This one is going to WAY over do it. You’ve been warned.
Our first visit to Magic Kingdom was first thing in the morning and we were shocked at how packed it was. We stayed for a couple of hours and then went back to the hotel for a while. My picture taking plan was to start with film and switch to digital when I burned through one roll. As it turns out, we weren’t in the park long enough for me to take 36 pictures on film so I don’t have any digital pics from that morning.
When we went back after dark though… I really went nuts. My YouTube schooling has taught me to keep the ISO setting as low as I can when using manual mode. I was struggling a little at night so I said screw it and set the ISO to auto, and then eventually just switched to auto mode and WOW can this new camera handle lights at night. It was crazy, so I went crazy with it. I took soooo many pictures. Here are mountains of them.
There was another night visit to Magic Kingdom and there will be a ton from that visit. Next up though will be Hollywood Studios. We got there early and stayed until they closed so there will be a ton of pics, including a bunch at night. I think. I might do something else instead, but that’s what I’m thinking right now.
This installment of the Florida Recap Post series isn’t terribly exciting. It’s just a few spots around The Riviera hotel, the Skyliner, The Caribbean Beach resort, and the Art of Animation resort. In short, it started with us just hanging around, and turned into us riding the Skyliner and just getting off at random spots.
Here is the second in an open ended series of Disney trip recaps. This one will cover our one stop at Animal Kingdom where we discovered that our least favorite park can be pretty fantastic when the temperatures outside are in the 70’s instead of the high 90’s. It made a huge difference.
I took a lot of pictures that day so… here’s a shit load of them. There is little actual significance to any of these.
The next post is either going to be from the resort, as well as a brief little resort hopping jaunt that Jen and I went on, or it will be Magic Kingdom at night… or both.
I really wanted to get us across the state line into Virginia, but I didn’t get us that far. We’re in the middle of North Carolina somewhere. North of Fayetteville, but still maybe 100 miles from Virginia. The kids are in the air, flying home, as I type this. They got to the airport, through security, and onto the plane without issue. Here’s hoping things continue to run smoothly.
I was able to musically mourn the passing of one of my heroes on the day’s drive. Jen let me listen to a playlist I created that I titled Jeff Beck Memorial. It is meant to be shuffled, of course. I know I once said I was done with Spotify, but I guess I am a hypocrite. Enjoy this is you can.
We hit the road at 1:50pm yesterday and called it a day around 9:00 in Aberdeen, WA. Umm, I mean Aberdeen, MD. We are about 50 miles north of Baltimore.
Nothing terribly interesting happened until we were checked into a hotel room. Jen was asleep and I was about to go to sleep. That’s when I started getting a migraine. Yippee. I turned out the lights and went to sleep. I woke up six hours or so later with a touch of a headache, but I think the actual migraine fun has passed. We will see how it goes as the long day rolls on today, but I think I’m okay. I’ll just have to watch it, just in case.
Okay, time to pack up the room and get day two rolling. We want to be in Florida tonight at the very least, if not somewhere close to the airport in Orlando.