It’s been a while. I hope y’all have had a good week. Team Hamer sure did! We checked The Boy out from school on Tuesday around noon (so he would me marked down for a full day) we headed down to Orlando, FL. It took us almost 7 hours to get there. I started out driving first and drove about halfway down. It was kinda raining and very foggy out while in GA. There were also a lot of cops on the road. I however, drove safe and was left alone. Once we hit FL, the sun came out and the temperature started to rise.
We decided to stay in the park at the Lowes Royal Pacific Hotel. It had a cool Hawaii theme to it and the grounds were just lovely.
We went to City Walk to check it out and look for something to eat. We chose a Mexican restaurant that was having its grand opening the next day, so the wait staff where eager please and practice on us. I was able to stick to my low carb diet. It was an authentic Mexican menu, so while there was chips and salsa (I ignored) there was also a lot of fresh sea food and steak. I had steak!
We walked around the shops afterwards and then had a glass of wine back at the hotel, where we mapped out plan for the next day at the two Universal parks. We then headed back to the room since we knew we would be getting up early to hit the parks.
One of the cool things about staying at the park is that get free Express passes and that the Harry Potter section opens up an hour before the park opens up to the public. We got to zoom to each ride and had no wait. My Man road one of the rollercoasters all alone!
The World of Harry Potter was so cool. Defiantly my favorite of both parks. I think The Boy would agree too. My Man thought it was pretty cool tool, especially when it was practically empty! His favorite rollercoaster was The Hulk.
We had a wonderful time at Universal. I highly suggest you go and stay at one of the four (soon to be five) hotels and get that free Express pass. Totally worth it. We ended up eating some yummy sushi at the hotel and turned in early. We knew we would be getting up early for the second part of our vaycay.
More to come!