Friday, January 30, 2009

Let's Get Out of the Snow and Go Back to Florida!

So it has snowed some more here in Cincinnati last night and the kids around here have been off of school since Tuesday and the novelty is starting to wear off. I tried to go out yesterday afternoon but I have a little car and she does not like this stuff and she decided to slide all over the place for me so I turned her around and came home. Doesn't she know I needed a Target fix? LOL I just wanted to go to Target and browse. Oh well some other day.............
So let's get out of this cold snow and ice and go back to Winter Park, Florida. I just loved visiting this cute town. It reminded me of Carmel, California only without the ocean. I loved the courtyards tucked away with places to eat and places to have a cup of coffee and also the arched doorways and fountains.

Each little walkway would have another cute area waiting...........

I liked this so much I am using it as my new banner. It just screams Spring to me and I am so ready for that right now.

And look who I found hopping around the streets, I think it's Marty! Donna, was Marty missing last weekend? LOL

Since it was such a gorgeous day, we took a walk down to the lake. I can't remember the name of this lake but it was surrounded by cute homes and condos.

It really was a pretty area and if my hubby goes back next year for another meeting, I hope to tag along again and hang out some more here. If you are ever in the Orlando area and need to see something other then Disney this is the place to go.

But we couldn't go to this area of Florida and not visit the giant mouse so we went to Downtown Disney to get some things for the grandbabies. You know we couldn't go to the land of Mickey Mouse who all three of them love so much and not bring back something. LOL We went to what had to be the world's largest Mickey Mouse store and let's just say our suitcases were a little heavier on the way home. LOL I think this dragon was part of the Lego place, he was pretty cool looking.

And look at this! This is where little girls go and are transformed into little princesses. It's a beauty parlor for princesses in the making. The little girls I seen who had this done were just so excited. I can't wait for Maddie and Sydney to be able to do this!

And this Cinderella castle just blew me away with it's price tag. Click on the photo and see how much this little baby will set you back. LOL

And this last photo I took really quick at the Orlando airport as we were leaving so it's a little blurry but I just love it! First off aren't they just the cutest couple? But it just reminded me of all the sacrifices our men and women who serve make for us. I pray for safety for this soldier and comfort for his family.
Anyway, have a safe and wonderful weekend and I will make it to Target sometime this weekend. LOL


Becky said...

I really needed to see your warm pictures today. Brrrrr! I'm tired of winter.....I'm really for a pot of geraniums on our deck!

I hope the snow melts quickly so you can get to Target before you have a melt down yourself!

Sally said...

Love the new banner, and wish I knew how to do that! :(

Your pics are wonderful, and yes the one of the couple brought tears to my eyes. God bless the servicemen and women.

Take care, Joan; have a great weekend.

TCKK said...

Great pictures. I did the same thing on my blog only I used Disney World pictures from our trip last August. You know what they say,"Great minds think alike!"
That looks like such a cute little town. I'll have to check it out someday.

Donna said...

Great pictures Joan! I Love the one of the couple!! So sweet!
I Knew Marty was missing!!Hahaa..cute! Happy weekend and thanks for the warmth!!hughugs

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh such great pictures but the one of the departing couple is really special....A picture tells a thousnd words,eh??/

Brenda said...

I love the banner too; it makes me wanna whine for Spring.

Our girls would love the princess salon, and Nanaw would too. Do they have one for old princess wannabes?

Jeanne said...

Love the archways and that courtyard is perfect. Thanks for sharing a little warmth with us in the frozen northeast.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

We just returned from a week at the beach. Everyone needs a little getaway!

Wibeche og Rune said...

Beautiful summer pictures. I am tired of the winter.


Just Joni said...

All of your pictures are so sweet, especially the last one. My heart instantly warmed when I saw the words "Carmel, California" favorite place to go whenever possible and like you I need a routine Target "fix"...I'm headed there
Thanks for sharing pictures from your trip...stay warm in all that snow.

Donna said...

Goodness gracious, Marty hopped down to Florida! And he must have been partying because there's a big ol' bow on him! That sly little fellow wanders off and just gets into all kinds of mischief! Probably ate all the dog food in that cute little dish too.

I love thses lovely WARM pictures! And your header and new background are heavenly. I just changed mine this afternoon, since daffies will start blooming next month down here!

The picture of the smooching couple sure is sweet! God bless our troops!

photowannabe said...

That last picture is so touching. We do indeed need to remember these servicemen and women and their families.
Hope you warm up soon and can get your Target fix. I hope the withdrawls aren't too serious.

Lille meg said...

You have great pictures to show us, Joan!
And your new banner is very nice!
Here in my place we doesn't have snow now, but we had earlier.
Have a blessed week!