Vacation Rewind Part 3: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

After conquering the Magic Kingdom and Gatorland, we rounded out our trip with a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We were snowed on at the end of the Frozen Sing-A-Long, invited to be guests at the Beast’s castle and were temporarily part of Ariel’s world. I shrieked with both fear and delight on the Tower of Terror and quite possibly shed a happy tear when Doc McStuffins gave Alex a kiss, and my little sweetie hugged her so tight I thought she’d never let go. ❤️

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Vacation Rewind Part 2: Gatorland!


On the second day of our trip we stepped away from Disney and had the experience of a lifetime at Gatorland! I imagine this is what heaven looks to my dear husband who feels a kindred connection to the cast of Swamp People. 😂

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Vacation Rewind Part 1: The Magic Kingdom

A few weeks ago my family and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Orlando, Florida. Our first stop was Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and we had a fantastic time!! Alex was thrilled, Lily was in awe, Kevin was father of the year, and I may have been the most excited one of all. 😄

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

This is one of my favorite captures from our recent vacation. Disney World was magnificent of course, but something about these three, taken at Gatorland, makes me smile. 🙂


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Weekly Image of Life: Summertime Blast

I’m very excited to participate in this week’s Image of Life Challenge.  Before the summer breeze gives way to fall leaves, it’s the perfect opportunity to share photos from our first vacation as a trio!  We traveled to Los Angeles, CA with my in-laws, and with 8 adults and 8 kids under the same roof, there were sure to be adventures had by all! 🙂

After being on the road for just over 7 hours (only 1 stop – Alexandra was a trooper!), we arrived at the house we’d be sharing.  This picture of the foyer is only a glimpse of this beautiful home.  Before heading to bed there was plenty of bonding time with the cousins… Don’t let the face fool you.  She was loving it! LOL!

After a good night’s sleep, we were off to Universal StudiosThe hubby and I had never been, and we definitely look forward to returning when the little one is old enough to remember!

Beware! King Kong is watching!
Smile for the camera!
Oh, did you roll the red carpet out for me? You shouldn’t have!
Dr. Seuss Land: One of the MANY sights on the famous studio tour.
This was HIS idea, I promise!! I must admit that it makes for a great picture. Hahaha.
This funnel cake was delicious. I have no shame in saying I devoured it!!

We weren’t home for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, but we didn’t miss it!

The next day we ventured to Hollywood Boulevard, where the sights were aplenty! We started with lunch at Hard Rock Cafe.

Can’t forget the music!

I know Muhammed Ali is extremely famous, but where’s my star? 😉

Strike a pose.
Wait a minute. Who gave Captain America a break?
Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center

Later that night we went to a graduation/anniversary party of one of my dearest friends. To all of our surprise (including her!), it turned out to be a 10 year vow renewal as well!

In spite of being tired, our final day was full of smiles.

The gorgeous displays at the Bowers Museum, was a relaxing end to a fun-filled weekend.

We had a truly blessed time, and in the same way it began, our trip ended…with family.  Thank you for visiting and God bless!

The Weekly Image Of Life challenge is issued every Wednesday by The Island Traveler at This Man’s Journey.  If you would like to participate and see other entries please visit here!