WALT DISNEY WORLD TRIP REPORT / Winter 2017 Day 5 – Magic Kingdom

trip day 5 of 8 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Magic Kingdom breakfast at Main Street Bakery lunch at Columbia Harbor House dinner at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe snacks at Sunshine Tree Terrace and Gaston's Tavern [...]

RALEIGH DAY TRIPS / Grayson Highlands State Park

Grayson Highlands has been on my “to hike” list for over a year after I first learned about the wild ponies that inhabit the ridge. The wild horses on the beaches of Corolla are well-documented, but I’d never heard of [...]

WALT DISNEY WORLD TRIP REPORT / Winter 2017 Day 4 – Animal Kingdom

trip day 4 of 8 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Disney's Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers packed breakfast in room lunch at Yak & Yeti Local Foods dinner at Pizzafari and Flame Tree BBQ snack at Landscape of Flavors [...]

RALEIGH DAY TRIPS / North Carolina Transportation Museum

Here in the capital city, we are fortunate to visit wonderful museums in town. However, one of our favorite state museums is a two-hour drive away in Spencer, halfway between Winston-Salem and Charlotte off I-85. The North Carolina Transportation Museum is [...]


trip day 3 of 8 Monday, January 30, 2017 EPCOT EPCOT Festival of the Arts packed breakfast in room Eating Around the World This day’s plan revolved around the challenge of Eating Around the [...]

RALEIGH DAY TRIPS / Hiking to Rough Ridge and the Linn Cove Viaduct

The “original” mountain day trip is our most hiked trail in the Blue Ridge. Whenever we need a mountain fix but can’t venture so far as to require an overnight stay, we drive to the Linn Cove Viaduct and Rough [...]