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In Christmas, Food on December 8, 2014 at 6:25 am

December 7, 2015

Greetings from Disney World,

Wonderful & Magical to be back.  We were having withdrawal symptoms.  The last time we were here was February.

Jennifer & Nick are joining us this trip.  We all arrived without any events around 11:30 a.m.  The pilot was kind enough to shave off 30 minutes!  Somehow or other, we missed getting a reservation for the Magical Express which leaves from the airport to the WDW Resorts.  But in excellent fashion, WDW told us that was not a problem  and we handed over our luggage claim tags.  When we arrived at Saratoga Springs, it was prior to our 4 pm checkin time.  Talk about It’s A Small World..  our WDW Hostess checking us in, Darci,  was from Starksboro, Vermont.  Now you may say… “So?”  she graduated from the same high school as Roger!!  a few years after, but they could reminisce former teachers and other fond memories. Population of Starksboro is 1,777 since Darci left!!   Thank You, Darci.

Darci -- from Vermont!!!

Darci — from Vermont!!!

We headed to DownTown Disney for the afternoon.  These are some of the flower beds we passed along the way.  The pansy’s were quite fragrant.

Mass plantings of Pansy's

Mass plantings of Pansy’s



There are a lot of changes in the DownTown area and it is still a work in progress.  We had a 5 pm reservation at the House of Blues, but were able to get in at 4:30.  We were all starved.  Everything was delicious from the Yuenling Beer (which is excellent but not sold in NH!!), appetizers, and dinner.  We headed back to Saratoga Springs.  Nick had received a text our room was ready & sure enough, it unlocked, we walked in, and there were our 7 bags which made it safely from NH!!

Monday —  Animal Kingdom.  Tonight is Hoop De Do Musical Revue.

Have a wonderful day…

Brenda & Roger


Christmas at Walt Disney World!

In Christmas on October 17, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Lights, Christmas, Disney!

Brenda and I have heard how wonderful the Holiday Season is at Walt Disney World. And since We Love Walt Disney World! all the time, AND We Love Christmas!; it’s only natural we would think it would be fun to visit WDW during the Holiday Season.

Brenda and I recorded a travel show about Walt Disney World which included the Holiday Preparations, and when we saw the piece on the Osborne Family Holiday Lights, we KNEW we had to Go Back To WDW to join in the fun!

And finally, it is happening this year!

Well, sort of.

Brenda is going to WDW to see the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights!

It’s a whirlwind trip: Brenda will fly down Monday, December 6. and return Friday, December 10. I can’t accompany her because my “day job” requires me to work during that period. So Brenda will invite a guest (To Be Announced) to share this trip with her.

Brenda worries that I’m upset or angry that I can’t go with her, but I’ve never been the sort of person who doesn’t want YOU to have a great experience just because I can’t have it, too. Sure, I would love to go, but sometimes Reality trumps even Disney Magic (hard to believe, I know).

Meanwhile, I’ll figure this is my chance for ME to have a vicarious vacation. Brenda can regale me with tales about the beauty, wonder and amazement which I will be able to experience next year–we’re going back in 2011 to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, as well as one of Brenda’s milestone birthdays (discretion prevents me from mentioning how many miles we’re talking about here).

It will be a bit of a departure for us anyway, since we normally are back in our room by 6:00 PM–but the allure of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, as well as the rest of the Disney Christmas Magic–will lure us out late into the night, right up to 9:00 o’clock!

For those of you who are not familiar with the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, it started with a doting father granting the wish of his six-year-old daughter–three million lights and two additional property lots later, neighbors complained about traffic jams (caused by folks driving to see the lights) and other issues, and ultimately Mr. Osborne donated the lights to Walt Disney World.

For the full story, check out Wikipedia on The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights.

To get a glimpse of the lights, check out:

Osborne Holiday Lights

Or simple “Google” Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights and click on the U-Tube offerings.

There’s a lot more fun for the holidays at Walt Disney World. I’m sorry I won’t be able to participate in the 2010 celebrations, but I’m sure glad Brenda will have some Disney Christmas Magic to bring back home to me in New Hampshire!

Have a great trip, Brenda (My Internet Bride)! Sorry I can’t go with you! Can’t wait for our trip next year!

Today’s “Not-So-Hidden-Mickey”:


Merry Disney Magic Christmas from Roger & Brenda!


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