Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Disney - Animal Kingdom

Our second day at the parks we hit up the Animal Kingdom in the morning and headed straight for the Safari ride.  We saw more animals this time around than Darren and I did so that was neat.  Rhino.

Giraffe up close and personal.



On the Primeval Whirl roller coaster ride.

With the Exhibition Everest ride in the background.

While looking at the tigers, we saw their 30 seconds of activity when this tiger jumped out of the water and chased the second tiger around their pen.

The Tree of Life, the center of the Animal Kingdom.

Monday, July 30, 2012

September 2010 - April 2011

Another book down.  While I was quite excited to finish this book, I was more excited to start the next book, ASIA!! It will take a full book to do it but that is what happens when you travel for 3 straight weeks and take over 1500 pictures!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Disney World - Ride Pics

We had so much fun riding the rides, even those non-trill type rides.  On the Tomorrowland Speedway Erin kept trying to get me to rear end her and Liz.  I came close but avoided the accident!

The three of us on the Astro Orbiter.

And my mad photographing skills with Cinderella's Castle in the background.

Lookout below, Liz!

Some of our biggest laughs of the weekend were looking at our ride pictures.  Erin couldn't be more serious on the Buzz Lightyear ride even though I won this round!

And here I'm grinning like a fool, Liz is scream laughing and Erin is just screaming!

One of our last rides of the evening was Dumbo.  We couldn't leave the park without one ride with Dumbo.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Disney World - Teacups

Erin was so excited to ride the teacups to see just how fast they could make us go.  Erin and Liz were the spinners and I was the photographer.  I have never been so dizzy in my life trying to take pictures with the world spinning so quickly. I thought they were going to have to help me out of the ride! These are some of my favorite pictures from our trip!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


After Chad & Erin's wedding we were able to spend a couple days exploring Austin before heading home.  We were able to see the Capital Building, the LBJ Presidential Library and University of Texas' football stadium!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Disney World

After Epcot we headed over to the Magic Kingdom.  What I wanted to do most of all at Disney was go to the Magic Kingdom.  To me, it is the pinnacle of being the happiest place on earth

Cinderella's Castle.


Before riding Space Mountain four times!

We were at the park for the fireworks and light show. A few of my pictures turned out pretty nice.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Disney - Epcot

The first park we hit was Epcot which was less than a five minute walk from our hotel, The Beach Club.  Spaceship Earth is the symbol of Epcot.

We took just a few pictures of it and us with it.

 We did get to see a few characters while we were there.  Here is Belle with the Beast.

 Also while we were at Epcot was the HGTv flower and garden show.  All of the Disney characters were presented in topiary and flowers.