Orlando Vacation, Day 6: Home, We’re Coming Home Again

We had our last breakfast in the Bayline Diner, notable only because I managed to dump my entire tray while attempting to take a carton of milk out of the refrigerated case. See, it was really hectic, there were all …
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Orlando Vacation, Day 5: A Childhood Florida Fantasy

  I got up to have breakfast with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans in the Bayline Diner, but afterward we parted ways, they to the shuttle stop, me back to the room. I was discouraged to realize every muscle and joint …
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Orlando Vacation, Day 4: Eye in the Sky and a Lobstertini

Since we had much simpler plans for Wednesday, we slept in and had a late breakfast. Diamondqueen’s must-do was a ride on the Orlando Eye, the mammoth Ferris wheel. We thought we’d check out some shops nearby, and there was …
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Orlando Vacation, Day 3, Part II: The Disney Death March

Usually I have to be pretty fried not to be able to read a map. When we emerged from “It’s a Small World,” I couldn’t figure out how to get to the Winnie the Pooh ride. All of my radars …
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Orlando Vacation, Day 3, Part 1: It’s a Small World Filled with Cookie-Cutter Imps

These posts are way longer than I intended, but the family likes to have the details. After today the vacation posts get shorter, I promise. (These days were so exhausting, it exhausts me now to write about them.) We didn’t …
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Orlando Vacation, Day 2: Butterbeer!

Note: Diamondqueen notifies me of corrections after she reads my post. Cross-outs indicate corrected mistakes, which immediately follow. Everyone was up bright and early eating the various breakfasts we’d purchased at the supermarket the night before. I forget exactly what …
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Orlando Vacation, Day 1, Part II: Shut the Hell Up!

Note: Diamondqueen notifies me of any mistakes I make in my blog posts. Cross-outs reflect the corrected mistake, which immediately follows. We made the long trek from the Cabana Bay lobby to the parking garage to get our baggage, then …
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Orlando Vacation, Day1, Part I: Retro Overload

As happens so often these days, when I know I have to get up early in the morning, I can’t sleep. Since I normally go to bed around 3:30 a.m. and sometimes can’t sleep thenĀ  either, retiring earlier doesn’t help. …
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Summertime Blues

It wasn’t writer’s block or lack of desire to write that made me put off recounting my adventure with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans on vacation in June. I was feeling rather depressed and thought it might creep into my writing. …
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The Last Rosette

I haven’t been entering fairs in recent years. It used to be an annual thing, starting in 1969 when I was fifteen. I didn’t win anything that year at the Hamilton Co. Fair, but I continued to enter (primarily various …
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