Disney World 2016

The Birds were Florida bound in February, 2016.  Destination — Disney!

On the road in the FloMobile bedecked with lighted birdies.

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Terri takes her driving responsibilities seriously. Don’t mess with her tunes.

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Anyone for some pre-Florida souvenirs? Gotta love truck stops.

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We eventually found our way here.

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With only one detour here.  Did you say this was a sanctioned stop?  Where’s the charm?

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Meanwhile, Kim and Cindy already got the party started.

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One down.  A few more to follow.

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Our condo was spacious and had a great location.

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Time for Magic Bags before hitting the park in the morning.

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We got two shirts, a charm, a Minnie cup, a bird ornament, and some other goodies.

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We enjoyed gorgeous weather for the entire stay.

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We have talked about this trip for quite a few years so it was exciting to finally be here.

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There was an extra crane on the castle.  Disney is always doing a little work.

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We had a great time in Buzz Lightyear.

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Janet was the big winner in spite of our competitive efforts.

Selfies give me a giant head.  My arms are too short. Next time someone else can hold the camera.

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Cindy is pretty much in every photo.

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This one, too.

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We enjoyed It’s a Small World.  Anyone still humming that song?

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And we had a fast pass for Pirates of the Caribbean.

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We took a leisurely train ride.

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And the wimpy birds went to see a show while the wild birds rode Space Mountain.

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We left Magic Kingdom and went to dinner at Friday’s.  Looking forward to another day in the parks tomorrow.

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Spiffy new shirts for today as we head to Epcot.    Put your leg down Janet!

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Get ready, Epcot!  The birds are flying in!

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Here’s another one because we just don’t all fit in one frame.

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Terri found a fast pass entrance lane and beat us all inside.

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Cheers!  Time to sample the lagoon water and by that I don’t mean lagoon water!

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The annual garden show was beginning the following week but we got to see many beautiful displays.Epcot13

Epcot17This was not the only troll in Norway…

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Some other bird-trolls decided to play a trick on poor innocent laryngitis-stricken Julie (that would be me) and asked “Ron” to come and tell me to stop waving my arms so much.  I had been gesturing because I couldn’t talk.  I, of course, fell for it completely and then I slowly caught on that it was a joke… to the amusement of pretty much everyone.  But the joke didn’t stop there.  The troll-birds would jump ahead of me and alert other workers to my plight and several others asked me to stop waving.  All in all, a great prank!

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Laryngitis wannabees…

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Sorry girls.  You don’t have my technique and flair!

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Interestingly, many people asked us what Eating Cardinals meant.  Hard to explain but we did assure them that we didn’t eat cardinals (yes, someone asked that.)

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Moving on to Canada.  We have some spare parts in this photo.

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We enjoyed the Pixar 3D Short Film Festival. Some birds got reprimanded for lolling about on the floor.  Since I had already been scolded by Ron, I wasn’t taking any chances.  We made it off the floor and into the theater.

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Our evening meal was in Akershus Castle in Norway. It was a princess dinner.

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8 Princesses!

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We dashed out to the sunset leaving our glass slippers behind just in case Prince Charming has caught on that there are many princesses inside these fairy tale walls.

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And we ended the day with the traditional Disney fireworks display.

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Another great trip with the Eating Cardinals.