Trapped on Vacation | Disney | Orlando | Beer
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This show was originally recorded on Christmas Eve at the Adventurer's Club at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island. I've been going to the AC as a tradition since 1998 when I first moved to Florida. Our current group of friends and family has been going for four years. Hopefully after listening you'll see why! This is most likely my last Holiday show and I'll be returning to my normal mish mash of randomness next week! Hope you all have a happy New Year... Have fun!
Direct download: tov12272005.mp3
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Merry Christmas to al of you who are celebrating the Holiday!
And to all of you who don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you're having a wonderful day as well!!!
I have some special, wonderful stuff that I recorded on Christmas Eve! I'll be posting it as soon as I get it edited!
I'm not giving it away, but it's a Holiday event that only happens one night a year that very few people know about... It's also a tradition that I'm glad to have attended each Christmas Eve for the past seven years...
Disney Magic at it's best!
You'll hear it soon, I promise.
Happy Holidays everybody!
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I meant to pop this up earlier in the week, but due to Christmas Shopping, I got delayed! But it's still earlier than normal...
This week we see Epcot's Candlelight Processional. I included some but not all of the music due to the fact that you can purchase the CD at Epcot. We love Eartha Kitt!!!
After that is the Holiday portions of Illuminations! Walter Cronkite's voice gives me chills every time!!!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!

*UPDATE* - It wsa pointed out that the Candlelight portion was 80% left channel. I fixed it so it's equally balanced... Sorry about that!
Direct download: tov12162005fixed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Wow! The Holidays are in full swing around WDW! This week we travel to the Country Bear Christmas Show, then experience a bit of Epcot! Jeff also takes us along for a ride on the newly reopened Space Mountain at Disneyland! Oh, and of course there's beer! Can't forget that!
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In this episode I hung out with folks in town for Mousefest 2005 and RADP 10. We went to the Ft. Wilderness Campfire Sing-a-Long and then to the Electric Water Pageant on the shore of Bay Lake. Note: The Campfire Sing-a-long is cheesy, yet just what you'd expect from a campfire sing-a-long, so it's fun! I edited the songs down to easy to listen to chunks since the sing-a-long is 30 minutes long. Plus Jeff wraps up trip #1 at DL!

Show Links:
Music: Michael Andrew and Swingerhead
Don't forget to donate an unrwapped toy for a child in need at Toys for Tots or a similar organization.
Have fun!
Direct download: tov12052005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

Because of the Thanksgiving weekend, I didn't have much time in the parks this week. Join us as Jeff wraps up day one at Disneyland, and as I review a recently rehabed Epcot attraction. I wrap everything up with a very cheesy Thanksgiving poem.
Toys for Tots
Direct download: tov11282005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

On Friday, November 18th, I went to the DisneyHand Helping Kids Shine Ride-a-Thon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. The Ride-a-Thon used to be know as the Fantasyland 5k, but the name was changed a couple years ago when they added Tomorrowland attractions to the event. Over 5000 WDW Castmembers as well as employees and families from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in Orlando, and Shands Hospital in Gainesville attended the event.
Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable. They impact the lives of more children than any other children's organization in the world. Children's hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education for children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is a Children's Miracle Network hospital dedicated to serving children in every community across the United States and Canada. These hospitals are committed to providing the best care for children when they need it.

If you can, please visit CMN's website to donate. Also see Toys for Tots for a toy drop off location in your area. (Not related to CMN...)

Show links:
The Darcy and Holly Show
Beyond Main Street
Lacivious Biddies from the Podsafe Music Network.

(Oh and Joey Fatone still sucks) ;)
Direct download: tov11182005.mp3
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It's another week in paradise! Come with us as we hit Universal Studios, and Islands of Adventure as well as a ride thru of Indiana Jones in Disneyland with Jeff (from Hous... well you know where he's from by now!) Orlando Attractions include ET, the Hulk, and a quick review of Fear Factor! LIVE.
(PG-13) because it's not at Disney... :)
Direct download: tov11142005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

Tov8 Trapped on Both Coasts! *EDITED!* I was informed that I missed a bleep! Show is now edited... I apologize. Please note that when I'm at WDW, my show is PG, and when I'm anywhere else, it's PG-13. I just figured that my intro music might give it away that this isn't the usual theme park podcast. Once again I'm sorry I let that slip by.
This week we visit Dolphins, Gators, Large Mouth Bass and Huge Ass Horses as we wander around Sea World. Then Jeff from Houston takes us along as he enters Disneyland for the first time ever! He has some great comparisons between WDW and DL. (This is part 1 of many!) Players: Myself, Melissa (my GF) and Jeff from Houston Live via Satellite! Ok not really, but I've always wanted to say that... Have fun wandering!
Direct download: tov11072005edit.mp3
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I got this done just in time for Halloween! I recorded it on Saturday night, but ran into a few problems with skipping audio, so everything was delayed and I had to fix it. Now I know that I shouldn't run 8,000 apps when I'm recording on the patio!
This Halloween episode is something completely different than I'm sure you're expecting. I think it's kinda funny... I hope you do too! Have fun! Bye now!
Direct download: tov103105007.mp3
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This is the most fun I've had recording a show to date! I popped the iRiver and microphone in a waterproof bag (made for cellphones and kayaking) and went to Blizzard Beach! There is a little rustling of the mic/bag, but I think that's ok.
After that we went to Epcot.(yes, I'm not alone on this one!) I did something different while riding Spaceship Earth, instead of recording the Jeremy Irons narration, I held the microphone outside of the car so you can hear the background audio. After you've ridden it 1000 times, Jeremy Irons' voice sorta gets ignored and you pay more attention to the surroundings, which is why I did it.

I hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as we had recording it! Have fun! The other players in this Episode are Melissa (my GF) and Girl #2 who also works at WDW so she'll remain nameless like me. (I need a nickname/handle!) Edit: Apologies to Jeff from Houston!!!! I called him John!
Direct download: tov102205006.mp3
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Bluish Horizons Join me as I venture to Sea World for a quick evening visit! It's my first show outside of WDW, and I was very curious and cautious as to how to handle myself with a microphone. I found that people cared even less there than at WDW, so next time I'll have a bit more fun! while riding Krakken, my battery cover on the iRiver came open so I held on to it with my hand covering the entire device including the microhopne. Oops! Next time I'm using the ext. mic w/ cord.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

Finally! Holy cow did this take a long time! After moving into the Vacation Home, I got a chance to take a break from working and went to Epcot for about an hour! Then my iRiver went batty and I lost about 1/3 of my audio. When I salvaged and edited it on THursday night, Audacity crashed just as I was finishing up! Of course I didn't save. So I did it again, and saved often. And here it is for your enjoyment! Have fun!
Direct download: tov100805005.mp3
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Here's a quick explanation as to why I haven't posted an episode in a week and a half. The gist of it... I'm buying a house and closing on Friday the 30th. I'll be back to normal next week!
Direct download: tovupdate.mp3
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Odeo Claim This is just a post to claim my feed in Odeo. My Odeo Channel (odeo/307217f9914df1db) BTW, if you haven't subscribed using a podcast client, you can subscribe and listen on the web at Odeo or at Podcast Pickle. Hopefully soon at PodcastAlley,, and iTunes as well. I submitted my feed to all of them last week. I personally recommend iPodderX as a stand alone client for Mac OS X and Windows. It works better with iTunes than iTunes' own built in podcast features!
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

This week marks the 7th Anniversary of my move to Florida that started my eternal vacation (at least when I'm not working.) So to mark this event, I went to the Magic Kingdom to revisit a few of the things that I did on my very first visit after I moved here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Note: I realized after I recorded that my iRiver was set to "Mono" so the Visivox microphone didn't record at %100 quality.
Direct download: tov091205003.mp3
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Here is Episode #2, where I travel south of the border and head to Mexico. I'm still getting used to "talking to myself" in public without drawing too much attention to myself. But all in all I'm satisified with the audio, especially the audio of the Mariachi Cobre band in the pavilion!
Direct download: tov090505002.mp3
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Here's my first shot at Trapped on Vacation. It's not much, just testing out a few things in my "home studio." I need to work out the kinks, but that's why I'm doing it... Have fun!
Direct download: tov082705001_copy_1.mp3
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