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Wizards, Monkeys, Ducks and a famous dog!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We went away for a long weekend, sans children with weekend.  BDC and I went to Orlando with my sister and her husband for BDC's birthday and our anniversary.  We rented a house, which I have to say is the way to go!   There were no noisy neighbors in the hotel room beside us.  You didn't hear people passing in the hallways.  Just quietness.  It was wonderful.

We went to Universal Orlando to see about a wizard.  We tried some butterbeer and pumpkin juice.  Both were a little too sweet for my taste buds.  BDC had some pear cider though that was fabulous!  When you walk into the Harry Potter portion of the park it does take your breath away at first.  If you are a Harry Potter fan and have read the books several times, it's like being transported right out of your imagination to a living breathing reality.  

BDC and I enjoyed the park differently than when we have children.  When you go with kids it's all about going from ride to ride.  We had the opportunity to enjoy some of the nuances that get missed in the hustle and bustle of ride hopping.  I enjoyed taking pictures of the the wildlife who make the park their home.

I also talked to some of the animals.  I got real friendly with a monkey!  We were close!

And this dog was a little frisky!!

The best part of the whole thing though was this guy!

I just love his sense of humor.  Though I like the no hair look below over those dreads.  

Happy Tuesday Smackers!


Di said...

Looks like you had a blast. We did Universal for our first anniversary and loved it!

Go Mommy said...

We did Disney as our honeymoon, it was great! Glad you had a great time.

GunDiva said...

I want to go! And I'm of the mind that theme parks would be a whole lot more fun without the kids. They should have adults-only days, don't you think?

Shell said...

I am so, so jealous of your weekend! What fun!

Babes Mami said...

Sounds like an awesome kid free time!

Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Oh that looks like so much fun!! Glad you got to get away- and I agree, renting a house is the way to go!

Amber said...

That looks like SOOOO much fun!!! I'm jealous! :)

Alex said...

Congrats to you, BDC is a fine looking man know I love bald men :)

I used to work in a theme park years ago here in Australia and we had hog warts and a lot of the scenery when it first came out. Best job ever.

Glad you guys had fun.

Daffy said...


The only other thing that would have been perfection through the lens would have been Cinderella...

SO happy you had some time to be the awesome couple you guys are. Sorry I missed this post earlier. LOVE the photos and how much fun you're having with your camera!!