Disney Dreaming: What I Did on My Summer Stay-cation… Photo Editorial

Here’s another “photo essay” on the “Disney Dream Vacation” (said with tongue firmly in cheek) . This was not a week long stay but I have my favorite places (and an annual pass) so I know what to see and where to go and how to get there in a hurry.
The Sailing Ship Columbia was doing her best that day and the canoes smartly decided to let her pass them by.
We decided to take a shot at the canoes. Here’s what you don’t know till you get on: there are no motors. it’s muscle driven– meaning you get to really paddle your way around the entire island — and that’s a lot farther than you thought.
Heading over to the island, we walked all over the former Tom Sawyer’s Island now Pirates Island/Hide-out. Beware the “killer ducks” (just kidding!)
There have been some changes to the decor.. including this lovely site. Wind up the wheel and see what pops out of the water.
Here’s a close up of the canoe at the dock. It’s actually a fun *ride* or trip but be prepared to get wet. By the time I was done, I had been splashed from the front and the back and peeled off my L/S tee and was glad to have had a tank top underneath. (PS.. bring lots of sunscreen!)

After wandering back to Pooh Country formerly Bear Country and past Splash Mountain (45 minute wait) we decided to hustle back through Frontierland toward Tomorrowland.
Stopping at Main Street, I shot this photo of the Walt Disney Statue — mostly because the flowers were so darn pretty.
I must have heard at least 5 people ask what kind of flowers they were. The Disney employees didn’t know and it seemed that they get asked that quite a bit. Disneyland and California Adventure are really intense with foliage and plants. They are *always* replacing things and the grounds are gorgeous year round.
Stay tuned for a rocket ride, a shot of someone who looks like Clive Owens (and not Colin Firth) and it might be Owens– who knows plus nightime at the

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