Starling Travel

May 26, 2008

NakedJen Goes To Disney World

Filed under: Amusement Parks,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

NakedJen at Disney WorldI don’t know how I missed it, but back in 2005, NakedJen went to Disney World and had some insights to share with us. Be forewarned, NakedJen is in fact NAKED, so if you’re at work, don’t click on the link:

My favorite:

When attempting to take a naked picture lying on Mickey’s Bed, alarms will go off. There’s a reason that there is a do not cross sign there. His bedroom really is off limits. The minute you step into his bedroom, loud alarms sound and Disney cast members come running to see what all the commotion is about. They then will discover you standing there half in the room, half out of the room without your clothes on and they will not be PLEASED at all.

In fact, she didn’t actually get a naked picture of herself in Minnie Mouse’s room either. She photoshopped herself into the picture. Considering the crowds of children at the park, I would be shocked if she had been able to get away with it without getting arrested.

May 23, 2008

One Minute Vacation: Clover in the Wind

Filed under: Hiking,One Minute Vacations,Oregon,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 12:05 pm

I loved this moment while hiking on the Wildwood Trail in Welches, Oregon.

Those little clover leaves taste like sour apples if you bite them. I don’t go around biting flora, but a local said mentioned it to me, so we tried them.

If you are feeling stressed at work, take a One Minute Vacation and watch the clover in the wind.


Where:

Wildwood Recreation Area
65670 E Highway 26
Welches, OR 97067
Google Map

Phone: (503) 622-3696

May 18, 2008

One Minute Vacation: Watching the Water at Wildwood

Filed under: Hiking,One Minute Vacations,Oregon,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Take a One Minute Vacation to the Wildwood Recreation Area. While I was filming the latest Walking Video, I took a break and watched the water for a minute. Come along with me and relax by the Salmon River.


Where:

Wildwood Recreation Area
65670 E Highway 26
Welches, OR 97067
Google Map

Phone: (503) 622-3696

May 16, 2008

Thai Home: Mt. Hood’s Best Thai Food

Filed under: Food,Oregon — Laura Moncur @ 7:11 pm

I never expect to be able to eat well when I’m in rural areas. I’m perfectly willing to eat in any greasy spoon they offer me, but I am rarely surprised or pleased with the food. Thai Home, in Sandy, Oregon, however, was a delightful exception to the rule.

Thai Home Restaurant by LauraMoncur from Flickr

Mike ordered the Massaman Curry. It was a perfect blend and Mike gobbled it up.

Thai Home Restaurant by LauraMoncur from Flickr

Of course, I ate my Jungle Curry before I could even snap a photo. Yum! It had these peppercorns in it that gave it a spicy flavor.

Thai Home Restaurant by LauraMoncur from Flickr

Our meal came with a sample of this tapioca dish. It was slightly sweet with a hint of cream. I’ve never had a dessert of tapioca, corn and rice noodles, so it was a surprising delight.

Thai Home Restaurant by LauraMoncur from Flickr

If you are visiting the Mt. Hood area in Oregon, you need to eat at Thai Home!


Where:

Thai Home Restaurant 38676 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy, Oregon
Google Map
Phone: 503-668-0779

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