Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween and Smithsville Burying Ground

One of the highlights for me was visiting the Smithsville Burying Ground. It is a cemetery but had that cool name. I love cemeteries. I know that will not surprise anyone who knows me. I find them peaceful and beautiful. The older the more beautiful. And, I do not find them creepy or scary. They are a place or reverence and This one I really loved. I decided to post the pictures in black and white because they look so much better in black and white. Plus, it's Halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday ~ Halloween

Okay I must have been like one year old when this was taken. That means this photo is at least 49 years old. This is me as a bunny for Halloween. I have no idea who those guys are but it's me and my sister, who looks to be dressed in a kimono. Not sure what her costume was but I look freaking adorable!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ferry and Southport, NC

One of the first outings we took after my terrible, horrible, no good bad cold was a road trip to take a ferry ride. I was still not feeling 100% and it was a coldish gloomy day so Tom suggested we head out to Fort Fisher and catch the ferry to Southport. I thought why not?

We lucked out when we arrived at the ferry. We were the second to the last car to get on. It would have taken almost an hour to take the next ferry if we had missed this one. It was fun. We drove onto the ferry. You can get out of your car, if you can. Some people were trapped because how people parked. We lucked out that I could get out on my side but Tom had to crawl out on my side.

It was great though. We were able to walk around and go up to a viewing deck. The ride was fun. It is always nice to be on the water even though it was just a ferry boat. Once we left the ferry we drove into Southport. Southport is a cute little town that we need to visit again.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Childhood Memories ~ Flour Tortillas with Honey

I loved my childhood. One of the things I loved was when my mami would make us treats. One of those treats was fried flour tortillas with honey. It was one of the simplest things in the world to make yet it was filling and tasty. I remember having these for breakfast or a late night snack. We didn't have a lot of money so this was also a very inexpensive snack to make. But it tasted like it was fancy!

All you do is cut up a flour tortilla into 4 pieces. Then fry those pieces in a little cooking oil. You have to be careful because the flour tortillas will burn easily. Once they are cooked, drain them on a paper towel. Then drizzle some honey over them. You can also use powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar over the tortillas for flavor.

I am a honey girl. These are so delicious and wonderful. And these always evoke memories of my childhood and my mom.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ My Garden

We finally have some tomatoes in my mini garden. I am not sure if they will survive because the weather is turning cold. If anything, I will have green tomatoes I can fry up. YUMMO!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 4: Disney Event ~ Press Junkets

Day four of my trip was a long but fun one. We headed out early to go catch a screening of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of a Rebellion. This is an animated series on the Disney XD channel. I love cartoons and animated movies. I also love Star Wars so I really enjoyed the series. It had good storytelling and great characters. I would so watch this but I am sure Tom would put the kabosh on it.

After the screening we headed out to the Four Seasons Hotel where we had a late breakfast and then spent the day interviewing the stars of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Star Wars Rebels.

Our first interview was with Lisa Henson, daughter of Jim Henson, who is the producer of Alexander. Then we interviewed Steve Carrel and Jennifer Garner. She is amazing. She was so sweet and funny. Steve Carrel was a lot quieter than I thought he would be but he was also super nice and funny. And Jennifer is even more beautiful in person than she is on screen. They were a lot of fun to interview.

Our next interview was with the kids of the movie: Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould and Kerris Dorsey. They were a hoot. They were so cute and you could tell they loved working together and are great friends now. They were funny and so interesting.

Next up was Bella Thorne, who is also in Alexander. Bella was super honest and very open. She was a breath of fresh air. I have to admit, I knew little about her but she has a huge fan base. I tweeted out I was interviewing her and all of a sudden tons of people tweeted me questions to ask her. I enjoyed this interview because she did not come off as a star at all.

After Bella, we interviewed Freddie Prinze Jr. and Dave Filoni. Dave is the brains behind Star Wars Rebels. Freddie is one of the voices. Freddy is so cute and it was nice to know that he was a huge Star Wars geek! And Dave Filoni, was even a bigger Star Wars fan. It was cool listening to them talk about how the show started and how it is created.

The next two interviews were with the rest of the cast from Star Wars Rebels. Vanessa Marshall and Tiya Sircar and also Steve Blum and Taylor Gray. They were all so interesting, funny and I loved interviewing them.

I can't tell you how cool it is to be on a press junket. Our group of 25 bloggers was the only group in the room when we had the interviews so that was nice. It is amazing to watch a movie then be able to talk to the stars about why they took the role or what they liked about it. It was an experience I won't forget.

When we were done, we headed out to dinner. We went to dinner at Tokyo Wako where part of Alexander was filmed. We all had a great dinner and great time. Then our trip came to and end. It was a fantastic trip and I loved it.

The next morning before I left, I was able to see my mom and sister for breakfast! YAY!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 3: Disneyland and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day #verybaddayevent

My third day in Los Angeles was so BUSY. But good busy. We headed out super duper early to Disneyland. There we split up into groups and then were let loose to have some fun. Our group was laid back so we did a few rides and walked around. It was a lot of fun. After Disneyland we headed back to Los Angeles and stopped at In n Out Burger for a quick snack before the screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day movie.

Here are some pictures of my Disneyland experience and if you want to read my movie review, go here. This is not the type of movie Tom and I usually go see but I really liked it. It was cute and funny. If you have kids, go see it because they will love it.