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Miles walked-7.4

For Fall break we headed out to Orlando!  We got to the hotel kinda late so we just got unpacked and relaxed.  Our first park was Universal Studios.  This was where Mom really wanted to go.  She wanted to see the Harry Potter parks.  We started at the Universal Studio’s park and headed straight to King’s Cross.  The train ride was socool!

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Just a quick pic at Honeydukes!


Then we headed to Ollivanders.  So many wands!  Autumn and I got to pick a magic wand.  I got a Hermione wand and Autumn picked her birthday wand.

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Broomsticks in the store


We had to have a butterbeer.  We all shared a frozen one-it was yummy

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We weren’t able to go on the castle ride because Autumn wasn’t quite tall enough.  Mom says we’ll go next time.


Practicing our spells along the way.


Then we headed to Seuss Landing


Thing 1 and Thing 2 with the Cat in the Hat!




And a ride on a crazy merry-go-round

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Autumn skipped this ride because there was a chance she could get wet.  She didn’t want her cast to get wet.

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We didn’t do much more at this park.  The other parts didn’t really interest us.  So we headed back to Diagon Alley.  

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We chatted with the Knight Bus driver.

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This part was much more crowded and harder to practice our spells.  We had ice cream from Florean Fortescue’s Ice cream parlour and saw the dragon breathe fire.  The line for the Escape from Gringotts line was really long so we went to explore other areas.

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We ran into a daytime parade.

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And Megatron!


A ride in the Simpson’s area and a “police” picture for Matt!

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The minion ride was lots of fun too!


As we headed out of the park we took a picture at the sign and rode a wave in front of a store.

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Mommy headed off to Chicago to watch Allie run in the marathon.  We stayed home with Daddy.  The day they flew out was the 1st game of the division series with the Giants and the Cubs.  Mommy, Diane, Allie, and Kevin went to the game.  First they started with dinner.  Did you know in Chicago they don’t put ketchup on their hot dogs?

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They went on a Hop On, Hop Off bus tour of the city.

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They hopped off at Navy Pier.


This was everyone trying to decide what pizza to order.


They ordered the pizza and went for a walk.

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A Chicago deep dish, thin crust and caramel/cheese popcorn.

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Some more sights from the tour.

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Portillo’s has a chocolate cake shake.

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Look at the chunks of cake in it!


Here was the chili dog Kevin tried.

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Finally, marathon day!  Here comes Allie!

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Dad signed us up for skating lessons at Skate City.  We really had fun and learned a lot.  We even brought some friends with us one night.

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We’ve also been taking some golf lessons.  Our new clubs finally came!

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This was the Cherry Creek Fitness Festival.  Autumn wanted to run in the fun run, so she went with Mom.  She met up with Madison and they run together.

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Yay Autumn!  Good job!