Blog posts : "Travel"

Disneyworld - Day 5

Last day in Orlando!

I woke up at 7am EST.  Not ideal but that is when my brain was done sleeping.  I decided to let Mason sleep in til 9 as he was pretty tired and we had a storm last night and I figured the weather might be less sunny which was not an incentive to rush out the door.

We lef…

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Legoland 2023 - Day 4

We purchased a 3 day Disneyworld pass but Mason also wanted to visit Legoland.  We did visit LL when we went to Disneyland.  I am hoping it's not a duplicate as it's an hour away.  I pre-purchased the tickets from Expedia as they were discounted from $220.45 USD / $300.68 to $173.00 CAD.  I am purch…

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Disneyworld 2023 - Day 3

After a good nights rest, we woke up normal EST time but in our heads it was 6:30am.   A bit hard for Mason to wake up at noon let alone prior to 7am.  I had breakfast on our balcony:


I made him breakfast and we were out the door headed back to DW.  I was excited to see Hollywood Stu…

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Disneyworld 2023 - Day 1 & 2

Okay so it's been a little while since I posted last. 

I think the last time Mason had a vacation with me was in Nov 2015 (not sure if I even blogged about it in here).  In 2019 I went solo to Belize and Guatemala and then the pandemic happened.  It's been a long three years without an overseas …

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Disneyland - Budget Review

I booked our flights on November 21st so I had exactly 2 months to plan & save for this trip.  My initial budget was based on pie in the sky #'s:

Here is a overview of the assumed costs:

  1. Flight & Hotel (best if you can get a package) $662.20 + est $1050
  2. Food etc $250
  3. Disneyland park tickets $…

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Disneyland Learning

We are now on day #5 and have used 3 out of 4 days of our Park Hopper passes.  We had a nice 'day in' yesterday which was a good move since it was a beautiful warm and sunny day.  The weather today took a dip and was on the chillier side.  I'd say watching the weather reports was completely useless …

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LEGOLAND California Park

Besides the wonderful world of Disney, I also wanted to plan a day trip for Mason and I to go on and after doing a bit of research I decided that LEGOLAND was the best option.  For those that aren't familiar with it, it is not in Anaheim but an hour a bit out in Carlsbad, CA.  

Before I bought th…

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Downtown Disney

Since we arrived late afternoon in Anaheim, we didm't want to use up a full Disneyland pass (My friends bought a 5 day, we had a 4 day park hopper) they suggested we take a walk through Downtown Disney.  Back in 1990, this didn't exist so it was a new experience for Mason and I.

We were thrilled t…

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Disneyland Planning

The year was 1989 and it was around Christmas time, we had just had dinner and my parents announced they had a surprise for my brother and I.  We had to play a game to find out what the surprise was.  The game was Hangman.  A blank piece of paper looked like this (minus the dead guy):


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The fear of the unknown

Usually vacations are happy times but this time it's different.  Mostly because its Mason's vacation time and I'm not going with him.

I've had a while to prepare for the emotion that comes along with having Mason away from me for more than the usual week (which is hard enough) and nothing really ma…

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What a weekend!

I can't bare to spend one more sunny weekend in Vancouver so albeit a short trip, Mason and I took off to Vancouver Island this past Friday.   I knew it would be one of those hello, goodbye trips but well worth it.  I reserved the boat going over but not coming back as I wasn't sure what time we wou…

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Mason's trip to the Riv

It’s hard enough being away from Mason when he’s with his Dad for 7 days but today was a bit different because Mason isn’t with me or his Dad or at daycare.

Today, Mason accompanied my parents on a trip to Campbell River.  It’s not for very long, just two days until I arrive on Friday night bu…

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Jamaica sans baby

Hello Internets peoples.

I have returned to your world.  I recently took a much needed vacation with my partner Clayton.  Before we left there was a discussion or two whether we would take Mason with us.  Clayton was for it, I was against.  It wasn't that I needed time away from my child, okay yeah …

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Traveling (little) man - last update

It seems funny that Mason needs a passport to leave the Country considering he's still a baby.  I started this process way back in September and just finished today!  To get a Canadian Passport you will need three things:

  1. The Birth Certificate for baby (which you should already have!) If you have…

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