It’s good to be back.

first off, two things. one; I’ve gotten my blog Back again and second; I’m back from my Vacation also! So maybe I’ll actually post somewhat regularly! (Or, maybe not… but let’s hope I remember that I have a blog) of course, it was Awesome in California! Nice and hot, and sunny! But I always miss my animals like crazy, and start going crazy. I did have a great time though! We want to Universal Studios Hollywood for two days at the beginning of the vacation, and it was AWESOME! (Well… Harry Potter world was awesome, I didn’t have much attachment to the rest of the park) it was just so cool to walk around Hogsmade! And go the Ollivander’s, and the three broomsticks, and Zonko’s, and Honeydukes, and- ok, I think you’re getting the picture😂 it was super awesome.

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Hogwarts was pretty cool…
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Very pretty don’t you think?
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The inside was awesome as well! We got to hear Dumbledore give a speech😉
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AND THE PICTURES TALKED AND MOVED! MEGA COOLNESS HERE!
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And of course Ollivander’s!
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Was Very cool! And they had lots of wands (duh Maren🙄😂)

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It was hard to get good pictures though, as I didn’t want anyone in them, and It was super crowded…

my only complaint would be that basically all the shops in HP carried the same merchandise… so while there was around 5 different stores, you only really needed to look in one. It was still fun to go in and explore them all though!

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The Hog’s Head pub!

I got some pictures of Hogsmade, there isn’t a lot, due to the large crowds… but better then nothing!

 

 

And I got a couple pictures of Hagrids hut as well!

 

I like to think that I was very well behaved with what I purchased however😉 I got a wand, because reaaallllly… how can you go to HARRY POTTER WORLD AND NOT GET A WAND?!?(plus my parents actually payed for it, so you know…) it’s Ivy wood, Phoenix feather core, and 12 1/2 inches.

 

Also I got to go around casting spells while in HP. Which was super fun! You could light things on fire and stuff like that🔥

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Me casting a spell
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Those flames only showed up if you cast the right spell

then at Zonko’s me and my mom may have gotten a Extendable ear… and guess what? IT WORKS AMAZINGLY!!!😁😁 we tested it out and… SO COOL! Now there shall be no secrets that I do not know!  MWAHAHAHA 😈 I also found a phone case that looked like the monster book of monsters… and since I’m constantly breaking my phone cases, I just had to get it. Next up on my naughty purchase list, was a Ravenclaw necklace. I basically never wear necklaces…(say, I’m going to a super fancy dinner thing or something like that) but I also don’t… have any? I just borrow one of my sisters if need be. But if I’m being forced to wear a necklace… it may as well be a ravenclaw one?? (Yeah, I know. This logic isn’t that best) annnnnddddd, I shared a set of stock pins with Brianna. if we are to be picky, they are not actually stock pins. But they definitely resemble stock pins!  So BINGO!  Brianna is a Hufflepuff, and I’m Ravenclaw (see? This is why we don’t always get along.) and the set of “stock pins” had a Gryffindor pin, a Slytherin pin, a Hufflepuff pin, a Ravenclaw pin, and a Hogwarts one! So it worked out splendid! (Don’t ask me what we plan to do with the Gryffindor and Slytherin ones… I have no idea… maybe we could put them on my neighbors foals halters? Valentino gets Slytherin! Raven can have Gryffindor😉) And that’s all… I was however SUPER well behaved for the rest of the trip and the only other things I came home with happened to be dog toys. (And, you know, my clothes.)

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I probably love the box just as much as the actual ear.
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And it just works SO AMAZINGLY
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Isn’t it pretty??
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Perfect to put on a stock tie
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And a close up on the best house at Hogwarts ;-))

 

 

One of the other cool things, in the middle of Hogsmade there was a covered area (just outside of the Owl Post) and at first the roof looked completely normal…

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Completely normal. Right?
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Nope. Not normal, there was a LOT of Owls.

If you actually read that, GOOD JOB! If you just skipped around looking at the pictures… I can’t blame you😂 in a nutshell, Harry Potter world (the Hollywood location,) was pretty awesome! I wish there had been more variety in the merchandise that they sold… but overall it was spectacular. I’m a big Harry Potter fan (just look at the title of my blog🤣) and I’d definitely go back ;-)) but if I was to go back I’d probably only go for a day, not two. It was nice to have to second day, but we’d already looked at everything on day one plus day two was basically only spent shopping, something that my wallet could have done without. We moved on to Disney after Universal, and had another two days there. Which was awesomely fun! I love Disneyland… but, it was really busy (obviously, it is Disneyland after all.) that meant that a lot of our time there was spent waiting in line… there was only one ride that we got on with NO LINE?!? It was nothing short of a miracle. (Also the ride was pretty fun!

 

 

 

 

 

⬆️ Was fun. We had the “magic hour” passes, so we got in a hour earlier then normal (8am instead of 9am) and it worked out great for the second day at Disney because we were able to run for it and get on Soarin’ around the World, which normally has a 1-2 hour wait. And we got on within 5 minutes 😁  The first day at Disney… we… didn’t have quite as successful of an early entry. We hopped on Dumbo, my moms favourite ride, then started walking in the direction of toon town, but noticed that the wait line for It’s a Small World was basically NOT THERE! We all remembered liking it somewhat ok, so we hopped in the little boat, WORST MISTAKE OF OUR LIVES. That ride was the MOST BORING and CREEPIEST thing ever. It wasn’t meant to be either of those things, but it was. There was all these fake little people dancing around, and they just looked sooo creepy. And as for the boring, it was… TWENTY MINUTES LONG? WHAT THE HECK?!? It was torture. I would not recommend going on it. And don’t get me started on the MUSIC. We all had major headaches afterwards. We also rode lots of the other rides! And overall (with the exception of It’s a Small World and all the crowds) it was super fun! After Universal/Disney we went to a different hotel (it was more of a Villa) and just hung out for a couple days. Then headed home. I’m one of those people, who enjoy Vacations but really just can’t wait to get home. And Ride. I just can’t function without seeing/cuddling my pets🤷🏽‍♀️ so while I had loads of fun, I was super excited to get home again! We arrived back at… 1:30am… which was not ideal…(for obvious reasons.) but me and Brianna still ran down to the barn to say hi to the ponies before bed. I felt kinda bad for them… here they are, trying to sleep, then we run in and wake them up. But they don’t mind? Or…? 😂 I had a lovely(ish) ride.  (next morning, I didn’t ride at 2am lol) and considering that Ollie had 9 days off… I am pleased to still be in one piece!

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I don’t trust that look…
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He was basically Doing a Piaffe in the x ties.😳

Thats all for now. Hope everyone’s been doing well lately! I’ll attempt to post again soon (yeah who am I kidding. It’ll probably take me another year or so to post again.)

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Don’t trust the kitten when she has a wand. It will most likely end in something happening to you.

 

 

2 thoughts on “It’s good to be back.”

  1. Ahhhhhh this is so fun!!! I’m glad you had a good time 🙂
    Also I’m majorly scared that you have extendable ears… I don’t trust you… 😛 And OH MY GOD THAT IS THE BEST PHONE CASE EVER!!!

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