“Wishes” to End and “Happily Ever After” to Begin


Disney World means a lot to our family. It is our “home” away from home. My children grew up watching the “Wishes” fireworks show in Magic Kingdom. I remember holding each one of them on our shoulders to see the fireworks and the castle.  Now they are as tall as I am (or taller!) and…

Hotels and Housekeeping


We stay at hotels quite often. Usually, at least two or three times a month. But, lately I have been noticing a trend that I do not like. Housekeeping. This is one of the most important jobs in a hotel. If your rooms aren’t clean you will begin to develop a reputation and no one…

Hamilton in Chicago


Seven months ago we bought tickets for “Hamilton” in Chicago. It was the kids main Christmas present. They love the music and got us hooked too. So, for the last seven months we have been listening to the sound track and reading all we could about the musical. The day was finally here to see…

Another Disney Trip??!!


So, I have been planning another Walt Disney World trip in secret. We wanted to surprise the kids on Christmas Day with a trip for this year. They didn’t get to go last year and we had them convinced that we were going to wait until 2018 to go again. We actually booked the trip…

Finally Home and Back to “Real” Life


We finally got home from vacation the other day. We spent most of our vacation in North Carolina visiting my parents: Aren’t they cute? We had a relaxing time while there and got to do some fun things such as the Christmas Lights at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This 3.5 mile drive through Christmas light…

Pooh Sized Traveling – Part II Epcot Future World


*Updated from the original post on October 15, 2016. We are a family of what is commonly referred to, in Disney Speak, as Pooh Sized people.  I think of myself more Ursula sized but that is for another day. We love vacationing in Walt Disney World because they try to accommodate everyone when building their…

Fall Fun in Chicago


The tree in our side yard says it is definitely fall. For us fall is prime Feis (Irish Dance Competition) season. We are traveling just about every other weekend for my daughter to Feis.  This past weekend we were in Chicago, Illinois. The view from our hotel, The Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare, was beautiful. In the…

Pooh Sized Traveling – Part I Magic Kingdom


Updated – October 8, 2016 This is part of a series I did a couple years ago. This is the last Disney post for a week or so. We are not a tiny family.  I am 5’8″ tall and a 30-32W.  My partner is short 5’1″ and 26-28W.  Even our children are fairly tall for…

Day 1 – Pop Century


We never expected to be to Florida on Saturday.  We left Michigan Friday after school and made it as far as Louisville, Kentucky the first night.  We left about 8:00 am Saturday morning expecting to land somewhere in Northern Florida or Southern Georgia for the night.  But, we made it all the way to Walt…

Kilmanjaro Safari – Animal Kingdom


I love the Kilimanjaro Safari.  I know it is one of those attractions you either really love or really don’t care for.  I admit there have been times we have been to Animal Kingdom that I have chosen not to ride on the Safari because it is later in the day and the animals always…

You are Going to Disney World Again? My Response


As I am getting ready to book our next trip to Disney World in February already I can hear in my head all the people who ask where we are going on vacation this year say, “Didn’t you just go there?”  or my favorite, “You know there are other places to visit other than Disney…

Irish Dancing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


We are on the road again this weekend for Irish dancing. We love Milwaukee, Wisconsin! We were in our hotel room last night when some one let us know about the shooting by the police officers, the protest and the fires. We were 20 miles away and we’re safe but it all makes us sad….