Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Last Gasp of Disney Pictures--I Swear!



Without beating around the bush this weekend has sucked above and beyond all expectations. It has been two weeks since our return from our outstanding Disney vacation and the REAL WORLD has finally raised its ugly head forcing us to surrender to the mundane and stupid. What about last weekend? Well, my wife and I saw the Eagles in concert last Sunday night up in Greenville, South Carolina so that previous Friday and Saturday was sort an extension of the vacation. But we're back to the here and now and my lovely spouse, Dragonwife, went all happy and psychotic-obsessive homemaker having me, myself, and I go all crazy pressure washing the house. Now in fairness the house did need a cleaning but before I could get the pressure washer going it required a trip to Home Depot for supplies, changing the oil and filter in the washer, mixing up the soapy stuff I had to use to spray down the vinyl siding, and finally getting everything in place. Once that was over I had to take off the trash, clean out and organize the shed where we keep all our neat outdoor maintenance equipment. That was just my Friday chores after I got off work, Saturday I had to help Draginwife pull out all the pot and pans as we reorganized the kitchen. So long story short, I didn't get much time to work on my latest piece of semi-crappy fiction. That means you get more Disney pictures.     

Outside the Enchanted Tiki Room at Magic Kingdom.  I could be wrong but I do not believe this outdoor fixture has changed any since this attraction first opened.

For those who may not know, the Enchanted Tiki Room features a flock of robotic birds singing different tunes. As the name implies it is decorated in the tiki style complete with a fake window overlooking a beautiful green tropical island with a sparkling blue ocean. Just be aware I realize this picture isn't very good so it degrades the actual scene I have found fascinating since childhood.  

This is from the Jungle Cruise attraction at Magic Kingdom. For reasons I will not explain I find this hut quite enticing. It would beat the hell out of any suburban McMansion.

One of the scenes during the "cruise." It's a nice thought especially since poachers are hunting rhinos to extinction before our generally uncaring eyes even now.

This is from EPCOT and it is a huge outdoor toy train setup. I once knew a seriously strange dude whose whole life revolved around model trains and a bizarre belief that America needs a king. Yeah, that's not a typo, this guy had some weird fascination with the English royalty and fear of Jesuit priests. Besides that he was an archconservative long before the tea party ever existed. I'm sure if he ever saw this train setup he would loose his teabagger mind. 

As the saying goes all good things have to end and the time came that we had to send my niece, Darth Gadget, back home. This is part of the Orlando International Airport, a pretty cool place given that it is an airport after all. I was surprised to learn that it is also an upper-end hotel which would make those ubiquitous layovers far more interesting. 

The entire time we were waiting for Darth Gadget's flight to leave the airport intercom kept reminding everyone to watch for "abandoned luggage or containers" implying they could be dangerous. So I didn't know what to make of the lady who walked off suddenly leaving an unattended banana behind on her seat.  

For the traveler who absolutely has to have a new smart phone or tablet before his or her flight leaves. Funny thing, I didn't see any prices listed on the stuff inside, I guess if you had to know the cost, you couldn't afford it. 

Alas, even my troop eventually had to leave the confines of Walt's wonderful creation and sunny Florida. This might piss some redneck off but you cannot imagine the despair I felt crossing back over into the intellectually stimulating fiefdom of South Carolina. 
Finally, here is a video I filmed of an afternoon thunderstorm at Animal Kingdom Lodge. I will return to my usual crappy fiction for my next post. Even though Dragonwife is sure to have more epic adventures in home maintenance planned for me next weekend. Yes, I'm ready to go back to Disney.

11 comments:

Teeluck said...

Your stuff rocks bro!!

Pixel Peeper said...

I've been enjoying your Disney photos!

And I agree on the Orlando airport - I've spent hours there, waiting for company to come in, or for my flight to leave. It's a pretty cool place and one of the few places where you still can find halfway decent bookstores.

Outdoor pressure washing chores sure make that straw thatch hut look really appealing.

Beach Bum said...

Teeluck: Thanks!

Pixel: You wouldn't believe the amount of photos I did take, probably close to four-hundred in all.

Yeah, we hit several of the airport book stores looking for a novel for Darth Gadget to read on the plane.

Got most of the pressure washing done, but I was dead for the rest of that day.

The Bug said...

I don't blame you - I'd definitely rather be at Disney than pressure washing a house!!

Ranch Chimp said...

Never been to Disney World, but I heard it's cool and it look's awesome, and some great pictures you post, your blog is like a photo album too ... I dont know who that little ugly SOB is though in the picture with you at the top?, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {: ) .... THE EAGLES!!! ... ahhh man, they must have sounded good ... they have some really great sound engineering every time I seen them, and what a crew of musicians, excellent vocal harmonies, etc. I seen them like 3 times between say 1975 and 1995, in 75 I seen them as an opening act for their former employer Linda Ronstandt (they were formally her band) at a horserace track outside Chicago.

Ranch Chimp said...

Correction Bum ... I seen the Eagles "twice" and the last time was around 1980 @ the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, which was alot different setting, they drew an audience of over 90,000 there and had 3 opening acts before them, the first in Chicago was alot smaller crowd and venue. I thought 3x at first, but I seen so many bands over so many years I have to double check at times ... but ya, they alwayz had excellent engineering, because both times I seen them were in outdoor venues.

Beach Bum said...

The Bug: The temptation to get a job with Disney when I retire is even now overwhelming.

Ranch: The concert was a great treat. I was actually surprised how healthy Joe Walsh looked and acted. There is a documentary about the Eagles currently on Netflix, which was made just a few years back, but Joe looked old and tired. In truth, at the concert he looked better than the other guys.

Ranch Chimp said...

Joe Walsh is really a successful musician, and before he was with the Eagles he had a very successful solo career (Barnstorm I believe) for a couple years, before that he was with the "James Gang", who was also a very well known tight group I liked in the late 60's early 70's if I recall, I seen Walsh perform in his solo career (pre- Eagles once in Montreal, QE early 1970's).

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Bob Carlson said...

You can never have too many Disney pictures. I think I may need to go out and fetch more soon.

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saya PAK SLEMET posisi sekarang di malaysia
bekerja sebagai BURU BANGUNAN gaji tidak seberapa
setiap gajian selalu mengirimkan orang tua
sebenarnya pengen pulang tapi gak punya uang
sempat saya putus asah dan secara kebetulan
saya buka FB ada seseorng berkomentar
tentang AKI NAWE katanya perna di bantu
melalui jalan togel saya coba2 menghubungi
karna di malaysia ada pemasangan
jadi saya memberanikan diri karna sudah bingun
saya minta angka sama AKI NAWE
angka yang di berikan 6D TOTO tembus 100%
terima kasih banyak AKI
kemarin saya bingun syukur sekarang sudah senang
rencana bulan depan mau pulang untuk buka usaha
bagi penggemar togel ingin merasakan kemenangan
terutama yang punya masalah hutang lama belum lunas
jangan putus asah HUBUNGI AKI NAWE 085-218-379-259
tak ada salahnya anda coba
karna prediksi AKI tidak perna meleset
saya jamin AKI NAWE tidak akan mengecewakan