 - Lunch in Spanish Town at Mermaid's Dockside Bar and Grill
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Next stop food. We asked to go to a place where the locals eat, nothing touristy. He took us to "Mermaid’s Dockside Bar and Grill" in Spanish Town. It...

TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands
TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands

Part 4 of 5 - Tour of Necker Island owned by Sir Richard Branson from the water as well as Moskito Island and Eustatia Island.
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After lunch Capt. Taiwo asked if we wanted to do some snorkeling or shopping which sounded good but to be honest I wanted to do a Bucket List activity...

TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands
TRC Boating in the British Virgin Islands

Part 5 of 5 - Even in stormy waters, Captain Taiwo demostrated his many resources to deliver us through safely!
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At this point the weather started to turn (again outer bands of Hurricane Mathew were starting to reach the Leeward Islands) so we decided to make our...

Fitness Center on Disney Cruise Line
Fitness Center on Disney Cruise Line

Tigger keeps in shape at the Disney Fantasy's Senses Fitness Center
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All the Disney Cruise Line ships are equipped with a ...

Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa TiggersLetterToSanta2016
Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa #TiggersLetterToSanta2016

Tigger needs your help writing his 2016 Christmas letter to Santa!
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Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa TiggersLetterToSanta2016
Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa #TiggersLetterToSanta2016

Tigger needs your help writing his 2016 Christmas letter to Santa! Quigley's Castle edition
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Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa TiggersLetterToSanta2016
Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa #TiggersLetterToSanta2016

Tigger needs your help writing his 2016 Christmas letter to Santa! Discovery Aerial Photography edition
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Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa TiggersLetterToSanta2016
Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa #TiggersLetterToSanta2016

Tigger needs your help writing his 2016 Christmas letter to Santa! Dinner Bell Ranch and Resort edition
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Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa TiggersLetterToSanta2016
Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa #TiggersLetterToSanta2016

Tigger needs your help writing his 2016 Christmas letter to Santa! Neckz edition
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Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa TiggersLetterToSanta2016
Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa #TiggersLetterToSanta2016

Tigger needs your help writing his 2016 Christmas letter to Santa! EUREKA TROLLEY edition
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Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa TiggersLetterToSanta2016
Dear Santa-I can Explain... Tigger writes his letter to Santa #TiggersLetterToSanta2016

Tigger needs your help writing his 2016 Christmas letter to Santa! Two Dumb Dames Edition
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Happy THANKSGIVING From TIGGER and the Gang
Happy THANKSGIVING From TIGGER and the Gang!

A little bit of peaceful music to listen to as we remember all for which we are thankful!



A shor...

Happy 88th Birthday Mickey Mouse
Happy 88th Birthday Mickey Mouse

November 18, 2016 - #HappyBirthdayMickey
B-Roll Festival of Holidays and Princess Elena
B-Roll: Festival of Holidays and Princess Elena

November 15, 2016

B-Roll: Festival of Holidays and Princess Elena
Filed in: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, Holidays


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Tigger and The Whoop-de-Dooper Loop-de-Looper Alley-Ooper Bounce on the Disney Fantasy
Tigger and The Whoop-de-Dooper Loop-de-Looper Alley-Ooper Bounce on the Disney Fantasy

This famous Bounce was demonstrated on the Disney Cruise Line Fantasy for all to learn!
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Recently, on the Disney Fantasy, Tigger looked for every opport...

Tigger Discovers Pepe the King Prawns Stateroom Door 5148 ½
Tigger Discovers Pepe the King Prawn's Stateroom Door 5148 ½

Finally, a stateroom Tigger's size, he'll have to book this one for the next cruise on the Disney Fantasy!
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While wandering around the Disney Fantasy on Deck 5 Tigger walk...

Elk Herd Living in Northwest Arkansas
Elk Herd Living in Northwest Arkansas

Many do not know that Arkansas has one of the Largest Herds of Elk outside of the Rockies!
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In the early 1800s, elk roamed the lands of Arkansas and many of the eastern states in large herds! They were pushed westward over the 1800s and into...

Disney Fantasy - How to Use the Laundry Room
Disney Fantasy - How to Use the Laundry Room


With a laundry facility for cruise guests on nearly every deck with cabins, the Laundry machines are high tech on the Disney Cruise Line ship the Fant...

Mutiny of the Tigger
Mutiny of the Tigger

What really happened aboard the Fantasy on that Fateful West Caribbean Cruise in October 2016
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You may have heard that the Disney Fantasy was diverted from its intended route from Jamaica to the Bahamas the first week of October 2016. THAT was a...

Daily Navigators - Eastern Caribbean Disney Fantasy
Daily Navigators - Eastern Caribbean Disney Fantasy

Halloween on the High Seas - September 24 - October 1, 2016 on Disney Cruise Line - DCL

Daily Navigators on the Disney Cruise Line ships are generally delivered to your stateroom and left on your turned down bed in the evenings during Din...

Daily Navigators - Western Caribbean Disney Fantasy
Daily Navigators - Western Caribbean Disney Fantasy

Halloween on the High Seas - October 1 - 9, 2016 on Disney Cruise Line - DCL

Daily Navigators on the Disney Cruise Line ships are generally delivered to your stateroom and left on your turned down bed in the evenings during Din...

Tigger explores Andys Room in the Oceaneer Club aboard the Disney Fantasy
Tigger explores Andy's Room in the Oceaneer Club aboard the Disney Fantasy

Designed exclusively for shildren ages 3 to 12 this fun space is an adventure for everyone!
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Aboard the four Disney Cruise Line ships on deck 5 is a l...

Tigger is so excited about his NEW business cards
Tigger is so excited about his NEW business cards!!


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Earthquake in Oklahoma Sept 3 2016 at 702 AM
Earthquake in Oklahoma Sept 3, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Felt all the way in Arkansas!!

For those who are in Oklahoma or the surrounding states...

Breckenridge Colorado Historic Mountain Town
Breckenridge, Colorado: Historic Mountain Town

Small town with a cosmopolitan selection of shops, restaurants and things to do!
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This summer Tigger and his entourage made a road trip through Colorado. One of his stops was at the Historic Mountain Town of Breckenridge. While stro...

Exploring the Top of Pikes Peak Mountain
Exploring the Top of Pikes Peak Mountain

Near Colorado Springs, Colorado, over 14,000 feet and a view that is hard to beat!
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Tigger took a drive up Pikes Peak this summer...

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

Tigger basques in the beauty of this appropriately named place!
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While in Colorado Springs, whether just driving past or spending some time there, do not miss a few hours in this unique spot on the planet, ...

High Line Railroad Park and Rotary Snowplow
High Line Railroad Park and Rotary Snowplow

Railroad Engines and Cars on display in Breckenridge, Colorado that will impress.
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On the way into Breckenridge from the south, Tigger and his entourage arrived on highway 9 from the Hoosier Pass (another story). Just before hitting...

Summer Breeze Vacation Rental in Port Aransas Texas from Starkey Properties
Summer Breeze Vacation Rental in Port Aransas, Texas from Starkey Properties

Comnfortable Vacation Rental for a couple or a family of four!
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According to the chamber of commerce there are 36 Condominium buildings, 11 cottages, 30 hot...

Tigger Magic Band Returns to Disney Store
Tigger Magic Band Returns to Disney Store!

Tigger missed it last time but ordered it right away as soon as they came back out!!
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A year or two ago Disney came out with a Magic Band with Tigger on it, stripes and bouncy Tigger and all!!

Ever since then Tigge...

Tigger is worried about his new friend
Tigger is worried about his new friend!

Click to see the rest of the story!
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Tigger makes friends where ever he goes... this new friend really made him worry, though!

This knife holder at the ...

Tigger Attends Yoga Class at The Balinese Wellness Spa and Yoga Retreat
Tigger Attends Yoga Class at The Balinese Wellness Spa and Yoga Retreat

Port Aransas, Texas
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Bents Old Fort National Historic Site Colorado
Bent`s Old Fort National Historic Site Colorado

Castle of the Plains
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While driving across southern Colorado he coddiwompled across a very interesting site! Bent's Old Fort features a reconstructed 18402 adobe fur tradin...

Can Tigger swim
Can Tigger swim?

MEME THIS!

Tigger made a new friend at the pool at Pelican's Roost in Port Aransas, Texas...

"Come on Tigger! I will help you!"

I s...

I have no CRUISE CONTROL
I have no CRUISE CONTROL!

It's like the cruises book themselves!

Tigger is counting down to the next cruise!!...

Theres no place in Texas like Fort Worths Stockyards Station
There's no place in Texas like Fort Worth's Stockyards Station

Tigger takes some Brittish friends for a REAL Texas experience!
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Good friends of Tigger Joe and Jack traveled from their home in Southern England to meet Tigger in Texas for a REAL Texas experience that included foo...

ICEBAR Orlando a buCOOLub place to visit
ICEBAR Orlando a COOL place to visit


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While in Orlando Tigger and his entourage were looking for something unique and different to do one evening and had heard about the ...

Tigger found the best Fried Chicken in Las Vegas
Tigger found the best Fried Chicken in Las Vegas

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at the Venetian Resort and Casino
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I have always heard rave reviews about the chicken served at the YARDB...

Beach days are TIGGERIFFIC
Beach days are TIGGERIFFIC!

Tigger love Disney's Castaway Cay in the Bahamas!

The Adult Cabanas are one of Tigger's favorite places on Disney's Castaway Cay. Don't look for a hotel there, though. The only way you can get there i...

Painted Desert Inn
Painted Desert Inn

Explore this intriguing national historic Landmark and discover its fascinating past from homesteads to Route 66! It is in the middle of the Painted Desert right on I-40!
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On your next drive to (or across) Arizona from the east, you are sure to pass the exit to the Painted Desert. The drive itself is one of the greatest...

Eiffel Tower Restaurant Experience at the Paris Resort
Eiffel Tower Restaurant Experience at the Paris Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada
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Tigger and his entourage of 2 went out to celebrate a special Birthday dinner for Jennifer at the ...

Fins to the left fins to the right
Fins to the left, fins to the right!!

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers and Shark Week on Discovery inspired Tigger to go for a dive for Finding Dory!

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers and Shark Week on Discovery inspired Tigger to go for a dive! Are you worried about his success??

&...

Tigger does his BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING at Build-A-Bear
Tigger does his BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING at Build-A-Bear!!

Build-A-Bear Workshop® - Where Best Friends Are Made®
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Tigger joined in the Back-To-School shopping craze!! Wonderful new outfits!!

Buil...

Floridas Seafood Bar  Grill Cocoa Beach Florida
Florida's Seafood Bar & Grill, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Great fresh fried seafood
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The next time you are on the Florida Atlantic Coast waiting for a cruise in Port Canaveral, stop by ...

Jim Cantore celebrates 30 Years at The Weather Channel
Jim Cantore celebrates 30 Years at The Weather Channel

July 14, 2016
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HUGE Congrats ...

Agate Bridge in the Petrified Forest National Park Arizona
Agate Bridge in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

History preserved but not forever, see it while you can!
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In the eastern end of Interstate 40 through Arizona at exit #311 is the entrance to the ...

House of Blues Foundation Room Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas Nevada
House of Blues Foundation Room Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada


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Stopping by the House of Blues ...

Youve got a friend in Me - Tiggers Memes
You've got a friend in Me! - Tigger's Memes

#Achmed #jeffdunham #bluelivesmatter

Tigger dressed as Woody from Toy Story poses with one of his friends Achmed from Jeff Dunham's leading crew!...

Fins Grill and Icehouse in Port Aransas Texas
Fins Grill and Icehouse in Port Aransas, Texas!

Great restaurant right on the harbor, a fun and delish place to eat!!
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When visiting Port Aransas, Texas, there are a few places that Tigger always stops in! One of the great meals is the Po Boys and other menu ite...

Flipside Burger Breckenridge Colorado
Flipside Burger, Breckenridge, Colorado

Locally Sourced Locally Owned, Locally Brewed!
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There's more to Flip Side than just great burgers. We also serve unique appetizers, free-range chicken sandwiches, fresh chopped salads and hand-cut t...

Chapel Hats
Chapel Hats

Las Vegas, Nevada in the Venetian Resort Grand Canal
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Not only a fun store to visit, Chapel Hats is a great place to find that ONE STATEM...

Note-Able Workshop
Note-Able Workshop

Building some fo the highest quality Adirondack Furniture!
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Tigger met up with the talented craftsmen at the Note-Able Workshop both at t...

Traveling with ZipLoc bags
Traveling with ZipLoc bags

Just a brief note on traveling with ZipLoc bags...
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Recently, a friend was asking advice for travel and for some reason this was the first thing on my mind! It is not something significant, ...

Buddy Vs Ristorante
Buddy V's Ristorante

at the The Venetian Las Vegas
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Tigger celebrated Father's day brunch at Buddy V's Ristorante at the Venetian i...

Watch-et Wristwatch Protector - The BEST Wristwatch protection for my Samsung Gear 2 or any smart or favorite watch
Watch-et Wristwatch Protector - The BEST Wristwatch protection for my Samsung Gear 2 or any smart or favorite watch!

I should have gotten one of these the day I bought my smart watch!
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A year and a half ago I started wearing a wrist watch for the first time in decades! I have always been so concerned about breaking it and buying a $4...

The Venetian Las Vegas.
The Venetian Las Vegas.

Tigger loves taking a stroll along the canals after a great lunch at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar!
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Grand Canal Shoppes is anchored by an 85,000-square-foo...

Panama Canal Expansion Inauguration
Panama Canal Expansion Inauguration

June 26, 2016
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Sunday, June 26, 2016 was an historic day as the new expanded Panama Canal locks opened and allowed the very first ship of its size through the Panama...

Tigger undergoes Successful Spine Surgery
Tigger undergoes Successful Spine Surgery

Follow the story of Tigger's upgrade, an exciting say in his life!
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8206;greenlightavet8236; at Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band
#‎greenlightavet‬ at Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band

#‎greenlightavet‬ at The Walmart AMP in Rogers, Arkansas
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On Saturday, April 30, 2016 Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band played to an excited audience at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, Arkansas...

50 to 74 - Disney and Pixar themed Vacation Countdown numbers TTDAVCDN
50 to 74 - Disney and Pixar themed Vacation Countdown numbers #TTDAVCDN

Use them to count down to your Disney Vacation!
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Click here for Numbers 0 to 24 days...

25 to 49 - Disney and Pixar themed Vacation Countdown numbers TTDAVCDN
25 to 49 - Disney and Pixar themed Vacation Countdown numbers #TTDAVCDN

Use them to count down to your Disney Vacation!
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Click here for Numbers 0 to 24 days...

The Polynesian Cultural Center Video Tour
The Polynesian Cultural Center Video Tour

Join Tigger as he shares his day at the Polynesian Cultural Center on the east shore of Ohau, Hawaii
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The Polynesi...

Disney Cruise Stateroom Cabin Door Decorations
Disney Cruise Stateroom Cabin Door Decorations


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On the Disney ships, some people enjoy decorating their stateroom doors for their cruise... short or long, there are tons of styles.

Th...

Disney Magic Video Tour - Full ship walking tour of the DCL Magic
Disney Magic Video Tour - Full ship walking tour of the DCL Magic


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This is a very long video. Use the video index below to skip around the video if you would like. The video is organized by deck from Deck 10 down to D...

Disney Magic Concierge Lounge Video and Photos
Disney Magic Concierge Lounge Video and Photos

Video Tour and Photos of the New CONCIERGE LOUNGE on the Disney Magic
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In the fall of 2015 the Magic got upgraded with a concierge lounge, something that has been missing but was included in the larger ships!
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Daily Navigators - Bahama Castaway Cay Disney Magic
Daily Navigators - Bahama Castaway Cay Disney Magic

March 3 - 6, 2016 on Disney Cruise Line - DCL

Daily Navigators on the Disney Cruise Line ships are generally delivered to your stateroom and left on your turned down bed in the evenings during Din...

Concierge Paperwork - Bahama Castaway Cay Disney Magic
Concierge Paperwork - Bahama Castaway Cay Disney Magic

March 3 - 6, 2016 on Disney Cruise Line - DCL
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This is a copy of the paperwork that is given to guests as Concierge passengers. We were booked in the one bedroom suite....

Bavaro Princess Video Tour All Inclusive Resort
Bavaro Princess Video Tour All Inclusive Resort

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Bávaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


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El Gaucho Menu Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana Dominican Republic
El Gaucho Menu, Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Restaurant menu in four languages in PDF format
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Bávaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Tanuki Japanese Restaurant Menu Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Tanuki Japanese Restaurant Menu, Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Including COMPLETE VIDEO of events and Restaurant menu in two languages in PDF format
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Bávaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Sakura Chinese Restaurant Menu Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Sakura Chinese Restaurant Menu, Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Restaurant menu in four languages in PDF format
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Bávaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Video Tour Platinum Suite Bavaro Princess
Video Tour Platinum Suite Bavaro Princess

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Bávaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

In July 2015, Tigger arrived at the Bavaro Princess in...

Finding a Coconut Guy at the Bavaro Princess Punta Cana
Finding a Coconut Guy at the Bavaro Princess, Punta Cana


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A great way to start your day at the Bávaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is to go out after morning...

Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid
Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid

Memphis, Tennessee MUST SEE!!
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Crossing the Mississippi in to Memphis Tennessee on US Interstate 40 you will not miss the ...

High Heal Sneakers - Vince Johnson and the Boogie Band
High Heal Sneakers - Vince Johnson and the Boogie Band

Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street, Memphis

The clubs along Beale Street in Memphis are numerous and entertaining! Frequently, Tigger will stop by for anything from a single meal to an evening o...

Rolling down the River - Pam and Terry
Rolling down the River - Pam and Terry

Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Pam and Terry command the room with fun-loving banter that includes everyone in the ...

Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street Memphis
Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street, Memphis

Quick stop for food or a whole meal.. the food is great!
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Recently, Tigger stopped in for some good music and a simple meal. He ordered an Appetizer Sampler for $24.95 and was pleasantly surprised to discover...

Byodo-In Temple Video Tour - Valley of the Temples
Byodo-In Temple Video Tour - Valley of the Temples


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Tigger had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii....

Neighbors Mill Bakery and Cafe in Harrison Arkansas
Neighbor's Mill Bakery and Cafe in Harrison, Arkansas

Worth a stop if you are passing through or live locally.
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For many years Neighbor's Mill Bakery and Cafe has been a favorite of Tigger for lunch and dinner plus they serve a wonderful breakfast....

 Where is the Disney Magic Right Now?

If the Disney Magic is in range of the AIS system it will show up, otherwise the map will center around Castaway Cay. Castaway Cay does not have AIS r...

Walking tour of the Disney Dream Cruise Ship - Video Tour
Walking tour of the Disney Dream Cruise Ship - Video Tour


The Disney Cruise Line's Dream is a large ship. An exhaustive walking tour video would be so much longer than this one hour video. During the video to...

Aulanis The Daily IWA Samples
Aulani's The Daily 'IWA Samples

2014-Dec - Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa Schedule of events published at the resort

If you have ever been on a Disney Cruise or any cruise ship for that matter you know that you are given a daily navigator telling you all the activiti...

New Years Eve Feast at Roys Oahu
New Year's Eve Feast at Roy's Oahu!

Tigger enjoyed a top quality meal on New Years Eve that was completely unrivaled!!
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Happy new years!

The menu offered that evening was a specially selected menu of items....

Aulani A Disney Resort and Spa Video Tour Pools and More
Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa Video Tour Pools and More

Sixty-two minutes of footage around the Hawaiian Disney DVC Resort
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In December 2014, Tigger had the opportunity to stay at the Aulani Resort on Oahu in Hawaii for 10 days. During that time, footage for this video was...

Aulani Deluxe Studio Video unit 510
Aulani Deluxe Studio Video unit 510

Video Tour of Tiggers Room at Aulani in Hawaii
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In December 2014, Tigger stayed in a Deluxe Studio Room at Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. This video is of Tigger's...

Everyone should Cruise the Inside Passage
Everyone should Cruise the Inside Passage

Part 1: Travel with good friends, it is HIGHLY recommended!
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For 20 to 30 years it has been a dream of mine to travel to Alaska to see some of the most impressive sites nature can muster, it it did not disappoin...

Everyone should Cruise the Inside Passage
Everyone should Cruise the Inside Passage

Part 2: One of the most impressive cruises ever, the coast of Alaska with take your breath away!!
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Back to the Cruise itself

The scenery and majesty of the Alaskan Inside Passage is beyond verbal description. It ranged from mor...

Everyone should Cruise the Inside Passage
Everyone should Cruise the Inside Passage

Part 3: The rich history of Sitka, Alaksa and more.
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Great Historical Significance

Many of the cities in south east Alaska have a long and sordid history. Sitka, for example, was th...

Everyone should Cruise the Inside Passage
Everyone should Cruise the Inside Passage

Part 4: Juneau, Alaska. A stop from the Disney Cruise Line Wonder
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The capital of Alaska has its own unique feel, like every city we visited in our May 2014 Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder. On this particular stop we...

Daily Navigators - Alaska Cruise May 24-June 2 2014
Daily Navigators - Alaska Cruise May 24-June 2, 2014

on the Disney Wonder - Disney Cruise Line - DCL

Daily Navigators on the Disney Cruise Line ships are generally delivered to your stateroom and left on your turned down bed in the evenings during Din...

Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) in Munich Germany
Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) in Munich, Germany

Relive the childhood toys you had and memories for centuries past!
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Find inspiration in the life of Margarete Steiff as she battled infantile paralysis from a young age and fought through her disabilities to build a to...

Christmas Markets in Bavaria
Christmas Markets in Bavaria

The real OLD WORLD experience of the Season
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Looking for a Christmas season experience that you will never forget? Plan to spend time in Bavaria, Germany for the fall months. Beginning in Septemb...

Photos from the Bridge of the Disney Magic
Photos from the Bridge of the Disney Magic

Disney Cruise Line

Long ago, you could take a tour of the bridge. Now, with higher security in place it is harder to visit the bridge but it is not unheard of on rare oc...

Universal Studios The Simpsons Video Walk Through
Universal Studios The Simpsons Video Walk Through

YouTube Video on the TiggerTravelsDotCom Channel

This video walk through is the outside areas of The Simpsons' Springfield starting at Bumblebee Man's Tacos and Lard Lad Donuts we pass Krusty Burger...

T-REX Restaurant at Downtown Disney in Orlando
T-REX Restaurant at Downtown Disney in Orlando

YouTube Video on the TiggerTravelsDotCom Channel
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One of our favorite places to stop at when ever we are in Orlando, Florida is the T-REX restaurant in the middle of Downtown Disney which is located i...

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Port Canaveral Beach Resort.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Port Canaveral Beach Resort.

Walking Video Tour of the resort and our one bedroom unit # 1105a

Formerly the Ron Jon Resort in Port Canaveral, Florida, we had the opportunity to call the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort "HOM...

Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Video Walking Tour at Universal Studios in Orlando

Here are a few walking video tours I recorded in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. What a fantastic creation!!

...

Home Free Vocal Band
Home Free Vocal Band

Crazy Life Tour - 2014

On Thursday, October 9th, 2014, Tigger had the opportunity to sit next to the stage for the Home Free concert in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Baum Wa...

Riding the AquaDuck on the Disney Cruise Line Dream
Riding the AquaDuck on the Disney Cruise Line Dream

YouTube Video on the TiggerTravelsDotCom Channel

View from 4 rides through the AquaDuck on the Disney Dream. My first ride ever I took the video of my own face and reactions. The s...

Flat Tigger Goes to Disneyland
Flat Tigger Goes to Disneyland

The continuing story of Ray's Flat Tigger
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After posting a picture of myself in my adult sized Tigger costume, my good friend made a Flat Tigger out of me and started travelling me around the w...

Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks

A nearly painful tale of the making of a great movie, Mary Poppins!
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Sitting on the threshold of the release of one of the year's greatest movies, it is so exciting to think I had a fantastic preview on board the ...

(C2C)(MOTB)John and Keiths Excellent Adventure
(C2C)+(MOTB)=John and Keiths Excellent Adventure!


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These guys drove through the storms in Colorado to get to San Diego to drive BACK to the Outer Banks on the ...

To Concierge or Not to Concierge that is the question
To Concierge or Not to Concierge, that is the question?

What is all the fuss about?
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On most of the cruise lines they have ...

Amamos Argentina with Los Pampas Gouchos
"Amamos Argentina" with Los Pampas Gouchos

"We Love Argentina" show at Silver Dollar City with the Brenda Aerial Dance Company
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Tigger saw Las Pampas Gauchos Drummers and Dancers at ...

The Queens Staircase
The Queen`s Staircase

Escape Route from Fort Fincastle that still exists.
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Nassau's most visited historical attraction in Nassau is the ...

Silver Dollar City - Outlaw Run
Silver Dollar City - Outlaw Run

A New Roller Coaster that is as Exciting as it Seems!
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In the spring of 2013 Silver Dollar City near Branson, Missouri opened a new roller coaster that redefines expectations from modern wooden roller c...

Earth Day Costa Rica Central American Paradise
Earth Day, Costa Rica, Central American Paradise

Striving to become the `greenest` country on the planet, there is a role for everyone to play!
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On this Earth Day 2013, April 22 has been designated an important time when ecological preservation education spreads to as many p...

Momma Deans Soul Food Kitchen
Momma Dean`s Soul Food Kitchen

South 71B, Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Growing up with a southern mom who was a great cook, Tigger learned at a young age to appreciate good southern cooking, even while...

Tulum Maya Ruins Site
Tulum Maya Ruins Site

Long time dream lives up to all expectations and so much more!
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Like many people Tigger has met traveling, it has long been a dream to take a trip to ruins from the Mayan empire in Mexico. There...

Southern California Beautiful forcast unforgettable trip
Southern California, Beautiful forcast, unforgettable trip!

April 18, 2013 - Three recommendations for places to stay
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For nearly three decades, Tigger has read and respected suggestions from TRAVEL+LEISURE...

Deep Sea Fishing in Grand Cayman
Deep Sea Fishing in Grand Cayman

We caught nothing but barracuda but we had a lot of FUN doing it!!
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In January we went on a Disney Cruise on the Disney Magic out of Galveston. One of the stops was at Grand Cayman and as this was a celebration trip fo...

Junkanoo Cultural Festival
Junkanoo Cultural Festival

Nassau, Bahamas
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We recently visited the Junkanoo Museum in Nassau and actually got to participate in a recreation of the celebration by wearing headdresses, banging s...

Disney Cruise Line is saying good bye to Galveston
Disney Cruise Line is saying good bye to Galveston

and heading back to Miami, January 2014
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After their 2nd season on the Texas Coast, the Mouse is hitting the trails but they want to offer you a ...

Ever wonder what it is like to swim with a Dolphin
Ever wonder what it is like to swim with a Dolphin?

Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman
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I always did. David and I spent 10 years living on one of the barrier islands off the coast of Texas and to get to Port Aransas, you had to take a fer...

Dobyns Dining Room The Keeter Center
Dobyns Dining Room, The Keeter Center

College of the Ozarks, Hollister, Missouri
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Just south of Branson, Missouri the next exit you will find is the exit for Hollister. Turn west and in about 1/2 mile you will se...

The Addams Family Musical
The Addams Family Musical

Juanita K Hammons Hall in Springfield, Missouri
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On Saturday, April 6, 2013 Jennifer and I had the pleasure of sitting in on the matinee performance of the Addams Family Musical...

Two recommedations for DC Cherry Blossom Festival
Two recommedations for DC Cherry Blossom Festival

April 4, 2013
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Two recommendations for travel to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC this year. Blossoms are out and ready for viewing!...

Concierge Service on Disney Cruise Lines Disney Dream
Concierge Service on Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream

First class service from the viewpoint of a real cheap-skate!
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From the start, I need to make it clear: I admit that I am a cheap-skate, a skin flint even a tight wad when it come to spending money on travel and v...

Josephine Tussauds World of Wax
Josephine Tussaud's World of Wax

250 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Josephine Tussaud was born in 1900, the great-great granddaughter of Madame Tussaud famous for her wax museum in London. Today, there is no connection...

Southern Club Gambling Museum
Southern Club Gambling Museum

Josephine Tussaud's World of Wax
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250 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas

In the heart of town near the famous bathhouse row and across from the Arlington Hotel, the W...

Hints for First Time Cruisers on the Disney Cruise Line Ship
Hints for First Time Cruisers on the Disney Cruise Line Ship

More information than you can digest in one sitting gathered from our experiences on 11 cruises
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Both Jennifer and myself will be sounding off on this article. It was started as a result of questions from a family next to us this morning at the Ch...

Three to Four Foot Rat Snake in Our House
Three to Four Foot Rat Snake in Our House!

The Whole Story:

On Monday I was home alone and the house was very quiet except the AC. While sitting in front of my computer I sensed that there was something in the...

World Fest 2012 at Silver Dollar City Branson Missouri
World Fest 2012 at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

Entire Playlist for the Festival
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Video Duration 3:36 ... that is over 3 1/2 hours!

...

Mariachi Divas
Mariachi Divas


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http://www.mariachidivas.com/
Official Website for The Mariachi Divas with their To...

Enchanted Art Brings the Disney Dream to Life
Enchanted Art Brings the Disney Dream to Life!

Once again, Disney artists bring new meaning to the display of fine art!
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To say that the Disney Dream, the first of two large cruise ships built for Disney Cruise Lines in the 21st century, is technolog...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Part One
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Part One

Universal's Island of Adventure brings Hogwarts and Hogsmeade to life
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Click here to re...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Part Two
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Part Two

Universal's Island of Adventure brings Hogwarts and Hogsmeade to life
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Click here to r...

The New Disney Dream Does Not Feel Very Big or Crowded
The New Disney Dream Does Not Feel Very Big or Crowded!

Clever design and well though out deck plans keep the intimate feel on board
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Having been aboard Disney Cruise Line's first two ships for nine cruises in the past seven years, our first concern about cruising...

Vibe; The New DCL Teen Hot Spot
Vibe; The New DCL Teen Hot Spot

New to the Disney Cruise Line is the expanded indoor/outdoor teens-only lounge on the Disney Dream
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Traditionally, when one thinks of a cruise, images of the QE2 come to mind. A place where children of any age are discouraged. Th...

Getting to and Paying for Your Florida Cruise
Getting to and Paying for Your Florida Cruise

Saving money takes a bit of work but the payoff can be really worth it!
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Our family travels a lot for the average person. People frequently ask us for advice on how they could travel more. When they ask...

Running the 2011 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon
Running the 2011 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon

The Second Annual evening event that is unlike anything you will do outside of Disney!
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The Decision

In January 2011, I made the decision to train for something huge in my life. For years, I have wished I had followe...

Mickeys Not-so-scary Halloween Party at Disney World
Mickey's Not-so-scary Halloween Party at Disney World

Halloween Celebration at Magic Kingdom that runs from September through November.
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On Friday, September 30, 2011, we attended the ...

Security on Facebook - Friends Lists and How to Use Them
Security on Facebook - Friends Lists and How to Use Them

How To Set Your Security Settings So Selected Friends Cannot See All Your Posts.
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For the past year or so, Facebook has hit the news about loses in their security. I am here to help set the record straight once a...

Marvel Cave lives up to its name NO Disappointment
Marvel Cave lives up to its name, NO Disappointment!

Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri and where it all began!
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Silver Dollar City has one of the most interesting beginnings of many places in the Ozarks. In 1894, this booming attraction started as a tour of a ve...

Changing the front wheel bearing on a 2007 Dodge Durango
Changing the front wheel bearing on a 2007 Dodge Durango

A Humorous look at the underbelly of a two wheel drive
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The front left wheel bearing has been going out on our 2007 Dodge Durango (2 wheel drive). After asking a couple places how much t...

It came It came It came The coolest Disney Mickey Watch
It came! It came! It came! The coolest Disney Mickey Watch!

You gotta see how this thing looks when reading out the time!!
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Anyone who follows our site much will quickly realize that we are pretty big Disney fans... this fits right in!

So, 2 weeks ago today I...

Australian Sea Apple - Biodiversity Exhibit
Australian Sea Apple - Biodiversity Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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In the same tank as the Red Spined Star is the Australian Sea Apple. Again, this is an ultra colorful creature found around Australia and points immed...

Val at the Skills USA competition
Val at the Skills USA competition

Arkansas competition
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On April 19, 2011, Our son Val Bailey represented Eureka Springs High School with several of his class mates at the Skills USA state competition for A...

Oklahoma Aquarium
Oklahoma Aquarium

A day of wonder, fun and education that everyone can enjoy!
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On Thursday, March 24, 2011 during spring break, we took an early morning drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma (really Jenks) to visit the Ok...

Feeding the Red Ear Sliders in the turtle tank
Feeding the Red Ear Sliders in the turtle tank

Fishes of Oklahoma exhibit in the Oklahoma Aquarium
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As we entered the Oklahoma Aquarium, all eight galleries are situated along a huge central corridor. Some to the left, some to th...

Paddlefish - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Paddlefish - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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Scientific name: Polydon spathula (Many teeth and Spoon shaped)

These odd looking native Oklahoma fish grow to 25...

Shovelnose Sturgeon - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Shovelnose Sturgeon - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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Scientific name: Scaphirhynchus platorynchus (Shovel-nosed and having a broad and flat nose)

Another peculiar beast...

Alligator Snapping Turtle - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Alligator Snapping Turtle - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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Scientific name: Macroclemys temminckii (Temminki's large turtle)

Normally growing up to 26 inches, the Alligator S...

Channel Catfish - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Channel Catfish - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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Scientific name: Ictalurus punctatus (catfish and spotted)

This commonly fished bottom feeder grows to 10 to 20 inc...

Blue Catfish - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Blue Catfish - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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I wish I could have gotten a better picture of this huge fish, every time I checked on him, he was quite shy. There are many myths about Blue Cats tha...

Alligator Gar - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Alligator Gar - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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Having lived near Alligators (some very large) for the past decade, I did not know what to expect from viewing Oklahoma's Alligato...

Mammals of Oklahoma - Hayes Family Ozark Stream Exhibit
Mammals of Oklahoma - Hayes Family Ozark Stream Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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In the back of the Fishes of Oklahoma exhibit, you will find the Hayes Family Ozark Stream, an exhibit of beavers, raccoons and ot...

Largemouth Bass - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Largemouth Bass - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa

Scientific Name: Micropterus salmoides (having short wings and trout-like body)

Size: 10-20 inches and 2-12 pounds....

Striped Bass - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Striped Bass - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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Scientific Name: Morone saxatilis (foolish among rocks)

Size: 12-25 inches and 10-30 pounds.

Female...

American Bullfrog - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
American Bullfrog - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa

Scientific Name: Rana catesbeiana (Frog in honor of Mark Catesby)

Size: 12-14 inches with state record of 18 inches!

The...

Albino Red Ear Slider - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Albino Red Ear Slider - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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While you visit the Oklahoma Aquarium, don't miss seeing the Albino Red Ear Slider. This is a rarity in nature and it is doubtful that it would surviv...

Lesser Siren - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Lesser Siren - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
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Scientific Name: Siren intermedia (Mythical sea nymph / in between)

This salamander can grow up to 14 inches with a current maximum siz...

Red Spined Star - Biodiversity Exhibit
Red Spined Star - Biodiversity Exhibit

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa

Scientific Name: Protoreaster linckii (First star / partaining to Johann Heinrich Linck)

This was one of the most interesting things in...

Eureka Victorian Classic 10k Run
Eureka Victorian Classic 10k Run


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Many of you know, I started training for a Marathon back in January of this year. It is going to be a 15 month torture of which I am in the third mont...

New Cellphone Case
New Cellphone Case

From my own logs
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Every once in a while I stare longingly at my log mill and say, 'Oh, having a log mill is so cool... too bad I could not make everything with wood. Wh...

Found Dog near Rockhouse Arkansas
Found Dog near Rockhouse, Arkansas

Found: 2011 Feb 20 Updated: 2011 Feb 22
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UPDATE:2011-02-23 8:00 PM

Moments ago a worried mother pulled up to our home and asked if we had her precious Shoo Shoo! As a matter o...

Getting to Your Cruise.
Getting to Your Cruise.

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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Planning a nice cruise vacation involves an investment in time and money. We are not talking about a short cruise that cost a couple hundred dollars,...

The Duck Walk at The Peabody in Orlando - International Driv
The Duck Walk at The Peabody in Orlando - International Driv

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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Unless you know the story, the Duck Walk sounds like an awfully mundane experience... here is the legend from the back of the napkin at the bar:...

The New Disney Dream Arrives in Port Canaveral
The New Disney Dream Arrives in Port Canaveral

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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More pictures at the bottom of this page

Two days before our departure on the Panama Cruise and the Disney Wonder's last embarka...

Special Dont Miss Experiences on the Disney Wonder
Special Don't Miss Experiences on the Disney Wonder

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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Although I have traveled on a number of Disney Cruises (this is our 9th), I am merely second fiddle to my wife's knowledge of the ships and what to do...

New Features on the Wonder
New Features on the Wonder

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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There are three new features on the Disney Wonder that are worth mentioning. Whether is has been a while since traveling on her or you have never been...

Toy Story Musical
Toy Story Musical

New Show on the Disney Wonder May 2008
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We we on a 4 night Disney Cruise  the end on May after the boys got out of school. We had gone to Florida to view the Space shuttle launch ad decided...

Day One and Two
Day One and Two

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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On day one of our cruise, we boarded the Disney Wonder and enjoyed a great buffet in the ...

 Day Three and Four.1
Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.

Day three of our Panama Canal Disney Wonder cruise in January 2011, we were scheduled for a day at sea while traveling to Aruba. Nothing different has...

Day Four.2 and Five.
Day Four.2 and Five.

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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At around 3:00 pm we were in view of Aruba. This was one day early due to the fact that we missed our stop at Castaway Cay a few d...

Day Six and the Panama Canal Crossing on Day Seven Part 1
Day Six and the Panama Canal Crossing on Day Seven! Part 1

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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If you have been following along with the story of our Panama cruise aboard the Disney Wonder, you already know that I can occasionally be a bit extre...

The Gatun Locks and the Panama Canal Crossing Part 2
The Gatun Locks and the Panama Canal Crossing! Part 2

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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The Panama canal was first put into service in 1914 by the US Government and operated by the US military. Originally this was to b...

Lago Gatun and the Panama Canal Crossing Part 3 -
Lago Gatun and the Panama Canal Crossing! Part 3 -

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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The Gatun Lake was, for many years, the largest man made lake on earth. It covers 165 square miles and once complete it took seve...

The Gaillard (Culebra) Cut Panama Canal Part 4
The Gaillard (Culebra) Cut, Panama Canal! Part 4

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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Once past Gatun Lake, the shores will close in and you will be in the Chagres river. This river serves as the largest tributary in...

Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks Panama Canal Part 5
Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal! Part 5

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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Shortly after passing under the Freedom bridge, the Pedro Miguel lock comes into view. It is a single lock that takes ships from t...

Day Nine in Puntarenas Costa Rica
Day Nine in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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Having heard of Costa Rica and the tropical rain forests there for many years from friends, our stop in Puntarenas was highly anti...

 Day Eight, Ten and Eleven at Sea and Tips for Traveling to F
Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.

Day Eight, Ten and Eleven at Sea and Tips for Traveling to Foreign Ports Problem Free

The three sea days that followed the Panama Canal...

Day Twelve in Manzanillo Mexico
Day Twelve in Manzanillo, Mexico

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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Having visited a few ports and cities in Mexico, I had some idea of what to expect for our stop on day 12. Manzanillo, Mexico rese...

Day Thirteen and Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Day Thirteen and Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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To say this was a great day would be an extreme understatement. Many times since the middle of January 18, 2011 we have said, "th...

Day Fourteen Cabo San Lucas
Day Fourteen Cabo San Lucas

Panama Cruise January 2011 - Last Trans-canal trip planned for the Disney Wonder at this time.
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To say Cabo San Lucas is a nice port does not create the right kind of description. It falls too short.

From the l...

Lightning Strikes Local Tree
Lightning Strikes Local Tree

'The air was filled with electricity', says tree!
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We have had a few lightning strikes around us on top of our ridge. From time to time I find my self out looking for fires started by a near strike....

George Bailey Gets a New Bed
George Bailey Gets a New Bed

George the Bailey Cocker Spaniel
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Getting up in years, our pet George, a cocker spaniel of 11 years, is having a hard time getting off the couch where his bed used to reside.  Frequent...

A New Seat
A New Seat

Loft seat made of Oak and Black Walnut.

So the challenge with 4 of us living in under 800 square feet is finding a place for everything. In the 100 square foot loft the ceiling ranges from 9...

Getting Ready for Pouring Cement
Getting Ready for Pouring Cement

Forty Yards of Cement will start arriving Wednesday morning
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We have spent several days preparing for the big pour of 40 yards of cement for the footings of the Earth Shelter House walls, the post footings and a...

Daily Navigators - East Caribbean Disney Magic
Daily Navigators - East Caribbean Disney Magic

March 13 - 20, 2010 on Disney Cruise Line - DCL
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Daily Navigators on the Disney Cruise Line ships are generally delivered to your stateroom and left on your turned down bed in the evenings during Din...

Brunch at Palo’s on the Disney Magic
Brunch at Palo’s on the Disney Magic

Everyone 18 or over should do this at least once in their life!
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On the Disney ships Magic and Wonder there is an adults-only fine-dining restaurant experience that we always find unforgettable. P...

Mickey Mouse Haircut on the Mickey Mouse ship
Mickey Mouse Haircut on the Mickey Mouse ship


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It has been almost two years since we were last on a Disney Cruise Line ship and almost three since we were on the Magic.  At that...

New Disney Show Villains Tonight
New Disney Show Villains Tonight

Disney Magic 3/23/2010
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For any of you about to cruise on the magic, the new show Villains tonight is out and amazingly fantastic, we were on the 7 night western Caribbean cr...

More Snow in North West Arkansas
More Snow in North West Arkansas

This neither normal for the Ozarks nor is it RIGHT!!

It has not stopped yet.  The warm weather gave us hop but we awoke this morning at our normal 6:00 AM to a dusting of show on the ground.
...

WOW What a week in Vancouver
WOW, What a week in Vancouver

At it is not even at the mid point!!
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I have followed the Olympics for years but this past few days have been the most exciting I can remember in a long time.

Jennifer has a...

Arkansas Snow January 28 2010
Arkansas Snow, January 28, 2010

One foot of snow, no school, snow forts, good times!
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Thursday, January 28, 2010 was the one year anniversary of the great 2009 ice storm and we were once again in for a big'un'....

Black Walnut Laptop Lap Desk
Black Walnut Laptop Lap Desk


As most of you may know, putting most laptop computers on your lap is a bad idea.  Not because it makes your lap hot, but because it may be blocking t...

Timber Rattler
Timber Rattler

One snake down
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Okay, So we are installing the septic tank and line for the Earth shelter house.  I asked Adam to run an extension cord down so I could cut the PVC pi...

Christmas Tree at our Cabin
Christmas Tree at our Cabin


In 2009, we fulfilled a dream and had our first tree that was over 7 1/2 feet tall. The total height of the tree when decorated is right at 12 feet ta...

A Goose and her Goslings
A Goose and her Goslings

First time I have seen this in the wild.

We were visiting with Toni and West and took a drive up around the north side of Table Rock lake.  It was a beautiful area, the Ozarks are incredible....

Video of the footings
Video of the footings

It is slow and hard work
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Today we dug for a couple hours and did not get far.  We keep running in to veins of very hard rock.  This slows my progress a lot!

I d...

2009 Ice Storm hits North West Arkansas with a VENGENCE
2009 Ice Storm hits North West Arkansas with a VENGENCE!!

We survived the big ice storm of 2009 with our brand new generator!
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This ice was up to 1 1/2 inches thick. 5 Trees fell on our cabin and countless others everywhere else! The Thaw started Friday with bright sun and a 3...

PTO Generator installation complete
PTO Generator installation complete

Now we can be off grid when the power goes down.
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In preparation for the inevitable power outage we will eventually have, we invested in a PTO generator for the property.  It is a generator that hooks...

Breaking ground on the Earth Shelter House
Breaking ground on the Earth Shelter House

It is official.. there is a hole!!
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Well, we have finally broken ground on the earth shelter house.  The hole grows every time I go out there to dig.

Ultimately, we are di...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 1 - Introduction
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Today, we arrived at opening time at the museum.  To do this we had to leave very early in the morning, before the sun was up.  Cruised the Autobahn a...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 2 - Dinosaur Exhibit
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The first place we visited at the museum was the Dinosaur exhibit.  It was the first room just to the left of the front entrance.

Since...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 3 - Tibet Exhibit
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Following the dinosaur exhibit, we found ourselves in the Tibet exhibit. This consisted of a number of great dioramas of the animals, places, people...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 4 - Aquarium
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Sometimes, viewing things in other countries gives a new perspective on things.  Aquariums are no exception to this.  It was very clearly illustrated...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 5 - Interactive Leaf Exhibit
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While traveling through the corridors, we were drawn in by a demonstration.  The boys helped to strip the meat of a leaf away, leaving only the veins...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 6 - Myths and Legends
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One of the interesting exhibits that I do not recall seeing it's equal in any museum was the Myths and Legends exhibit. It illustrated some of the un...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 7 - Africa exhibition with a focus on deserts: Sahara, Kalahari, Namib
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On the third floor, this exhibit is well done.  It is an interactive display that places the visitor in the middle of the environments that you would...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 8 - Space Hall

On the second floor, the space exhibit we fascinating to look at!  It is the first time that I have ever seen a space exhibit outs...

Salzburg Natural History Museum
Salzburg Natural History Museum

Page 9 - Reptile Zoo with and extensive collection of poisonous snakes!
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Easily, the most impressive part of the museum was the Reptile Zoo.  I have been to many museums, zoos and exhibits, but this exceeds any I have ever...

Hohensalzburg Fortress
Hohensalzburg Fortress

Page 1
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The Hohensalzburg Fortress is perched high on the peak of Festungsberg. The castle served as a refuge for the Archbishops when ever they felt threaten...

Hohensalzburg Fortress
Hohensalzburg Fortress

Page 2
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This area houses the States apartments, each of the rooms had fantastic wooden floors, the large central room, The "Golden Saal" (Golden Hall) once se...

Hohensalzburg Fortress
Hohensalzburg Fortress

Page 3
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The Marionette Museum is only 2 rooms but it is well done, you can see how they make marionettes and many of the puppets, like the original marionette...

Hohensalzburg Fortress
Hohensalzburg Fortress

Page 4
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After the fortress we walked through town window shopping and made a stop at Mozart Square where there is a statue of Mozart and we even watched the i...

More Pine from Ike Storm Damage
More Pine from Ike Storm Damage!


Sargent's Ranch is the property of one of our neighbors.. 1100 acres of beautiful country side.

We went to get a large pine that probab...

Roller Skating in Eureka Springs Arkansas at the ESkate
Roller Skating in Eureka Springs Arkansas at the ESkate

Birthday request to go skating.
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A while back, someone went with his school to The ESkate in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  He enjoyed it so much, he asked that he could go back for his b...

Hurricane Ike Damage in Northwest Arkansas
Hurricane Ike Damage in Northwest Arkansas

800 miles form the coast, Hurricane Ike left hundreds of trees down and thousands without power.
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it was an incredible site to return to our home where trees had been destroyed left and right.  I was asked to clear road 7 and 8 through the Madison...

More Cabin Progress Photos
More Cabin Progress Photos

Officially it is done, but there are still little things that need to get worked on here and there...
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Here are more photos of the cabinets I designed.  Much of the wood is milled here on property.  I am getting the hang of using the Timber King log mil...

Log mill work on the Bailey Bear Ridge building project
Log mill work on the Bailey Bear Ridge building project

Old world `fun` is really hard work.
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After a break of a few months on the log mill to finish the cabin, it was great to get back to the mill and cut at least a few more trees!
...

Neuschwanstein
Neuschwanstein

Germany
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Next we headed to Neuschwanstein, It was a glorious scenic drive up the mountains. It is quite a walk up a steep hill to the castle but in the royal f...

Salt Mine
Salt Mine

Salzburg, Austria
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Today we headed to Salzburg Austria to the Salt Mines of Halein. It seems 250 million years ago slat deposits were formed by the sea and over the cour...

Linderhoff Palace
Linderhoff Palace

Germany
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Out first stop was a the Linderhof Palace, built by King Ludwig II. In 1867 Ludwig visited France and the Versailles Palace and he fell in love with i...

Cathedral
Cathedral

Salzburg, Austria
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We found a parking space inside of the mountain, it was very convenient to the festival platz, we walked through the Christmas Market and listen to so...

Germany - The Alps
Germany - The Alps


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Today we went into the Alps in on a castle day.  The Alps were very impressive how the foot hills have trees and the peaks are barren because it is to...

Space Shuttle Launch
Space Shuttle Launch

STS-124 ,  May 31, 20085:02 p.m. EDT
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After many months of hard working on the house. We decided that after school let out we were going to take the boys on a  vacation. To keep it a surpr...

Our Home in Arkansas
Our Home in Arkansas

Before and after Exterior Pictures of our Home
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It is interesting to see how far we have come in 5 months. This photo shows what the exterior looked like when we got here is January. It was basicall...

Arkansas Home - New Cabinet Shelves
Arkansas Home - New Cabinet Shelves


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Tim, Davids nephew stopped by for a few days and helped put together and hang my upper shelves in the kitchen.

The kids painted most of...

Interior Cabin Pictures Before and After
Interior Cabin Pictures Before and After


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When we arrived in January, the cabin was dried in and sealed, but it was still, very much a construction zone. It had the basics, electricity, heater...

Progress on the Cabin in Arkansas
Progress on the Cabin in Arkansas


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Arkansas Home - Slab for Garage
Arkansas Home - Slab for Garage


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David has been working hard to clear out and area for the garage. He has been chopping down trees and clearing the area with his tractor. As you can s...

The Timberking Log Mill
The Timberking Log Mill

4-15-08
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To build the main house here in Arkansas, we are having to cut down quite a few trees, so instead of just letting them rot on the ground, David decide...

Milling the first Posts
Milling the first Posts


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This is the first attempt to mill the posts for the garage.

Kids first Snow Day
Kids first Snow Day


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We got to experience a several snow days this year. This was the heaviest snow, about 3-4 inches. Val and Adam spent most of the Day outside sleding o...

Arrival in Munich Germany
Arrival in Munich, Germany

Jet lag is a drag!
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We arrived in Germany after an overnight flight at 8:00 am. We usually take a cab to out to the place we are staying, but we decide...

First day in Munich Germany
First day in Munich Germany


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Click here to see more about Rothenburg on the Taube...

Deutsches Museum
Deutsches Museum

Munich Germany
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Today we went to the Deutsches Museum, according to the guide book this is a great museum for kids, so we thought we would check it out. We packed a p...

Deutsches Museum - Aeronautics
Deutsches Museum - Aeronautics

Munich Germany
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The history of fight begins nearly 200 years ago with balloons. There were two rival balloon systems the hot air balloons developed by the Montgolfier...

Deutsches Museum - Boats and Marine Navigation
Deutsches Museum - Boats and Marine Navigation

Munich Germany
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In the Boats and Marine Navigation section the Fishing Boat the Maria that is called an "Ewer" was built in 1880 for use in the North Sea as a commerc...

St Peters Church
St Peter's Church:

Munich Germany
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Today we went to see Munich oldest church (1180) Peterskirche or St. Peter's Church aka Old Peter., located conveniently between the marienplatz and t...

Inglestadt Germany
Inglestadt, Germany


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Today we rented a car for a week, we discovered that it is more economical to rent a car then to buy train tickets to all the location that we want to...

Rothenburg Germany
Rothenburg, Germany


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Today we drove and spent the day in the mideval town of Rothenburg on the Tauber river. We got to Old Town Rothenburg around lunch time, it is about a...

Disneys Transatlantic Cruise
Disney's Transatlantic Cruise

May 12-26

This transatlantic cruise was our 5th Disney Cruise and our 1st transatlantic cruise. I have always wanted to take a cruise across the Atlantic and wh...

Palos
Palos

Two Dinners, 1 Brunch and a High Tea.
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We were able to get our favorite server Annie Marie from South Africa for most of our Palos dining. In fact we always request her when making our Palo...

Getting to Chantilly by Train
Getting to Chantilly by Train

A pleasant 40 minute ride across the landscape of France
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North of Paris is a wonderful palace that is not as crowded as Versailles and offers a treat that no other place can offer.  Getting there takes a lit...

The Paris Metro
The Paris Metro

Is it good and how do I use it?
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I have been riding in subways, metros and u-bahns since I was young.  I have been in some bad ones and I have been in good ones.  So trust me when I s...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Barnes and Noble; Harry Potter NEW Release party July 20 and 21, 2007
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The final book of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released at midnight, the night of July 20, 2007.  Barnes and Nobles around the...

The Louvre; Lavant Mesopotamia and the French Sculptures
The Louvre; Lavant, Mesopotamia and the French Sculptures


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The Lavant exhibit was also impressive, as expected.  There were many cover stones that were removed from the graves of the wealthy...

The Louvre Art work of the Palace and Paintings Exhibits
The Louvre, Art work of the Palace and Paintings Exhibits


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Walking through the museum, it is easy to forget that this was a functional palace used by the kings of France.  The decor makes th...

Louvre; Pharaonic Egypt Greek Ceramics Thematic Circuit
Louvre; Pharaonic Egypt, Greek Ceramics, Thematic Circuit

Don't rush through this part, there is a lot in it!
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The first thing you must realize about the Louvre Museum is that you will not be able to see it in one day.  This is the third time I have been to thi...

The Louvre Museum Paris France
The Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Our first full day in Paris, we tackled the Monster museum!
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After a restful day and a good nights sleep, we thought we could tackle The Louvre museum.  From our neighborhood in Montmartre we...

Renting an Apartment in Paris
Renting an Apartment in Paris

Definitely THE way to go!!!
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In preparation for our stay in Paris, we investigated staying at a hotel and discovered that it was very hard to find a place  that was not triple our...

Walls of Philip August King of France in Paris
Walls of Philip August, King of France in Paris

Son of King Louis VII

In the late 1100s Philip II, King of France saw the need for defensive measures from enemies.  He built his large palace that is described in the Louv...

The Arc De Triumph
The Arc De Triumph

Climbing 234 steps... a long walk
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We walked up the Champs Elysees from Franklin D Roosevelt.  Shopping along the way, Jennifer found a shoe store then Cartier.  We f...

Statue of Liberty in Paris France
Statue of Liberty in Paris, France

There is one in Paris, too!

It seems that many people easily forget that the Status of Liberty in New York City was a 100 year birthday gift from France.  Is was very appreciated...

Living on the Seine in Paris France
Living on the Seine in Paris France

That is pronouced 'SAN' in American English
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On our trip to Paris we made a last minute decision to take a river boat tour around the down town area.  Adults were 11 Euro and children were only 6...

Paris River Cruise on the Seine
Paris River Cruise on the Seine

One hour of rest and re-education
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On a summer day in June, we were out and about.  Looking at all the sites we could fit into one day.  We were ahead of schedule so we decided to add a...

Notre Dame Paris from the river Seine
Notre Dame, Paris from the river Seine


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Notre Dame needs little introduction.  The views of her from the river are incredible. Here is a collection of a number of the image captured while fl...

The Catacombs Beneath Paris
The Catacombs Beneath Paris

The Spookiest Place in Paris, Maybe even France!
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A little history is needed here.

Centuries ago, a tunnel was dug into the limestone beneath Paris.  The tunnel was u...

A Walk Across the City of Cadiz Spain
A Walk Across the City of Cadiz, Spain

Our first 'native' experience in Spain and Europe
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After walking around the city of Cadiz, Spain fo...

Train Rides are FUN
Train Rides are FUN!!

Ride from Barcelona to Paris on a sleeper train
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We knew we needed to get from Barcelona to Paris, the question was how to do it.  We looked at a number of options including flying, renting a car, ta...

The Barcelona Aquarium
The Barcelona Aquarium

L'Aquarium de Barcelona
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The Barcelona Aquarium is located near the dock in the ship's harbor and is easily accessible by the Barceloneta metro station.

The aq...

La Rambla and Boqueria Market
La Rambla and Boqueria Market


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La Rambla is one of the biggest tourist draws in Barcelona. We meandered down the mile long stretch on several occasions stopping a...

Renting an Apartment in Barcelona
Renting an Apartment in Barcelona

Hotel Rooms are too expensive and confining.
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As we planned our stay in Barcelona, we priced a few hotel rooms before looking at apartments.  What we discovered very quickly is...

Become a Paleoantologist
Become a Paleoantologist

With a little help from Disney

With his own money, someone purchased a project during our visit to Animal Kingdom.  In the gift store, he found this hunk of rock.  Along with it com...

Spanish Port City of Cadiz
Spanish Port City of Cadiz

A Peninsula Rich in History
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The city of Cadiz, Spain is a historical port with thousands of years of history.  It is located on a peninsula that protects a large bay making it an...

Tenerife Our Island in the Canary Islands
Tenerife, Our Island in the Canary Islands


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The Disney ship docked in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Sunday, May 20, 2007.  The arrival was breath-taking to say the least.  The Isl...

The Arkansas Cabin has framed walls and running water
The Arkansas Cabin has framed walls and running water!


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On July 3, the boys and I went to our Arkansas property to work on the plumbing.  We met the people that put in the well pump the previous Friday....

 Val and Adam Present: TUB WARS
First Feature Film From Future Family Film-makers!

Val and Adam arranged with our film production union to spend a couple hours creating a feature movie.  This video (about 10 minutes) is com...

New Door is in working order
New Door is in working order


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I designed and build the front door.  It is 2 1/4 inches thick.  Heavy!  moving it up from South Texas...

Sea World in San Antonio Texas
Sea World in San Antonio, Texas


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Our family enjoyed a visit to San Antonio.  While we were there, we did the Sea World thing.  The bad Part was that I had broken m...

Even George loved the place
Even George loved the place


Our Cocker Spaniel George loved the place.  It was his first trip longer than 3 hours.  This is, of course, 12 hours.
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Finally a picture of the inside
Finally a picture of the inside


Long awaited is this photo of the inside of the cabin.  Here you can see the ceiling, the beams and even a bit of the walls and floor....

Okay now the roof is really up
Okay, now the roof is really up


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It was all of 14 months that I have not been up to the cabin.  I did not want to let 2006 pass without at least one visit.  We arr...

Docking at Disneys Private Island Castaway Cay
Docking at Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay

We landed on Castaway Cay to an exciting surprise
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Our veranda faced the island.  The view was incredible and the weather could not be beat.

The first thing to meet o...

Disney Dreams show
Disney Dreams show


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There is a great awarding show on the Disney ships that should not be missed.  The Disney Dreams show really makes the trip, even if you do not enjoy...

Pirates IN the Caribbean Party
Pirates IN the Caribbean Party

After dinner, the party moved up to the 9th and 10th decks around the Goofy Family Pool
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After dinner in Animators Pallet, people started finding their way up to the deck around the Goofy Pool on Deck 9....

Grand Cayman and Georgetown
Grand Cayman and Georgetown

Bus tour of the island with a stop in Hell
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The Disney Magic stopped at Grand Cayman and we had to tender in to Georgetown.  


This was a sweet town, a...

Pirates IN the Caribbean Party
Pirates IN the Caribbean Party

Our night of piracy was started in Animators Pallet
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On the past two longer cruises we have taken on the Disney Magic, we have joined in the celebration of the Pirates IN the Caribbea...

Towel Critters on the Disney Ship
Towel Critters on the Disney Ship


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As on many cruise ships, you will be greeted by a number of critters in your cabin in the evenings.  It is fun to come back to a ga...

Around the Disney Magic
Around the Disney Magic

The finest ship on the sea
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Being our third time on the Disney Cruise line, I had planned a few pictures that I wanted to take.  I ran over through my mind wha...

The Sanford Mobile
The Sanford Mobile

In honor of the junk collection of Sandford and Son
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We have all bee doing some major cleaning around our house over the past few weeks. One thing that has bugged me for quite some time is that I have no...

The roof is UP
The roof is UP!!

Few more days of work decks the rest of the roof
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I went up just after Thanksgiving and finished the roof decking.

I put up scaffolding to stand on then framed and decked the rest of th...

Eleven Days of Building
Eleven Days of Building

4 of 4
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All in all, we were able to get the cabin dried in.  Although the metal roof is there, it is not installed.  Tarpaper and Plastic...

Eleven Days of Building
Eleven Days of Building

1 of 4
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We went up to Arkansas for 11 days to build the cabin... Well at least dry it in.

Dan, Donna and Family came and helped for the first t...

Eleven Days of Building
Eleven Days of Building

2 of 4
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After a day on my own, Wayn and Judy, Jennifers parents, came up and helped.  Wayne, a far better builder than I, wore me out....

Eleven Days of Building
Eleven Days of Building

3 of 4
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After all the help, I slowed down and paced myself for the long haul.

Dan made a comment that the first day was fund and the second was...

Three walls are up
Three walls are up!!


After the post went up, the boys and I put up three of the eight outside walls.  

This is really getting exciting!!

Putting up the Tree in Arkansas
Putting up the Tree in Arkansas

Block and tackle marvel!
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Raising the center post for the cabin is an event that has weighed heavy on my mind for many months.  I put a lot of thought into the proces...

Grandma Kendrick House
Grandma Kendrick House

Recycling History
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In May, the boys and I went to Louisiana to salvage good wood from the house my grandfather built.  The house was built in August 1947 from...

How to put a Round Log in a Square Hole
How to put a Round Log in a Square Hole

With a chainsaw!!!
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David and West went out to the property and used chainsaws to cut the bottom 37 inches of the big center log to fit down into the hole in the middle o...

The floor is framed and decked
The floor is framed and decked!!


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Two days of work and helo from Jen, then boys and West, we managed to get the floor completely framed and half decked (could not afford to finish it)...

The Hub for the Floor Framing
The Hub for the Floor Framing

Solid hunk-a-wood!!
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I designed this 'hub' to be the center of the spokes that are used in the framing for the floor.��This will sit on top of the center footing....

Putting in the Footings and Foundations
Putting in the Footings and Foundations

2 days of VERY HARD WORK!!
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On Saturday, I began to install the foundation of the cabin.��Befor I could start, I had to move the huge log that would one day become the centra...

THE BIG ONE
THE BIG ONE!!

The center footing
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Originally, I designed the center preformed footing at a weight of nearly 500 pounds!!��That was way too much if I was planning to place it by han...

Arkansas Cabin Ground Breaking
Arkansas Cabin Ground Breaking

The first days of REAL work - Part 1 of 3
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On October 9, 2004, we officially broke ground on the new cabin in Arkansas.��This is a moment we have been looking forward to!

We...

Arkansas Cabin Ground Breaking
Arkansas Cabin Ground Breaking

The first days of REAL work - Part 2 of 3
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From that point we measured and dug holes where all the footings would need to be placed. The ground is high in shone, so I had to break the ground up...

Arkansas Cabin Ground Breaking
Arkansas Cabin Ground Breaking

The first days of REAL work - Part 3 of 3
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Here the boys are standing next to the "Back Door Tree".��It is aboud the same size as the tree that we cut for the first cabin.��It is called...

8 Small 120 Pound Cabin Footings
8 Small 120 Pound Cabin Footings

One by one
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The process of making footings is done at our home in Port A.��I made a wood box that we installed rebar and poured cement.��After it hardened...

Office Improvements
Office Improvements

More Monitors... Better
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I have been playing with dual monitors on my new Dell 4600.  I even convinged Jennifer to go to a Multi-monitor setup.  She loves it and would not go...

Free Lilly - Help the PhantomoftheAqua Rise Again
Free Lilly - Help the #PhantomoftheAqua Rise Again

#TiggersSailingAdventure2017 #FreeLilly #HelpThePhantomoftheAquaRiseAgain
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Meet Lilly. Her Captain set sail on September 27th, 2017 to take reli...

Walt Disney Cruise Vacation
Walt Disney Cruise Vacation

The Disney's Wonder
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The ship was an experience like non other.  It is excellently decorated and VERY comfortable.

Walt Disney Cruise Vacation
Walt Disney Cruise Vacation

Castaway Cay - Success at last
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Words can not describe what we found on Castaway Cay.. Disney's own island.  No one else is there but Disney Cruise guests and staff.

I...

Walt Disney Cruise Vacation
Walt Disney Cruise Vacation

Restaurants on the ship
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On many cruise ships, you are assigned a dinning room that you eat in the duration of the trip.  Disney rotates you through the four restaurants.   Yo...

Walt Disney Cruise Vacation
Walt Disney Cruise Vacation

Getting Autographs on the ship
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As I said earlier, getting autographs on the boat was easy compared to the resort.

The boys loved seing all these characters.

Walt Disney Cruise Vacation
Walt Disney Cruise Vacation

Castaway Cay - The first attempt
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We were scheduled to dock on Castaway Cay on the third day, however, the weather did not allow it.  We did get our first good look at the island and l...

Walt Disney Cruise Vacation
Walt Disney Cruise Vacation

Atlantis Resort at Nassau of the Bahamas - Page One
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After our first glorious night on the Disney Wonder, we docked at Nassau in the Bahamas.  Our excursion was planned for the Atlantis Resort and the Aq...

Walt Disney Cruise Vacation
Walt Disney Cruise Vacation

Atlantis Resort at Nassau of the Bahamas - Page Two
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After our first glorious night on the Disney Wonder, we docked at Nassau in the Bahamas.  Our excursion was planned for the Atlantis Resort and the Aq...

Walt Disney Cruise Vacation
Walt Disney Cruise Vacation

Cruise Embarkation
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After four great days at the Walt Disney World Resorts, we left for a cruise on the one and only Disney Wonder Cruise Ship.  After Jen and my cruise l...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

MGM Studios - Page One
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The day at MGM Studios was a rough one for me.  We started it off with the Indiana Jones show.

I was asked for an evil laugh and got a...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

MGM Studios - Page Two
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After the Star Wars ride, Star Tours, we caught the Muppet Vision 3D and went to lunch at the 50's Primetime Cafe.  We were treated to a home cooked m...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

MGM Studios - Page Three

Adams most frequent request was for Lilo and Stitch.  For three days, he has been hunting for them.

We found them that day and Adam cou...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

MGM Studios - Page Four
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Later, we caught the Beauty and the Beast stage show.  While we were waiting, a group of guys that looked like stage hands taking over the stage sang...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Epcot - Page One
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We went on our first major family vacation in several years this month. It included a few days at the Disney World parks and 4 nights on a Disney Crui...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Epcot - Page Two
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We had lunch at Epcot in the Garden Gril.  It rotated through several landscapes in The Land. Definitely worth the wait (we had preferred seating, no...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Epcot - Page Three
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The Living Seas exhibit was full of interesting fish, sea horses and Even some Nemo art.

The most interesting was the ride through thei...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Epcot - Page Four
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It was a great day.  The boys and I went on a ride that was a large centrifuge unlike anything I had ever been on. You could not even tell that you we...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Epcot - Page Five
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One of the neatest things Jen did was to select oysters for her pearl earings that match her necklace.

She pointed them out, then the l...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page One
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Magic Kingdom is the home of the Cinderella castle. We started the day early, taking advantage of the extra hour in the morning for people staying on...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page Two
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We had Breakfast at the Crystal Palace.  They presented us with a most exaustive buffet.  There was no breakfast item you could not find, common or un...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page Three
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Personally, I never imagined that there could be so many shows for the characters on stage.  Every time you turned a corner, there was another show th...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page Four
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We took a ride in the Adventure Land on the Jungle Cruise. It was a slightly humorous side of an african safari with amazing animatronic animals and p...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page Five
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In Frontierland, we rode the Splash Mountain that told the story of Brer Rabbit. We even met brer bear afterwards. Me and the boys rode the Big Thunde...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page Six
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After setting proper punishments on Adam and Val we went to the Hautned Mansion.  It was a slow ride through a scary adventure that the movie was base...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page Seven
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After a ride on the large Cinderella's Golden Carrousel in  Fantasyland, we watched the Parade.  Disney sure knows how to put on such a great show!!...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page Eight
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After a brief encounter with Buzz Lightyear, we went through Tomorrowland.

We rode the Buzz Lightuear's Space Ranger Spin and caught Zu...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom - Page Nine
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The Castle was interesting to watch in the evening.  It started out normal, then as the night progressed, they lit it with different colors.
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Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page One
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Animal kingdom is an incredible creation that could have only been done by Disney.

The animals there and the first site of the Tree of...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page Two
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Despite the nick-name for the park, "na-ta-zu", there are animals displayed throughout the park as you would find in a zoo. I was, however, more than...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page Three
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After a visit with Lilo and Stitch (Adam thought he would NEVER see Stitch, he thought he would have to go to Hawaii) we watched the incredible Lion K...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page Four
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After a brief encounter to learn that it is Tough to be a Bug, the boys posed with a dino and we were off to the Tarzan Rocks show.

Thi...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page Five
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We had lunch at the Rain Forest Cafe. If you ever get a chance to, you must wait in line and eat there at least once. It is definitely worth the wait....

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page Six
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Another great area we visited was the Kilimanjaro Safari. Disney has gone to incredible lengths to make the correct environment for the animals that a...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page Seven
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The Maharajah Jungle Trek is the closest thing to a conventional zoo in the park that we saw.  The displays here are among the best I have ever seen a...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page Eight
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The boys had fun being dramatic that day.  They played drums and climbed the walls.

I wonder why they kicked us out of the park... NO,...

Walt Disney World Vacation
Walt Disney World Vacation

Animal Kingdom - Page Nine
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Parade time was the best one!!  The style of performance from the Fetival of the Lion King was carried through here.  We all STRONLY recommend that yo...

Victor
Victor

Our New Cat
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Macavity died in a freek accident one night.  We are not really sure what happened, it appeared he fell behind something and got hurt some how....

Cub Scout Space Derby
Cub Scout Space Derby

An exciting evening for all!!
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We attended the Cub Scout Space Derby in Port Aransas. David Build the track and the boys raced their rockets.

Adam did well and Val WO...

Going to Sea
Going to Sea

Newly Constructed Oil Rig from the McDermott Yard
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We have been watching this rig being built outside Port Aransas for a long time.  Today, it launched.

Val Plays Soccer
Val Plays Soccer

Home and Away Games
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Val displays excellent foot work and puts his all into every game.  He frequently plays key locations on the field and you always know he will be near...

Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts

Pack Meeting
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Val and his Bears hosted the second meeting of the whole Pack.  







They demonstrated the...

Six days Later
Six days Later

After the Cold Front
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Wee Had more storms that caused flooding.  It was much like October of 2002, but the water was not as high.

I did get smart this year a...

One Hurricane...
One Hurricane...

Two Tropical storms...
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and the seasons first cold fron takes us out.


On September 12 at 4:12 AM we experienced strait line winds in excess of 86 miles...

New Family Member
New Family Member

Macavity
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Mac for short, she is a little trouble maker with a pinache for being exactly where you are about to step.

She is developing a wonderfu...

Val at Soccer Practice
Val at Soccer Practice

Coming into his own
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Val is learning the finer points of the game.  This year he is playing for real scores.  He also hase home and away games... too exciting!

Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts

First Pack Meeting
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Adam and Val both are in Scouts.  It is a big event in Port Aransas.  

Jennifer is the leader for the Tigger Cubs, Adams Den.

Adam and Val Swim
Adam and Val Swim

Invitation to Aransas Harbors Pool
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Esteban and Harison invited the boys to visit and swim at the pool.  It was a great way to cool off in the hot weather.

Adams Birthday
Adams Birthday

At home and at Port A Pizzeria
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Adam celebrated his bithday this month.  He openned his presents from Mammaw.  thank you for the Soccer ball.




L...

Adam Practices Soccer
Adam Practices Soccer

New Port A Stars in the Making
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Adam (in Red) loves to play soccer.  He is developing his skills and becomeing a very coordinated player.  He scores a lot and runs very hard....

Building a beach
Building a beach

Port Aransas maintenance

The Beaches in Port aransas are a combination of cleaning, scraping and building back up.  Between the tourists, the storms and every other...

Flying over Port Aransas
Flying over Port Aransas

The birth of the Port A Photo Gallery
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I had the oportunity to photo the city from the air.  It was great.  I shot photos from Jim Atkins Bi-plane.  It was Great.  See more photos from his...

A Storm is Brewing
A Storm is Brewing

In our front yard

This storm cloud was brewing above our house.  Looking accross the water, we often see striking cloud bank before a hard storm.

New Playfort
New Playfort

Back Yard
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After 2 1/2 months of work, the new playset is complete.  It is located in our back yard, nestled between a brazilian pepper tree and an ash tree....

August in Port Aransas
August in Port Aransas

A hot month in Port A
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Port Aransas is a beautiful fishing town.  We like living in this paradise and consider ourselves very fortunate.

Here oare some photos...

Lousisianna Tri Color Heron
Lousisianna Tri Color Heron

At the Birding Center

One of my favorite birds

Turtles Red Eared Sliders
Turtles, Red Eared Sliders

At the Birding Center

'nuf said

Whistling Ducks
Whistling Ducks

At the Birding Center
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A pair of Whistling ducks found at the birding center.  They are one of my favorite birds.

Adams Tooth
Adam's Tooth

A painful visit to the dentist

Adam had a bump coming out of his gum just above the front baby tooth.  The tooth it self was slightly yellowed and was blocking the grown up tooth fr...

Hurricane Claudette
Hurricane Claudette

Near Miss, but Prepared
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On July 15th, Hurricane Claudette was predicted to hit directly over Port Aransas.  The path was later altered to pass north of us, and it did.  ...

Camping at the Kings River
Camping at the Kings River

David and Adam
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Adam and I went camping on the Kings River and pitched a tent on the banks.  It was a wonderful rest, though I was there for business....

Motorcycle Ride
Motorcycle Ride


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We went to Steve and Lorie's house for dinner this evening. Adam and Val got to ride on Steve's BIG motorcycle (with Steve of course).  It is a Kawasa...

Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts

Val's Award Ceremony
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Val received the most awards the night he became a Wolf Cub.  He has workd hard this year with Jennifer's help, achieving more than ever.

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

The Flight - Couples of Promise, Christian Cruise Network
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On May 8, 2003, Jennifer and David flew to Fort Lauderdale to catch the Monarch of the Seas.  A mid-sized cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean....

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

The Boat - Couples of Promise, Christian Cruise Network
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The Monarch of the Seas is the first ship I have ever been on for a cruise. (I was on a cruise ship in the Gulf of Finland, but it was stripped to be...

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

Kevin Leman - Couples of Promise, Christian Cruise Network

On of the two best parts of the whole trip was getting to visit with Kevin Leman and hear him speak about "Sex Begins in the Kitchen"....

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

Key West, Florida - Couples of Promise, Christian Cruise Network
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Our first stop was in Key West.  

We rode the Conch train to take a tour of the island.  

After that, we visited the Shi...

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

Cozumel, Mexico - Couples of Promise, Christian Cruise Network
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We went on an excursion that included snorkeling in over 20 feet of water.  I finally figured out how to dive below 10 feet without my ears hurting me...

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

New Friends - Couples of Promise, Christian Cruise Network
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The one thing that made the whole trip worth while was making new friends.  The Christian fellowship is something that will be in our hearts for many...

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

Wayne Watson - Couples of Promise, Christian Cruise Network
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The other great part was discovering the music of Wayne Watson.  I actually got to play him a ping pong game.  He beat me, of course. I was never grea...

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

Service - Couples of Promise, Christian Cruise Network
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I have to mention the incredible service we encountered on the boat.

Our cabin attendant, David, made our stay as comfortable as it co...

Adam and Val on the Computer
Adam and Val on the Computer


Adam and Val are learning how to use both PC and Macintosh computers at home.  They are beginning to get an understanding of how they work and what th...

Christmas
Christmas

Home Decor
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Jennifer loves to decorate for Christmas.  She tries to do something to every room in the house.

This year she bribed me to p...

Christmas
Christmas

Chamber of Commerce

The local Chamber of Commerce asked several businesses to create a Christmas ornament to hang on the Chamber tree.

This one was created...

Christmas
Christmas

Gift to ourselves

We received a large gift of cash for Christmas and bought ourselves this new refrigerator. It is one with the drawer in the bottom that is the freeze...

Flying Chess
Flying Chess

Photography

I enjoy taking pictures. This month, I reached the 8000 picture mark for my 'new' Canon D30. This picture was taken as Jennifer hit the bottom of the...

Flooding in Port Aransas
Flooding in Port Aransas

A wet day in town... and David's office
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In October of 2002, Port Aransas received more rain in six weeks than we do in most years. Two memorable weeks left us under more water than I had eve...

Race car
Race car

Hobby
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One of my customers gave me this remote control fuel powered car in payment for services one day. It didn't work.

I spent all night cl...

Public Speaking
Public Speaking

CAUG

David was invited to speak to the Coastal Area Users Group about Windows XP.

Animals
Animals

Cats and Dogs
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Jennifer and I both love animals a lot. We pass this love on to Adam and Val when we can.

Currently we have two cocker spaniels named...

Arkansas
Arkansas

Kings River Retreat
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Our friends Toni and West have purchased a couple of cabins in Arkansas near Eureka. We visited them and I got what I needed to create a web page for...

Calendar
Calendar

Home Office

We installed a new board to hold the calendar that we do all our scheduling on. It is designed to slide out for better and more convenient access.

Adams 6th Birthday
Adam's 6th Birthday

Port A Pizzeria
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Adam chose Port A Pizzeria for his birth party. We invited his whole class and over 30 people (including hungry adults) showed up. We pretty much took...

NASA
NASA

Houston Texas

We all went to Houston, Texas to the NASA space center. The most popular event was the HUGE climbing area for kids... nearly 4 stories high. &nbs...

Port A ISD
Port A ISD

Val's Award Ceremony
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Val was consistantly on the A-B honor roll every semester.

He was also the first student to win a special nurses award for completely r...

Adams Graduation
Adams Graduation

Graduation from Pre-K
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Adam graduated from Pre-Kindergarten today. He was so excited to wear the graduation gown and everything. They had a formal ceremony....

Vals Luau
Val's Luau

End of 1rst grade
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Val's first grade class celebrated the end of the school year with a luau.

His teacher, Mrs Large, was a fun teacher. She is the one...

Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts

Vals first Camp out

Val went on a camp out at a local camp site. It was hosted by the boy scouts. David went along also.

Vals Birthday
Val's Birthday

Party at Grandma and Grandpa's
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Val celebrated his 7th birthday this month. He had a party at Fun Trackers with all his friends.

During the week he had another party...

Easter 2002
Easter 2002

Adam and Val
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We celebrated Easter at Grandma and Grandpa's home.

The boys got 2 easter baskets and grandpa put on an easter egg hunt in the back ya...

Vals Friends
Val's Friends

Sleep over
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Val invited several of his friends over for an overnight party in the Spring of 2002.

We watched the new Spiderman movie and played g...

Kayaking
Kayaking

West Kistler took us all out on the water
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West and Toni Kistler used to own the Sea and Sand Cottages here in Port Aransas and have since moved to Arkansas.  They now own Kings River...

Life at Home
Life at Home

Val and Adam Play Football
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Oneday, I got these pictures of Adam and Val playing football in the front yard.

They play together very well.

Corpus Christi Museum
Corpus Christi Museum

Butterfly Release
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During the spring of 2002, Jennifer's workplace had an exhibit of butterflies that caused her a great deal of problem.

The closing of t...

Around the House
Around the House

Redecorating
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Jennifer and I put down a new floor in the living room, kithen, hallway and bathroom all by ourselves. It only took about a year and it is still not...

Vacation to Chicago
Vacation to Chicago

Adler Planetarium
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At the planetarium in Chicago, there were many experiments and interactive things to do.

One of the most interesting to me was the firs...

July Vacation
July Vacation

Breakdown, Breakdown, Breakdown
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On our trip to Chicago this summer, we experienced more than our share of break downs.  The ol' van just couldn't hack it this year.

Th...

Vacation to Chicago
Vacation to Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo
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We visited Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

Adam and Val got to feed cows and horses.

We saw lions and flying pigs.
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July Vacation
July Vacation

Chicago Field Museum
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We spent a great day at the Chicago Field Museum.  If you really want to see the museum, you must spend more than one day.  On this day we saw only 9...

Living History Farms
Living History Farms

Des Moines, Iowa
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We visited Living History Farms, Just outside of Des Moines. There are 4 different eras of farming represented. The day we went was the Wheat Harves...

Easter
Easter

Adam and Val
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Adam and Val Celebrate Easter at Grandma and Grandpa's home.  They got two easter baskets.  Way too much candy.

Around the House
Around the House

The Boyz
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Some pictures around the house.  

Val lost his first tooth and Adam on the couch.

The Doctor
The Doctor

Adam and Val
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Much to their dismay, everyone must go to the doctor and get shots occasionally.  They both were very brave.

I taught them ho...

Around Port A
Around Port A

Animals
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Thes were shot with a Kodak DC215 1 mega pixel camera.

First, the dragon fly was found on a post outside our home.

The B...

Around Port A
Around Port A

Just shooting around
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Port Aransas is located on the beautiful Mustang Island. It is surrounded by slat water and you must ride a ferry or cross the causeway to get there.

Christmas
Christmas

Adam and Val
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On their first Christmas with us, they made out like bandits. Everyone wanted to make sure that they had everything they needed. There were gifts fr...

Christmas
Christmas

Home Decore
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Jennifer loves to decorate for Christmas.  We didn't get as much up as we would like, but our collection will have to grow over the next several years...

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

Adam
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Adam's first Thanksgiving with us, his Montessori school held a Banquet and he dressed up as a pilgrim.

We went to the banquet just be...

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

Des Moines
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We joined Dan and Donna (my brother and his wife) in des Moines, along with my mom and grandma.  Tim and Amy (my neice and nephew) took good care of t...

Rocket Launch
Rocket Launch

Des Moines
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The day after Thanksgiving, several of us went out and launched a rocket that Tim had made.

I shot the action picture here with a Kodak...

Holloween
Holloween

T-rex and Batman
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Our home was visited by a vicious t-rex and batman this holloween.

Grandma let them choose their costumes and ordered them especially f...

Our Pupies
Our Pupies

George and Ringo and Mandy
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We have had three cocker spaniels.  Mandy was the first and by far the most intelligent.  She disappeared on October 5, 1999. ...

Hurricane Evac
Hurricane Evac

Brett Cometh
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On September 22, 1999 we evacuated from Mustang Island to get out of the possible path of Brett.  

We went to San Antonio.&nb...

Wedding Bells
Wedding Bells

Jennifer and David get Married in Bloomington, Illinois
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We were married in Bloomington, Illinois by my father who was a minister.

We rented a room in this turn of the century ball room. ...

 My Bouncing Tigger
and other Tigger Clipart
The Price of Gas
The Price of Gas

It cost an Arm and a Leg

In response to the rising prices of Gas a Maryland Gas Station Posted some interesting Prices.

This was broadcas on KRIS TV, Channel 6...

Where is the Disney Wonder Right Now
Where is the Disney Wonder Right Now?


If the Disney Wonder is in range of the AIS system it will show up, otherwise the map will center around Castaway Cay. Castaway Cay does not have AIS...

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