Summer Happenings

August 3, 2010

In addition to my bloggy vaca, Nick and I took a “real” vacation this summer.  8 days in Disney World to celebrate his folks’ 30th wedding anniversary.  We stayed at the fabulous Polynesian Resort

Disney's Polynesian Resort Sunset

…which doubles as the after hours watering hole for about 60 ducks…

Disney Ducks swimming at Polynesian Resort Pool

We spent time in nearly all the parks, but some highlights included…

Walt Disney's Desk Disney World Office

…a peek a Walt’s office.  His quote, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible,” stayed with me the entire trip.

Disney Epcot Spaceship Earth at Night

Epcot (my first trip there)…can I just say A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Disney Epcot Fireworks Show

If you ever get the chance to see the fireworks display at Epcot, I highly recommend.

Of all the countries, Nick and I took a particular interest in Japan…I brought home birds (lots of them)

Disney Dishes from Epcot Japan Birds and Owls

Tiny little dishes that I’ve decided to use as ring holders and a great owl for which I have no immediate purpose, just had to have…

Owl Jar from Japan Epcot Disney World

Nick also brought home a bit of Japan, though his souvenir requires great love, patience and dedication…

Disney World Epcot Souvenir Bonzai Tree

I prefer mine to just sit and look pretty.

Anyhoo…it was a pure joy to escape for a while, and as hectic as that place can be, it’s awfully inspiring if you can separate yourself for a spell and take in all the little details that Walt so carefully planned.