I Did (Yet More) Traveling

So, I took another little vacation, which is, sadly, the last one I have planned for awhile since I need a source of income before I can plan another getaway. This one was especially exciting for me, since I got to see a friend I haven’t seen since last January and we got to hang out in Harry Potter World at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. It was definitely a weekend filled with adventures. And, like always, I’d like to take a Monday out from books and share a few of those adventures with you all.

It’s always super hard to pick the photos I want to share, but here are some (a lot) of my favorites. Enjoy.

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All packed and ready for a great weekend. #alwaystravellight

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This was my 4th time visiting this place, and I still get all giddy inside when I get there. I’m really just a kid at heart.

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What a beautiful spot to enjoy a butterbeer. You can see Hogwarts back in the right corner there, next to Jurassic Park.

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The very first ride we went on was a water ride. To say we got a bit wet would be the understatement of the year. It was worth it though (even if I did have to dry these shorts in our hotel room with a hair dryer because, as I said above, I traveled light and had to rewear these).

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London side of Diagon Alley. King’s Cross is just waiting to take me home. But first, have to get some school supplies.

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“Welcome to Diagon Alley.” I seriously love it here.

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“What’d you expect, pumpkin juice?”

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Weasley’s Wizard Weezes. A place to get the real essentials to go back to Hogwarts.

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I was tempted to get that little pigmy puff. How adorable. Maybe next time.

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Our ride is here.

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We made it. And, you know what comes after Hogsmeade.

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Yep, there it is. *heart eyes*

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Next up: “Welcome to Jurassic Park.” Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies (and was even on TV a night that we were down there, so Lea agreed to watch it with me – what a great friend) so obviously this is one of my favorite places.

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The “Raptor Experience.” It was honestly so cool.

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#dinosaurfreak

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Another one of my favorite places: Springfield. Oh Milhouse, stop it; you flatter me too much.

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Paid almost $3 for this Do’hnut just so I could make this reference, “Mmm forbidden donut.” At least I didn’t sell my soul for it.

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Met Gru and some minions and also Megatron. I love that they always have people in costumes out and about.

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Can’t leave out comic book world. Love the Spiderman ride!

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We ended up getting wet again on our last night, which meant that I had to blow dry my clothes again before I could pack them.

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After some long days, it was time to put our feet up, eat some pizza, and drink some wine. What can I say, we’re classy.

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We also blindly tried Berty Botts Every Flavor Beans, and, I’m not going to lie, I was secretly hoping I would get earwax just so I could make that reference. I’m all about the references.

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I had to get up super early for my flight. But, at least I’m repping my new Ravenclaw hat (since I didn’t want to do my hair).

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All good things must end. Goodbye Florida. See you soon. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Believe it or not, Chicago is under all those clouds. What a crazy experience being above them, then in the middle of them, then below them. Home safe from another adventure.

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“Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

As you can see, Universal Studios was seriously made for me. It has all the things I fangirl over most in the world: Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, The Simpsons, Transformers, and Superheroes. What a truly magical place to be. I can’t wait to go back. But, until my next grand adventure, this blog will be returning to bookish posts tomorrow

*Starred photos were taken by or on my lovely friend Lea and her camera. 

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