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Archive for 2011

Mooresville

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In May my mom and I toured the town of Mooresville, AL. From their website, "The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of Alabama's most important and intact villages. The Mooresville Post Office has been operating from the same building since 1840, the oldest continually operating post office building in the state of Alabama and one of the oldest in the country.


"The circa 1821 Stagecoach Tavern is the oldest public frame building in the state of Alabama. Our two churches, the circa 1839 Brick Church and the circa 1854 Church of Christ, are among the few remaining examples of 19th century church buildings in the state."


"Two presidents have ties to Mooresville: Andrew Johnson was once an apprentice tailor and James Garfield preached at the Church of Christ. Mooresville is not a “museum town.” It is a living, thriving town, much the same size it was when it was incorporated in 1818, while maintaining its historical integrity. As such, it provides visitors a unique opportunity to show how average citizens live with, protect and cherish the historical context and maintain an often-lost sense of small town community, as well as showcasing the buildings used by the early citizens of Alabama."


 The 19th Alabama Civilian re-enactors demonstrated life in a camp set-up.
The homes and gardens were beautiful.



Artisans demonstrated 19th century trades.



Disney Day 3: Animal Kingdom

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Our last day at Disney was spent at Animal Kingdom, which we all seemed to enjoy the most. Our favorite ride was Expedition Everest, which we rode 2x. Here's how we spent our time at Animal  Kingdom:

  • Expedition Everest
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Dinosaur
  • The Lion King
  • It's Touch to be a Bug 







 I loved the themeing of Animal Kingdom!




 Our favorite ride!

 Jungle Trek





 on our way to Safari

 thanks to Megan's wheelchair we got to skip the line at Safari. We had Fastpasses, but we skipped that line too.







 after the safari, we went to The Lion King show, which was AMAZING! We got to skip the line (again), go in first and sit in the front row.
The last thing was did was It's Tough to be a Bug, and then we had lunch at the Animal Kingdom Lodge's Sanaa restaurant. After lunch we headed back to our hotel for some much needed rest. That evening we ate dinner at Stephanie's restaurant The Flying Fish.
 I didn't think I would enjoy Disney World, but I ended up really having fun!

Disney Day 2: Epcot

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

After a busy morning at Hollywood Studios, we spent the rest of the day at Epcot. We went to Mission Space, and Megan, Stephanie, and Amed went to Soarin' while I watched IllumiNations. We spent most of our time at Epcot wandering around the countries and looking at the great architecture.

 We tried 7 sodas from around the world. My favorite was Germany.




Mission Space, which gave me a horrible migraine.

gift shop in Mission Space, we got Megan a wheelchair since we were doing so much walking and Megan's leg wasn't fully charged.

 Mexico

  
Norway 



China

Stephanie and I with Mulan

 Drinking around the world

 Germany

 train set in Germany
Rapunzel's tower in Germany

 Italy, I loved the architecture here






 Japan

 Morocco




France, we ate dinner at Les Chef




Sleeping Beauty

The Flower and Garden show was going on while we were at Epcot