Brian’s Big Smile
Your first trip to Disney World is always magical, so you can understand why Brian had a big goofy smile while riding on one of the coolest rides in the Magic Kingdom, the PeopleMover! Of course, he may have been grinning to annoy Amy, since she wanted a ‘regular’ photo…but regardless, this trip to Disney World more than 7 years ago had all of us walking around with big grins.
Today is Brian’s birthday, so happy birthday! Hope you get some good grins in today.
A visit to Disney World is always full of ooh’s and aah’s and random things that are a bit out of the ordinary. After a huge, delicious meal at Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot’s Canada area, we ordered the chocolate mousse for dessert and received the moose in the photo above. Not only was this a great representation of a homonym, but it was also a pretty tasty dessert!
Disney Wonder in the Morn
Although it’s not necessarily easy to get up early on a cruise vacation, I’d definitely suggest doing so at least once to watch the sun rise over the horizon. In addition to watching the sunrise, it’s also quite relaxing to walk around the open air decks of the ship with hardly another person around. This cruise, aboard the Disney Wonder, was my first ocean cruise, and we all had a great time. I think this was the only morning I woke up early, and it was the last morning on the ocean before the end of our trip, so I’m glad I forced myself to get out of bed!
Mickey on the Tree
These Mickey and Minnie ornaments (Minnie is somewhat visible in the background) might be the smallest ornaments on our Christmas tree…the regular-sized hook from which Mickey is hanging should give a good idea of scale. This is one of a number of photos I took experimenting with different lenses and flash units, using the ornaments, tree, and other decorations to try out various techniques.
Rising Yellow Orb
While I have witnessed a handful of sunrises out on the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, none of them has been free of cloud cover of some sort. This particular sunrise is the closest to the ocean horizon I have seen the rising sun, and this photo was taken aboard the Disney Wonder as we were cruising near the Bahamas. For a short while, the sky was such a brilliant orange/yellow color, it was great.
Just a couple days ago, I was out walking Leggs just before the sun popped above the distant hills, and due to cloud cover everywhere else in the sky except where the sun was rising, the entire sky was a deep red. By the time I went inside to get my camera, the sun had risen and the red tint had disappeared…oh well, it was still a great sunrise!
It’s Mary Poppins!
Don’t you love it when you’re eating a delicious, hearty breakfast in Norway and all of a sudden Mary Poppins appears and you have your picture taken with her?! I’m sure Amy and Heather loved it at the time this photo was taken. We weren’t actually in Norway, but we were in the Norway section of Disney’s Epcot at a Princess Storybook Breakfast…yes, we were all adults, but hey, the food was good and we got our pictures taken with Disney characters! Check out Brian and I below!
Vibrant Glass Chandelier
Full of bright colors and circular blobs, this huge chandelier gives me an impression of a swarm of vibrant, shiny jellyfish. This glass chandelier (actually, a mixture of glass and acrylic) is in the atrium of the Disney Wonder cruise ship and is one of the first things you see as you step foot on the ship. While this photo doesn’t show its size that well, it is a pretty huge piece of art!