29 July, 2009

"I'm on Top of the BLT!"

*8/1/09: updated with more pictures*

Yesterday Scott and I did a little resort hopping, to check out the open house for the new Bay Lake Tower - the DVC property next to the Contemporary.

Of course, the big draw of this resort is location: walking distance to Magic Kingdom and gorgeous vistas of MK from the front and Bay Lake from the back. They also did an amazing job designing and decorating the resort, too. The appliances in the kitchens are stainless steel, the furniture is modern, and the artwork is eye-catching. Oh - and the pool is shaped like Mickey's head!
The view of the Grand Floridian from the 16th floor. The white blob to the left is the Wedding Pavilion.

A print that they had in both villas we toured. The original Contemporary tower is in the bottom-right corner, BLT is in the bottom left, and that's the monorail beams sweeping through the center. I wonder if they'll be selling this through in the "Resort Collection." It's sure pretty enough!

25 July, 2009


I've uploaded a bunch of photos to Facebook, but here's a special bonus: video montage of opening night. yay!

13 July, 2009

Still Here...And There...

Hello ParkHopping world!

This is just a place-holder, really. I wanted to tell you I'm still here, doing real life stuff, and not spending a whole lot of time on the computer.

If you miss me that much, you can always check out my Twitter feed on the right. I tend to shoot out a message or seven every day about random things I see and do. And of course, you can come see me in person at revolution! It's right around the corner, July 23-25.

Hopefully after Encore wraps up, I can go back to my less-full days and posting of cat photos. I know... you can't wait... neither can I!

07 July, 2009

Your 15 Minutes Starts...NOW

It sucks to have your 15 minutes of fame entangled with a tragedy. Trust me - this is something I have a little experience with.

Yesterday, I have to admit I was rather amused to hear the voice of my darling "Matt of Honor" coming through my TV. He's a dispatcher for RCFD and was on all three 911 calls released to the media (warning: link to MP3 file) after Sunday's accident.

Knowing him as well as I do, the first thing I thought was, "wow, he's really annoyed!" The call I heard on the news last night was (I think) the third call he got. It sounds to me like he was getting to the point of "I KNOW there was an accident...please tell me something new!" Of course, I might be putting words in his mouth. But that's what it sounded like to me.

Anyway, way to go Matt. :-)