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Painting! [Nov. 11th, 2003|05:18 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm getting ready to paint - you can watch me here!

We just came back from hanging out with foxmagic. He took us on a tour of the Terrace Home that his parents just bought here in Celebration - we wanted to see one in person since that's the same style of home we wanted to buy in the next year or two. It was gorgeous! Just the sort of cute place we'd like before we can buy a big house, hehe. It's not much more than our current apartment, and twice as large, and we'd actually OWN rather than rent =) After that we went back to his house and he showed me "Karaoke Revolution" which (like it sounds) is much like Dance Dance Revolution but with Karaoke! I had to come home and paint, but I'd like to play sometime! Matt stayed over at his house to go have fun while I work, lol.

Ok - off to paint!

[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2003-11-11 05:06 pm (UTC)
WOW! If you live in a Terrace home, you can go golfing! I would love to see that on your webcam:) LOL
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-11-11 07:21 pm (UTC)
Lol - people are FREAKS about golfing here in Florida! It's truly amazing, hehe.

The amenities listed for the terrace homes are the same ones as for any resident here in Celebration. I suppose I could go golfing now if I wanted to, but it's not really my thing - lol!! I do actually like mini-golf a lot though ;)
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2003-11-11 05:12 pm (UTC)
How is it living in Celebration? It sounds like quite an interesting place. Is there anything you can tell me about it?

I can't wait to try out Karaoke Revolution. I love Dance Dance!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-11-11 07:37 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh - Celebration! I love this place so much, I can't even describe it, lol! It's located here actually ON Disney property. It was conceived, designed and built by the Walt Disney company (even on the floorplans for our apartment they showed us before we moved here had the little © Disney on everything, hehe!). You wouldn't really know it by looking around though (the characters stay in the theme parks, lol!), other than the fact that everything is so clean, well designed and nicely manicured. Before I moved hear I had read all sorts of wild rumours about the place (mostly in the "Truman Show"/"Stepford Wives" comparisons) but it's all BS. I've had nothing but positive experiences living here. It's very well-planned - so much is in walking distance, we rarely need to drive except to leave town. We're surrounded by a wide expanse of protected wetlands, so it has a very "small-town" rural feel to it, but it's just a hop skip and a jump to Orlando and all of the central Florida attractions. There is tons of wildlife here - we go walking every night and see owls, deer, armadillows, all sorts of bizarre birds, alligators, FROGS, TOADS, lizards, etc. I love it! We're RIGHT by Disney World too, so we have four theme parks, a couple of waterparks, DisneyQuest, Downtown Disney, all the Disney resorts, etc. just minutes away, which is awesome. We have unlimited annual passes to all of it which kicks ass!!!

The people who live here in town are great too - everybody is so darned laid-back and friendly - it's hard to believe! The town also CONSTANTLY has festivals and concerts and fairs and things going on, which is awesome. We live right on top of a Tavern downtown, so we're always right in the middle of the festivities!

The only bad thing really is the relatively high (for Florida at least) property costs. The average home here costs about $400,000 and many are far more than that. But, there are more affordable options (like the terrace homes, where we'd like to start off with) which are in $180,000s and the Bungalows and Garden Homes (which we'd like to settle down into in maybe five or ten years down the road) which are in the mid $200,000s. The town was only built in the late 1990s so ALL of the houses are practically brand new, and gorgeous, and once you throw in the great location and zero crime rate it's really not that bad of a price =)

Oh my - I'm rambling - I could drone on and on about this place forever.... I have WAY too much town pride, lol - here's the "official" website: http://www.celebrationfl.com

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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2003-11-11 08:46 pm (UTC)
lol! Don't worry, you can drone on and on, I don't mind! I'm fascinated by that place! Thanks for telling me so much about it!
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