Monday, January 26, 2015

Fire!!

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The AMAZING fire breathing dragon in Diagon Alley. I got it just in time! Also more video footage of the area.

Universal clip

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Just a clip of the lame Macy's Day Parade and the front of their park. (which did look nice)

Jurassic Park

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Short video showing some of Jurassic Park. More miscellaneous  videos and pictures happening today.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

10 Year Anniversary

Has it already been a decade since my very first post?

In 2005 blogs were fading away to Myspace accounts and I was determined to keep mine going.

Well 10 years later here I am. Posting every week (5 times or more) for the last 10 years.

I started this blog as an outlet for my comic strips. But after I retired from them in 2013 the blogs been my personal haven for news, thoughts, ramblings, rants and an inside look at my life. Kind of like an open journal.

I like how it differs from my ever growing YouTube channel. More private and inviting. I don't know if that many people still read it anymore. I know Megan stopped over a year ago.

But I don't mind it. In fact, I love it. This blog will also be special to me. I love looking back at the things I've posted and look forward to seeing 10 more years of posts to come.

Now about getting a Facebook page...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dueling Dragons ride

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So my deal that day was if they could talk Gabby into getting on a ride at Universal, then I would ride it too.

Surprisingly they did, on the Dueling Dragons ride....and this was the aftermath video.

Have a good weekend folks!

Suess World

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During Grinchmas, all of Suessville is decorated. We also got to ride the Suess train around the "world" it was fun!

Harry Potter Train

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Just a few videos today. Here's an example of how Megan walks right in the middle of the area so nobody can walk next to her. She does this ALL the time!

Secondly is another look at the train station.

More vids coming later today!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Misc Universal pics

 They had a "Macy's Day" parade on the streets that day. We went to it, but it sucked.
 All they had were generic balloons and so-so bands. I don't understand why because they had plenty of notable balloon characters being showcased all across the park. We left after 10 minutes.
 Us on the Jurassic Park Ride
Gabby and I riding Storm Force, while Meg and Beaux rode the "I'm gonna die" ride; The Hulk!

More fun coming tomorrow!

Men in Black ride

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Pics coming up next!

Bumble Bee

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An unbelievable costume! I wanted to take a picture with him but we were rushed for time trying to get on all the rides we wanted that day.

Streets of Universal

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Here's a looks at the streets of Universal Studios. I'll be posting a few pics and vids today about some of the rides we rode.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Harry Potter World (6)

 Again, the detail in the new park is amazing!
Looks just like the movie!
With a dragon on top!

Supposedly, even the side streets went to different places you could visit

Beetle the Bard stage, with performances every hour.
Fire breathes out of the dragon every 10 minutes or so.
We had a Butter Beer while we looked around
More coming tomorrow!

Harry Potter World (5)

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Inside Gringotts. The ride wasn't as good as Forbidden Journey but it was still fun.

Pics coming next!

Harry Potter World (4)

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Our first look at the new Diagon Alley

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Harry Potter World (3)

 The train coming in
The station itself, looked great.
 As always, the detail was amazing
 Who would have thought so many people would get excited to see a train!?
 Megan (of course) took lots of pictures
 The castle looked good
 And the town looked authenic
More coming tomorrow!

Harry Potter World (2)

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One of the new things you can do in Harry Potter world is ride the train from England to Hogsmeade and back!

It's 2 different "rides" back and forth as well. Fun stuff!

Harry Potter World (1)

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Our first stop was in Harry Potter world, to beat the crowds. We rode the Forbidden Journey Ride, which is still the best Harry Potter themed ride in the parks!

More videos and pics to come shortly...

Monday, January 19, 2015

Breakfast with the Grinch pics

 Megan and Cat and the Hat
 Sam I Am
 Megan tries to run off with Cat
 My favorite picture. (not Megan's though!)
 The breakfast was well worth it
 The Grinch was GREAT
And Sam I Am was fun too!

 Unfortunately I forgot to get video footage of the Grinch while I was talking with him.
 We ate who-cakes and green eggs and ham that morning. POWER BREAKFAST!
This is how I should start off every morning. Megan thinks being the Grinch should be my future job.
 
More fun tomorrow!

Breakfast with the Grinch

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One of the things I'd insisted on us doing that week, was go to the Grinchmas Breakfast on our last day.

It was SO worth it too! I'll show some pics later today!!