Disney Details – looking up in the Magic Kingdom has its rewards…

If you’re a fan of all things Disney like us, you never get tired of visiting the parks. So much to see and do. Whether it’s your 10th visit or your 100th, Walt Disney World is full of treats. In this case those treats are found by simply looking up.




Disney is famous for its Main Street storefronts and their exceptional attention to detail – the “second floor” windows are often covered with little photographic gems and tributes to Disney family, employees, artists and cast members.


Elias Disney was Walt Disney’s father.






Members of the Animation Department for Walt Disney Studios.


Members of Disney’s Animation and Art Departments.


Roy O. Disney was Walt’s older brother and motivator to get Walt Disney World completed in Florida after Walt’s death in 1966.


The next time you visit one of Disney’s parks, take the time to look up. You’ll be rewarded with wonderful details and a touch of whimsy at every turn.

Thanks for your visit!

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Chris and Carol

Funny Jacksonville… just funny –

Now don’t get us wrong by the title of our blog post – we enjoy our wonderful big little city to our south, Jacksonville, Florida. Lots of neat things to see and do there. The Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL play their home games just down the St. Johns River from downtown. Then there’s a world class arena and a really nice baseball stadium (The Baseball Grounds) or something like that where the Jacksonville Suns Double AA professional baseball team plays (I’m sorry, they’re the JUMBO SHRIMP now)… I guess Suns was too plain.

The image below is looking north across the St. Johns River which shows a nice condo under construction and a small marina with some yachts in it. The lovely beige building behind it? Glad you asked.


It’s the Duval County Jail! Or as it is officially known, the John E. Goode Pre-trial Detention Facility. A jail for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO). The jail was built in 1991 so you can’t say the condo builders didn’t know. It’s probably sitting on some pretty valuable property now, but back in 1991 not so much.

Oh well. It’s Jacksonville, funny Jacksonville.


Oh and here’s the arena – just down from the jail.


That’s the baseball grounds in the background left and the stadium for the Jaguars is just to the right of this picture. Boating is very popular.

Lots to see and do if you escape from the JSO.

Thanks for your visit.

Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W