Procrastination is a horrible thing. So is the fact that I am just now posting pictures of something that happened last year. I'd say that I will get better at it, but I don't like empty promises. :)
Last New Year's (2010-2011), we took a trip to Orlando, Florida. My sister had flown down from Washington to spend Christmas with her super cool sister (read: me) and one of her gifts was a surprise ticket to Universal Studios! The two of us are huuuuuge Harry Potter fans. The annoying kind. The kind that has Harry/Snape slash as our desktop and quote passages from the books at every possible moment. So I planned a weekend road trip to fulfill our Hogwarts fantasies! Here are a ton of pictures from that trip.
|The Hog's Head. Quench your thirst with some butterbeer, pumpkin juice, or something a bit harder!|
|In line to purchase my Chocolate Frog and Pumpkin Juice. Pumpkin juice, by the way, is astoundingly delicious.|
|Hagrid invited us in for some tea and rock cakes.|
|My first taste of Pumpkin Juice. It's like a mix of apple cider and pumpkin pie. To die for.|
|My lovely sister. She just can't decide!|
|A row of shops.|
|Hogwarts! Oh, so majestic!|
|Entering the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.|
|We caught a bit of ribbon waving. Notice the stoic Durmstrang boys looking sullen in the back.|
|There were sooo many sweets that I wanted in HoneyDukes, mainly for the packaging!|
|After a particularly awful Bernie Bott's Every Flavor Bean. I think they got vomit.|
|Remember to bow!|
|Inside the DADA classroom!|
I had a complete blast! It is such an experience going through the shops and classrooms of the Hogwarts world, and I'm so glad I went. I really recommend it!