|This was our best friend for the whole trip. Gladys (we named her after the computer on Portal) never led us astray and only became MILDLY frustrated with us when she had to utter those inevitable words, "recalculating".|
|Our first stop and most time was spent with some good friends. We lounged by the pool, smoked some ass, made (and quickly consumed) Green Dragons (kiwi-strawberry juice blended with Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum- YUM!), and explored Fleming Island.|
|Coincidentally, once we made it to Orlando, we hit up Universal Studios' CityWalk for dinner (and entertainment) at Margaritaville Orlando and then a movie.|
|However, the main point of interest in Orlando was The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. (You can click on the picture for larger images) Let me go ahead and admit that we didn't ride any rides (we're just not rides people.) I was completely enthralled with the place, with the exception of the unbearable heat. The snow-covered rooftops of Hogsmead were quite deceptive as we both about melted into puddles. There was almost no shade within the wizarding world and the lines for attractions seemed to stretch for miles. But, the butterbeer, lunch at the Three Broomsticks, a wand from Ollivander's, and the general experience was well worth it. (I'd simply recommend going when it's a bit cooler.)|
|The day after Hogwarts, we intended to visit SeaWorld. However, since the weather forecast looked like this (above); we headed back to Fleming Island instead.|
|We only stayed with our hospitable friends one night before heading back toward Alabama. We had intended to stop and stay in Destin or Ft. Walton to visit the beach there for a day or two before we went home. As we deliberated over this, we realized that home was where we wanted to be. . . but only on the condition that we actually DID something and not just sit around the house. So, we hit the Coleman Outlet on the way home and bought a beach shade (we had been planning on getting one anyway). The rest of the weekend was spent in southern Alabama bliss as we visited Lulu's at Homeport Marina, made margaritas at home, spent a day on the Gulf beaches, and generally enjoyed the area in which we live.|
Now. . .how was that for a fairly unplanned vacation? I thoroughly enjoyed it, but must admit that by the end of the adventuring, I was ready to get back into my routine.
I did take some craft supplies with me and I'll reveal that craft bag later.
Before I go, let me share what's going on in the shop.
|Glitter and Glow Earrings|
|Stony Statement Earrings (25% Off)|
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I can really work on getting back to routine. First, to get something on the craft desk for Bead Table Wednesday tomorrow!