BC: The End..... (to be continued next year) | created by Bev Gbur 2/2011
FC: Did someone say get - away???? | Gbur Getaways 2010
1: Welcome to the photo book of the 2010 vacations Andy, Bev, Abbey, Star and our newcomer Alvin took this year. Two of these trips fell on holidays, Easter and Thanksgiving, which was a new, FUN way to spend these holidays.!! | Our first trip of 2010 was Spring Break which happened to fall the first week of April, Easter week. We, along with much of the family, went to Surfside Beach/Myrtle Beach, SC.
2: Day 1 - The three of us played a little Par 3 golf. Rest of the family had not yet arrived. We hit a few birdies, pars, bogies, trees, ponds, etc., etc. Abbey's fave part was riding in the cart. Imagine that!!!!
3: Off to the beach and some surfing after a morning on the golf course. The beach at Surfside was beautiful - they manicure it every morning.
4: This was Alvin's first time at the beach and in the waves of the ocean. He thought it was the best thing in the world!! Star - not so much!!! | "This whole ocean thing is better than a bone!!!" | "More waves, please!!"
5: Alvin became the "Star" of the beach as you can see. He dug deep enough to find water. We were told by a lady sitting nearby that he had entertained their family for the last 45 minutes.
6: We stayed in a 4 unit townhouse complex 2 blocks off the beach. It had a front and back balcony and a private pool for the 4 units. Pam, Jeff, Sue, Joe, Tracey, Izzy and Chase came for a swim. | Not sure how I'm going to get out of this thing! | This should be interesting!!
7: I want that duck!! the BALL, too. | BALL??
8: Izzy and Chase (and Jeff?) preferred watching their cousin Abbey from the pool steps. Much warmer there!!
9: Taking a break for a snack - anybody know what that might be hanging from Jeff's mouth?
10: Looks like some serious girltalk going on. Pam, can you tell us what that's all about??? | No boys allowed
11: Please come in, Aunt Pam, it's only a little cold!!!
12: FAMILY TIME AT THE BEACH
13: Yo, you, Stephanie, no staring at the stud lifeguard!! | In your dreams!!
14: The race is on!!!
15: Many of us went to dinner at the River City Cafe in Surfside Beach, right on the ocean. Andy and Maria and family, Margie and John and family, JoAnna and Glenn (missing from picture) and family and us, the Gburs.
16: Park People Plastic Eggs = Our first ever Easter Egg Hunt at the Beach!
18: The eggs were filled with candy or money - didn't see any worms, crickets, or chicks!
19: Do we have a winner??? To be continued..........................
20: In July, we decided to take a short trip to Pigeon Forge, TN. We rented a cabin with a hot tub and community pool. Extremely large LIZARDS were included at no charge!!
21: This is the front porch of the cabin and a view from the top of the community.
22: Swimming at the community pool.
23: Abbey and Mom zipping down the Big Bear Plunge at SPLASH COUNTRY.
24: We rode a few water rides but spent most of our time in the 1500 ft. lazy river, relaxing in our tubes around the scenic river.
25: Tourist picture above!!! | Next Day - DollyWood
26: Bald Eagle Bird Show
27: A few of the attractions of the park. Luckily the temperature was in the low nineties. | How did "I" end up sitting here!!
28: PLANES (well, ferris wheels!) | TRAINS | AND | WATERGUNS!! | LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!!
29: About 3:30 in the afternoon, it started raining. What better to do when it is raining at an amusement park - EAT!!
30: ADMIT ONE (LARGE FAMILY) | Where Dreams Come True!!!
31: Our third and last vacation of 2010 was to Walt Disney World in Orlando. The kids were off school the entire week of Thanksgiving for the first time, so we spent Thanksgiving holiday in Orlando with much of the Wendel family and Summerfeld family. We all rented houses in the area and had a wonderful time. This photo is at Hollywood Studios and includes everyone except Margie's family.
32: Most of the family arrived in Orlando on Saturday, November 20, however, Andy, Abbey and I were not able to go until Sunday, the 21st. We stayed in a house in the Indian Creek subdivision in Kissimmee. Joe, Tracey, Sue, Izzy and Chase stayed right around the corner from us. That was nice - we could see each other from the front yard. | GOOFY ENTERING
33: Once we got into town on Sunday, Abbey's friend Taylor Webb, who she has known since 3 year old preschool and now lives in Hommosassa Florida, came to visit us with her sister Hannah and dad, Randy. They spent the night Sunday night. There was a park right across from the house. | BEST FRIENDS
34: Having some fun with Alvin and Star
35: Monday, November 22, we went over to Joe, Tracey and Sue's pool to swim - ours had no pool heat - we were told it was broken the day before we were to arrive(*!*!) | The June 4th Birthday Girls!!!
36: We had lunch at Giordano's Pizza before they headed home. The girls met the men there - they played 9 holes of golf that morning.
37: After lunch, Taylor and family left to go home. We were off to Hollywood Studios to meet up with the rest of the vacationing family.
38: This is what big sisters are for!!!
39: After seeing a few shows, including the "American Idol Experience" finale, where we voted on the final contestants. That was fun (But rigged), we all meet up at the Osbourne Family Spectacle of Lights. It was awesome. | After going to the Finale of the American Idol Experience and casting our vote for the winner (it was rigged), we all gathered at the "Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights". It was pretty amazing.
40: Looks like a little Dancin' in the street going on
43: When you wish upon a......TRAIN
44: Magical moments for Izzy & Chase after a long day at the park - more to come - tomorrow - Animal Kingdom.
45: Today is Tuesday. It's Animal Kingdom Day. First stop - Kilimanjaro Safaris.
46: Catching up with Joe, Tracey, Sue, Izzy and Chase in DINOLAND.
47: Kodak moment - I LUV Disney!!!
48: Just hanging out with the kids, waiting to meet up with Andy and Maria and family.
49: Abbey and Jenna hanging out with the dinosaur fossils.
50: Andy, Abbey and I headed over the the Kali River Rapids before meeting everyone at the Lion King Show. This one can really get you wet - Mom was a wimp and wore a poncho. Abbey and Dad had a PRIME spot on the raft!!!!!
51: I can't tell you what the Tree of Life Garden is all about, but it is a nice picture of Jenna, Abbey and Steph in Animal Kingdom.
52: We all met at the Lion King Show, one of the top shows at Animal Kingdom. During the show, depending on where you were sitting, each section was assigned an animal from the Lion King. We had the privilege of being a warthog. Have you ever tried to imitate a WARTHOG!!!
53: And of course, we stopped to see the Animal Kingdom parade with a Christmas Theme.
54: Notice the Resemblence?
55: On Wednesday, we headed to Magic Kingdom. Everyone else had been on Sunday, so it was just us three.
56: Waiting in line for Space Mountain. Abbey was too young to go on Space Mountain back in 2003 (only 4) when we went to Magic Kingdom. Mom forced Abbey to go on Space Mountain this time and she loved it!!! Thanks, MOM!!!
57: Holiday Parade at Magic Kingdom
59: These are some photos from the gang at Magic Kingdom on Saturday, before the Gburs got there. Sue is not in photos because she took the pictures. (that's what she says anyway!!!) | Princess Isabel
60: On to Splash Mountain for Andy, Abbey and Bev. Andy requested the back row!! | UP, up, up.. | Here is where we will be coming down!!! | Back row turned out to be the best place to sit if you don't want to get soaked. We survived without getting drenched.
61: Back home from Magic Kingdom. Alvin and Star were anxiously waiting for us.
62: Thursday, Turkey Day!! No parks today. We all gathered at Andy and Maria's 6 bedroom house they shared with JoAnna and Glenn and Margie and the kids. There we 24 of us in all!!!
63: Are you ready for some football???
64: Howdy Pilgram
65: Our Disney Thanksgiving
66: Swimming on Thanksgiving Day!!!
67: Steph, look at those fish in the water!!!
68: There was a heated pool and hot tub in the backyard.
69: Turkey dinner on the pool patio - That's different!!!!
70: That night we headed to Downtown Disney. We went to DisneyQuest and Legoland. | Woody---my hero!!
72: Our final day - Friday - we went to Epcot with Andy, Maria, Sue, Steph, Drew, and Jenna. Joe and Tracey and kids (including Christina) went back to Magic Kingdom and JoAnna and family met us at Epcot later that day.
73: We got there the minute they opened in order to get our fastpass to the main attraction "Soarin". Most of the people in the park early had the same idea.
74: After getting our fast pass to "Soarin", we headed over to "Test Track", the 2nd most popular ride at Epcot.
75: Look everyone, a picture of Sue!!! She really was there.
76: A couple of DREAMERS!!! (This car display was an exhibit once you finished the "Test Track" ride.) | Just want to be a country girl driving a pick up truck when I grow up. | Just want to win the lottery before I die so I can buy this truck.
77: Family Photos Once again, we are missing Sue - perhaps she is taking the photos???
78: Merry Christmas in November from Epcot
79: Around 3:00 Sue and Abbey headed over to Magic Kingdom to met up with Joe, Tracey, Izzy, Chase and Christina. Andy and I went home for awhile since we were going back to Epcot later for the Candlelight Processional/Orchestra and the fireworks.
80: View of Epcot at night and "Holidays Around the World." | Holidays around the world - Germany.
81: Epcot Candlelight Processional Celebration, a performance of "The Christmas Story."
82: That night, Epcot had an amazing fireworks display that started around 9:30.
83: As you can see, it was getting rather chilly by then!!! A campfire and roasted marshmallows ...Yum!!! (wishful thinking)
84: We call these the "Facebook Photos" | Seven dwarfs (on facebook)
85: Saturday morning has arrived. Time to head home. Before hitting the road, Izzy and Chase took Star a walk around the park and I discovered a pond with a walking trail up the street from the house. Never knew it was there until the last day. Oh, well, better late then never..................