S: Sisters' Trip to Walt Disney World 2011
1: There is no one else I would have rather taken this vacation with than my sister! Thanks, Mom. I don't know if she would have understood our enthusiasm, but she would have been so happy that her girls were enjoying being together and having fun.
2: Let the fun begin! Grab your camera, take your appetite!
4: Zebra cakes-YUM! | Outside our window! | Even our room door is pretty!
6: We started our Backstage Magic Tour at EPCOT. We saw behind the scenes in all 4 areas of WDW. We HATED not being able to use our cameras, but were happy to be a "cast member" for the day!
9: We had a family-style lunch at the Whispering Canyon Cafe inside Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Then. in WDW's horticulture area, we saw where topiaries were created and maintained. There were many lovely topiaries to see at the International Flower and Garden Show at EPCOT.
11: We concluded our tour by seeing Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade. We just walked through an employee entrance, sat down, & the parade began!
16: Donald Duck decides to "borrow" Mickey's sorcerer's hat from Fantasia and his plans to conduct a magical symphony change to a whirlwind tour of memorable Disney scenes. What a fun musical journey!
17: Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party
18: The Magic, the Memories & You
23: We were the only 2 without kids, but us big kids enjoyed the characters and the "neighbor kids", Aiden and Emma.
30: Tree of Life
31: The icon of Animal Kingdom, The Tree of Life measures 14 stories high and 50 feet wide. 325 animals are carved into its' bark. We loved it!
32: Inside the Tree of Life, we saw "It's Tough to be a Bug" -- it was a scream, LITERALLY, and lots of laughs, too!
33: Coming to a Cruise Ship near YOU! : )
34: FINDING NEMO THE MUSICAL | The story of an over-protective clown fish, Marlin, and his curious son, Nemo, and all of the adventures that ensue when Nemo is captured by a scuba diving dentist in Sydney. We saw our favorites, Dory, Marlin's memory-challenged companion; Bruce, the shark who tries to convince himself that "Fish are friends, not food; and Crush, the coolest and most laid- back sea turtle ever.
45: Nemo and Company taking a bow! We LOVED this show! Bravo!!
47: WaNyama safari resort tour
49: We love Giraffes!
51: Jiko - The Cooking Place | Madagascar Vanilla Cheesecake with Salted Caramel & Macadamia-Almond Toffee, Amarula Creme Brulee with Chocolate Layer, Tanzanian Chocolate & Kenya Coffee Mousse with Cinnamon Mascarpone Creme. | Wood-burning ovens | We enjoyed dining on a fusion of African, Indian, and Mediterranean Cuisine at Jiko after the Safari!
53: Inside the Land Pavilion at EPCOT
54: Living with the Land featuring hi-Tech Agriculture: hydroponics, Aeroponics & VertIcaL growing
58: Bambi's Butterfly House at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
60: A beautiful replica of the Butchart Gardens in British Columbia
64: Oh, Canada! presented by comedian, Martin Short
65: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! | Too hot for tea, but we loved these English biscuits we got from Twining's Tea (below). | England
66: Magnifique! | C'est Paris!
68: Celebrating America! | The American Adventure
69: Liberty Voices had incredible talent! The little girl thought she met another princess!
70: Often, Susie and I have "Mom Moments", but here is one we shared together. Even before spotting the African violet, we thought of her roots as the Liberty Voices sang "Back Home in Indiana". And of course, we admired all the flags. We can still hear her say, "They hang The Flag for MY birthday!" We miss you, Mom.
71: Scenes from "American Adventure" starring Mark Twain and Ben Franklin. We literally got to see BEHIND these scenes on our tour! Also seen here are John Muir & Pres. Teddy Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony , and Thomas Jefferson.
72: Flying over California while in Florida!?
74: EVERY PERSON COMES OUT TIRED! | Yep, we left EPCOT tired and wet! There is so much we didn't see! I would definitely love to come back!
75: It was quite a trek, but the all-you-can-eat SEAFOOD was delicious!
76: Let's go cruisin'!