Wow, I sure was quite a busy bee yesterday. Sorry that I added my blog so late.
I had a number of appointments and errands to run that were up north in and around both Santa Rosa and San Francisco.
I might not have had the time to bop on the computer, but I did manage a few seconds here and there to snap a few pics so that I could share my day with you.
After a pleasant though short visit to Santa Rosa, I was off to a very foggy San Francisco!
Weird thing was, that once we got over the bridge there was no fog at all!
I'm back in good ol' Orange County now, and my focus is on Disney World and our upcoming trip!
We do hope that one day we can enjoy the park with Elisa and the girls. We tried 4 years ago...but Hurricane Matthew had other plans...Read more here
I've got my list together and it jsut seems to keep on growing. LOL So I best be going and start checking some of these items off.
Back atcha tomorrow,
A big Happy HUMP Day to you!
Wow - I can't say enough about the gorgeous Fall weather we are having here in the Northeast! It's literally, the PERFECT climate! I've been taking full advantage of it too with my long 3 mile walks each day. You know, I'm still getting nice color each day - even more than I got on some summer days!!
Speaking of Autumn, we have found from our travel experience that the month of October is one of the best to visit Walk Disney World in Orlando. Kelsey and I agree that if schedules permitted, we would be making all of our annual trips in October.
Unfortunately, with my girls' school schedule, it just is not always possible. However, we will be living vicariously through Tanya and gang who will be living it up in the happiest place on earth, in just two weeks!!
If you are wondering why we love Disney in October so much, just scroll down to find out!
As for the rest of my day, I'll be tending non-stop to Travelin' Cousins' business. Here's some insight into what I'll be doing:
Enjoy our article below and remember, it's not too late to book a quick getaway to Disney World for this month!!
1. Ideal Weather
With the temperature getting cooler in October and the rainy season coming to an end, Orlando, and Florida in general, is very enjoyable in the Fall, making it a great time to be a guest at Disney World. No sweltering heat which makes walking around all the parks, including Disney Springs, an absolute delight. Generally speaking, the average high in Orlando is around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius) and the average low, at about 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) this time of year. If you travel to Disney World early to mid-month, you will also be able to take advantage of the fact that Orlando gets about 12 hours of daylight, however, the days do get shorter by about an hour towards month's end.
2. Halloween Festivities
Spooky delights are all around the parks during the month of October. The beloved Mickey's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is an annual event that takes place on select evenings in October. Filled with stage shows, parades and fireworks and lots of trick or treating for yummy free sweets for kids of all ages! This year, 2020, is like no other year and and as a result, Disney was forced to cancel this event for health safety reasons.
However, Disney never disappoints and guests can include spooktacular fun with numerous fall time delights to celebrate the Halloween season. Favorite Disney characters will roaming about in their best Halloween costumes during special cavalcades down Main Street, U.S.A. The Cadaver Dans will be on hand for a cappella performances when they emerge from their tombs. Visitors are also encouraged to to dress up from September 15 - October 31, 2020 (with required face coverings, of course). And no Halloween celebration would be complete without those infamous Disney seasonal treats and harvest-inspirred food and beverages from the many vendors and restaurants around the park.
3. The EPCOT Food and Wine Festival
There is no question that the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival is one of my trio's favorite Disney World events!! From Global Marketplaces where you can find droothworthy ethnic dishes and satiating drinks at over 20 signature marketplaces to Festival Merchandise featuring limited-edition items celebrating the Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, the excitement is palpable! This festival runs from mid-July through November 22, 2020, and possess a super special vibe that requires a huge appetite and the willpower to pace yourself with the abounding gourmet small plates and exotic drinks. In its 25th year, guests are taken on a food tour across 6 continents with delicacies for the tasting from The Alps to Brazil, The Caribbean and all across Europe and Asia!
There are even festivities for kiddies including Remy's Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt all around the World Showcase. Entertainment abounds as well with live entertainment and a line up of talented international musicians.
4. Manageable Crowds
While the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival does attracts large crowds, the rest of the park is pretty manageable during most of the month. With kids in the throws of school, October does not see the same influx of visitors that are more common during the holiday breaks and school vacation times. Because it is a less popular time for family travel, October is a wonderful time for Disney adult and couple trips.