Intergalactic Entertainment – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Long ago (actually the 1970s), we were introduced to a new level of movie-making. I can remember standing in line waiting to view a newly released film, named Star Wars. We had no idea what to expect, but an entire generation was introduced to intergalactic entertainment. The use of CGI helped transport us to distant planets where we cheered on the rebellion in their stand against the Galactic Empire. Over the subsequent movies, the storylines developed to incorporate many characters that we've grown to love. The franchise has continued to roll, but to be honest, we have fallen off from keeping up with [...]

By |2022-05-17T06:25:18-06:00May 17th, 2022|Florida, Orlando, Southeast|0 Comments

Immersive Experience At Universal Studios Orlando

What are some of your earliest memories of amusement parks? While researching a visit to Universal Studios Orlando, I discovered that the first modern amusement parks began along the east coast. We are all likely familiar with the name Coney Island and it was home to one of these fun fixtures way back in 1895. I wonder if the pioneers of these parks ever dreamed of the day that you would find an immersive experience as we found in Florida. Today's theme parks are expansive areas filled with themed spaces designed to whisk visitors away to a magical world. Needing a break from [...]

By |2022-04-26T03:44:56-06:00April 26th, 2022|Florida, Orlando, Southeast|0 Comments

Magical Moments – Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

It may be best to begin this article with a disclaimer. Our daughter is a huge fan of Harry Potter, but Crystal and I approach this book-based series a little less seriously. A monumental dual occasion provided the three of us a reason to head to Orlando for some magical moments. The start of 2022 saw me reach 40 years at my day job, while our daughter, Amanda, reached the same number of circuits around the sun. To celebrate, we decided to do something out of the ordinary, which included exploring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, at Universal Studios. While two of [...]

By |2022-03-31T03:36:18-06:00April 12th, 2022|Florida, Southeast|0 Comments

A Purpose for Passports

Some people would be embarrassed to say they never left the United States in their first 50 years of life. Well not us. We were more than content to spend our vacations traveling throughout the countryside. Oh we both have crossed the borders of Canada and Mexico, but barely. Now our kids are a different story. We had made many trips to the airport to see one of them off, as they jetted away to some foreign land. Always on their return they would try to convince us to follow in their footsteps, but to no avail. This all changed for our 35th [...]

Surfs Up at Cocoa Beach, Florida

This year we decided to spend our post-Thanksgiving taking a well-deserved trip. The plan was to make it a celebration of our 35th Anniversary, so a number that big needs a significant itinerary. We chose to start it with a couple of days in the Cocoa Beach area. Our hopes were that some beach time would help us slow our pace from the everyday rushing that seems to permeate our lives. It always seems that the holidays add extra expectation to the already busy schedules. We found that the surfs up, in this part of the beach, year-round. Surfs Up The salt air [...]

By |2021-10-28T04:25:12-06:00January 3rd, 2017|Cocoa Beach, Destinations, Florida|4 Comments
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