Epcot Food & Wine Take 4

Day 4 dawned and after a morning run, we headed over to Hollywood Studios.  We got there too late to do Toy Story – although we did pick up fastpasses that we never ended up using.  So – we rode Rock ‘N Roller Coaster and then did Star Tours where Derek was the rebel spy!  I always knew he seemed a little sneaky… Continue reading

Epcot Food & Wine Take 3

This morning we had reservations to go para-sailing!  This would knock off one of the items on my 50-by-50 list.  This past summer, someone let me know that there was a groupon deal for parasailing with the outfit that operates at Bay Lake in WDW.  It was practically half price!  Awesome. Continue reading

Epcot Food & Wine Take 2

After a morning run, we had a leisurely breakfast in the room and then headed over to Epcot.  Fastpasses to Soarin’ acquired, we hopped on one of my favorite rides – Living with the Land.  I’m not much of a gardener myself, but for some reason I really love this ride.  We got front row seats and were excited to see how much of the produce was nearing full ripeness:

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Epcot Food & Wine

Immediately following our big race weekend in Niagara, we flew from there to Orlando, FL for a little fun in the sun at Walt Disney World.  Our, now traditional, October trips to the World are really all about the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.  What’s not to be loved about running 13.1 miles and then spending a week eating and drinking delicious food and wine? Continue reading

Niagara International Half Marathon

Our goal half marathon this year was the Niagara International Half Marathon.  It’s a relatively small race (2500 in the half marathon) and a beautiful course – run on the Niagara Parkway, which tracks the river all the way to the Niagara Falls.  There’s a marathon associated with it as well – and that marathon crosses the US/Canada border!  It starts in Buffalo, makes its way across the Peace Bridge, and onto the Niagara Parkway.  After the Wine & Dine Half Marathon date was changed at Disney to a date that we couldn’t make, we decided to try out this race. Continue reading

Early October fun

It’s been a long time – but it’s time to get back on the horse again and write some blog entries.  Derek and I have been talking over the last couple of years about how we need to stop getting overcommitted – but we still haven’t figured out the trick to that.  So we are definitely overcommitted for the fall/winter this year.  October is the start of it. Continue reading