So last night I went with friends to see Universal Studios Macy's Christmas parade here in Orlando, Florida. I made a youtube video of it, but it did not seem to come out good.
However before the parade I took pictures of some of the characters walking around. I just LOVE those sexy candy cane girls, yum yum!
The picture of the two girls by the Christmas tree are my good friends Ashley and Tami. Enjoy the pics!
Spectacular! Brings back memories from my Florida days. My oldest daughter and her hubby and kids were just down there last month, but I'll bet they didn't see anything quite like this!
Hey, you know what I'd love to see you write on that I never see anyone review (unless the place has changed...). When my kids were younger, we found that Fort Wilderness was THE BOMB when staying at Disney with kids around the 8 to 13 age group. This was before the lodge opened though. The mobile homes were a great setup! We had our own grill, picnic table, the kids had their own bedroom and we were able to make our own breakfast instead of getting all prettied up and venturing into a restaurant. And there was SO MUCH to do when we were sick of the parks. Hubby and I could relax with a glass of wine while the kids went off riding their bikes. Sigh... Those were the good old days!
Can you write on it for me....PLEASE?
Glad you like the pictures. Yeah your friends just missed the holiday stuff going on now at all the parks.
As for the Fort Wilderness campground at Disney,,, wow! I kid you not, I have a blog post set to publish tomorrow about it on my tourist site. You can find a link to it in my profile here.
So you can take a peek at it in there tomorrow if you want. However it's a bit all technical, just the facts about it, what you can do there, all that stuff. Got some pictures of the cabins (they don't call them mobile homes now, or maybe they changed them to the log homes).
However I could make a hub about them, need to backlink to my post anyway.
Give me a few days and I'll try to make a hub about it, maybe I'll even get some fresh pictures.
Thanks for sharing! The candy cane girls are awesome. What a cute idea. Someday, I'll make it to Florida. LOL
Yes you must try to get down here sometime. I'll show you and your family around just like a tourist guide!
ACK! Thanks for the invite, but remember -- I lived in Florida, therefore I do not visit anymore. SO not my favorite place!
Actually I was asking KCC, she said she would try to get down here sometime.
Yes I know, Florida is not what it use to be. Everyone is always complaining about how bad it has gotten, the new people who move here, etc,,
But I like it for now. However I tend to live on the fringe of society, so to speak.
Ha! Well, thanks for the non-invite then!
I will admit that Florida gets better as you move north. I worked in Miami, and while I thoroughly enjoyed learning about different LatAm cultures, there were a whole lot of other peculiarities about the area that I did not enjoy. I really like Altamonte Springs though up in your neck of the woods. Some parts of it reminded me of the northeast.
Yeah I agree. I use to drive to Miami every night and hated it down there. I kept getting guys jumping on my hood trying to wash my windows, seeing guys peeing on the sidewalks, ugh.
Not my idea of fun at all. But places on the coast up in the middle to north Florida are nice. You can still find sleepy, nice seaside towns that are safe and clean.
It's "over" from here....just a quick hop on I-20 (north of me) or I-10 (south of me) and a day's driving and I'll be there.
Bill, great pics! I heard this was the best week to go before the big crowds come in for the holidays. I was too busy to get over this past week, but my friend went and said it was beautiful.
love the candy cane girls! what fun. I want to go this holiday season! it's ridiculous I live less than 2 hours away and don't go more often. we used to go often when the kids were younger. they still go often, there's so much to do.
Ft. Wilderness is still very much alive and well and upgraded. I think there are 4 different campsites from a basic tent site to premium campsite, not including the cabins. my parents used to take my sons and spend the weekend in their rv at the campgrounds. a lot of Florida families buy yearly passes and use Ft. Wilderness.
Thanks rebekahELLE. Yes you gotta get over here and see the holiday stuff in the theme parks! Disney of course is the best one to see beautiful holiday lights and shows.
Universal Studios is a bit different, not as "Christmassy" so to speak. But as you can see they do have fun stuff. Plus they have The Grinch!
Disney definitely makes it special. it does bring out the kid in us doesn't it?
I love living in Florida! I guess it may depend where you live and your lifestyle. I've lived in the Northeast, midwest, New Orleans and here and now I can't imagine living where it's cold for half the year... brrr. I did my snow, ice, cold years. I love the water, the sunshine and the beauty of nature here.
I know what you mean about Miami. we lived there for one year and didn't like it. it is so overgrown now and just too many people. the other coast is completely different than the Atlantic coast. the Gulf coast is really very beautiful. also inland there's another feel to Florida, cities like Gainesville, Ocala and small cities north of Orlando are close enough for a trip to either coast, but in areas surrounded by forests, orange groves, horse country.
Geez, my oldest daughter is a Univ of Florida graduate. (GO GATORS!) She doesn't even like Gainesville anymore. Ocala is a bit different in that many parts of it are really horse country -- nice. My outlaws -- I mean my ex-inlaws -- live there, and it's pretty peaceful. My son has relocated to St. Augustine. It's not bad there at all.
yeah, Gators had a rough year. I lived in Gainesville while in college. I haven't been there in years, but I absolutely loved it when I was a student. that's too bad she's feeling that way. I haven't spent too much time in St. Augustine, but really want to tour the city. There's a lot of history there and it it's got that old European look.
That's what my son tells me too about St. Augustine. And don't get me wrong -- my daughter loved Gainesville while she was there. But I think a lot of its hype is as a party town, and she's now married with twin babes and a third on the way. Gainesville has definitely lost its glitter for her... She still visits a couple of times a year, though, so it can't be all that bad!
So did you check out my Fort Wilderness post today in my site lrohner? What did you think of it?
beautiful candy cane women, I hope I can get there and drive.
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