Well kids, Disneyworld was all kinds of awesome. You know what I noticed though? It's either parents with little kids ore really old people. Like people in their 70's. As three 20 something women we felt a little out of place haha. Anyways we did all the Disney parks (Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot...am I forgetting any) and also a day at Universal Studios. Hello Harry Potter! We all felt that Universal catered a little more to adults, as there were less cheesy shows and just in general it seemed "older." There was this one ride at the Harry Potter park that was probably my favourite of all the parks; it was mostly a simulation one so it felt like you were playing quidditch, flying through the forbidden forest, etc...So cool! And they have the park set up like Hogsmeade, with all the stores: Olivander's, Honeydukes, Zonko's, Owl Post, etc...I tried a butterbeer and it was delicious! You could get it in slushy form or...just regualr liquid form I think. We got slushy. It tastes caramely, I guess would be the best way to describe it. We rented a car for 2 days and for the first drove to Daytona Beach. So much fun! I got a really painful sunburn though that made going on rides the next day a bit of a challenge. I'm peeling now, it's really quite attractive. Not really. The second day we drove to Universal Studios. We stayed at a Disney Resort so there was no shuttle service there and we were told a cab would be ridiculously expensive. Guess what else there is in Orlando? A Coach outlet! Actually I had my eye on the Kate Spade outlet but it proved to not have very outlet-y prices. As in everything was regularly priced but 30% off. I don't know about you, but 30% off a 400$ bag is still too much money for me. I found a bag at Coach that I really liked. It was marked down to 169$ from almost 300$ something and there was an additional 30% off. I ended up paying 125$. That's more like it! Speaking of shopping, I picked up some great pieces at an outlet mall in New Hampshire, state of the no sales tax. There is an outlet mall not far from my friends house, and I snagged three pieces at the Banana Republic outlet for less than 70$! Is that a deal or what?! I've had my eye on a short-sleeved wrap top from there for ages and it is like 70$ alone! No thanks! I can see myself doing a lot of shopping at Banana Republic once I start work as a librarian. And they even have petite sizes! Sadly I quite often have to hem petite pants as well, but at least I'm not wasting like two feet of fabric.
We flew into two nights ago and yesterday went to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, which I absolutely adore. Now I'm staying at friend's place in New Hampshire until the 20th, when I meet my boyfriend in Ottawa. I may go up to Montreal in a few days and stay there until the 20th instead...not quite sure yet.
Oh, and this was my flight!
Man tries to open emergency exit door
The guy they arrested was sitting DIRECTLY behind me! When we landed no less than 8 police officers got on board to take this guy off. Seemed like overkill to me, but from what I know about the US your law enforcement guys don't mess around! Crazyness!