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ORLANDO VACATION HOMES AND SEA WORLD SUMMER NIGHTS:
This summer, SeaWorld is giving guests great reasons for experience
the park in a whole new way. Through August, evenings will rock as SeaWorld
Summer Nights
is offering a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza!  Summer Nights starts
at 6 p.m. every night this summer and features exciting, nighttime shows like
Shamu Rocks and amazing fireworksReflections– a fireworks and fountains
finale, thrilling rides like Manta and a rock-n-roll atmosphere throughout the
park with DJs and live bands.  New this year at Summer Nights:
Summer Nights at Sea World Orlando Florida
Summer Nights Central, located in the middle of the park along the lake, comes alive with a nightly celebration with dancing, music, drinks and snacks. This area features an all-new Brew Sampler (unlimited beer samples of nearly 20 selections for $25) plus other drinks like wine and frozen specialty drinks and snacks ranging from pretzels to cotton candy to ice cream. DJs perform throughout the week Monday-Thursday and live, local bands will play on Friday and Saturday nights.   Everyone: Enjoy and have fun at Sea World Orlando Florida Summer Nights!
By Fatima Delle Donne, Reservations and Social Media Manager
FAIRIES AND FAIRYTALES, By camoeyes, eHow User
Choose a suitable place on the outskirts of your lawn or in the woods. Have children go
on a treasure hunt for small stones, twigs and other useful items.Use the small stones to make a border around your fairy garden. Any shape will do. I made mine flow with natural curves. If you have a wooded area, choose a spot with ferns and moss and place the stones around them.Dig out a small (less than 5 inches)shallow hole and fill it with blue stones or sea glass. Now you have a pond. You can also make a stream the same way, only dig a shallow curving trench and fill it with the blue stones. I bought mine for a dollar a bag at the Dollar Tree.Make several pathways by sprinkling pea gravel in curvy lines. Have one lead the pond. Another could meander to the stream, and one could lead to the fairy’s house, should you decide to build one.Fairies need a home. Look around your home. I found a miniature plastic house that my daughter was willing to give up. Nestled under a fern, it is a perfect abode for any fairies who may show up.

Place mulch, pine needles, or other weed deterrents around the inside of your fairy garden. You can landscape any way you and your children choose. Twigs can be placed side by side to make a bridge over the stream. Larger stones can be placed next to the pond. my husband carved several mushrooms for mine, but if you want to, you could use miniature doll house objects.

Finally, add several small fairy figurines (until the real ones locate your garden. Who knows, perhaps the fairies will love the garden so much they will leave a small treasure for the children. The ones who came to mine surprised my son and daughter with a beautiful feather and a nickel!

Next week more tips about ‘HOW TO BUILD A FAIRY GARDEN

WINNIE THE POOH, you got to know!
During the first World War, troops from Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) were being transported to eastern Canada, on their way to Europe, where they were to join the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade. When the train stopped at White River, Ontario, a lieutenant called Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub for $20 from a hunter who had killed its mother. He named her ‘Winnipeg‘, after his hometown of Winnipeg, or ‘Winnie‘ for short. Winnie became the mascot of the Brigade and went to Britain with the unit. When the Brigade was posted to the battlefields of France, Colebourn, now a Captain, took Winnie to the London Zoo for a long loan. He formally presented the London Zoo with Winnie in December 1919 where he became a popular attraction and  lived until 1934.  The bear was also very popular with Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne. It was his favourite animal at the Zoo, and he often spent time inside the cage with it. The bear was Christopher Robin’s inspiration for calling his own teddy bear Winnie… Winnie the Pooh (this teddy bear started out with the name of Edward Bear). The name Pooh originally belonged to a swan, as can be seen in the introduction of Milne’s ‘When We Were Very Young’. A.A. Milne started to write a series of books about Winnie the Pooh, his son Christopher Robin, and their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. These other characters, such as Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga and Roo were also based on stuffed animals belonging to Christopher Robin. The characters, Rabbit and Owl, were based on animals that lived, like the swan Pooh, in the surrounding area of Milne’s country home, Cotchford Farm in Ashdown Forest, Sussex.  It is this area on which the 100-Acre-Wood was based. We recommend to watch the movie “A Bear Named Winnie”, made in 2004. Beautiful movie and great entertainment for all ages!
 
THE LAST SHUTTLE LAUNCH!
There are only a handful of places that offer picture-perfect views and photo opportunities.  At Kennedy Space Center, you can witness first-hand a towering Space Shuttle or rocket blast into the sky from the closest possible public viewing area. A limited number of special launch day tickets and launch day packages are available several weeks prior to each launch. Launch day packages can include a variety of options for touring and viewing.  While this is a wonderful opportunity, is always good to keep in mind that launch windows and times are always subject to change and delays. Because of this, it is important to keep your plans flexible and monitor the launch status. Also, be sure to read the Launch Viewing Information, which gives specific instructions regarding purchase and use of your tickets.
http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/space-shuttle-launch-viewing-tickets.aspx
NASA in Florida

MORE OPTIONS
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Jetty Park is one of the most popular, and crowded, places to view the space shuttle. The park is a short distance from the shuttle launch pad and this is by far one of the best views! Admission to Jetty Park is just $ 5.00 per car or $ 7.00 per
RV. Besides being a great place to camp, there are facilities that include restrooms, showers and a refreshment stand. Advance reservations are a must if you plan to camp.
You can explore the spectacular views off State Road A1A along the Atlantic Ocean in Cocoa Beach, but the best vantage point in this area has to be the Cocoa Beach Pier.
Shuttle launches have long been viewed from the shore of the Indian River along U.S. Highway 1 in Titusville. Besides being crowded, it isn’t the best view after launch because the shuttle is traveling straight away from your line of sight.
State Road 528, now called the Beach Line Expressway, as it
crosses over the Indian River and the Banana River will give you a decent view.

Tree of Life Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando
ORLANDO DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM, “TREE OF LIFE
The Tree of Life, a sculpted 14-story (145-foot tall), 50-foot wide tree, is the centerpiece and icon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. It is an enormous sculpture with 325 images of endangered and extinct species depicted in the trunk, roots and branches.   Paths will take you all around the tree for a closer look and though it is visible from many places in the park, from a distance, it looks like a normal tree.  Tree of Life Symbolism: The “Tree of Life” symbol meaning represents different qualities/virtues like wisdom, strength, protection, beauty, bounty and redemption. It is also considered to be the symbol of ‘Creator‘. The tree is associated with the creator because it provides protection, supports abundant fruit production and thereby, regeneration. This analogy can also be used to describe the life of humans. We as humans develop ‘roots’ of our beliefs, ‘branch out’ by means of wisdom and the ‘trunk’ (mind & body) keeps them connected.
The “Tree of Life” meaning as perceived in different faiths, belief systems and cultures, resonates with a simple and strong message of UNITY. The “Tree of Life” symbol indicates that all forms of life are connected through a cosmic energy and that “we as humans should live in harmony with rest of the living beings.”
By Shashank Nakate