Family Road Trip
We just got home from another road trip...and I uploaded the drive to Florida portion of the trip video to YouTube!
We started out in Fort Worth, drove to Mobile, Alabama for dinner, then headed the rest of the way to Orlando!
Watch the trip in the video above to see our my grand-daughter E-2 being super-freaking cute, dinner (we eat on the street not in a restaurant!) we see a few gators and we get plenty of Starbucks along the way! The video then concludes with a quick room walk thru of our Disney's Coronado Springs Resort room.
If you watch, please comment here or on YouTube and of course don't forget to LIKE & SUBSCRIBE over on YouTube! :)
Margot The Pirate Not Happening!
I’ll be honest, I never believed this one.
Margot Robbie is great. She is a great actress, she is great at selling movie tickets, and she is great at creating headlines.
Here is the latest.
Margot Robbie Will not be leading a Pirates of the Caribbean movie for DIsney.
How does someone make the headlines for not being in a movie.
Enter Hollywood publicists and Disney bloggers. (Yes, I DO see the irony)
In a cover article for Variety, Margot Robbie recently said, ““We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led — not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story — which we thought would’ve been really cool, but I guess they don’t want to do it.”
There is now, and in my opinion always has been a better chance of a guy named Johnny Depp starring in the next installment of The Pirates of the Caribbean. Is it a good chance, probably not. But the chance of Margot Robbie leading the way is zero.
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Our Walt Disney World Trip
Home from another Family Disney World Trip
Animal Kingdom Lodge
We just got home from another family road trip to Walt Disney World.
Did we have a great time? YES
Did we have some issues? YES
Did I meet Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel from The Little Mermaid? YES
Did we get hit by Hurricane Nicole? YES
Did Jodi Benson post a picture of my wife & I on her Instagram? YES
Did 5 of the 7 people in our group get very sick? YES
Did we eat at a Michelin recognized restaurant? YES
Did we basically get rained out of Food & WIne Festival? YES
Was my daughter Reagan's favorite ride, Test Track, shut down for the 4th trip in a row? YES
Did I get to see my granddaughter hugging princesses & being amazed by castles? YES
Was our resort quick service dining line, the only one open, wrapped around the entire building for breakfast the day of the storm? YES
Did we find a baby turtle in the resort pool? YES
Did all the park's close early and open late because of the storm? YES
Did we make a ton of memories? YES
Here is a mostly complete list of some of the videos and/or blog posts I plan to create. Let me know which one interests you most and I just may mention YOU! :)
The Magic KIngdom
Peter Pan's Flight
It’s a Small World
Skipper Canteen Alone Time
The Jingle Cruise
Pirates of the Caribbean
Leaving The Magic Kingdom
Meet & Eat with Jodi Benson-Ariel
Scenes from Epcot
The Voices of Liberty
The Italy Pavillion Merch (a video for my mom)
Dinner in Biergarten
The Germany Pavillion
Frozen Ever After
The DVC Lounge
Hurricane Nicole Arrives (video already posted)
The Polite Pig
Rope Dropping Animal Kingdom
Building a Necklace in Pandora
Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe in DAK Africa
Santa floats down Discovery River on his Flottilla in Animal KIngdom
Merry Menagerie in DAK
Winged Encounters The Kingdom Takes Flight Show
Pin Trading Trash Can
Evening at The Polynesian Disney Resort
Fireworks over The Poly
Thoughts on Coronado Springs
Some Heroes of the Hurricane
New Disney Pins & Ornaments
Popcorn Buckets Added to our Collection
Photo Pass Highlights
Dole Whip Dad
My name is Jeff. I bet you could have guessed I love Disney! I also love my wife & 4 daughters! And Dole Whip! And Epcot Food & Wine Festival. I might need more space here...