Boating School…Legoland

I had heard this was a not-to-be-missed attraction, so Em and I tried it out. We arrived to it after lunch, so shortly after the noon hour, and had no wait.  I will say I loved the fact that at several attractions they had a play area to build legos and play for the kids and the parents could then hold their place in line. Now, this only works if you don’t have to STAY with your little one, but it is genius since your child will then WANT to buy the toys they have been playing with all day.rsz_341

Now boarding was something quite interesting, they keep the boats moving. I really didn’t like that since I was attempting to not fall out of it while trying to get in, plus getting in so I could then help Emily in.  They eventually stopped the boats at one point, but I would assume they HAVE to do this for anyone older or with special needs to try to get in them.rsz_342

Once actually seated, there is one seatbelt that goes across both people. It is a max weight of 400 pounds, and they ask you to keep it only to two people to a boat (although it looks like a parent with two very small ones were also allowed).rsz_344

Once we were driving, and Em wanted me too, it wasn’t at all like driving the car on the Speedway at Magic Kingdom- these are NOT on a track! They drive fine, but if you turn to hard, you will start to get caught in a spin- as people in the front of us found out and we wound  just passing them by.  rsz_349 rsz_362

It doesn’t take long to ride, but it is a fun and it’s an experience trying to avoid the spitting pelican and mice with the small water spouts aimed at your boat!  (Sprinkles, nothing drenching).rsz_359 rsz_357 rsz_339

It is worth the time to wait for? I would say 15 minutes or less would be the max that I would.  I can see little ones having a kick with this attraction, so it definitely a not miss when visiting Legoland!  Also don’t miss the photo opp near the exit with the Lego figurines and the Shark mouth.

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Cagan Crossings in Clermont

I frequent the Wal-Mart on Highway 27, and every time I turn back on 27 to head home, I pass by this sweet little area called “Cagan Crossings.”  So after I picked up my DVD at Wal-Mart this morning, I thought I would stop by their little downtown area, called “Town Center,” and take some pictures for you all.  They have a website if you are interested in living here or near there.

I only walked around so I can’t tell you what the residence is like, but I thought the downtown area was very quiet and peaceful. It’s funny how much it was since it sits off of “Highway 27” which is usually busy most of the time.  To me it had a “Celebration” feel to it, but not so “Stepford Wivish.”  It is very enticing to think I could just walk to not only this downtown area for things I need, but also they have a nice library, and across the street is Wal-Mart, Lowes, Taco Bell, KFC, along with several others places, including a gas station.

Now,  this IS considered in Clermont, but here is the thing about Clermont. It starts in this area and then extends about 30 miles down “27.” Yes, it is a very widea area. So when people  say to me Clermont sounds good because it is close to Disney, um which side are you talking about?  The one that is Cagan Crossings will still take you a good 15-20 minutes or more, depending on traffic, to get down Highway 192- then once you are on 27, start adding more minutes to that.  I realize anything in the State of FL is “close” to WDW then where we all moved from, but if you want to be able to enjoy the Parks at any time, you want to be able to live close enough so that it doesn’t kill your gas tank. Just food for thought. Enjoy the tour in these pics!

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Posner Park…Decorating Your New Life

Once you get settled in your new home after relocating anywhere, the stores are the next  find so you can decorate your new life.  To me, this was the fun part! But, when you have no clue where everything is, it can be a bit tricky.  Yes, your GPS can help you, but when you don’t even know the roads around your home, finding the stores isn’t as simple as you think. Then add traffic. I’m here to help you learn about these areas, along with many others, so that it takes the guessing game out for you. Enjoy!

Posner Park is 13 miles outside Walt Disney World, located off of Interstate 4 and Highway 27. Take Exit 55 and the shopping area is literally right off the exit.  (This is also the same exit you take to head to Lego Land, Haines City, and Clermont).  Across from this shopping area are several hotels like Comfort Inn, restaurants such as Perkins and Bob Evans, and gas stations making it a one stop shop area.

Here is Posner Park as each store appears in order:  (Pictures taken and stores in business as of 10.4.2012)

*Mattress Firm

 

            *Subway

 

            *The Finer Taste

 

            *Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

            *Ross

 

            *Payless Shoe Source

 

            *Michaels Craft Store

 

            *Dollar Tree

 

            *CiCi’s Pizza

 

            *Sally Beauty Supply

 

            *Envy Salon

 

            *GNC

 

            *D’ORO Palazzo Italian Cuisine

 

            *Yo Daddio Frozen Yogurt

 

            *Pet Smart

 

            *Sake- Sushi, Steak, Wine

 

            *Staples Office Store

 

            *Target – Starbucks inside

 

            *Books-A-Million- Joe Muggs Coffee Inside

 

            *JCPenney’s

 

            *Diamond Furniture Gallery

 

            *Best Buy

 

            *The Tastee Treat- Ice Cream Drive Up Stand in the Parking Lot