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Long Lost Friends Week

Ok it is time to give you my Disney warning. In the next couple of weeks, I am about to slap you with a lot of Disney, and I do mean a LOT of Disney.

So those of you that hate Disney I am sorry, but I spent a lot of time there at the beginning of the year, and I did a lot of new things that I MUST share, because well I love all things Disney. 🙂

So you have been warned. 🙂

Disney announced their “Limited Time Magic” Campaign this year, which means Disney plans on surprising guest with “limited time Magical surprises” throughout 2013.

So when long lost friends week was announced I was beyond excited, it is absolutely no secret that my favorite thing at Disney is to hunt down characters and take pictures with them, and the characters involved in this week are rare or retired.

So pretty much, when I found out that I was going to be able to take pictures with the characters from Robin Hood, I am pretty sure I squealed with delight.

Yes I know, I am 30… let’s move on.

I was able to meet lots of new characters including, Big Bad Wolf, Clarabelle Cow, Friar Tuck, Geppetto, Horace Horsecollar, Jiminy Cricket, Ludwig Von Drake, Pinocchio, Prince John, Robin Hood, Scrooge McDuck, Sheriff of Nottingham & Three Little Pigs

In short it was amazing.


Here are the pictures from those visits, who is your favorite Disney Character?

Clarabelle was sick :( so I just got to flirt with Horace
Clarabelle was sick 🙁 so I just got to flirt with Horace
The Three Little Pigs were beyond playful
The Three Little Pigs were beyond playful
Horace made me blush by giving me kisses
Horace made me blush by giving me kisses
Oh poor King John
Oh poor Prince John
Beyond excited about Robin Hood
Beyond excited about Robin Hood
Robin Hood!
Robin Hood!

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Yet another Roadside Attraction

I was going through the remainder of the photos from the October Road Trip, and sadly this looks like it is going to be the last post from that trip.

For some reason all the photos from the last two days of the trip have gone MIA. I am very disappointed because we had some great times as we ventured back into Texas but as I have no clue where the pictures are, well I guess it is time to wrap up the trip.

I mean it is time to get this blog into the present,  October was almost 6 months ago after all.

So this brings me to an  update, I am going to make my best effort to get this blog caught up over the next two weeks, I have a lot of adventures I want to write about, plus a few Brazil topics and an update about me and how I see this blog going in the future.

I also need to start exploring the Dallas area, and finding fun things to do around here.

So if you are one of the few lucky people who subscribe well expect a lot of mail in the coming weeks, because I am getting this blog caught up before mid April rolls around, at least that is my goal.

As for the Texas part of the trip if I ever come across those pictures I will share them with everyone.

So this brings me to the last official post of the October Road Trip.

Those of you that have been following me for a while know exactly how much I love my roadside america app, so as we were driving on a very boring highway we decided to pull it out and see what we could find, which is how we came across this lovely gem.

If I remember correctly these are located in Clayton NM on Hwy 87.

They were a very quick stop, as there  really is not much to them, but they are a fun oddity if you are in the area or needed a break from driving

Here are the pics! Enjoy!

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The coldest I have ever been

I am very much a warm-blooded Texan.

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So when we made it to the peak, I froze. I am pretty sure it was the coldest I have EVER been in my life. IT was absolutely horrible.

I am not a cold weather person, I love the warm tropical humidity that I have been raised in. I love the the fact that in March I can so swimming in Texas.

This negative 10 degree business on the top of this mountain… not for me.

So needless to say I did not take many pictures, in fact when I was going through the pictures, I could tell I was snapping pictures while running to get inside the building, and hoping for the best.

These are my running pictures


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So that is why this post has very few pictures.

I was told it is cold not matter what time of year you go, but let me just say mid October it was negative 10 degrees. I have only read about temps like that, never experienced them.

Also, I must add one important detail, this was an unexpected detour and trip we added last minutes, so when it came to clothes all I had was a jacket, jeans and tennis shoes. We bought something for our head at Walmart the night before. I spoke with this sweet couple from Wisconsin, and the husband told me there is not much you can do when it gets this cold, when it is cold it’s cold.

I couldn’t agree more Mr. Wisconsin I couldn’t agree more.

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I have a whole new respect for you Northerners thanks to this trip.

I think this face taken with my brother & dad says it all…

our faces says it all...
our faces says it all…

Until Next Time

Pike’s Peak Cog Railway

We saw the billboards for this while driving and decided that playing tourist would be worth it, because we sure as heck were not going to drive up Pike’s Peak. A train ride seemed like a much more exciting ride up the mountain especially after the whole South Mountain fiasco

So we booked the tickets, and the following day we were on the first train ride out to the peak.

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I was exhausted from being sick, already a week of travel, not packing enough warm clothing and driving, so the fact that the ride was gentle and relaxing was wonderful.

I sleepily took pictures of the views from the train, the trip lasts a little over three hours, and you spend some time at the peak (more on this later)

I sadly can’t remember a lot of what was said, (like I said I was exhausted) but I can tell you that we went through multiple terrains and  each terrains was beautiful in it’s own way.

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I later learned that not much grows at the peak, because it is so cold. (it was negative 10 when we were there!!! )

The trip had great views, and some fun photos ops, had I wrote this within the month of getting back I would probably have more details, but the one detail I can tell you is that it is worth the ride. If you are ever in the area I recommend you book a trip. It is a great day trip for you locals. You can find all the information about the railway here

Fair warning though, the top is horribly cold.  (AGAIN it was NEGATIVE 10 !!!) That is what I will share with you hopefully tomorrow, until then,

Here are some pics 🙂

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