Tommy has been working like a dog as he always does during bowl trips. These trips are a vacation for the kids and me but certainly not for him. He's up first thing in the morning for meetings etc and then off to practice or any of the other activities they have planned for the team. Then he gets some time with us later in the day - he didn't get to us at Universal until 7 pm last night - and finally back to the hotel for bed check which was at 1 am last night. Ugh. I don't know how he does it. We spent our first park day at Disney then yesterday at Universal and had to get a return ticket to get into the Harry Potter park! It was packed elbow to elbow with people. Absolutely crazy! Totally worth it though as it's an amazing replica of Hogsmeade village and Hogwarts castle. Very very cool...
Cinderella's castle at night - quite beautiful
in Toon town at Universal
riding the Suess train for Jen who's not a fan of the big coasters
Zonko's - a bit of a disappointment. I wish they had done Weasley brothers joke shop
kids at Hogsmeade
Hogwarts - castle is amazing
Unbelievable luck! Tom Felton - the actor who plays Draco Malfoy was in the park filming a commercial!
chatting with the girls from Beauxbaton!
Olivanders - an amazing experience!
lucky Jen got picked by the wandmaster to have a wand select her!
trying spells with different wands...
Jen with her wand!
next door at the wand shop and Owlery - of course Tommy noticed the owl poop on the perches! Haha!
the Monster book of Monsters...it was moving around growling and biting
Finally - a selection is made!
Jen gets Hedwig!
this was very cool - animated Serius Black
inside the Three Broomsticks
inside Hogshead pub
Honeydukes! Jen got a chocolate frog and I got fudge flies. I refrained from Bertie Bott's every flavor beans because they REALLY do have vomit flavored beans in the box! Plus grass and dirt. I may cave and get em when we go back on Friday though...
the sorting hat in the castle right before you get on the ride which is absolutely AMAZING! Best ride I've ever been on!
Mom got some Butterbeer which is a very sweet tasting cream soda type drink that really does leave a cream mustache on your face like Hermione! What I really needed though was a Harps... maybe when we go back on Friday!