That family loves Universal Studios. They are huge Harry Potter fans. Universal has two sections dedicated to the HP franchise. Shannon made all 8 of them their own robes. Like I said, they are really into it. Kim understands, she has read the books and watched the movies. I have done neither and therefore are mostly in the dark. (I am used to it, I am normally in the dark on many things)
As I expected, I was as excited as the kids to go to the park with them. I love their excitement and we just had a blast.
That is the best picture I have of the whole crew.
It is hard to get a picture of Jake. He informed me that he is no longer Jacob, he is now Jake. I stole this one.
|Jake and a Sponge Bob character|
|The beach at Sand Key|
|Isabella and Will making extensive sand castles|
|Hannah and Eve also playing in the sand|
|Will and I had fun riding he Merry Go Round in the Dr. Seuss area|
I am writing this on March 14. I can't believe we have been here almost an entire month. I was not sure how I would feel at this point. I am eager to get back on the road, but I will have fond memories of both Orlando and this RV park. I can't wait to get back to nature and less crowds and traffic.
We have decided to head straight back to Missouri by way of northern Arkansas. We expect to arrive at the ranch around the 15th of April. It has been unseasonably warm and we are ready to get moving north. It is expected to reach 90 today here in Orlando.
I have one more big adventure planned for tomorrow. I will make the drive out to the Kennedy Space Center in the morning and spend most of the day. I was going to go today, but for the first time since I have retired, I have come down with a minor cold. That is pretty good to make it over 2 years without any kind of sickness. It may be the lack of stress. So, I put off the visit until tomorrow. I hope I feel better.
We will then depart Orlando heading about 130 miles north on Wednesday. I am sure I will take lots of pictures tomorrow and write more often as we get back on the road. It will take us about a month to travel a little over 1000 miles. Come back to see what cool things we find along the way.