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My Hogwarts letter just got lost in the mail.

28 Mar
Procrastination is a horrible thing. So is the fact that I am just now posting pictures of something that happened last year. I’d say that I will get better at it, but I don’t like empty promises. 🙂
Last New Year’s (2010-2011), we took a trip to Orlando, Florida. My sister had flown down from Washington to spend Christmas with her super cool sister (read: me) and one of her gifts was a surprise ticket to Universal Studios! The two of us are huge Harry Potter fans. The annoying kind. The kind that has Harry/Snape slash as our desktop and quote passages from the books at every possible moment. So I planned a weekend road trip to fulfill our Hogwarts fantasies! Here are a ton of pictures from that trip.
The Hog’s Head. Quench your thirst with some butterbeer, pumpkin juice, or something a bit harder!
Hm…which way?
In line to purchase my Chocolate Frog and Pumpkin Juice. Pumpkin juice, by the way, is astoundingly delicious.
The Owlery.
Hagrid invited us in for some tea and rock cakes.
My first taste of Pumpkin Juice. It’s like a mix of apple cider and pumpkin pie. To die for.
My lovely sister. She just can’t decide!
Entering Hogwarts…
A row of shops.
Hogwarts! Oh, so majestic!
Entering the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
We caught a bit of ribbon waving. Notice the stoic Durmstrang boys looking sullen in the back.
Take me!
There were sooo many sweets that I wanted in HoneyDukes, mainly for the packaging!
After a particularly awful Bernie Bott’s Every Flavor Bean. I think they got vomit.
Said beans.
Remember to bow!
Inside the DADA classroom!
I had a complete blast! It is such an experience going through the shops and classrooms of the Hogwarts world, and I’m so glad I went. I really recommend it!