We left on Thursday, April 14th and, as I mentioned, back yesterday. So it was a nice long get away which included time in Orlando to visit the Universal theme parks and then over to Florida's west coast for relaxation on the beach at Longboat Key.
All set and ready to go for our early flight out we woke up to an email that our flight was canceled! "Chris you gotta be $%*@ing me!" I yelled. But thanks to Delta Airlines, they automatically booked us on a later flight which was better - direct, first class and only getting in 20 minutes later than planned. We were very happy about that. It's not often one says nice things about an airline but "thank you Delta!"
|Chris and Rick Riding First Class to Orlando|
The flight down was flawless.
|View of Provincetown from above|
After settling in to the hotel and then back to the airport to pick up Chris' relatives (they came in on a later flight), the next couple of days saw us in Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure with some really good roller coasters. The newest coaster, since our last trip there, was the Rock It. You pick a song to listen to while this coaster drops and spins you all over the place. We went on twice!
|Riding the Rock It Rollercoaster|
Rick being silly in Toon Town.
Of course the latest and greatest of the attractions was all about Harry Potter - amazing attention to detail and fabulous fun!
|THe Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwart Express|
|Harry Potter's Hogwart School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|
|Castle Corridors - Talking Pictures|
After exhausting, around-the-clock theme park fun and blistering heat we headed off to the west coast where we parked our butts here for a week:
|The Condominium Complex at Longboat Key|
|The Beach Across the Street|
|The Many Morning Walks|
|The Beautiful Sunsets|
|And Mostly Relaxing by the Pool|
Ahhh, what a respite.
Well, back to reality. The weather here in Boston is gray and cool. While we were gone there was a lot of rain; looking on the bright side at least the grass is green.
Over and out for now!
P.S. Bandit says hi!