Disney Land


My first adventure in Disney Land!

I know! I know! It’s been forever but now with some extra time on my hands I can get back into posting! But getting back into Disney Land…..

Having been to Disney World more times than I can count I had some really big expectations for Disney Land. My first thoughts and impressions were that it looked really similar, including the front gates and small town entryway until one’s eyes immediatly focus onto what’s missing? Where the heck is the castle? It’s really that tiny? Oh it sure is! To describe the castle as underwhelming is probably being a little giving in the recognition deparment.

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Paradise Pier Hotel


During my vist to Disney Land I was able to stay at Paradise Pier Hotel. This hotel is located right next to Downtown Disney and across the street from The Grand California Hotel. The walk to Downtown Disney is really easy and only takes a few minutes.  Continue reading “Paradise Pier Hotel”

My First Trip to Disney Land!


I have just returned from my first visit to Disney Land and I have so much that I want to share! Having been a Disney fanatic for my whole life I knew that if I had the opportunity to visit the place that started it all I would do it in a heart beat, and now it’s actually happened.

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Visiting Natchez Mississippi


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Natchez, Mississippi. It was my first time in a southern state (excluding Florida)  so I found it really interesting to see what this beautiful state had to offer. The majority of my time was spent in Natchez, the birthplace of my step-father.

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Souvenir Photos!

If you’ve been following our blog you more than likely already know that we love to take pictures while we are on vacation. One might even say we go a little over board! In addition to taking our own photos we also enjoy checking out the souvenir photos that the theme parks offer.

Most theme parks take pictures of the park goers while they are on the rides. Once the ride is complete they offer you the ability to purchase these pictures to keep as a memento of your vacation. Some parks also offer packages that allow you to purchase these pictures at a discounted price and some also offer you the ability to purchase them from home once your vacation is over.

We don’t always take advantage of picture packages, it just depends on where we are on our trip. Over the years though we have managed to collect quite a few, mostly from Universal Studios Orlando and Walt Disney World.

Here are a few of the ones we have purchased throughout the years.

The Mummy at Universal Studios- Orlando


Jurassic Park -Islands of Adventure


Transformers at Universal Studios-Orlando


The Hulk- Islands of Adventure


Holding an alligator- International Drive


Belle- At Epcot


These are just a few of the many souvenir photos we have collected over the years! If you are planning on visiting Disney World or Universal Studios we recommend looking into the photo packages that each offer. They are a great way to take a little piece of your trip back home with you. If you enjoy scrapbooking it will be a great addition to your book.