Friday, January 30, 2015

Soap Box Derby Races

Cascapedia St. Jules, is a small community 
on the Gaspe Coast, Quebec, in Eastern Canada,
at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Range. 
During their October Fall Fest Activities
One of the events is a "Soap Box Derby Race".
I am sharing  some photos
of the "50 Plus" Age Group Race Carts
I don't have pics of all the Carts
A lot of time and effort goes into
 these unique designed homemade carts.
And it's all in the fun
of competing against each other.


The Fire Department

The Hill of the Race

My brother, Jimmy on his cart, Lawrence with the black vest and Bruce with the orange coat.

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A lot of thought and preparation  goes into these races
The 2nd gravel road is used for a service road
In the distance we see the Autumn Colors in this beautiful region







This lovely cart was called "Dishpan Hands"



All lined up, ready to go





The Rat


Patrickton is the name of a road in the area


The race is on

They are pulled back up the hill by a ATV
These carts have no motor, they run by gravity





















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October 2012

The Starting Line

excitement...the carts lined up ready to go

 Lawrence's new model of Cart- The Fauvel Flyer
The Cat came back

BMR Hardware

Mr. Bean

My sister, Carol ( in yellow) and her husband, Peter across the street.




Rona Hardware

Bruce being towed back up the hill


 Shirley (Lawrence's wife) in the blue coat, Sonny, Peter and me in the light green coat


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2008
New Carlisle held a Soap Box Derby.
From the Spec Newspaper

Great craftsmanship, imagination and skill 
goes into the making of these carts,



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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Classic Leopard Print

Leopard Print has been around for a long time
Lately it has made a big splash in the Fashion World
and also in My Sister Ann's
Bedroom and Bathroom

The Beautiful  Bedding Set(Animal Kingdom)
 is a gift from her daughter, Linda 


Sheets Set on her Sleigh Bed

Ty Beanie Babies, Safari and Sparkles guard the Bedroom
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The Bathroom

The colors blend nicely

Oops. forgot to put down the toilet seat...

Different Animal Prints in the shower curtain

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Walt Disney World-Florida

My Journal of 6 days at Walt Disney World.
I am a Granny and went with my daughter's family.
 4 Theme Parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
Day 1
We arrived at 12:30. After settling into our room, we took the bus to the Magic Kingdom Park.
We were fortunate to arrive on the last day of their Beautiful Christmas Decorations.
The Magic Kingdom was awesome in Changing Christmas Colors.
Went on 4 rides, It's a Small World, Buzz Light Year and Under the Sea.
and Space Mountain.
We watched the beautiful Fireworks before returning home.
Sabrina and Mathieu-My Grandkids

We were fortunate to arrive on the last day of their Christmas Decorations.

 As you can see, people of all ages go to Disney World.
 I was impressed with the comfortable walking surface and the cleaniness.

 A Small World. Very Beautiful. I took many photos,
 only posting a few.
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Day 2
After breakfast at our resort, we  took a boat downtown to Disney Downtown Marketplace, a place with shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
There we visited stores, including The Lego Store and had lunch at T-Rex Restaurant. 
After lunch we returned to the Magic Kingdom Park. Went on many rides.
My grandaughter and I stuck with the slower pace rides.
We took in the Fireworks,  the Electric Parade  and arrived home at 10:05pm
We took the boat to Disney Marketplace.
 Disney hires Seniors


The dock

A cruise boat we passed on the way

Made of Legos
Visited the Lego Store.Everything is made of Legos here

Had Lunch at T-Rex restaurant
 --a dinosaur themed -  dining amid prehistoric creatures.
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We returned to the Magic Kingdom
My daughter Suzanne with Mathieu and Sabrina -
 The Magic Kingdom ahead

Piglet- The kids had photos with many Mascots
After dark we watched the Electric Parade

We watched more Fireworks also

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Day 3
We visited the Epcot Center:
Unfortunately, I lost my photos for this day. I do have a few photos of Epcot on Day 6, we returned there.

 Epcot Center moves at a slower pace. Here you can smell the incense in Morocco, listen to the Beatles in the United Kingdom, eat sushi in Japan, and get a pastry in France.
An acronym for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,” The Epcot Center is divided into two halves. The modern Future World, with its hard-to-miss iconic geosphere known as Spaceship Earth, explores modern technologies through myriad rides and displays.
The other half is the World Showcase, where you can tour the world in a day by taking an intoxicating toe-dip into the cultures of 11 different countries, featuring Mexico, Norway, China, France, Germany, and Italy.
Epcot also offers plenty of activities that appeal to inquisitive tots. The new Soarin' ride is a winner, and Mission: SPACE is good for getting the adrenaline pumping after one too many educational exhibits.

  • We Went on Space Ship Earth
  • Living The Land
  • Soarin
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Mission Space

Then we visited the Countrys. Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy America, Japan, Morocco, United Kingdom and Canada

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Day 4
We visited  Hollywood Studios
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Star Tours Adventure, Starwars
  • Saw Pluto
  • Indiana Jones Stunts
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids

    Hollywood Blvd.

    Pluto

    In the Theatre

    We saw a scene  from Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones -Hugh Movie Set

That evening enjoyed the pool at the resort
 and a bonfire for the children and toasted marshmallows.
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Day 5
Animal Kingdom
Welcome to a kingdom of animals... real, ancient and imagined: a kingdom ruled by lions, dinosaurs and dragons; a kingdom of balance, harmony and survival; a kingdom we enter to share in the wonder, gaze at the beauty, thrill at the drama, and learn."
Michael D. Eisner, April 22, 1998


African Ant Hills
  • We visited The Oasis Exhibs
  • Also the Lion King Musical
  • Went on An African Safari
  • Asia - Expedition Everest, 
  • Dinoland, USA
  • The Boneyard, a great place for children.
  • We watched Finding Nemo Musical, very nice
  • Had supper at Yak and Yeti Restaurant.

 Ant hill 


Elephants

Zebras
Ostrich and Emus
Sabrina and Me

Safari Train

Outdoor Bar

Tamu Tamu African Restaurant Ceiling -We had lunch here

Sabrina and I did not go on this ride.
 Suzanne, Martin and Mathieu did.
They are on that roller-coaster, Wow!!
Mt. Everest

Yak and Yeti Restaurant, we had Dinner here. 
Darkness was starting.
 We were the last ones in the Restaurant. 
The Animal Kingdom closes at 5pm..... The animals have to rest.
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Day 6
Our last day and we decided to return to Epcot again.
Visited Ellen Degeneros' Energy Adventure
Test Track - Sue, Martin and Mathieu tried it out.(fast fast fast)
Create your own car and drive it. Presented by Chevrolet.
We visited some countries again.
In a German Store, there was a Pickle Tree
lots of  "German Glass Pickles"
Do you know the story about the Christmas Pickle?
Check out my Blog on Christmas Pickle Tradition

Hearing something 100 times is not as good as seeing it once.....
In China region

Tomb Warriors

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Day 7
Airport bus picked us up at 9am for our Journey Home.
It was an Adventure to remember

We stayed at the Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
I loved this Resort- A fantastic place to accommodate families


The Dining Room Inside

We were serenaded by the staff every day
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Life is a party,
 down by the Riverside,
Down by the Riverside,
Down by the Riverside,
Life is a party,
Down by the Riverside,
Down by the Riverisde.
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In the Lobby





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