This first one has the monorail behind us, with mother wearing her shades, Marty at 7 in a blue and red coat, and Dad actually took off his hat. I'm wrestling with 2 year old Russ.
And then we enjoyed some good food at the restaurants in the area...I'm not sure this was at Busch Gardens or not. I do remember that my sister had recently moved to a farm in Tennessee and gave me all her "dressy dresses," so that's what I am wearing. I don't think I would have bought that for myself.
My parents visited again in time to go to Walt Disney World which opened near Orlando (in 1971), about a 2 hour drive from Tampa.
I used to have all of my father's collection of the parades and shows that were at DisneyWorld. But why keep photos of people I didn't know or care about? So I no longer have any photos of those parades, or the Bears' Jamboree.
Here's the DisneyWorld Main Street, with Christmas Tree, and Mom's back wearing her straw hat, with me directly in front of her. Perhaps Dad was more interested in the replica car anyway.
Waiting in lines, the kids sometimes got a bit impatient.
At the Space Port entrance there were some drinks available before we tried "Out of Sight" and whatever else was available. Since this was the first year DisneyWorld opened, some of the more popular exhibits and rides were not built yet. Epcot didn't open until 1982, for instance.
But we did enjoy the kids having fun a these two big amusement parks. Central Florida was opening up to become a family friendly tourist attraction, rather than just the South Florida beaches.
My oldest 2 sons, who now have children of their own, have brought them to these and other attractions.
I'm entering this post in Sepia Saturday this week, with theme of crowds and parades.
...a 1917 postcard depicting a political demonstration on Nevsky Prospect in Petrograd, Russia, and as students of Russian history will know, this was right in the middle of the Russian revolution. The image comes from the Kathryn & Shelby Cullom Davis Library of the Graduate Institute of Geneva. For those in search of a theme there are, as always, plenty of options: parades, banners, and gatherings spring to mind and for those in search of a more revolutionary approach, there is always revolutions. All you need do is to post a post on or around Saturday 28th February 2015 and link it to the list below....over on Sepia Saturday!