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Strong Southern Belle

Why is it that some ladies have to play the damsel in distress?  It is annoying.  It makes them look dumb and incapable. Yes they have men eating out of the palm of their hands but in my opinion that is not the way to do it.  I am a strong southern belle, I may not have men eating out of my hands, but I’m okay with that.  At least I come off as smart and independent, and that is an image I would much rather have.  

My Disney Vacation 2017 Day 2 EPCOT

DSCN0292EPCOT is probably my least favorite park but I do love the Flower and Garden Show.  That is one of the reasons we went when we did.  EPCOT to me is the hottest park of them all, very little shade, ecpecially in the World Showcase.  And there really is not many rides.  Illuminations is nice and if you can get lucky enough to get a late reservation and an outside seat at Rose and Crown they have some of the best viewing for Illuminations.  This trip I was very excited for EPCOT because I had a princess breakfast reserved in Normway.  I know I am 33 years old but I have never dined with princesses during any of my past visits to Disney World.  The princess breakfast was okay and I really don’t have to go again, unless of course we have the two girls with us.  Any my Rose and Crown reservation was late enough and we were out side so we were able to see Illuminations great.  I did not ride the new Frozen ride while we were there so that just gives me a reason to go back, right?

Flower and Garden

My Disney Vacation 2017 Day 1 Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios Sign

I want to love Hollywood Studios but there is not really enough to do there to make me love it.  I really enjoy Toy Story Midway Mania, Beauty and the Beast, and Fantasmic and the Great Movie Ride and the Muppets 3D are okay.  But outside of these few things I am searching for things to kill time.  I hope once Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land have been completed there will be more to keep busy until Fantasmic starts.  And the bad thing this time was I didn’t even get to see Beauty and the Beast, the last show was at 5:00, which was while we were eating and Fantasmic didn’t start till 9:00 that was still four hours I would have loved to watch the Beauty and the Beast show somewhere in those four hours.  While at Hollywood Studios we ate at Hollywood and Vine which is okay but not one of my favorites.  I will say if you have young kids Hollywood and Vine does have nice character dinning.  For me the fact that Hollywood Studios doesn’t have a whole lot to keep you busy was one of the reasons I started with it, since I knew we would not get a full day in since it was check in day.

Fantasmic

 

Smokies Strong 

Last week I got to spend some time in the mountains of Tennessee.  It was my first time since the fires that reveraged the area and killed many in November.  

It broke my heart to see the damage.  And at times I had to hold back tears.  But the Smokies are strong, and the growth and rebuilding has already begun.