Gateway Canyons Resort – Auto Museum

Our summer day trips have arrived! After fulfilling family obligations this past month, we are headed to the little community (which originally had just a post office) of Gateway. Gateway is located in Mesa County, Colorado just a hop, skip and jump from the Utah border. They said “Go West Young Man”, so that is what we did, south & west. Temperatures were to be in the high 80’s, slight winds and low humidity are an awesome combination for the desert of Colorado. A late addition to the trip was the smoke from the 416 fire in Durango, CO and new one in Price, Utah, so makes for a bit of haze on the pictures.
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You may be wondering why we are going to Gateway, since there is only a post office. Well, there happens to also be a general store including the best hot dogs within 40 miles, a fire/police station and a grand 5 star resort there; Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, the Palisade Ranch at Gateway Canyons Resort, world class dining, kayaking, off road tours, air tours, an auto museum and a whole lot more.

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Pretty sure this isn’t the original, but it’s the one standing now
The History
After hearing tales of the beautiful Colorado red rock country as a child, Mr. Hendricks decided to head to Gateway in 1995. Once he and the future Mrs. Hendricks settled into the area, they decided this would be home and they would share the beautiful location with the world. Built in the Unaweep Canyon (Native American word meaning, Canyon with two mouths) which just happens to be one of the most unique red rock canyons in the world (who knew…right here in Colorado?). The Canyon is also said to be the only Canyon in the world drained by two creeks; East and West Creek, which sends the water off in different locations.
The town of Gateway is rich in history of the Ancient Pueblo, Fremont and Ute Native American Tribes along with the gangs of cattle rustlers who hid out within the canyon walls from the law, gold miners searching to find their millions and ranchers who have raised their cattle in the Unaweep Canyon grasslands. In 1903 families started to homestead in the area and in 1904, the post office (there that infamous post office again) was established and the name of Gateway was given to the town since it is a “gateway” to Utah from Colorado.
The community became strongly based around ranching, farming and lumber mills. Uranium mining became the later economic leader for the community and now, the town has been revitalized with tourists from around the world who want to experience the great Canyon country in Western Colorado.
The Trip:
The canyon we traveled in had amazing rock formations, beautiful green trees and lots and lots of cows! And sadly, smoke. We oohed and awed at the canyon, stopped for dozens of pictures.
We arrived at Gateway just a bit before lunch, so we decided to do the auto museum first. I have to admit, I have seen old cars before, I wasn’t really thinking it would be all that. I was wrong! Boy was I wrong.
Enter the World of Autos! 20,000 sq ft of an air conditioned museum. With over 50 cars (pretty sure there were more, but I did take lots of pictures, so that may skew my counting ability). There were new cars, old cars, one of a kind car, motorcycles and even race cars. We started with the Ford GT 500. Just sayin, that’s one bada** car! A spunky green Nash Metropolitan. I have to say, this car has a back seat, but not sure who can sit in them. Max may even be too big, so when mom told me she and her sister used to sit in the back of their Metro, I found it hard to believe. Hard to believe they were anything other than uncomfortable!
Enter the Main Gallery and check out these fine beauties!
Buicks,  Pontiacs, and Chevy’s…Oh MY!
This beauty is a one of a kind, $3.248 MILLION car! It’s a Goddess shimmering under the lights!
1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car
Next up (my favorite!)
Mustang Alley
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After that, it was car after car after car.
Desoto’s, Chevy’s, Plymouth’s, Chrysler’s.
Deuesenberg’s, Convertibles, Cadillac’s.
After we finished up at the museum, we headed over to the Paradox Grille for some great grub! Menu
Mom ordered the turkey club and raspberry tea (which she said was amazing). The turkey is not sliced thin like most, nice thick slices. Applewood-smoked bacon, tomato, onion,
lettuce, fennel-chile aïoli (which mom said was hot), texas toast. Check out the cute fry basket.
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Honey ordered the Paradox Reuben Sandwich and raspberry tea.
Same thing as the turkey, the pastrami was a nice thick cut with two slices. House-made sauerkraut, thousand island, thick-cut marble rye
I went out on a limb and chose Avocado Toast and a cherry Mr. Pibb
Herb & goat cheese spread, avocado, wild mushrooms, arugula, pickled fresno chile. I have to say, that bad boy was just delicious! Then, I came face to face with what I thought was a pickle. I have no idea what it was, but it was hotter than hot! Unfortunately, I got one of the seasonings stuck in my teeth and hours later I experienced the same heat.
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Other than the service being a bit slow, the Paradox Grille sits at the base of the beautiful red rock peaks, in a hidden corner of the resort, is both beautiful and relaxing. The food is just amazing (except for that “pickle”). If you are looking some place to get away from the rest of the world, share a romantic getaway or even a great family vacation, you really should check out the Gateway Canyons Resort.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
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 DK

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Our First Trip to Telluride, CO

Telluride, Colorado
Elevation: 8,750 feet
Population: 2,444

Mountain town. Ski Resort. Former Victorian Silver mining camp. After ski season and before summer, dead.

But… we did find Elk!

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Hubby and I took our first trip of the season to Telluride, neither of us had been there, so we were very excited. Ski season had just ended the weekend before and there wasn’t much snow on the ground, we figured we would beat the tourist season and explore all Telluride had to offer.

Founded in 1878 under the name “Columbia” but had to be changed due to a California town having the same name, so in 1887 Columbia became Telluride.

What would they do now a days? Las Vegas, New Mexico – Las Vegas, Nevada. Denver, Colorado – Denver, Indiana – Denver, Missouri and on and on…

In 1961 on July 4th, Telluride was designated as one of Colorado’s 20 National Historic Landmarks. Known as a former mining town, there are still many ruins of the operations in the mountains around the town (another photo op I need to do…so work out is on top of a list).

Fun Fact: 1889, Butch Cassidy robbed the San Miguel Valley Bank (before he was part of “the wild bunch”). It was a very profitable heist for him, making off with $24, 580 (just a mere $572,000 +/- in today’s economy) and earned him a place in the hall of bank robber fame. 

Hubby and I arrived in the late morning after a two and a half hour drive from Grand Junction. We were thirsty and hungry. I had watched Top Chef AND Destination Truth (or Unknown) and saw this really cute little saloon I really wanted to check out. Unfortunately we couldn’t find it. Found something similar to it, or what I thought might be it, but it was closed and had brown paper over the windows. Because it was a Sunday, after ski season and since we stayed out of the ski village we didn’t find much open.

Parking Alert: if you park in the center part of Main Street, there is a parking fee, if you park just a block away from the center, you get free parking. 

We decided on the first restaurant we saw: Steamies Burger Bar

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All natural, fresh and local 100% Angus Beef, Natural Premium Beef Hot Dogs, Fresh Salads and Veggies. Custard made with only cream, sugar, egg and vanilla extract and a list of local brews and wines! They even make their own soda! There is NO Pepsi Cola here, no sir! But, you can sit a spell to watch the game or play board games!

The menu was awesome, it had everything from mac and cheese to Portabello burgers to brussel sprouts to salads! And the fries!!! THE FRIES!!!! Yummo! You won’t go hungry!  The cost you ask? It’s very reasonable for 1. a ski town 2. a tourist town 3. all natural products. My  Steamabello just $7.95 (just the burger), fries $3.95.

After lunch we walked down Main Street to look at all the buildings, there is a very nice park just outside of Steamies and a bit farther up, there is another one with a creek running through it (course, could be a river, but the water levels are dangerously low this year). Back in the car and headed towards Bridal Veil Falls on Colorado Ave; a quick 17 minute drive through town up to the Pandora Mill which is situated in the beautiful Box Canyon, I was ready to check out the Falls. However, hubby and I had no idea what we were doing so we ASSUMED there was a hike to the Falls, but, looking at the map now, I realize we just didn’t go far enough up the road. NEXT trip!

I haven’t covered the Ski Village as we never went into it. I do know there is an awesome Gondola that takes you from the Village to the Town. It’s FREE so don’t miss it when you go!

Well, we have this place in Telluride, Colorado. It’s somewhere I can just get away and relax and think.
Joe Cocker

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Whirlwind Week

Happy Monday!

This past week passed me by so very fast, not sure if I am coming or going. All I know is I spent 72 hours at my old apartment with my kiddo and hubby (kiddo took over our apartment so we have a place to stay when we go visit), intending to spend a week with the family. Daughter was due last week and hubby got over excited about going to see the kids, grand kids and the newest addition to the family, however, baby decided she wasn’t quite ready to join us. I totally understand, we are a very eclectic family, strange doesn’t even begin to cover us, but we love one another (at least, I think we do).

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We were able to surprise my mom and brother in law with a visit to the neighborhood Village Inn. You know you go there too often when the entire staff stops whatever they are doing and gives hugs, handshakes and gets excited to see you! There have been times I was sure we should have been kicked out with our rowdiness, but we haven’t…yet. Kiddo surprised me with a spotlessly clean apartment, so that was nice!
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Up next was the daughter and her littles. Those boys, just warm my heart. I love them so much! However, mom looked a little tired and I can say I don’t blame her, that little peanut she’s been growing hasn’t been too nice to her in this pregnancy. The boys were wonderful pregnancies, this one has been 24/7 morning sickness, riding on body parts that shouldn’t be ridden and just doing her own thing in there. I did go a little overboard on gifts for her and I am hoping she loves the handcrafted ones, while not perfect, they are full of love!
It’s so weird when you go “home” you get excited to see new places and stores. King Soopers (a Kroger Super Market)  has built a mega store in Colorado Springs, so of course, we had to check it out. It’s HUGE! I’m talking Sam’s Club or Costco huge! I’m pretty sure you could have spent an entire day in there and not seen everything. Next was our favorite box store. It wasn’t new and we had no reason to expect anything was up in there. We walked in and had no idea where we were. I mean we knew this place like the back of our hands, but they did a complete remodel. It was brighter and the music was too loud and I didn’t like it!
I was looking for a map to follow, but thankfully, we found a very helpful associate who could and would help us. I’m not oppose to change, but this was an entirely new inside and I was lost and got overwhelmed and started to freak out a little. It didn’t help I lost hubby in the process, but trying to find him, I found they have added more plus sized clothing, however, the clothing department was in complete shambles and looked as if there was a small tornado go through it, so already being overwhelmed, I was not going to stoke the fires with trying to find out prices and maybe even something fun for me to get. I believe that is the first time we have walked out of this store with nothing in our hands. I started to shut down and get cranky, so hubby bribed me with Baskin Robbins. Ice cream fixes everything!
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We had planned to stay the week, but with snow storms happening in the mountains, we packed our bags (reluctantly) and headed back across the state to home. Both ways were great for driving, but sadly, the state of Colorado is in a severe drought; lakes and rivers are down. Winds blow up the dust and mess up the allergies. The beautiful mountains have little snow and the entire state is a prime target for wildfires. I pray for rain and even more snow (March and April can be really snowy here), but it’s going to take a miracle for us to get to our normal snow pack. I don’t hate things…however, I do HATE fire season. As a former dispatcher, to me, there is nothing more scary than a wildfire. I may have to learn how to do rain dancing.
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Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.
Irina Shayk

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Where in the World Wednesday: Walt Disney World Tickets & Dining

You’ve had a lot to look over the last two weeks, which hotel will you stay in? Which park do you most want to see? I envy you with all these decisions, but of course, they will come at a price. I will admit, Disney is not for the small pocket book, sure you can get some great deals (and we will take a look at them today). My very first trip to Walt Disney World Resort was back in 1990, it was still a very new park, nothing like the spectacular gem it is now.  We didn’t budget well, however, back in the day, if you went to the sales pitches for time shares and get perks. We were up every morning attending these, we got Disney Dollars and a free dinner at the Camelot dinner theater, we ended up coming home with more money than we left with!! Even after souvenirs!
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Starting with Disney Dining. I have to say, on these plans you can eat a LOT!! You can get just a quick service version up to the deluxe version. I highly recommend the dining plans. (All Dining plans are for guests staying in Walt Disney World Resorts) Many times through the year, Disney will release FREE DINING Plans! So keep an eye out for those!
   A: all meals are already paid for before you enter the parks
   B: you can make reservations can be made up to 180 days before you even step foot on property
   C: you have tons of options to choose from
   D: you have four different plans to choose from
  1. Quick Service Dining Plan
  2. Regular Dining Plan
  3. Deluxe Dining

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Each plan comes with different amounts of food choices, snack options and amounts of each. I love the regular plan, it gives you the option to choose quick service, table service or character dinners.
On the dining plan, you get:
  1 – quick service meal
  1 – table service meal
  2 – snacks
  1 – refillable mug to use at your resort (1 Per Person)
per person…per day you are there.
Each quick service meal includes an entree and one beverage
Table service includes an entree, one dessert and a beverage OR
1 full buffet or family sized meal.
If you have four people staying, three nights you each will have four quick service, four table service and eight snacks to use. You can use all eight snacks on one day or all four quick services on one day.
If you wanted to eat dinner at Cinderella’s Castle you could, but it would cost you two table service meal credits, same for Signature Dining Restaurants, Dinner Shows, Room Service and Pizza Delivery!!
Walt Disney World Ticket prices:
One park per day = $280.00 (Ages 10+)
                             $264.00 (3-9 years old)
Choose Park Hopper tickets and you can visit multiple parks per day!
                          = $330.00 (Ages 10+)
                          = $314.00 (3-9 years old)
My  choice is park hopper. Why? I love to go to one park in the morning and then visit another for their fireworks at night!
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Here is my fantasy vacation!
Just hubby and I
April 22-26 2018
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (Moderate Resort)
    Garden View $974.00
4 – Day Theme Park tickets with Park Hopper $1093.71
Disney’s Dining Plan (4 days of food = 4 table service, 4 quick service & 8 snacks per person)
$603.90
Total ____________________________
$2,671.61
Hope this series helped you get excited about a Disney Vacation! When you go, remember, I would love to hear about it!
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DK
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Where in the World Wednesday: Disney Resorts

So you’re heading to Walt Disney World Resort and you need a place to stay. So many options: Deluxe or Value? On property or off? Near the Magic Kingdom or the Animal Park? On the monorail track or is the water taxi more your speed?
So many to choose from, not sure I can get them all in this blog without it being three pages long.
First, do we want to stay on property. In my experience, I say yes. However, off property can be less expensive, you will give up many good reasons why to stay on property.
When you stay on property you get to enjoy all the free transportation options around the parks. You are able to add the dining plan to your vacation, take the worry out of spending while in the resort areas when you pay for your dining plan before you travel. You will also get early admission to one of the parks and to stay late at one of the parks. Enjoy grabbing your fastpasses 30 days before your stay and dining reservation 60 days before your arrival. Take the monorail and tour the other monorail hotels. Jump on the bus and head over to Disney Springs. So many options when you stay on property.
Looking with that, let’s start off with the Value resorts.
Value resorts:
The Art of Animation Resort – Disney’s newest Value resort, built in 2012, it has 1120 family suites (565 sq ft) and 864 regular rooms (277 sq ft) and has the largest swimming pool on Disney property at 12,000 sq ft. and 310,000 gallons of water (that’s a LOT of water). The Resort is themed around Disney Animation, from pencil sketches to the films close ups. The three buildings focus on one of Disney’s films, The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo. There is a food court at this resort with foods including Soup and Salad, World of Flavors, Pizza and Hamburgers. Be sure not to miss out on the Landscape of Flavors, you can get made to order fruit smoothies, pomegranate limeade and organic teas, just to name a few! Buses are the only Disney transportation to the parks and Disney Springs. This resort is located in the Wide World of Sports Resort Area.
There are four other Value Resorts; Disney’s All-Star Movies/Music/Sports and Disney’s Pop Century. Disney’s Pop Century is also located in the Wide World of Sports Resort Area and the other three are located in the Animal Kingdom Resort area and all have the transportation option of bus.
Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside – Built in 1992 as Dixie Landings and changed names in 2001. Divided into two sections; Magnolia Bend designed as two & three story plantation style mansions and Alligator Bayou two rustic, cajun style buildings. There are 2048 rooms (314 sq ft) with a max of four persons. There is a food court here, as well as, a full service restaurant, Boatwrights and the River Roost Lounge for some appetizers and a live comedy routine. Location here is Disney Springs Resort Area and transportation is Water Taxi and bus.
Other moderate resorts:
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Epcot Resort Area – Transportation – Bus
Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter – Disney Springs Resort Area – Transportation Bus & Water Taxi
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area – Transportation – Bus
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness – Magic Kingdom Resort area – Transportation – Boat or Bus
Deluxe Resorts:
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort:
My favorite! I just love the woodsie feel.
In the Magic Kingdom Resort Area (where you can see the nightly fireworks from the park and catch the water parade every evening)
Transportation – Water Taxi & Bus
Standard view 160 rooms (340 sq ft)
Woods View 104 rooms (340 sq ft)
Woods/Bunk Bed 52 rooms (340 sq ft)
Courtyard View 225 rooms (340 sq ft)
Courtyard View w/Bunk Bed 81 rooms (340 sq ft)
Club Level –
Standard rooms 44
Deluxe rooms 25
Honeymoon Suites 4
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Guests staying in the Club Level rooms have access to the Old Faithful Club. Open from 7am to 10pm  serving continental breakfast in the morning, light snacks in the afternoons, as well as hot and cold hors d’oeuvres in the evening. Dessert and spirits are also served later in the evening. Two concierge cast members on duty to assist guests with priority seating arrangements, the scheduling of FastPasses, and a many other fun services.
Dining Options:
Artist Point – Upscale setting, with some clothing restrictions
Whispering Canyon Cafe – Craziness and noise abound here! Don’t forget to ask for ketchup
Room Service – available 24 hours
Roaring Fork – Quick service offering breakfast platters, pancakes, salads, sandwiches, flat bread pizzas and much much more!
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Geyser Point Bar & Grill – out near the water’s edge of the main pool area
Other Deluxe Resorts:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area. Transportation – Bus
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Magic Kingdom Resort Area – Transportation – Bus, Water Taxi, and Monorail
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Magic Kingdom Resort Area – Transportation – Bus, Water Taxi, and Monorail
Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Epcot Resort Area – Transportation – Bus and Water Taxi
Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Magic Kingdom Resort Area – Transportation – Bus, Water Taxi, and Monorail
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – Epcot Resort Area – Transportation – Bus and Water Taxi
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn – Epcot Resort Area – Transportation – Bus and Water Taxi
***COMING SOON***
Announced at D23 Expo in 2017 a Star Wars themed Resort is in the works! This will be nothing like any other Resort! Stay tuned for more information.
Disney has many other Resort options, but for today, I think we have resort overload!
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I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.
Walt Disney
DK
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Where in the World Wednesday: Walt Disney World Resort Pt. 1

It’s almost vacation time! Have you planned your annual family vacation? Looking for something for the family or just the two of you? Maybe a solo trip is necessary. One of the most visited places on earth is Walt Disney World Resort.  I myself am a huge Disney fan and love going to WDW. I’ve been with the family and I’ve been by myself. I would love to go with just my hubby!
Let’s see what’s going on now and what happened in the beginning.
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Walt Disney, who was he? 
December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois, Walter Elias “Walt” was born to Elias and Flora Call Disney. Walt had three brothers and one sister and lived in Marceline, Missouri. He began to draw, paint and sell his pictures to family and friends early in life and he took drawing and photography classes in high school while taking night classes at the Chicago Art Institute. When he was just 16 years old, he dropped out of school to join the Army, but because he was underage, he was rejected. He instead joined the Red Cross and was sent to France for a year as an ambulance driver. 1919, he moved back to the U.S where he joined his brother Roy in Kansas City at the Pesmen – Rubin Art Studio. And in 1923 the brothers and another employee moved to Hollywood where they began the Disney Brothers’ Studio.
Fast forward 40 years and because of the success of Disneyland.  Walt decided he wanted to open a new park, west of the Mississippi river. He flew over a possible site of the future Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida: hoping to avoid a rush of land speculation, Walt Disney World Company used many different dummy corporations to acquire the 30,000 plus acres near the centrally located Bay Lake. Sadly, Walt died in 1966 just five years before his vision was realized, from there Roy took over the construction of the resort’s first phase. Roy passed in December of 1971, just three months after the parks opening.
On October 1, 1971 the Magic Kingdom, along with the Contemporary Resort and the Polynesian Village were opened. Two golf courses were opened near the Magic Kingdom a few weeks before the park and Ft Wilderness opened a month later. Just an FYI, park prices were just $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children under 18 and a $1 for children under 12.
Let’s take a look at the entire WDW resort.
How many theme parks – there are four theme parks
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Magic Kingdom:
The Magic Kingdom is broken down in seven “lands”: Tomorrowland, Fantasyland (which as recently had a huge makeover) Frontierland, Liberty Square, Adventureland and of course, the iconic Main Street U.S.A.
–My favorite rides there? Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. Magic Kingdom has also changed many restaurants and I haven’t been privy to enjoy them, but my most favorite dining place here: Main Street Bakery.
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Epcot:
Epcot is broken down into two sections, Future World and World Showcase. I love the World Showcase, you can visit 11 different countries and you can eat different foods and drinks, learn history of the countries and enjoy some great music and productions. Favorite places here: La Cellier Steakhouse (in France) and Test Track.  Most disliked attraction, Mission Space (not good for those with weak tummies, enough said)
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios
First opened in 1989, under the name Disney – MGM Studios Theme Park. This was originally designed as a theme park and an operating production studio, which included  film and television production services, and a functioning backlot. In 2001 the name changed to the current, Disney’s Hollywood Studios. DHS has my most FAVORITE ride of all times here: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Least favorite: none
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The newest of the four parks, opening on April 22, 1998 (Earth Day) Disney’s Animal Kingdom park has a zoological theme, is the largest park in the world at 580 acres, and is dedicated entirely around animal conservation and a natural environment. This park is broken down into seven areas: Oasis, Discovery Island, Pandora (opened May of 2017 and themed after the movie Avatar), Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, DinoLand U.S.A and Asia.
Favorite attraction EXPEDITION EVEREST – LEGEND OF THE FORBIDDEN MOUNTAIN, Yeah, it’s just that good!!!! I can’t say I have a least favorite here, but I’m not overly excited about the Kilimanjaro Safaris. ONLY because, it’s usually a two + hour wait and it’s hot. Seeing the animals are amazing though! Favorite food: Tusker House. Least favorite: The Rainforest Cafe (just don’t like the idea of a chain in the parks)
I was going to cover everything, but I realized, as big as the “World” is, it’s going to take more than just one post. So. Next up, Resorts
When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Walt Disney
DK
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Versatile Blogger Award Nominee

Good afternoon!
Just dropping in to give you a little news. Recently, I was nominated for another blogger award. So exciting to be chosen for such an opportunity. My friend Jessica from What’s Happening With Jessica has nominated me. She has been a great supporter, mentor and friend to me in the blogging world. Thank you Jessica!
7 Facts about me:
1. I am an introvert and empath. Lots of people and crowds frighten me
2. My bucket list is lined with traveling to different countries to take photos of churches, cathedrals, abandoned buildings and everything in the  middle
3. I have been married to my husband for 22 years. We dated for only 3.5 months before we married. Hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been the best thing ever!
4. I am a Ulcerative Colitis fighter and a J Pouch warrior. Things that are good for you to eat, are not good for me and my pouch.
5. I love playing Pokemon Go with my son
6. I love taking pictures of the sunsets and the moon.
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7. My dream house would be a spacious rancher on about an acre of land in the mountains.
That was fun! I love sharing with y’all. What did you think of my fun facts? I’d love to hear it. In the meantime, I’m going to nominate some of my favorite bloggers.

Okay ladies, now it’s your turn!

+ Christina Arrigo ATPCreations

+ Aarti  Handmade Hearts

+ We Do What Works

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their site.
2. State 7 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 others for the award. (Or as many as you can)

That’s it. Have a little fun and be sure to comment on my post so I know you have accepted.