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Back to the Grind

Here it is Monday morning already and I am back to the north country.  Florida was cool this weke-end which makes visits to the park much more relaxing.  A ride on the mono-rail is just what will bring me into the right mood and get me kicked into gear for a Disney week-end.  It you live in Florida,…a quick one day visit to the parks is really rejuvenating.  If you are interested in more information on packages and fun events the best site I have found is  Now if it is just tickets you want…of course I would recommend

I also opened a new eBay store and quickly flipped through and named it before I had an opportunity to realize it was not the name I wanted.  Oh well, who knows that may be Karma.  The name of the store is damom_FL and it is filled with eclectic “stuff”.  Right now it is limited to a few shells but it will expand very quickly into a mecca of online uniques.  Must head off to lunch….soup sounds is cold outside.

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And Now it’s SNOW

Ok, it is definately time to leave the north country.  Large flakes of snow are falling from a rather grey sky.  It is cold but like always not too cold when it snows.  I have been in the Detroit area since July during the week, but am just not quite ready for snow.  I have my jacket that was a gift when I was in Salinas working with A. Duda & Sons.  What a wonderful gift that has kept me warm for the past few days.  It has the logo on the front and I always get questions when I wear it.  Sometimes people in Florida ask me about it as they are familiar with the family and the history of a great company.  I’ll have to get a thank you off to the Salinas group for keeping me warm this winter.

Our project is moving along and processes are coming together.  It is the day to fly back home and I am anxious to get there to see Kelly and Hunter.  We will be working with their mom and dad to plan our adventure to Mousefest at Disney.  If you have never been there, now is the time to go.  It is the time when the Disney fans unite and have a great time at the parks.

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Have you ever had a beef pastie?  These are a favorite fare of those who live in Northern Michigan.  When I was a child I had them when I went to visit my Grandfather in Ironwood, Michigan. He had a cabin on Manitowish Waters and I sure wish I owned it today.  I could drive from Detroit and enjoy the north country on the way.  But alas, I live in Florida and work in Detroit and there is no family cottage in Michigan anymore.  But the pastie’s still exist and I had one last night at Dobskis in a Detroit suburb..could have been Waterford.  Anyway it was great food and great memories.  I wonder if Universal would include this on one of their menu’s or perhaps Disney would at one of the parks.  Is there a Poland in Epcot?  Want to go see then go to and pick a ticket package. 

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Geese Crossing

Ok, I lived in Montana for awhile and found that if you were in Eastern Montana, many times you had to stop for sheep.  However, I never expected to have to stop for Canadian Geese crossing the road in Detroit. What can I say, it would have made for good ditch hunting.  Speaking of which.  I found a great store on eBay to purchase outdoor items.  Go to: and you will find great things for hunting, camping and just general outdoor sports.  OK so it isn’t Florida and definately not Disney or Univesal but fun can be had in the north if you have the right gear. 

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New York City Marathon

Wow what a week-end.  Allison, owner of ran the New York City Marthon and finished in just over 5 hours.  Anyone with that kind of stamina, enthusiasm and energy is one you would want to work with to plan your Florida Vacations.  Allison worked at Disney and did her residency with them when she was a student at the University of Florida.  Disney becomes a part of your heart when you work there and it is even better when you don’t consider being there work.  Allison continues today to help people plan their vacations and have a great time at the parks in Orlando…but this week-end it was all about the Marathon. Congratulations Allison.  If you are planning a trip to Orlando or Disney..don’t forget to visit the ticket site and get them in advance so you can enjoy every minute.

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Where are you for Halloween?

If you have never been to Universal Studios for Halloween you have missed an incredible event.   If you are interested in one more suited to little ones, Disney’s Very Scarey Halloween offers fun activities and lots of characters dressed in Halloween attire.  If you live close…just a quick run to the park for an evening of fun sure beats running around the neighborhood with pillowcases:-)

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Head South to the Parks

It was cold this morning, but by afternoon the sun was out and the leaves were glorious.  Red, Orange, Yellow reflecting down on all around permeating the atmosphere with color.  How like a bright and cheerful person who brings color into your life.

We were meant to enjoy life and have an atmosphere of bright, shining air about us.  There is something to be said for fall with the brisk air, the crackling leaves and the touch of frost on the grass in the morning.  But not far behind will be winter with snow and cold.  Plan a trip south for the winter.  Visit Universal Studios Adventure Landing …a great place for adults and Dr. Seuss fun stuff for children.  Or head off to one of the great Disney hotels with the best food in the area and elegant service.  For the children…there is nothing like the character breakfasts.  Let us help you schedule them…I think we have been to breakfast, lunch or dinner with almost every character.  What a good time.  Tickets….don’t forget us.

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Orlando Tickets

Have you been to Disney or Universal and spent a good portion of your day standing in line waiting to purchase tickets?  Well if you have and you want an alternative….go to and take a look at all the tickets you can buy BEFORE you get to the parks.  This is a great time of year at the Disney and Universal parks and we love going this time of year.  The lines are shorter, it is much cooler in Florida and the events for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just getting underway.  If it has been awhile since you have been to Orlando, now is the time to take that adventure.