Thursday, July 23, 2009

Disney part 2

Good morning blogging friends! My pictures are a little out of order here. Blogger has been giving me fits. Here is the 2nd part of our day at Universal Studios. My DH and my DD rode the incredible Hulk my DS still too small. I'm not a coaster person so we didn't go but she really loved that.
This is the 2nd of the two parks. This one has more rides, Dr. Seuss land and make believe things and roller coasters. We didn't get as much time here due to the Island breezes (otherwise known as Rain in FL). All of the outdoor rides closed due to lightening.
Here we are getting ready for the Jaws ride.
Some really cool old cars in front of Mel's diner.

Back to the Future car
Me in front of one of my favorite stores, Macy's.
Christina poses in the gift shop after the ride Twister.
A glimpse down the street of Universal it all looks like movie sets and mostly fake store fronts and cities. Some of them are real restaurants and gift stores. My DS was very frightened by Twister ride. It was based on the movie and you were made to feel like you were on the set and it really rains on you and the wind blows there is even a fire. He hated all the very realistic rides. The 3-D movies were all over here and they were a lot of fun especially when you got to go into the A/C.

I still wish we'd gone to Sea World but maybe next time if I can convince my DH to go back. We kinda looked at this vacation as a once in a lifetime trip. I do think our kids were at the right ages. They are 7 and 9. My son wouldn't have lasted quite as long a few years ago. Many people have asked me that since we returned home. I don't think the magic of Disney can be stopped at any age. At some point you fall for it no matter what age you really are. I have been lucky enough to go when I was 5, 10 and 16 before. There's nothing like that first time you see the castle. My kids weren't quite as thrilled as I thought they would be but I caught my daughter looking at all the princesses, waving to them and asking if I got their pictures.

Hope you have a wonderful day! I'll be back with a few more pics of the rest of our trip and some photos of the house. I can't wait for Fall so I'm going to start the transition a little bit by putting some of my Americana away and getting out some more sunflowers and crows.


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