December 25, 2007

Christmas in Sebring, Florida

We spent Christmas Day with Frank, Joyce, Laura, Aron & Austin in Sebring, Florida.

One of the unwrapped presents greeted us at the door.

Here was the Christmas tree stuffed with presents.

Austin takes in the sight of his new Spiderman bicycle.

Ooo look...clothes.

Laura shows off her new Elvis spread.

Aron got some magic cards to prepare for his next magic show.

Frank had his camera out to catch all the unwrapping action.

We're sure Joyce will enjoy her new Power Ranger toys.

Austin prepares to try out his new remote control Camaro.

Then Marlon and Austin had a little Nerf target practice.

Here we are after Joyce stuffed us full of breakfast, lunch AND Christmas dinner.

Marlon was ready for a nap.

Here's some brief video Marlon took on Christmas.

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To be continued...

December 24, 2007

Christmas Lights at Theme World RV Park

Happy Holidays from Theme World RV Park in Davenport, Florida!

Many residents, both long-term and snowbirds alike, decorated for the holidays. Several used a Disney theme.

While there was no White Christmas here in Florida this year, it was not for a lack of Christmas spirit.

There was at least one snowman...

and a Christmas palm tree.

And of course Mouse Ear lights.

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To be continued...

December 22, 2007

Christmas at The Magic Kingdom

Tonight we decided to go to The Magic Kingdom to see the nighttime Spectro Magic Parade and Cinderella's Castle decorated for Christmas.

Here's The Castle seconds after being lit for the night.

Along the way we ran into Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland.

Scrooge McDuck was busy conducting an autograph session.

Here's Marlon on the top deck of the steam-driven Liberty Belle Riverboat as we take the 17 minute tour of the Rivers of America.

Later, we headed back for another glimpse of Cinderella's Castle.

Marlon stands on Main Street waiting for the Spectro Magic Parade to begin.

He has a brief visit with Walt and Minnie.

Crowds are roped off in anticipation of the start of the parade.

Here's the lighting ceremony of Cinderella's Castle and the Spectro Magic Parade as filmed by Marlon.
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To be continued...

December 19, 2007

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Today we headed out to visit Green Meadows Petting Farm in Kissimmee.

Here was the Proverb of the Day.

Green Meadows conducts group tours of the farm and animal pens. It is a unique and fun hands-on experience for everyone.

Here's Marlon milking the cow.

There's something wrong with this picture and it has nothing to do the 1 week old baby chicks.

There's nothing wrong with this picture of Doug and a baby duckling.

Marlon tells the pig to look up and smile.

This baby goat is ready to be fed. This is the first petting place we have been to where the babies can climb completely through the fence and not have to compete with all the adults for food.

In this pen, we played (yes!) Catch a Duck.

I'm not sure this duck looks to pleased with the game.

Time to go on a hayride.

This chicken does not have bird flu or male pattern baldness. This type of chicken does not grow feathers on his neck.

This is a Polish chicken, although a lady from Poland was on our tour and said she had never seen such a chicken in Poland.

Marlon has gotten so much bigger since RVing that he can no longer fit in the outhouse.

Here is cool video of our visit to Green Meadows-No animals were harmed in the making of this film.
For more pictures of Green Meadows, including water buffalo, zorse (zebra-horse), sheep, geese, turkeys and more, go to .

To be continued...

December 3, 2007

Trip to Monaco Service Center, Wildwood, Florida

Today we headed 60 miles north of Theme World to the Monaco Service Center in Wildwood, Florida. Here we would be addressing all of our factory warranty issues which needed to be corrected in regards to our 1 year factory warranty.

They have 40 service bays at this service center along with a 40 site RV Park.

The first night we were at the service center we were parked right outside a service bay. The next day we were assigned this RV Site.

We expected to be leaving on Friday, December 7 but luck was not with us. We had to wait for some parts and ended up staying until Wednesday, December 12. We had to work at Epcot two days and made the 60 mile one way commute from the service center.

By staying, however, we were able to attend a nearby Barbecue Cookoff on Saturday. This was the first time this event had been held in Wildwood but they plan on doing it every year.

Doug had some luck when he entered a drawing and won an auto detailing kit.

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To be continued...

November 28, 2007

Epcot Visit #2

Today we went for our 2nd visit to Epcot. Before leaving, we decided to take a picture of the new centerpiece at our dining table.

Upon entering Epcot, we headed over to peruse the Mouse Gear Store. It is the largest store in Epcot and the 2nd largest store on Disney property. This is where we will be working the next few months.

Epcot is decorated for its Christmas Around the World celebration.

This was located at the Gateway to the World Showcase, which is the part of the park which features authentic looking buildings, marketplaces & restaurants representing 11 different countries of the world.

During Christmas Around the World, Epcot puts on a nightly Candlelight Processional Show hosted by celebrities who narrate stories of Christmas. A large choir is also featured singing traditional Christmas fare.

Here's a video Marlon took of a portion of The Candlelight Processional.
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To be continued...

November 24, 2007

Lake Wales Mall & Bowling

Today Frank & Joyce met us at the shopping mall in Lake Wales, about half way between Sebring and Davenport.

Father and sons rode the merry go round in the food court.

Here's the merry go round in video action.
Austin visited with Santa but was stumped about what he wanted for first.

This little girl enjoyed herself at the children's playground at the mall.

After a little shopping, we headed off to bowl at The Recreation Station.

Here's Aron concentrating on the pins.

Frank celebrates a of many.

Marlon aims for the gutter but misses thanks to the children's bumpers set up on the lane.

Joyce prepares for her approach.

Austin displays his unique bowling stance.

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To be continued...