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Magic Kingdom® Park / April 10, 2006 : It has often been said that the true essence of Disney magic can be experienced simply by stepping foot inside the Magic Kingdom. Opened in 1971, the venerable theme park has withstood more than three decades of changing cultures, a constantly shifting social climate, and an explosion of technology that has left lesser places outdated and obsolete. Yet, somehow, the Magic Kingdom continues to remain the undisputed king of Theme Parks, drawing more yearly visitors than any other.

The Magic Kingdom is divided into five distinct areas (lands), arranged in a spoke-like formation, all meeting at the top of Main Street USA right in front of Cinderella Castle. The five lands consist of Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland. Each land is themed to its appropriate title and maintaining that theme is paramount to the parks operation. A vast network of underground tunnels connect all sections of the Magic Kingdom, thus preventing guests from seeing any of the necessary "behind the scenes" operations, and preventing cast members from one land from having to walk through another.

Magic Kingdom® Park / April 10, 2006

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It has often been said that the true essence of Disney magic can be ex ...

Updated: Apr 29, 2006 2:24pm PST

Chihuly at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden / February 11, 2006 and April 14, 2006 : Chihuly at Fairchild was on exhibit throughout <a href="http://www.fairchildgarden.org/" target="_blank"> Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden</a> from December 23, 2005, to May 31, 2006.

Dale Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly's contribution extends well beyond the boundaries of both this movement and even the field of glass: his achievements have influenced contemporary art in general.

Chihuly at Fairchild Tropical Botanic...

Denise

Chihuly at Fairchild was on exhibit throughout Fairchild Tropical Bot ...

Updated: Apr 16, 2006 2:45pm PST

Dolphin Research Center : Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key, Marathon, Florida Keys,    January 5, 2006. My experience swimming with the dolphins was not photographed but recorded on dvd. Each of our group of six performed five tasks with two dolphins, Molly and Caloosa - pat upper fin, stroke two fins, imitate (twirl), dolphin push (lying on our back while a dolphin pushes us by our feet), and a dolphin ride hanging onto the upper fins of both dolphins.  I observed and photographed the dolphins both before and after the swim.

Dolphin Research Center

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Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key, Marathon, Florida Keys, Januar ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2006 12:51am PST

Bahia Honda, 7Mile Bridge, Snorkeling, Key Largo, Florida Keys : Bahia Honda State Park, Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys. Some of my fondest memories of childhood are driving over the old Seven Mile bridge to Key West (where my father owned the Sun 'N Surf motel) and stopping at Bahia Honda State Park. This was my first visit in 30 years. All but one of my pictures on my first visit on a sunny day were lost on my memory card, but I did return briefly on the following day, which was unfortunately overcast. Also here, a snorkeling trip on the Spirit catamaran on Little Sombrero reef (water was rough and murky), and a few stops along the upper Keys.

Bahia Honda, 7Mile Bridge, Snorkeling...

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Bahia Honda State Park, Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys. Some of my fo ...

Updated: Jan 12, 2006 8:55pm PST

Valhalla Point, Crawl Key, Sombrero Beach, Marathon, Florida Keys : Florida keys trip, Valhalla Point Resort, hideaway on Crawl Key, north of Marathon in the Florida Keys. Cleo, the golden retriever, is a wonderful companion. Sombrero Beach, Marathon sunset.

Valhalla Point, Crawl Key, Sombrero B...

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Florida keys trip, Valhalla Point Resort, hideaway on Crawl Key, north ...

Updated: Jan 12, 2006 8:54pm PST

Miccosukee Tribe Arts Festival / December 26, 2005 : This year marks the 31st Annual Indian Arts Festival - Every year from December 26 through January 1, the <a href="http://www.miccosukee.com/indian_village" target="_blank"> <b>Miccosukee Tribe</b></a> has an annual art festival. One can see the color and pageantry of costumed Indians from all over America at the Village.  Native Americans sell their arts, crafts, and food in booths.

Miccosukee Tribe Arts Festival / Dece...

Denise

This year marks the 31st Annual Indian Arts Festival - Every year from ...

Updated: Dec 27, 2005 6:45pm PST

Robert is Here / November 12, 2005 : Specialists in rare and exotic tropical fruit, <a href="http://www.robertishere.com"  target="_blank"> <b>Robert is Here</a></b> is a family-owned fruit stand in Florida City, FL.  These are pictures of their barnyard behind the fruit stand.

Robert is Here / November 12, 2005

Denise

Specialists in rare and exotic tropical fruit, Robert is Here is a fa ...

Updated: Nov 12, 2005 4:41pm PST

Miccosukee Tribe Arts Festival / January 1, 2005 : Every year from December 26 through January 1, the <a href="http://www.miccosukee.com/indian_village" target="_blank"> <b>Miccosukee Tribe</b></a> has an annual art festival. One can see the color and pageantry of costumed Indians from all over America at the Village.  Native Americans sell their arts, crafts, and food in booths.

Miccosukee Tribe Arts Festival / Janu...

Denise

Every year from December 26 through January 1, the Miccosukee Tribe h ...

Updated: May 13, 2005 5:34pm PST

Epcot / March 2005 : Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened in 1982. It was conceived by Walt Disney to "take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry." This concept is best exemplified by Spaceship Earth, the glistening geosphere that has become Epcot's icon. 

Epcot consists of two themed areas, <b><i>Future World</i></b> and <b><i>World Showcase</i></b>. <b><i>Future World</i></b> features attractions that focus on energy, communication, health, the land and our environment, the ocean, imagination, transportation and space exploration. 

Centered around a beautiful reflective lagoon is Epcot's <b><i>World Showcase</i></b>. Eleven countries are represented, each providing fascinating glimpses into their unique culture. Strolling from one land to another, you'll find yourself immersed in the distinct atmosphere that each country offers. 

Every evening, Epcot presents <b><i>IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth</i></b>. This spectacular presentation is centered around the World Showcase Lagoon where fireworks, lasers and dancing fountains combine in a choreographed display performed to an inspirational musical score.

Epcot / March 2005

Denise

Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened in 198 ...

Updated: May 07, 2005 8:01pm PST