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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Hilton gazeboImage by Mister V via Flickr

Look out ORLANDO--here we come! 

I am so excited!  

My son has just agreed to bring the family down to Orlando in April so we can all visit Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World together! 

As could be expected, I have never heard my grandchildren so excited.  According to their parents, they are practically jumping out of their skin with anticipation. 

Now that the reservations have been secured, we are all busy making plans for our week at the Hilton Grand Vacations Resort near Sea World.  This is a dream come true for all of us!

Thank you, Papa, for making our dream come true!

While it will be "HOT NIGHTS" out for my son and his wife, I will be the happiest when I have my grandchildren to myself and can babysit until their parents decide to return. 

Being across the Atlantic for months on end is rough cruel and unusual punishment on their Mimi. 

I will be in heaven!

Image by N i c o_ via

Hard Rock Cafe Orlando

This will be a first for our family.  We decided to wait until the children were old enough to go on the rides and were out of their strollers. Now that they have reached this milestone, it's all systems GO!

It will be a welcome respite after the long, frigid Ohio winter and our icy winter pictured here in Munich.

Winter in Munich

While we are all looking forward to watching the bottlenose dolphins, Sea World Believe is the show we don't want to miss!

Sea World Believe

I imagine the boys will look forward to seeing Jurasic Park and some of the other testosterone loaded events.

Stan Winston's animatronic Tyrannosaurus, on W...

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But the GIRLS will want to see the Magic Kingdom, and Cinderella, of course!

                                              Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, Walt D...

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After all, it was Walt Disney himself that had the idea to fashion the Magic Kingdom after Germany's very own Fairy Tale Castle,  Neuschweinstein Castle!
And aren't we glad he did!

Neuschweinstein Castle, Germany

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Frau said...

So cool! What a fun trip to look forward to. We visited Ludwig's castle this summer it was amazing. I haven't been to Disney in years!

Expats Again said...

I am thrilled about this. We have not been to Ludwig's castle yet, but hopefully this summer when we have some guests we will make the trip. I've heard wonderful things about it.

Lynda said...

Oooh I want to go to DisneyLand!!! How fun.
We visited Neuswanstein between Xmas & New Year... Can't believe it is only 160 years old. My house was built in the 70's and everything is falling apart.

Have fun!

Luna said...

We are going to have a great time I just know that, I have to tell you the last thing that was recently in Dido's and Neenee's prayers, first dido was praying to God that he would drag Florida and make it closer to Ohio so the trip wouldn't be long so he would be getting there faster, then miss Neenee prayed that our house would have wings that it would fly us to Florida right away...kind of like the movie that you got for them "up". SO bottom line they want to get there ASAP and then the next day they prayed for April to come right after January....go figure...they are asking for a universal change...

Expats Again said...

Luna, they are so creative! Steve and I heard Richard Branson on CNN yesterday. He is the Virgin Airlines Mogul and is now looking at a mode of transportation that will take us into space. He predicts we will be able to fly to Australia in 1 hour!! Whoo, Hoo!

Annie Stromquist said...

Sounds like it will be a fantastic trip! I'll look forward to hearing about it on your blog afterwards.