TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Back in the Swing of Things!


Happy Wednesday Main Streeters! Last week we didn’t have much to report as we were just getting back into the swing of things after my Mom’s surgery. The good news is that she’s doing REALLY well and is almost as good as new, so thank you for the prayers, they sure did help. Now that we’re back on track, and it’s Spring Break for the locals here in Florida this week, we’ve been on the go quite a bit, so lets catch up!

We’re used to having Spring Break the week after Easter, so this is really new for us having it so early. I wasn’t sure how the boys would feel, but so far so good. We’ll see what their opinion is after Easter and they have to go to school! Being that the locals are on Spring Break, the crowds at the parks has gone up. We’ve been busy too since they got out of school, we’re making up for lost time for sure. On Saturday, we had the pleasure of meeting up with our friend Lenise from Kingdom Camera Rentals for a photography lesson at the Flower and Garden Festival. Lenise is a seasoned photography vet, and I was a little nervous about trying to learn something new. I love photography, and really enjoy taking pictures (mostly from my phone) so this was a great opportunity for me. Lenise was an amazing teacher, and I learned so much that day, including learning to use one of their cameras. As scary as it is to try something new, you really HAVE to push yourself sometimes. You never know if you can do something unless you try. Truthfully, I had the best day. After being stressed and busy for so long, spending the day looking at the little things at Epcot was just what I needed. You really DO look at and appreciate more at the parks if you are keeping the idea for great photos in mind. I did pretty good, and am really thankful for the opportunity. More details on that later!



We took the new camera over to Universal Studios the following day to get some additional photos for Off TMSM. We hadn’t been to the “dark side” in over a month so the boys really wanted to go. Once again, you really do appreciate the details when you’re at a park looking for good photos. The Harry Potter areas at both parks are amazing. The buildings are so elaborate, especially Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. I’m not even a Potter fan, but those areas make me WANT to be. Universal did a great job there. We rode some rides, did a lot of walking, saw the B52’s at the Mardi Gras concert, and had a great day. It felt good to be out and about, we really needed it.


Yesterday we went to the Magic Kingdom to get more photos, and it was crazy busy there! I haven’t seen the park that busy in quite awhile. I think I got some decent photos, but I have to still edit them all, so stay tuned. Well, that’s it for this week’s Florida Living update! I thank you all so much for reading, it means a lot! Until next week, sending you lots of love, pixie dust and blessings! 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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