MY "ADVENTURES n DISNEYLAND, CATALINA ISLAND & OTHER ASSORTED STUFF" PRE-TR; DEC'14
(one of my many Anne Liebovitz prints haning up in my living room):goodvibes
Welcome everyone to the continuing adventures of yours truly -
Kris - an unofficial certified fan of all things Disney.:cool2:
I have got a lot of things planned for this upcoming vacation;
from going behind the scenes of DL & DCA via many of their tours, wine tasting out in Temecula as well as DCA, to seeing Universal Studios for the very first time as well.:woohoo:
ya can't forget a spa retreat @ Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.::yes::
as well as dinner at Carthay Circle and seeing WOC for the first time.:thumbsup2
So stay tuned as things develop as there is more -
much more to my plans for this adventure.popcorn::
- the fun 'officially' begins December 29th.:santa:
**(and my birthday is December 30th) **
So until next time,
"MY VERY 1ST TRIP 2 WDW / DISNEY WONDER" 01-07-09 to 01-15-09 (w/pics & video)
MY ADVENTURES by Disney "Spirit of America" Sept 2009 Trip Report (w/pics & video)
** ONLY 800 MorE HOURS 2 GO & .... **
....this adventure becomes 'official'!!:woohoo:
In the meantime, a huge shout out to Casey (DL Travel Company) to have kindly offered some suggestions on where to go while visiting Catalina Island (Mi Casita Restaurant & Luau Larry's Restaurant).:goodvibes
I welcome additional suggestions for things to do & see during my Catalina Island day (my day 5) as that place has me curious.popcorn::
I may venture out and do some food tastings perhaps or even some wine tastings but -
ANYWHO - never been & looking forward to seeing that island.
ALLRIGHTEE --------- seen the Disney Movie trailer, "Saving Mr Banks" - looks wonderful and THAT's 1 movie I def wanna see in a movie theatre near me.
(makes ya wonder what kind of a movie soundtrack they will come out with):)
Gotta run 4 now.
Off to work more on my England & Scotland adventure.:goodvibes
*** PPSSTt!!! ***
Hey - Guess who has now lost 100 pound?:confused3
**** ME ****:goodvibes
Wanna read more about my weight loss journey?
It starts on page 6 on my below listed "SAN FRAN, ROSE BOWL" trip report.
(MY "ADVENTURES N SAN FRAN, ROSE BOWL, ROSE BOWL PARADE & COASTAL CALIFORNIA" PRE-TRIPPY REPORT - DEC '13)
Ok - gotta boggy back on over to working on my Scotland, London trip report.popcorn::
** UPDaTES, UPDATES & MORE UPDATES..... **
**JUST DOUBLE RIGHT CLICK W/YOUR COMPUTER MOUSE OVER THE ABOVE LISTED VIDEO & IT WILL PLAY 4 U **
(video shot while visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum; Dec 2013):thumbsup2:thumbsup2
And being a first time visitor into that Museum is just gonna make this upcoming adventure even more special for me as there will also be alotta firsts as well -
So what will 'Yours Truely' be up to this time??popcorn::
Here is a shortened version of what to look out for -
DEC 29th 2014= World of Color plus dinner at Carthay Circle 'package"
(never seen WOC nor been to Cathay Circle restaurant & looking forward 2 it)
DEC 30th 2014
= Walk in Walts Footsteps TOUR (lunch is included) followed by
2) "Christmas Time at Disneyland" tour/parade
(never seen either one of these):woohoo:
DEC 31st 2014= Welcome to Disneyland tour"
(Never seen this tour either)popcorn::
JAN 1st 2015= Catalina Island / food and zip lining tours.
(Never been to Cat Island / Never zip-lined before as its my way of officially celebrating my over 100 pound weight loss):cool1:
Jan 2nd 2015= Universal studios & their VIP experience
(Never been to "That Other Park" so this outta be interesting):goodvibes
JAN 3rd = 1) "Behind the Float Barn" Disneyland Holiday tour
wine tasting and dinner reservtns at Disney's Calif Adventure Park
(Never been on this tour & would love to see behind the scenes @ DL):)
Jan 4th - dinner reservtns at BLUE BAYOU -
(I never even knew until about 7 months ago that there was even a restaurant there) - Lookin' forward to this as well -:yay:
Jan 5th 2015 (departure day) - Grab a quick bite to eat....say back at paridise Pier hotel??
a really nice 3 hour spa retreat at Disney's Grand Californian hotel
1a) Mandara Spa Ritual (1 hr 50 minutes)
1b) conditioning Foot treatment
Before the DL Park officials finally "throw";) me outta PPH & back onto the Plane back to DFW.:3dglasses
Airfare just got booked today -
Never had Main Street USA's Potato Soup before so watch out cuz I am a Foodie @ heart -
(pic taken while at the Walt Disney Family Museum; December 2013)
Will take lots of video & pics where I can I promise.:goodvibes
as I am booking this adventure through MEI-Travel.com
I am off again to focus on my upcoming adventures n England & Scotland.popcorn::
- CYA N A FEW WEEKS -
** LADYBuG UPDATE **
(pic shot while visiting the WDFM Gift shop; December 2013)
So the other day, my best Bud & I had a "Light bulb moment"
** (Pic taken when she was 1 - she will be 3 yrs old this August) **
FYI - backstory on that pic - We were both chilling out one day watching on dvd, 'Star Wars' when I looked over at her & she had her ears flipped back w/"that Princess Leia look" .....so I just had to take a pic of her;)
So, I have been working with her for about 2 weeks now to see if she can pick up the phrase, "Roll over" to see if she would respond to Sheep Herder whistles while we are out and about in the public and or while out jogging, etc..popcorn::
She got the 'down' part right.
But I think I kept on confusing her whenever I would put my cupped hand over her head and then say, "Roll Over."
She kept on looking at me as if to say, "You want to pat my head??":confused3
- NO -
She went on to say, "You want to scratch in between my ears?":confused3
- NO -
FINALLY - FINALLY......a light bulb literally went off in her head as her eyes got real big and her tail was just wagging ever so gently (a look straight out of the "Precious Moments" series) & she looked as me as if to say:
"OH.....you want me to roll over.....why didn't you say so in the first place":goodvibes
SHE DID IT!!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
I immediately gave her praise and also said she's a good girl.....she was looking at me as if to say, "Ya wanna see it again?"
So yup, I replied, "Roll-over.":)
BUT......this time I threw her a curve.::yes::
You see, whenever I wake up in the am, I always stretch my arms outward, etc.......
So, I said ......to Ladybug.....
She looked at me.......:hyper:
looked at my arms outstretched.........
yup You guesses it -
SHE RAISED HER ARMS!!:cool1:
Now I just have to work on getting a picture of this - TOO CUTE -
and yes, we are now working on Sheepherder whistles between her & I.
Down to about 240 more days until I leave for Disneyland-popcorn::
** HoW DESPICABLE OF ME **
I have been doing a little bit of 'research' in my spare time for this upcoming adventure of mine and just noticed a few days ago that I am just a weee bit lacking in my plans for January 2nd.:upsidedow
and that is......
that Universal Studios Hollywood has a "Despicable Me" attraction &........
** I HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YET **:crazy2:
IKNOWIKNOWIKNOW!! It's as if EVERYONE around me gives me that quizacle look and replies, "WHAT! U Haven't seen the movie yet??":confused:
So, without any further adieu,
I just put in an order for BOTH of those movies - will watch the first one over the May 30th-31st area and then the second one while en route from DFW to Heathrow in late August (hey....ya neeeeeeed;) something ta do while enjoying your 12 hour direct flight to Europe).
Seems to be lots to do while over @ "that other amusement park" - lookin' forward to it as this will be my very first trip into Universal Studios.:yay:
(I also love WWOHP - even read two of the books)
CYA in a few more weeks -
**** HAPPY MEMORIAL DaY EVERYONE ****
(photo shot while on ABD's "Spirit of America" adventure; Sept 2009)
Gonna celebrate it next weekend w/Ladybug while watching "Despicable Me2," etc.
Saw the first one last week - LUVED IT!!:goodvibes
(hey......that's some SERIOUS research I am doing here 4 this upcoming adventure of mine);)
Wanna check out what I am up to recently in the Techno gadget world??:3dglasses
Check out my recent updates on my England & Scotland trip report ya c below in my signature.popcorn::
C YA N A FEW WEEKS - :wave2:
(who knows what I will 'discover next' in the techno world &.....hmmmmm.....possibly I just might elevate myself outta da 19th century n the process):laughing:
We just booked a trip to Disneyland around the same time as you! Can't wait!
** NOW WUDN'T THAT BE FUNNY If....
We happen to bump n2 each other!!:goodvibes
P.S. Psssttt!!!!! Got a major announcement in regards 2 this adventure - keep readin':goodvibes
** So WHAT'S BETTER THAN DISNEY'S CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL?? **
So here it is in Dallas / Ft Worth - 96 degrees for a high temperature.....no rain......and well -
I am just not feeling it.:crazy2:
Then.....I discovered on I-Heart radio "Christmas 365" radio station &......
that changed everything.
Put an extra smile into my heart -
I listen to it every night -:)
Yup -a little different listening to Christmas music right smack dab n the middle of a typical hot Dallas summer.:upsidedow
an idea hit me while listening to this station........:idea:
I thought about it for about 4 to five days.....
wondering if I could pull it off.:scratchin
THEN, I realized that currently I am in the 'real world' but that while on my vacation adventures, reality is temporarily suspended -
SO WHY NOT?:goodvibes
'Plus it" this adventure of mine, I am now adding a Sunday December 28th @ 7pm Manheim Steamroller Christmas Concert @ Downtown Dallas, Tx.
WITH.........a 6:30am flight outta DFW to LAX the very next morning. ;)
to how I roll when I am on a vacation adventure.:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
CYA n a few weeks -popcorn::
** HAPPY FOURTH oF JULY EVERYONE **
(photo shot while on ABD's "Spirit of America" adventure; Sept 2009)
Been busy with work -:eek:
down to approx 940 more hours & I am off to Europe.
WHAT ABOUT THIS ADVENTURE???:confused3
Will come out shortly with more news.
Okey dokey.....gotta boogy on back to my London & Scotland adventure trip report.
** OH I WISH I WERE AN OSCAR MEYER WeINER **
So a few weeks back, I was over at one of our sister (hotel) properties when I saw this in their parking lot:
Seeing this car just really really made my day .....almost like a "bucket list sort of thing ya know??:goodvibes
I have been to the Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn, Michigan) and have seen their cars.....been to the Indy 500 museum section of them and saw their cars but WOW!!!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
Just brought one incredible smile n 2 my heart.
for some crazy reason, up popped this song into my head:
(meant for a giggle);)
"My bologna has a first name". - YouTube
Video for my bologna has a first name► 0:25► 0:25
Now about the Weiner Mobile:
it seats 4 (in the weiner part of the car) and the driver is below - kinda like driving a double decker bus. ** TOO COOL!! **:)
More about the zany world of food:
There are a few people at my place of work that have expressed an interest to me in losing weight.:cool2:
So, I am thinking what a great way to join in on the fun ......
Since I will be in DISneyland in just a few more months -
So - my overall objective is to be at 185 lbs by December 15th.
Will report in - and blog about our fun as well as challenges more on a weekly basis........
once I get back from London & Scotland late next month (or 720 more hours but hey......whose countin'??):lmao:
Allrightee - gotta boogy back on over to my London / Scotland Trip Report.
P.S.S. I am seeing that I need to watch "Frozen" between now and December.......
thanks to the driver of the Wiener mobile, I now have a big ol' handfull of wiener whistles.:cool1:
CYA N A FEW WEEKS -:wave:
** DISNEY VaCATION MUSIC 2 CHILL OUT 2 WHILE DRIViNG **
Ok......so where did we last leave off?:scratchin
Recently, I've updated my countdown calendar and just discovered that OMG!!
:cool1:I'VE GOT 149 MORE DAYS TO GO & THIS ADVENTURES Z UPON ME!!:cool1:
So the ol travel bug hit me and off I went to create a little ditty or two of assembled Disney music to listen to while driving to & from work, etc....as a way to decompress.:goodvibes
Without any further adieu, here is my Disney travel music:
1) "Enjoy It" by Haley Mills & Maurice Chevalier
(hey....ya never know.....it may rain);)
2) "Frankenweenie Disney logo" by Danny Elfman
3) Walt Disney's Dedication of Disneyland
4) "All Aboard" by Jack Wagner
(I love the Disney trains):)
5) "Meet me Down on Main Street" by the Mellowmen
6) "The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room"
7) "Indiana Jones & The Temple of the Forbidden Eye"
(This attraction freaks me out but I still plan on riding it):yay:
NOW BY BIRTHDAY FALLS ON DECEMBER 30TH SO......
8) "Birthday" by the Beatles
9) "Auld Lang Syne" by the Radio City Rockettes:flower3:
FOR WHEN I AM OUT ZIPLINING / ENJOYING CATALINA ISLAND JAN 1ST......
10) "Rivers" by Patrick Deluca
11) "I Feel Fine" by Ernie Halter
(both of these songs were an inspiration through watching the 'Motion' tv show on the LIVEWELL NETWORK)
** MY DAY OUT AT "THAT OTHER AMUSEMENT PARK" **;)
12) "Green Eggs & Ham" by the Seusetts
13) "Curious George Main Title Theme" by Dr. john:goodvibes
NOW BACK ON DISNEY'S 'TURF'.......
14) "Disneyland 10th Anniversary Special" (Pirates of the Caribbean)
15) "He's a Pirate" by Klaus Badelt
16) "Coney Island Washboard" by the Firehouse Five Plus Two
17) "999 Happy Haunts"
18) "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Fess Parker
19) "Star Tours" by John Williams
20) "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror"
YES, I WILL ADMIT IT....THIS ATTRACTION ALSO FREAKS ME OUT BUT.....
YUP - LOOK 4 ME TO BE ON IT ASAPpopcorn::
21) "Main Street Electrical Parade"
22) "Soarin' Over California"
NOW......WHAT ABOUT MY DEPARTURE DAY??::eek:
23) "Love's Theme" by 'The Love Theme Orchestra
ok.....don't know if I will feel relaxed while enjoying my spa retreat at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel or wanna play a round of golf!:lmao:
24) "Hypnotic" by Boney James
then........sad to see but -
25) "So Long" by the Singing Busts
26) "Mickey Mouse Club, Alma Mater" by the Mouseketers
Things are really really really & I mean REALLY picking up speed for me as I am now 96 hours away from my Europe travel adventures so.........
feel free to follow along reading about them via my below listed trip report ya c in my signature and.........
UNTIL NEXT TIME.......popcorn::
** ALMOST A READY 2 GET THIS PUPPY ROLLINg **
Finishing up a pretty rockin good time over in London, Scotland & Wales (please see below trip report n my signature).
About to get this one up and running say in about 10 days to 2 weeks.:goodvibes
Got lots to do and yyeess.......
will be weekly blogging about my weight loss journal as I now get prepared for this upcoming adventure.popcorn::
And so will Ladybug.:goodvibes
UNTIL THEN -
& CHEERS Y'ALL:santa:
AND NOW 4 SOMETHING TOTALLy DIFFERENT....
** THIS SUNDAY, THIS PRE-TR GETS 'OFFICIALLY' UNDER WAY **:goodvibes
been back from my Europe vacation now for about a week now......
let the "funner" games Begin
in a different way.
WAIT 4 It......
WAIT FOR IT.......:confused3
WAIT FOUR IT.............
IT'S CALLED *** WEIGHT LOSS **
Yes, I am now in the process of "Losing Weight For Minnie & Mickey":goodvibes
First weigh in is this Sunday as I do plan on weekly blogging my weight loss journal as I go through this.:cool2:
with my ultimate goal of just having wwaaayyyyy tooooo much fun on this adventure (like I did nibbling on fudge, choc chip cookies, etc on my adventures n London, Scotland & Wales)......:thumbsup2
It's now time to think about THIS upcoming adventure -
An adventure into the House that Walt & Friends built.
so the other reason why I am starting this weight loss journal
is also outta friendly reminder that it is ok to have fun in life....in moderation.;)
Ok....Let me explain.......:confused3
Actually I feel that I have an actual weight loss of 10 pounds to lose:blush:
but I also feel that I have a vacation weight loss to lose as well.:goodvibes
So how much total weight do I feel I need to lose??
All will be forthcoming come this Sunday.::yes::
**** HAPPY LABOR DAY EVERYONE ****
& CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
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