Adios, Au revoir, Lebewohl, 再见, Addio, Farvel, さようなら, وداعا, Goodbye!
I just said "goodbye" to you in all the languages of the World Showcase countries in Epcot. Why? Well after two wonderful years of blogging here on AllEars I've decided to retire (again!). As many of you know, my wife and I moved down here to Central Florida to retire. And we were living the good life until one day I got a message from my good friend Deb Wills asking if I had any interest in blogging for AllEars. Any of you who know Deb will understand how difficult it is to say "no" to her; not that I really wanted to. She's a very special lady; one that you want to know and be around. Anyway, before long she had me convinced to give it a try.
Well, two years and over 130 blogs later I've decided to give up the blog. In the past two years a lot has changed for me that prevent me for being as committed to blogging as I had been. My wife and I now have two beautiful grandsons and a third on the way. And our daughter and her family moved from Massachusetts (where both our families are) to Illinois. So, God willing, in 2011 and beyond there will be a lot of traveling in our plans to both IL and MA for family visits.
There is nothing more important than family! As much as I've loved blogging and interacting with all those who have read my blogs I have to put my family first. I'm sure you understand.
I want to thank each and every one of you who have taken the time to read any of my blogs. In the two years that I've been blogging my blogs have received almost three thousand comments from readers. Just wonderful. I've met so many wonderful folks through the blog, Facebook, emails and the various AllEars meet and greets. Thank you to all for being so kind to me! It's very much appreciated!
I want to thank Deb for giving me the opportunity to have my fifteen minutes of fame. Deb is a courageous individual, a pioneer and visionary who led the way for Disney fans on the web with her Deb's Disney Digest web site that has turned into the premier Disney information site that it is today; AllEars.net!
Since I love all things Disney and have really loved my time blogging, I'm not going away completely. I am going to remain part of the AllEars team working in the background doing whatever I can to help Deb and the rest of her team. You may even see me do a "guest" blog from time to time.
Well it's time to close this out. I couldn't find a better way to end it than this:
Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your friend....DizneyMike
The previous post in this blog was Walt Disney Resorts Decorations - Part 2.