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Thinking International

Orlando has got to be right up there in the list of cities that host a lot of international travelers. For years, Europeans would flock to Miami, but I wonder if that is true in today’s world? Maybe it depends upon whether you are bringing your children with you on holiday, or if you are looking for more adult diversions.

Orlando is SOO family friendly. I can’t think of anyplace else in the United States that I would like to bring kids of any age and spend a week away from home and all the troubles that go along with owning a home and raising children.

In the hotel lobby, I waited at the elevator with a young Indonesian family. The kids were totally exhausted, but still very happy to be here. I’m so impressed with the international scope of this city and a very big part of it is thanks to Walt Disney. I have watched a few documentaries about Walt Disney and he was a fascinating man with a fascinating plan.

With Flores (Indonesia)on my mind, I surfed a couple of sites tonight and came across a site to learn more about that part of the world. I also found how to get to flores indonesia and I have made up my mind that before I leave this world I want to take a trip and explore Flores and its natural wonders that sound so very enticing to me right now. It will have to take place after all the kids have grown and I will have so much more time on my hands that I feel traveling will be occupying a lot more of my time.

Whats your Pringles?

Pringles was right when they coined the phrase once you pop you cant stop. Since buying my first can of Pringles nearly 17 years I have not stopped buying a can every time I go to the grocery store.

My favorite kind of Pringles is the Barbecue flavor chips but every once and awhile I like to spice things up a bit and get a can of jalapeno peppers Pringles. Was wondering what other flavors else everyone else likes to eat so leave the flavor in the comments if your a Pringles fan.

Summers on the Water

When I was a kid we spent the entire summer “on the water.” My parents had 20 acres of riverfront property, with a cabin and dock. We had a variety of boats and fishing gear at our disposal and we spent the hot summer days water skiing, swimming, hunting for sharks teeth and cooking crabs on the big stone fireplace and BBQ.

I took my kids down to visit the grandparents several times each summer, but they also liked to go to the ocean, so we spent most weekends at either Virginia Beach or Chincoteague Island. But that’s too far for a weekend trip from Nashville, so it will be a while until we can get back to the East Coast beaches. Most of the people here head south to the Gulf of Mexico when they want beach vacations.

We have a great little water park on the lake, with water slides and a sand beach for swimming. I think they have a wave pool, too. They rent jet skis and small ski boats, and several weekends throughout the summer they have Saturday night concerts and fireworks. I hope my grandson can come up for a few weekends to stay with his Nana and I’ll take him to the water park so we can both have fun in the sun.

Using Up the Fresh Foods

Since I’ll be gone for 10 on the business trip, I need to use up all the fresh food in the refrigerator and clean out everything so it doesn’t spoil.

I have an odd assortment of food on hand and would like some inspiration on what to do with it all. I have a site bookmarked for recipes and menus, called www.foodconnect.com and I’ve used it a couple times already. What I like most about this site is that the recipes submitted and shared are by real people, not fancy chefs who have a staff of 6 to fix everything for them and jump to their every command.

I’m going to send in a couple of my favorite recipes and have them do a free nutritional analysis on the recipes for me. That will be helpful as I try to keep track of the carbs and fat in my diet over the next couple of months. After all, beach weather is just 6 weeks away!

A Depressing Job

An interesting insight of a Chinese Food Delivery person.

“Delivering Chinese Food all day can be pressing. Like when People yell out “Food’s here!” as if they have a family, but I know that they are alone.”

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