Monday, January 3, 2011

What a weekend!

So, I know you all are waiting on pins and needles to hear how Harry Potter World was!...IT WAS AWESOOOMMMEEE!!

Yes, the area is small, and there were about 10 MILLION people there, elbowing their way from store to store...but it was AMAZING!

Might I say, Universal did a GREAT job making it realistic and charming. The castle was a bit under scale, but still amazing. The best part is, if you have kids they have a "Child Swap" available...which is not as menacing as it sounds...if you want to ride the grown up rides and your kids aren't big enough, don't want to, or whatever the case may be, they can walk through the castle with you and then hang out in a room watching Harry Potter videos until you return and switch adults! I noticed that they had this feature on more than one ride, which is genius if you ask me!

Oh, and don't even get me started on the Butterbeer. Can you say "OUT OF THIS WORLD"?! Because that's what it is! Totally go for the frozen, because its hot outside in Florida pretty much every day, so you will need it to cool down, and because its the best.

I am going to upload tons of pictures tonight.

So, now that I have gotten all of my excitedness out, I have to tell the tale of the ride home. (This is sad, so be ready.) And trust me, small things don't happen to us...

As you can imagine there were 50 billion people headed home yesterday on the interstate, so we decided to make Tawanda (my GPS) take us on the back roads, which she likes to do... so we were cruising along on a forgotten highway going 65-70mph (the speed limit) right behind this large gray truck. My sister was driving and I was turned around talking to my nephew in the back seat, and hubbs was snoozing away. That is when it happened.

A white truck pulled out in front of us and the big gray truck. My sister screamed and I turned in time to see them hit. She swerved out of the road into the median to avoid us being part of the collision and we called 911. Hubbs woke up and sprung into action. (Let's just say this right here; I am SO glad he is law enforcement.)

Hubbs and I were both on the phone with 911 when he had to break the door of the white truck to pull a lady out and resuscitate her on the side of the road.

They life-flighted her to the local hospital, and I don't know how she or the other 7 people involved are.

This experience makes me remember all that law enforcement and first responders do for us. And I need to say thank you to all of them. You never know when you or your family are going to need them the most, and you never know when you are really going to need the person in the car next to you. So, Thank you to all of you out there.


Aylee said...

Oh, jeez. I'm glad you're okay! I agree, we owe so much to the paramedics and police who keep us safe.
Butterbeer sounds amazing! Orlando sounds hot! Even in the winter months, sheesh.

Logan E. Turner said...

Oh. My. God. I'm so happy you and the fam are all okay, and my thoughts go out to that poor woman. How lucky that your husband was there to resuscitate her!
Can't wait to see the pics!

Ottilie Weber said...

OMG not a fun way to end a trip!! I'm happy you had fun and that sounds scary I hope everyone is okay!!

Small Review said...

Oh gosh those poor people! I am happy to hear you and your family were ok though.

On a happier note, I loved hearing about your trip! I can't wait to see your pictures. I really want to try butter beer. :)

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