Donut Trail

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

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Entrance of the Magic Kingdom and Contemporary

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

On Black Friday, the Imaginative One and I went to the Magic Kingdom entrance hoping to see the train show.  We missed it by a half an hour.  Since we missed it, we headed over to the Contemporary Resort.

The Imaginative One and I ended visited the Contemporary three times during that day.  We went outside on the fourth floor so I got some awesome photos of Cinderella Castle.  He and I also visited the ninth floor, the highest you could go without staying at the resort and being a Disney Vacation Club member.

Later on in the day, the whole family went back to the Contemporary on our way to the Ticket and Transportation Center.  Once again, we visited the ninth floor because Hubby was interested in what we saw.

Later in the evening, the Imaginative One and I went back because we wanted to see Wishes from the Polynesian.

Magic Kingdom Entrance

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Walking Up to the Contemporary

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Fourth Floor of the Contemporary

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View from the Fourth Floor

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View from the bridge to Bay Lake

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More of the Fourth Floor of the Contemporary

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View from the Ninth Floor

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Looking Down

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Magic Kingdom with Train smoke

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More Looking Down

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Outside the Contemporary

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More Photos from Inside the Contemporary

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Views from the Ninth Floor

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At Night

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Join me in two weeks for photos from my favorite resort – the Polynesian.

Have a magical day,

Traci

Second Street Market (2nd Street Market)

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

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Riverscape

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

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Oakes Quarry

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

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Carillon Historical Park

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

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The Carillon Historical Park is part of an organization called Dayton History.  Other places in organization are the Carillon Brewing Company, Hawthorn Hill (Orville’s mansion), The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, Patterson Homestead, the Old Courthouse, Memorial Hall, and the Archive Center.  I’ve provided links to the other sites except for the Archive Center.

Carillon Park was founded by Mrs. Deeds.  She was the husband of Edward Deeds.  He was the president of the National Cash Register (NCR) and then along with Charles Kettering helped find Delco.  Charles Kettering invented the self starter for cars.  He is also known for helping build the dams after the Great 1913 flood.

In 1942, Mrs. Deeds funded building the carillon known as the Deeds Carillon.  It was built as a memorial to the Deeds family.  At the time it was built. it had 23 bells engraved with the names of their family.  Now it has 57 bells and is the largest carillon in Ohio.

The historical park has historic buildings and exhibits about the history of Dayton from 1796 until now.  The 1905 Wright Flyer III is located there and is the only airplane listed as a National Historic Landmark.

My favorite part of the Carillon Historical Park is the carousel.  Instead of horses, you ride on Dayton innovations.  Click here of more information.

I could ramble on about Carillon Historical Park.  However, I’m going to allow some of my photos of the park do the talking.

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Join me tomorrow for a local quarry that is now a park.

Have a magical day,

Traci

Ohio Cavern

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

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National Museum of the United States Air Force

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area. Continue reading “National Museum of the United States Air Force”

Yacht and Beach Club

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

After we were finished at the Boardwalk, we walked along the path from the Boardwalk past the Swan and Dolphin and then onto the Yacht and Beach Club.

The Exterior of the Resort

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Christmas Decorations in the Yacht Club

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Christmas Decorations at the Beach Club

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The Pool Area

The pool has a sand bottom which is cool.

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After we were finished walking around the Yacht and Beach Club, we rode the ferry back to the front of Hollywood Studios.  We then caught a bus back to Pop Century because we knew the next day was going to be a busy one because we were going to visit the Contemporary, the Polynesian, the Grand Floridian, and Wilderness Lodge.

Join me next week for our visit to the Contemporary and the Entrance of the Magic Kingdom.  The Imaginative One and I visited the Contemporary 3 times on Black Friday so I’m going to have lots of photos.

 

Have a magical day,

Traci

Clifton Mill

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area. Continue reading “Clifton Mill”

Loveland Castle

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

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Krohn Conservatory

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

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John Bryan State Park

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

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Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

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The Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

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The Boardwalk

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

After we were finished at Animal Kingdom Lodge, we headed over to Hollywood Studios to catch a ferry over to the Epcot resorts.  The first resort we visited was the Boardwalk.

The Entrance to Hollywood Studios

Outside the Resort

Inside the Resort – Christmas Decorations

Outside the Resort

We only had a quick visit to the Boardwalk.  After we finished looking around the Boardwalk, we walked over to the Yacht and Beach Club.  Next week, I’ll share those pictures.

Here is a video of us walking around the Boardwalk and of the Imaginative One being a smart aleck about when I asked him some questions.

Have a magical day,
Traci

Greene County Parks

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos. Continue reading “Greene County Parks”

Foy’s Halloween and Variety Store

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places so during April. I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

Continue reading “Foy’s Halloween and Variety Store”

Englewood Dam

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places so during April. I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

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Dayton Art Institute

Everyday in April, I’m going to be sharing different local sights starting with A and then ending with Z.  Actually I’m not sharing on Sundays except for April 30th.

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places so during April. I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

Continue reading “Dayton Art Institute”