Friday, September 30, 2005

In the Jungle!

Scenes in the jungles! Some parts of our hike went pretty deep into it!

Healthy Food

Ahh! A healthy lunch in the park before heading out on my 7km hike through the jungles of Vietnam....No this is not Thit Cho(Dog)!!!

Cuc Phuong National Park

My goal was to be sailing along the Bay at Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, however, Typhoon Damarey had other plans for me...I took a trip to the National Forest instead.

Water Puppets

The puppeteers stand in the water behind a bamboo screen and work the puppets. The vignettes depict pastoral scenes and legends.

Municipal Water Puppet Theatre

Ancient art of water puppetry was originated in with rice farmers who worked their flooded fields and saw the water as a dynamic stage...It is at least 1000 years old....

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

My guide didn't do a very good job capturing the building but this is the final resting place for Uncle Ho....

One Pillar Pagoda

Designed to resemble a lotus blossom, it is a symbol of purity rising out of the sea of sorrow.

Traditional People of Hanoi

The lady with the conical hat and the baskets represents a common way of life here in Hanoi....The baskets carry things home, bring vegetables to markets, and various other transport methods


Arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam for the weekend! This is the view from my hotel window. Dense population here...

Thursday, September 15, 2005

09-11-05 Bennett and I...We are on the countdown with only one day left to Grand Opening! Posted by Picasa

The hotel ops team parties in style...The HK fog was even inside the Grand Ballroom at Gold Coast...Just kidding, hidden behind the fog machine is a great hotel team! What is Peter doing here? Posted by Picasa

Bruce, Deanna, Michael, and I still partying! Posted by Picasa

Deanna heads home tomorrow! I will head back in a few weeks...See ya on the East Coast Deanna!!! Posted by Picasa

Betsy, Craig, and Carol ham it up for the cameras! Posted by Picasa

Belgium Jeff and I celebration the opening of HKDL and hamming it up for the cameras. Jeff is a task force member from Disneyland Paris!  Posted by Picasa

Antonio and I...Antonio is the department head for HKDL resort engineering. I first met him on his business trip to Orlando a year or so ago.  Posted by Picasa

Housekeeping Task Force at the Task Force/Grand Opening Celebration. Posted by Picasa

Todd, Bill, and I....We share an inside joke here.  Posted by Picasa

Task Force/Grand Opening Celebration Party! Great Party... Posted by Picasa

Task Force/Grand Opening Celebration! Great Party... Posted by Picasa

Stephanie get a Cosmo with a martinin olive...Ya ma gowcho!! What's up with that? This is at the Task Force/Grand Opening celabration! Posted by Picasa

Ivan and the "Snow Room"! Posted by Picasa

This is funny...Hong Kong is constantly trying to keep the mainlanders from squating on the toilets....This was in the bathroom at "Ivan the Kozak", one of my favorite restaurants in SOHO. A Ukrainian-Russian restaurant. Posted by Picasa

Caroline, Carol, and I go in the "Snow Room" for a shot.... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 08, 2005

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! The HH team created magic for me during my stay at the hotel for rehearsal days. I couldn't be prouder of how well this team has embraced the special touches that we are famous for at Disney...I got a dog, a cat, a mouse, a LV purse(created by the team for Lisa), and a bouquet of roses...The little note card enclosed said "Hurry home Mom, we miss you!" Signed Smudge and Doggie.....I will be home soon little family..... Posted by Picasa

Jeff, Shaun, and Bill in Tomorrowland!  Posted by Picasa

Space Mountain @ HKDL is absolutely beautiful at night! Wish we could make Space Mountain in Orlando look like this at night. Posted by Picasa

Deanna posed for a picture at the Adventureland Rehearsal dinner. Posted by Picasa

Jeff gives his best impression of Tarzan at Adventureland in HKDL. Posted by Picasa

The Adventureland Rehearsal dinner for the Grand Opening! A fun time was had by all.... Posted by Picasa

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