Friday, October 22, 2010

Very Busy Two Weeks

I've neglected my poor blog for two weeks!  I'm trying to remember what we've been up to and it's been a lot.  I spent several days getting ready for our first trip to Disney World, then we went and had a great time.  Came home and tried to get back on our schedule but didn't because of Katherine's birthday.  Then we've had company for a few days.  My poor children haven't been to bed on time all week.
Here are some highlights of our trip:

As we are on the tram the first day to the Magic Kingdom, I discover that I have used the wrong plug again to charge the 2 lb. camera and it is dead.  Therefore I had to carry it all day without a single photo taken.  I thought I was packing lightly when I left the cable at home so we had only our phone cameras to use the entire time. 
Chuck took all of the pics our first day on his phone and he is not feeling helpful at the moment so I must move on to our 2nd day.

Our 2nd day was spent at Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure.  We were very excited to see the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" so we rushed to the back of the park only to discover that everyone else had the same idea.  It was very impressive to walk into "Diagon Alley".

Here is Katherine posing with a $6.50 bottle of pumpkin juice and her newly acquired hippogriff.  The juice was good, but not near as good as the "Butter Beer" which tasted like Cream Soda with ice cream.  We have no idea what is sold in the super cool looking shops because of the longest line I've ever witnessed to get into them.  We chose to move on.

It turns out that Katherine is an awesome climber.  She saw the rock wall and convinced me to spend $5 to let her climb it.  I'm so glad we did.  I was bursting with pride when she climbed the Expert side.  The rest of our day was spent standing in very long lines. 

Day 3 of our trip was spent at Universal Studios and whizzing past the long lines because we purchased the fast passes.  It was worth every dollar (if you're interested it's $20 extra dollars per person).  One of our favorite attractions was The Mummy.  This guy was hanging out in front of the ride.  Cool.

We had a great trip and are planning on going again when Charlie is older.  He got to stay home with his Marmie and Grandad. 

I posted this as "Product Review" so I could share my opinion about the parks.  The Magic Kingdom was by far the best for families.  Disney is just awesome to their guests. 
Islands of Adventure is good for children ages 7 and up.  Katherine just turned 7 and was able to ride everything but "The Hulk". 
Universal Studios was our least favorite, once in a lifetime was enough.  Katherine could ride just about everything but none of the attractions were as cool as the other two parks.  Their biggest and only coaster looked great but was closed for service. 

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