Steampunk
We had a few friends come out for a photo shoot with the Connerton horses. As you can see Merida from Brave was on the Angus horse. That was Traci Kohl. Amanda and Matthew Connerton were so nice letting us take pictures with their horses. Some came in all kinds of themed clothing. We made a change at the last minute and came in our steampunk outfits. It was hot but fun. We hope they do it again. We’re are holding a London Times newspaper with a story about Jules Verne .
Steampunk has emerged as almost a subculture of science fiction fans who like the technology and 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk is often associated with literature like Jules Verne’s ideas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West".  It is often portrayed as a neo-Victorian view of a society powered by steam, but more reminiscent of a fantasy science fiction view of a possible future.  Whatever definition you may perceive of steampunk, it almost always includes lots of steam powered armor with lots of gears and some tooled leather.
January 23, 2016 is one of the coldest days we can remember in Florida. We had decided to attend our first ever Steampunk event with a group of friends at Epcot.  Everyone had worked to get their outfits together and do all the fancy details to look perfect.  Because it was so cold, we were all wearing winter coats over our clothing.  When the cameras came out, the coats got piled in a bunch just out of camera range, the photographers took their photos and then everyone quickly put their coats back on and headed for the next photo destination.  The biggest challenge of the day was called “Around the World in 80 Minutes”, a take-off from the classic “Around the World in 80 Days.”  Epcot has the World Showcase, so we had photos taken in each of the countries around the Epcot lagoon.  We kept a timer running the entire time, and figure we made it in about 47 minutes.  Maybe the cold weather helped us to move a little quicker.  Despite the cold, we had around 30 or more people attend during the day.  Many of us had lunch together in the Italian pavilion, which added to the fun of the day.  Regardless of the weather, the day was really fun and we hope that we’ll be able to do it again in the near future.
The beginning of the day.  We all look fairly warm, but we were freezing!  We added others onto the group as the day progressed.  This was before we started our trek around the World Showcase.
Top hats were the order of the day.  These two were among the most elaborate in the group.  Look closely in the group photos and you’ll see several more.
While we were traveling around the world, we got a chance to see many of the Disney characters including Donald Duck, Baymax, Launchpad McQuack, Pluto and more.  I don’t know who was more excited, the characters or us.  They all loved seeing us and having their pictures taken with us.
What countries did we visit in our “Around the World in 80 Minutes?”  We saw Canada, Great Britain, France, Morocco, Japan, the United States, Germany, Italy, China, Norway and Mexico.  We even made a stop on the continent of Africa and played the native drums.  It was a day none of us will soon forget.

Will and Patty live

in our

neighborhood, but

we rarely see them

except at events

like this.

Ashley has moved out of the

country.  We miss seeing

her at events.

Lunch at the

Italian

restaurant

Brad and Susan are

nearly inseparable.

Becca

Chip and JoAnn

Crystal always decorates her scooter

to match her outfit.

Traci and her beautiful red hair.

Richard Young
Richard is one of our friends that comes dressed in Steampunk to some of the events. He always looks great. I just love to look at the items he has on.  The beard just adds to everything. Looking good, Richard.  All of the detail shows how much he enjoys doing this. 
Side Note
We have a friend that surprised us with these Mickey steampunk ears. Kristin Marie Coker made them for us, Thank You. Kristin is  owner of Autumn Moon Skies Crafts over by Tampa, FL. You can find her on Facebook. I just love the blue roses! Joanie and I both love the color blue. But check out the brown ears - the center ear has some extra detail. We need to find more steampunk events in the area. We are adding to what we have all the time. I don’t know why we like it other than we like to see the items people have made or hear a story of where they found it. Our steampunk event on the Cannonball was short but fun. We did not know anyone at that event and some of them did not know the others. But one lady found a very old dress for almost nothing in a thrift store. Why can’t we run into a deal like that? Some people like Chesea in our group can make just about anything. She made a monkey for our pirates day event. I love that the young people have the ability to be creative or resourceful. So Kristin Marie Coker is obviously one of these people. Good work. Keep it up and show us all something new. Thank you Kristin.

Kristin Marie Coker

Photo by: Ray Fuller     LeAnn Meyer
Photos by: Sherri Davis
Photo by: Ray Fuller     Traci Kohl
Steampunk
We had a few friends come out for a photo shoot with the Connerton horses. As you can see Merida from Brave was on the Angus horse. That was Traci Kohl. Amanda and Matthew Connerton were so nice letting us take pictures with their horses. Some came in all kinds of themed clothing. We made a change at the last minute and came in our steampunk outfits. It was hot but fun. We hope they do it again. We’re are holding a London Times newspaper with a story about Jules Verne .
Steampunk has emerged as almost a subculture of science fiction fans who like the technology and 19th century industrial steam- powered machinery. Steampunk is often associated with literature like Jules Verne’s ideas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West".  It is often portrayed as a neo-Victorian view of a society powered by steam, but more reminiscent of a fantasy science fiction view of a possible future.  Whatever definition you may perceive of steampunk, it almost always includes lots of steam powered armor with lots of gears and some tooled leather.
January 23, 2016 is one of the coldest days we can remember in Florida. We had decided to attend our first ever Steampunk event with a group of friends at Epcot.  Everyone had worked to get their outfits together and do all the fancy details to look perfect.  Because it was so cold, we were all wearing winter coats over our clothing.  When the cameras came out, the coats got piled in a bunch just out of camera range, the photographers took their photos and then everyone quickly put their coats back on and headed for the next photo destination.  The biggest challenge of the day was called “Around the World in 80 Minutes”, a take-off from the classic “Around the World in 80 Days.”  Epcot has the World Showcase, so we had photos taken in each of the countries around the Epcot lagoon.  We kept a timer running the entire time, and figure we made it in about 47 minutes.  Maybe the cold weather helped us to move a little quicker.  Despite the cold, we had around 30 or more people attend during the day.  Many of us had lunch together in the Italian pavilion, which added to the fun of the day.  Regardless of the weather, the day was really fun and we hope that we’ll be able to do it again in the near future.
The beginning of the day.  We all look fairly warm, but we were freezing!  We added others onto the group as the day progressed.  This was before we started our trek around the World Showcase.
Top hats were the order of the day.  These two were among the most elaborate in the group.  Look closely in the group photos and you’ll see several more.
While we were traveling around the world, we got a chance to see many of the Disney characters including Donald Duck, Baymax, Launchpad McQuack, Pluto and more.  I don’t know who was more excited, the characters or us.  They all loved seeing us and having their pictures taken with us.
What countries did we visit in our “Around the World in 80 Minutes?”  We saw Canada, Great Britain, France, Morocco, Japan, the United States, Germany, Italy, China, Norway and Mexico.  We even made a stop on the continent of Africa and played the native drums.  It was a day none of us will soon forget.

Will and Patty live

in our

neighborhood, but

we rarely see them

except at events

like this.

Ashley has moved

out of the

country.  We miss

seeing her at

events.

Lunch at the Italian restaurant

Brad and Susan are

nearly inseparable.

Becca

Chip and JoAnn

Crystal always decorates her scooter

to match her outfit.

Traci and her beautiful red hair.

Richard Young
Richard is one of our friends that comes dressed in Steampunk to some of the events. He always looks great. I just love to look at the items he has on.  The beard just adds to everything. Looking good, Richard.  All of the detail shows how much he enjoys doing this. 
Side Note
We have a friend that surprised us with these Mickey steampunk ears. Kristin Marie Coker made them for us, Thank You. Kristin is  owner of Autumn Moon Skies Crafts over by Tampa, FL. You can find her on Facebook. I just love the blue roses! Joanie and I both love the color blue. But check out the brown ears - the center ear has some extra detail. We need to find more steampunk events in the area. We are adding to what we have all the time. I don’t know why we like it other than we like to see the items people have made or hear a story of where they found it. Our steampunk event on the Cannonball was short but fun. We did not know anyone at that event and some of them did not know the others. But one lady found a very old dress for almost nothing in a thrift store. Why can’t we run into a deal like that? Some people like Chesea in our group can make just about anything. She made a monkey for our pirates day event. I love that the young people have the ability to be creative or resourceful. So Kristin Marie Coker is obviously one of these people. Good work. Keep it up and show us all something new. Thank you Kristin.

Kristin Marie Coker

Photo by: Ray Fuller     LeAnn Meyer
Photos by: Sherri Davis
Photo by: Ray Fuller     Traci Kohl