Dining at Disney

I forgot that traveling with a food allergy is problematic at best.  Thankfully we have plenty of time between now and when our reservations actually have to be made for me to check all the menus.

I just figured that it couldn’t hurt to start planning now.  It never hurts to start planning early, really.  I mean, I actually like the research.

It just makes me so hungry!

What are your favorite places to eat at Walt Disney World?


A Trip to Nerd Disney World

AKA, the Kennedy SpaceCenter!


The hubs and I were going to visit his folks for Thanksgiving this year, so when I threw out the idea of going to the KSC, imagine my surprise when all parties enthusiastically agreed!

A whole family of nerds!

Turns out, my in-laws had been wanting to go for a while.  I was overjoyed.

But internally.

Okay, so I was overjoyed all over the place.  Can you blame me?

We had a great time.  We went on the Sunday after Thanksgiving so the crowds weren’t too large, and the weather was perfect!

Which is great, because there was a whole lot of wandering around going “look at that!”.

It was a great day.  If you are at all interested in space or science, this is a must-do.











Packing For a Two Week Trip

As you might have guessed from the title of this post, I am going on a two week trip.  It’s to visit both my mom and my in-laws.   They live about three hours away from each other, so when I go to visit one, it’s super easy to go and visit the others.

Twice the love, one trip!

One of the things I don’t love?


Lucky for me I’ll be able to do at least one load of laundry while I am there, which means I don’t have to take the big suitcase.  We save that one for when both the hubs and I go on trips.  One small suitcase and a “personal item” , aka backpack, for the win.

Now, I just have to figure out what to pack in it.  One of my favorite things is dresses.  It means less clothing items to actually pack.  The downside is that some can actually be quite bulky.  And of course, we have to account for the weather, so dresses may not always be appropriate.

Jeans are good for multiple days of wear, but where I am going it’s going to be hot, so Jeans are out.  Out I say!  Capris all the days it is.  Maybe a pair of shorts.

And I can wear a pair of capris on the plane, which means one less thing I have to worry about in the suitcase.

Now tops are easy, just throw a few in there and you’re done.

I do have to fit some books and some crafts in my suitcase.  I will need things to do while I am there.  and since I am going to be gone for two weeks, it’s good to have options.

Toiletries, of course, go into the backpack.

All in all, a successful packing endeavor, I think.  Maybe.  We shall see.



And We’re Booked

We booked our trip to Disney!!!

I’m so excited!  Too bad I have to wait a year.

But wait I shall.

I mean, this wait gives me all the time I need to plan my dining reservations and reserve my FastPasses.  It also gives me time to go over all the menus and find allergy-friendly food options for me to nosh upon.

Traveling with a food allergy is always fun.

That being said, I am still really looking forward to this trip.   I love Disney like Jafar loves power.

And that guy really, really loves his power.

A Weekend in New Orleans

This past Labor Day weekend I got to go to New Orleans to help celebrate my friends 40th birthday!

Whoo Hoo!

We had so much fun!  We spent time in the French Quarter and the Garden District.  We also took a walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery Number One.


I really loved the greenery on this random building inside the French Quarter.


Fun Fact: Filming videos of any kind is not permitted inside Catholic-owned cemeteries.


Nicholas Cage actually owns this tomb. Apparently, they have to keep painting it white because people keep kissing it!


The tomb of Marie Laveau.  This is where she is actually buried.  Fun fact: she liked to lie about her age on official government census documents.


Cafe du Monde.  Where the Begniets live.  I can’t eat them because they are made of eggs.  Stupid food allergy.


Jackson Square is quite pretty.


Wish I could have eaten here, but we weren’t dressed appropriately so we didn’t even try.  Also, no one even suggested we try, so there is that.


There is beautiful filigree work all over the Garden District.


I happened to take a picture of the one house not obscured by giant, beautiful trees.   It is quite a beautiful house.

All in all, it was a great trip.  10 out of 10, would do again.


I Want to Visit Disney Again

I’ve been to Disney a few times in my life. A couple of times as a teenager and once again as an adult.  I had fun each time.

This doesn’t stop me from wanting to go back.

This is a small problem for me as my husband, for the most part, doesn’t really want to go back.  Yup, I’m throwing you under the bus hun.  #sorrynotsorry.

To be fair to him, if I asked, he would probably, reluctantly, go back.  Especially if it’s after they opened the Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars attraction.

To be honest, I’ll go back for that too.  Cause Star Wars!!!

I know I’ll be back to visit Disney World someday.  Until then, well.