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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Heading South for Thanksgiving

Some of my family plus my wife and I are going down to Florida to visit the Disney World amusement theme park over the American Thanksgiving holiday. I haven't been to Disney World since I was a child and I am really looking forward to wearing some shorts in November (it's usually quite cold here where I live in November whereas down in Florida, USA it will be a balmy 78 degrees--about 26 celsius--). I am also excited to ride the rides and just act like a kid again. Should be a nice break. I'll be back in about a week.

If you still want to read posts while I'm gone then just check out my archives.
I hope everyone has a peaceful week and to my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Everything is as it is. It has no name other than the name we give it. It is we who call it something; we give it a value. We say this thing is good or it's bad, but in itself, the thing is only as it is. It's not absolute; it's just as it is. People are just as they are.

-Ajahn Sumedho, "The Mind and the Way"

PHOTO: Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World amusement theme park.

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Angela Ferreira said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr Prabhat Tandon said...

Happy Riding !!!

Elaine said...

Hi, James and family,

Here's hoping you have a safe easy trip and find joy in being together!

A lotus to all of you -

Greenwoman said...

I hope you have a terrific time. ((hugs))

Foxtrot said...

James, you have a great blog.
Take care, relax and enjoy.

PeterAtLarge said...

Hmmm... do they have a Buddha ride at Disney World? Have fun, PaL

noname said...

hi there,

i just noticed your blog, it is very meaningful.

thank you.


They call him James Ure said...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. It was fun but exhausting. I think I'm getting sick after all that activity and change in climates/time.


I wish there was a Buddha ride. That would be cool. We did check out the Disney Animal Kingdom which had a cool Asia section with all kinds of fun scenery that made you feel like you were there.

They made some weathered shrines and stupa looking structures that looked old complete with bamboo scaffolding making it look like they were in reconstruction. There were monkeys crawling around some of them.


Thank-you and welcome to my little corner.

They call him James Ure said...


Thanks for the compliments. They mean a lot and humble me greatly.

Adrienne Parker said...

Hi James,

I'm glad you had a fun time on your vacation but sorry to hear you think you're getting sick. I was in New Jersey and NYC for Thanksgiving. Long flight from California but worth it. My husband hadn't been home for this celebration in 30 years so it was definitely time. We got snow too so no shorts for us.

That's a great quote you posted. Thanks for that. Be well.

They call him James Ure said...


Yeah, I love that quote too. It's one of my favorites. I'm feeling better now but now my wife is sick. She's beginning to pull out of it though I think.

Wow, 30 years huh? Yeah that is a long time. :)

All the best, always.

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