Florida Recap Post – The First

I know I posted a few pictures of the trip here and there while we were still in Florida, but I did it sort of haphazardly and I really don’t recall what was or was not posted… so here’s the first post-trip recap post and there is a good chance that I’ve already shared a lot of this.

The first post will be our first evening in Epcot’s World Showcase. We rode the new Remy ride in France and as a result we spent a ton of time in that country, and all of the digital pics were taken there. I think most if not all of the film pics were in France too.

Here’s a bunch in random order……

Depth of field, babie! Bokeh for days! I love my f2 40mm prime lens!
This whole section of France did not exist the last time we visited Epcot.
0.3 second exposure, hand held. Yes.
I eventually switched to Auto mode at night. That would have helped this.
Fountains are always prime targets.
Epcot’s back door is literally one of my favorite things about the whole park.
We were hoping January would lead to smaller crowds. Yeah… right.
Clocks are also prime targets.

I think the next post will be from Animal Kingdom, but who knows.

Splitting Up

Today is our last full day in the parks. We are going to split up for the first half of the day. The kids are going back to Epcot and Jen and I are going back to Hollywood Studios. After 2:00pm park hopping becomes an option so the kids are going to join us in Hollywood. We’ll blitz our way through the two Star Wars rides and the Toy Story Mania ride and the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad ride, then watch the fireworks show and call it a night. We’ll probably eat in there somewhere too.

Tomorrow is the real split up day. Tomorrow we’re going to have breakfast together, then the kids are going back to Magic Kingdom for a while before getting an Uber (or a Lyft, which seems more the thing ’round these here parts) to the airport. After breakfast Jen and I will hit the road home. Will we get there in 48 hours? Will we get close and then need to finish the last few miles on day three like we did coming down here? I’ll tell you when I find out for myself.

Before we worry about any of that though, one more epic day followed by one more epic morning.

Just noting that we still have not seen Tim Tracker or anyone from Disney Food Blog or any of the Disney travel YouTube channels we follow regularly. We’ve seen a few people shooting video or live streaming or whatever, but no one we recognize. Hopefully today we’ll see the Tim Tracker gang and get to say hello.


I’ve read that one of the issues with mirrorless cameras is battery life. Today I’ve watched the battery nosedive from 80% to 40% in just a few hours.

I’m already through todays roll of film, and we have many hours to go today, so we are transitioning to the point and shoot for a while. No clue how much juice that sucker has left, but I’ll use it or lose it, boss.

Epcot on Film

I took a bunch of film pics on our first Epcot stop last week. I didn’t get the huge golf ball thing though.

I’ve made up for it today and the some. Sorry about that.

I watched a King Jvpes video yesterday where he suggested setting the ISO one stop too low if you’re using Fuji Superia. He said the colors will pop in a cool way. Five minutes prior to hearing him say that I had loaded a fresh roll of Fuji Superia. So I am trying it out. Oh look, something new to obsess over! Wheeeeeee!!

Back to Epcot

We were at Magic Kingdom until 1:00am this morning. We snuck in some sleep and are now heading over to Epcot again.

The kids are a smidge under the weather with a stomach thing so it could be a quiet day for us. We will see.

ADDENDUM: Jen and I are in line for Spaceship Earth. We are heading into the big giant Epcot golf ball looking thing!