Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Where I Connect With My Star Wars Alter Ego and My Longtime Muppet Love

Doesn’t everything feel a bit like a Herculean effort during the month of January? Yesterday¬†morning was a¬†feels like minus 32 with the wind chill kind of day, plus it had snowed overnight, sending traffic into one gigantic snarl, not that I’m battling traffic when I’m doing the school drop-off, but still. Just getting things done […]

Magic Kingdom, or The Land of Many Mouse Ears

It’s January, so no one should be surprised, but I still shuddered a little when I checked the weather forecast, and the following warning popped up at me: BITTER COLD AHEAD FOR ALBERTA IN JANUARY Not just cold, BITTER cold! This was the view from my parents’ place on Boxing Day, when it was minus […]

Finally Feeling Festive, and Universal Studios: Wilder, Faster, Scarier, and Wetter.

Normally I’m in full-on festive mode on November 1st, MAYBE November 2 if I’m exhausted from Halloween. But this year November didn’t feel very festive to me; too crazy, too busy, too sad. I was putting myself through the motions a little bit, but now after this weekend, I feel like myself again. It’s full […]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or “What’s a Yeti?”

Good grief, it is cold in Calgary right now, even by Calgary standards. Preparing the children for school feels a bit like that Hoth scene in The Empire Strikes Back – “My friend is out there!” – and all the dogs in the city are going slowly mad, stuck in the house. Spare a thought […]