The Traveling Steve's

Easter in Orlando

We were home for Easter this year, and judging by the number of families on my Friday evening flight back from Washington, lots of others wanted to be in Orlando for Easter week as well.  My flight home was almost all families; usually it has quite a few business people as well, but not on Good Friday.

Of course it’s always enjoyable for people IMG_6204and dog watching in the terminal.  Yes this lady is walking her dog thru Charlotte Douglas International Airport; not a service animal, just a pooch she didn’t want to pay to check, nor leave him or her in its case.  I’m a dog lover, but walking a dog thru the airport (legitimate service dogs excepted) is an accident waiting to happen; in more than one way!






Sunday morning DOS and I went to the 9:30am service at our First United Methodist Church, and remembered to bring a flower to put on the cross at the entrance.  The service was full, and there were 4 services this Sunday, including the sunrise service at 6am.


I posted the Easter picture below to Facebook, which a photo of a painting I took at Mom and Dad’s house a few years ago.  I think it captures the true meaning and significance of what Easter really is all about – our risen Christ.


After church we went home to prepare for Easter dinner, as we had invited our good friends and neighbors Kenny and Mary over for an afternoon brunch.  I had set the table using the decorative chargers we had bought at the lacquer factory in Vietnam on our last day there.

IMG_6210 Flashback: This was the day  DOS took his infamous ride on the scooter with the lacquer store’s owner to go buy another suitcase to take home all the extra souvenirs!  Go DOS!IMG_5693 IMG_5708

Over the weekend Steve (DOS) also set up a section of the living room with some of the souvenirs from Vietnam/Cambodia and Thailand we had purchased on the trip.  IMG_6211 IMG_6223 (1) IMG_6226 IMG_6224













Our favorite was the silk tapestry we bought of Halong Bay.  This was handmade, which we bought at the marketplace/factory where it was made.  We then had it professionally framed when we got home.  It’s definitely a room center piece.


And for a bit of the unexpected, all those ‘Wok hat’s we bought and didn’t know what we were going to do with the?  Well, presto – now they are lampshade covers!  They actually fit in well with everything else!  Now that’s using your head – literally!

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So on Sunday afternoon, we had a nice afternoon catching up with Kenny and Mary, and they enjoyed looking at our photos and videos from the trip.

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Mary even liked one of the non-Wok, (foldable) hats we bought, we were pleased to give it to her for her beach trips.  Don’t worry, Mary, we didn’t break the bank buying it!


So now I’ll be home for the next couple weeks which is nice, as I have a couple remote projects I can work on from home.  And maybe in the evenings I can finish up another video or two from the trip.

Happy Easter everyone!  And may God bless you!


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