So Laura and I went to the Grand Floridian today to meet up with one of our wonderful Walt Disney World Moms Panelists - Jodi and her family. While we were there, we were lucky to run into David from the Grand Floridian who offered us a tour of the Grand Suite! The Grand Suite is the most luxurious and largest suite at that resort. It’s GRAND! It’s a gorgeous 2-bedroom suite with panoramic views that includes the Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon and the resort pool. Many a celebrity has stayed there over the years including the late Princess Diana. And fortunately for me, I had my Flip camera in my purse and took some video to provide you this exclusive “leanne production”.
I was so fortunate to time my visit to Washington DC this month to coincide with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Lucky for me the blossoms were in bloom a little bit earlier than expected. And also lucky for me, the weather cleared up for a few beautiful hours on Sunday to enjoy the festival.
The tidal basin was packed with tourists from all over the world here to take in this spectacular sight. The white and pink blossoms were gorgeous!
The all-new American Idol Experience opened today to guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The media premiere held Thursday night brought together all 7 former Idols for the very first time. What a moment for American Idol fans! I include myself in that group. I’ve watched the show since day one.
Some of my favorites from the night: Jordin Sparks, David Cook (of course!), Melinda Doolittle, Carrie Underwood. And Paula looked darling her her little pink and blue tutu dress.I’m an AI junkie. So it was definitely thrilling for me to be standing on the sidelines of the motorcade watching so many of the idols parade down Hollywood Blvd at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Stunning Carrie Underwood
Jordin Sparks is all smiles!
Both Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood were fan favorites. Carrie was gorgeous, petite and so gracious meeting with her fans. Jordin was more beautiful in person and had such a big smile. It was fun to watch the fans take self-photos with the Idols.
I was very leery of taking her to the dog park. The thought of my baby running around without her leash among dozens of other dogs. What if she ran away? What if another dog attacked her? What if she ran off into the woods? (Yes, and god forbid, what about alligators!?)
Ok – just take a look at that photo to the left. Is that not one happy dog? She started off a little timid, stopping to smell everything, looking around to make sure we were close by and staring at all the other 4-legged friends running around. But she quickly adapted and was soon romping around and splashing around in the lake like a dog-park pro.
Mike watches over her.
Mike was the instigator of getting us to even go to the park. He knew (and reassured me) how much fun she was going to have. I was so worried about her running off. But she was more nervous about us leaving her. She ran up and down the shoreline, but would stop and turn around to make sure we were still standing where she left us before she ventured on further. And she got along splendidly with all the other dogs. Ahhh.. happy dog days.
Look at me! I’m soaking wet!
For those in Central Florida, we went to Fleet Peeples Park in Winter Park, by the old Navy Base. There must have been more than 100 dogs there that day, if not more. It is double-gated to make it difficult, if not impossible for a dog to get out. There are dogs of all shapes and sizes, all there to have the times of their lives. Maybe we’ll see you there soon.
Hello and welcome to Leanne's Life! Before anything else - please know that this is my own personal blog and is in no way affiliated with my employer or any other company.
Now a little bit about me: I'm a native of Central Florida and work at Walt Disney World Resort. (And yes, it's a dream job!) Prior to my magical days at Disney I spent nearly 10 years at WFTV Ch-9 in Orlando. I'm a graduate of Rollins College. I love animals so you'll probably see quite a few stories here about my babies, Mikita and Jake.
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