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Month: May 2017

CRUISE LIFE: Alchemy Bar & Our First Dinner – Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Alchemy Bar & Our First Dinner – Carnival Dream

Once the rain started when headed inside to explore the ship and headed to the lobby area.  It was Easter Sunday and we discovered they had a candy hunt all over the ship.  I spoke to one employee manning a station who explained how it worked… They had random stations set up all over this ship with an employee with a big bucket of candy.  Kids of any age could get a small bag and go around and collect as…

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Episode 31: Aliens & Pirates in Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

Episode 31: Aliens & Pirates in Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

It is lunchtime and we are starving!   Well, all hungry but can’t decide on what to eat…  Jason wants one of the Casey’s Corner famous footlongs so we head in their first, but the boys have different ideas and I take them over to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café.  This place has always been a go-to spot for lunch for our family ever since the kids were little.  Food on trays we head into the main room hoping to snag…

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CRUISE LIFE: Boarding the Ship & Setting Sail – Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Boarding the Ship & Setting Sail – Carnival Dream

After much anticipation and waiting…  We finally arrive at the port and board the Carnival Dream!  I must say this was the quickest we have ever gotten through check-in and security to board a ship, literally the line never stopped moving, it was so fast!  Thank you New Orleans Port!!!   We are finally on board! Once on board we headed to deck 8 to drop our bags off in our cabins. But unfortunately, the doors were closed and we…

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Episode 30: It’s Fantasyland Time!!! – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 30: It’s Fantasyland Time!!! – Walt Disney World – September 2016

What area of Magic Kingdom is the first to come to mind when you think about the park?  For me it is Fantasyland.  We have learned through the years of taking our family to Walt Disney World that your time is best used if you take one land at a time instead of running back and forth through the park.  So once we had done all we wanted to do in Tomorrowland for the day, we headed over to Fantasyland….

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Wanderlust Travel Tag – EECC Travels

Wanderlust Travel Tag – EECC Travels

Wanderlust Travel Tag Here are the questions for the Wanderlust Tag:1. Where was your first plane to?2. Where have you traveled that you would love to visit again?3. You’re leaving tomorrow, money is no object, where would you go?4. Preferred method of travel: planes, trains, or cars?5. Favorite travel website?6. Where would you travel just to eat food?7. Is there a place you would never travel again?8. Can you recite your passport number by memory if asked?9. Do you prefer…

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Traveling to the Dream & New Orleans’ French Quarter

Traveling to the Dream & New Orleans’ French Quarter

A few hours in our favorite city Travel day is always so exciting because of all of the anticipation of your upcoming trip!  We were so excited to go on the Carnival Dream that we loaded the car the night before. We got up at 6:30 am to begin our drive to New Orleans!  The boys were so excited that they actually stayed awake for the first half of the drive. This is amazing because they normally go to sleep…

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Episode 29: Our LAST Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

Episode 29: Our LAST Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

We had no idea when we got up and made our way oh so early to the park that it would be our last time ever to see the Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom!  Well, actually it was the first and the last time for our boys!!!  But looking back we are so glad that we did this.  To make it in time for the Welcome Show took a bit of effort.  You not only had to make sure that…

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LOUISIANA LIFE: Alex River Fete 2017 – Awesome Music, Great Food, Classic Cars & MORE!

LOUISIANA LIFE: Alex River Fete 2017 – Awesome Music, Great Food, Classic Cars & MORE!

We had a wonderful time this past weekend at Alex River Fete 2017 in our hometown of Alexandria, LA.  It was a three day festival, but we were there only on Saturday for almost the full day.  This is a festival that was started a few years ago to celebrate our city and bring together great entertainment, live music, great food and local arts & crafts vendors.  There are some really great events as well including the Dragon Boat races,…

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CRUISE LIFE: Carnival Dream – Preview of Our Family Cruise and Full Ship Tour

CRUISE LIFE: Carnival Dream – Preview of Our Family Cruise and Full Ship Tour

We had a wonderful time on the Carnival Dream in April!  I have created a couple of videos to kick start the sharing of this trip.  The first is a quick compilation video of the entire cruise and the second is a full ship tour.  Every ship is different as is every cruise!  You can go to the same port 10 times and have 10 different experiences.  We like to try new things and on this trip we had a…

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Episode 28: Dinner at Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 28: Dinner at Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom – Walt Disney World – September 2016

There are some amazing musicians all over Walt Disney World!  But one of the coolest we have ever seen was at Animal Kingdom… not sure his name or exactly what he was playing, but it appeared to be a giant harp.  We were mesmerized and stayed and watched him for a long time.  Until the kids pulled us away…  They had spotted a box where you would bark into it and your translated thought would come out just like the…

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