Tag Archive | Disney World

Eyes on Irma 

Even though I don’t live in Florida and don’t have travel plans there anytime soon, I am watching Irma pretty close.  My dad works for the local utilities company and he is the supervisor heading down with a group to help after the storm moves through.  My cousin and his girlfriend live in St. Petersburg.  They are downtown and not on the beach but still close.  And I have a friend who is at Disney World right now with her daughter, son in law, and two grandkids.  

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Southern Belle Foodie

Dictionary.com defines Foodie as: a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking

I would say I am a foodie. I love trying new places and there are restaurants we go to just for the food, no matter how long the drive or wait is. I would even have to say our Disney Vacations are all about the food. I thought I would share some of my foodie favorites from the road and at home.

Jewell’s on Main Warsaw, KY
– Fried Pickles
– Prime Rib
– Soft Pretzels with cheese sauce
– French Fries
– Pork Loin with Apple Glaze
– NY Strip
– Greek Salad Dressing

Copper Blue Milford, OH
– Steak butter
– Cranberry Chopped Salad
– Sweet Potato tater tots
– Fish (Cod)
– Jerk Chicken Sandwich

Fessler’s Bellevue, KY
– Steak Hoagie
– Garlic Bread with cheese

The Old Mill Pigeon Forge, TN
– Chicken and Dumplings
– Fruit Cobbler
– Green Beans
– Corn Chowder Soup

The Pottery House Pigeon Forge, TN
– Cheesesteak sandwich
– Bread: Cinnamon Raisin (you can purchase this and it makes great French toast) and Sourdough Bread
– Grilled Chicken with Moonshine Glaze

The Peddler Gatlinburg, TN
– Salad Bar
– Steak (the steak peddler cuts them right at your table)

Disney World
Be Our Guest Magic Kingdom
o Steak
o Truffle Aioli
o The Gray Stuff

50’s Prime Time Café Hollywood Studios
o Roast Beef

Rose and Crown EPCOT
o Steak

Dole Whip (Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom)

 

Other Travel Destinations Go To Restaurants
– Po’Folks St. Petersburg, FL
– Harold Seltzer’s St. Petersburg, FL
– Largo Family Restaurant Largo, FL (St. Pete Area)
– Black Pelican Outer Banks
– High Cotton Outer Banks
– Henry’s Outer Banks

Vacation 

My Outer Banks vacation is a month and a half away.  Is it too early to start packing my bags?  Because I am seriously thinking about it.  I need a relaxing vacation so bad.  My Disney vacation was great don’t get me wrong, and I lost touch of reality while I was there, but all that walking and timing is not really relaxing.  Part of it’s me, I try to jam too much in, but I just love it there so much.  I can’t wait to crowl up on a couch, bed, or chair and lose myself in a book or two.  

1 Year Already 


Apparently yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my much planned Disney Trip getting canceled at the last minute.  I still have wounds from this one.  But they are healing slowly.  When you are a planner like I am it is hard to move on when your hard work is destroyed in an instant like that.  Maybe some day I can plan the perfect Disney World Vacation, again, for my babies.  But I’ll never get back not being with them for their first visit, that will leave scars.  

Port Orleans: Riverside or French Quarter? 


I read some where yestereday that some think Port Orleans French Quarter is a nice Disney Resort for an adults only trip.  I have wondered about POFQ but I’m kinda afraid to try it.  I love Riverside so much that I hate not staying there but maybe the French Quarter would be worth a try.  Has any of my Disney readers stayed at the French Quarter before?  Any thoughts or ideas?  If we are going to do this next year we are going to have to start planning soon.  

A Few Random Thoughts

🌸 I have been keeping my reading at the PG level lately but I think I might need a steamy romance pretty soon.  Any suggestions?

🌸 My thoughts are with those people who have had their vacations effected by the huge power outage in the Outer Banks.  I know how excited I am for my vacation I’m two months and how disappointed I would be if I couldn’t go.

🌸 I recently tried ogx eucalyptus mint shampoo and conditioner and I really like it.  So if you are looking for something new you might want to give ogx a look.

🌸 Last night I was going to watch Country Crush on Netflix, I had no idea it was a musical.  

🌸 Have you seen the new Vera Bradley bedding?  I want it!

🌸 I really want a magnolia tree.  My grandma had one and it was her pride and joy in her yard.  I took it for granted but now I wish I didn’t.

🌸 We are starting to price a Disney trip for early next year and Port Orleans Riverside, where we always stay and I love so much, is more expensive than some of the other moderate resorts.  Any suggestions on other moderate resorts?

Disney Vacation Planning 

Not long before our Disney Trip in May someone told me they thought it was crazy how you had to plan so far in advance for a Disney vacation.  Well I think they are crazy.  I love planning a Disney vacation.  I count down till that 180 day mark when I can start booking dinning reservations.  After that I satart my countdown to the 60 day mark (fastpass day).  After that is the count down to magic bands, and then the actually trip.  I find dinning day and fastpass day to be exciting, I can’t wait to see if i can get the restaurants/fastpasses I want and at good times.  If I could afford it I would love to become a Disney Vacation Planner but I don’t have the time, energy, or money.  So I will just have to continue planning my own trips.  Hopefully the planning will begin very soon for my next one.