TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ 3 months today!

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Can you believe it? The moving truck rolled into our driveway three months ago today! I know I can’t believe it’s been that long. It’s been such an adventure for us, lots of ups and downs, but honestly we’re adjusting pretty darn well. I never thought I’d be able to do this, to be away from home, starting over someplace new and overcoming my fears, but I’m still here. Granted, it’s only been three months, but I’m pretty happy, and so are my boys, which makes me feel so much better about it all. What’s even better, is that tonight my parents come into town for a week, so all in all it’s a good day. So…. what have we been up to since last week? Lets see…..

Well, the husband and I decided to take a trip, minus kids over to Animal Kingdom last Thursday. It’s so hot at AK during the summer, and we didn’t spend much time there thus far. So, on a whim, we decided to head over after we took the boys to school. I’m trying to do things around Disney that I had never done before, just so I can experience things first hand, and when members ask me about it I know what I’m talking about. While at AK, we took the safari first thing, and to my surprise, we saw so many more animals out than usual. Usually we get lucky if we see a giraffe and an elephant, but this morning trip, we saw a ton of animals. It probably was one of the best safari’s I’ve taken. So, go early, you might see more!


One thing that I’ve never done, and don’t judge, is Rafiki’s Planet Watch. I know, I know…. shame on me! We took the train back to that area and started to check things out. I didn’t know how much was back there! We got to pet a python, see come creepy crawlies in their aquariums, and mingle with some animals like goats and cute little piggies! Truthfully, it was a lot of fun, and I’m going to eventually take the boys back there to take a look around. Once we were done there, we walked around a bit, had Pizzafari for lunch, and met Russell and Dug from up. All in all it was a nice half day at AK.

We did make it over to the Magic Kingdom in the evening last week to get some pics of the Mickey Pumpkins lit up and such. It’s so nice there when the hot son goes down, but you have to watch for Halloween Party nights, because they do close early sometimes. We’ve just been laying low and been trying to get ready to our family to come visit. I can’t wait to tell you all about our visit and what we find to do next week! Thank you all so much for following along with what’s been going on with us, I appreciate it very much. Till next week….. see ya real soon! ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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One thought on “TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ 3 months today!

  • September 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Did Dug bring you a ball to play catch with him? How about a dog biscuit?

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