Friday, April 30, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

General Joe Potter and the Magic Kingdom

William E. "Joe" Potter was an engineering and logistical planning genius, which is why Walt Disney recruited the retired U.S. Army major general to oversee the early construction phases of Walt Disney World in Florida. In this role, Joe ably guided the Herculean task of transforming 300 acres of Florida land into the Magic Kingdom, while preserving the area's ecology and beauty.

As former President of Walt Disney Attractions Dick Nunis recalled in 1988, "Joe was a man Walt Disney was very fond of. Without Joe Potter there would be no Walt Disney World today."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm related to famous people

My sister has been doing some genealogy stuff and I found out that we are related to both Madonna and Celine Dion as well as Angelina Jolie through a man named Marin Boucher who is my 11th grandfather and ironically is also Celine's 11th Grandfather.  He is Madonna's 10th Grandfather.  I break with Madonna and Angelina at Marin because their lines continue through a brother named Pierre while mine continues through Jean G Boucher.  Celine's line continues along with mine until Marguerite Boucher Lavoie where we split her line going with Joseph Lavoie and mine going with a daughter M. Langlais-Serein.  

Update:  I'm closer to Madonna than I thought.  My Dad is 5th Cousin to Madonna so that makes me 5th Cousin once removed (I think!). 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Two for One

We recently had dinner in Kissimee, Florida at a restaurant called Houlihan's.  The food was great but even better was that they had 2 for 1 drinks.  Yeah! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Flying the friendly skies not so friendly anymore

Heard on the news today that Spirit Airlines is going to start charging for carry-on baggage stored in the overhead compartment.  Still free, for now, are bags that fit under your seat.    What's next?  Charging to use the bathroom?   Yep  Ryanair is considering charging for the use of the lavatory.