Was trying to enjoy Enbrel Monday, aka Nap Day, when a certain orange fuzzy creature of pure evil decided he'd missed me so much he had to turn me into a human pretzel while I slept, thus waking me up because my head was on my pillow while my feet were trying to crawl up my butt.
But I have to say, we had a blast. I rode Harry Potter for the first time, and got to revisit some old favorites like Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Soarin'. The only bad part was we had rain almost every single day. For the most part, it rained in the afternoon into evening, and didn't impact our plans too much. I mean, it was a major pain, and I was soaked through more than once, requiring a rest day at the parks and again once I got home, but the last day?
The last day was our one day at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, where Harry Potter is. So of course it started to rain before noon.
And it rained.
Which meant my kids, who love water rides, moped the entire dreary, wet way out of the park that night, because even though they got on Harry Potter, and Despicable Me, and The Simpsons, they did not get to go on the water ride.
One of the best parts of the trip was going to see La Nouba for the first time. Oh. My. GOD. It was so good! The little girls with the funny cup thingies on ropes (you had to be there), and the clowns with the boxes, and the trampoline artists...
I can't decide which part I liked best, so I'm going to go with all of it. If you ever have the chance to see it, do it. You won't be disappointed.
I also learned some stuff I didn't know before, which was cool. For instance, at Animal Kingdom, we learned that tigers are the only large cats that mate for life. We also learned that there is actually a vegetable out there that M wants to eat.
So guess who's got to learn how to make zucchini and mushroom stir-fry over white rice with ginger sauce?
All in all, we had a blast, despite the rain and my son turning into a pod person. (And if you don't get that reference, gods, I feel old.) But it's good to be back home. I have characters whispering in my ears, and if I don't start writing soon, Oberon might get testy. So I start work on Siren's Song tomorrow, and will turn in The Wizard King by the end of the week. One of the best things to come out of the trip was some inspiration for Siren's Song. We ate lunch at Mythos, a restaurant in Universal, and the interior gave me some pretty good ideas for how Cassie's palace might look once they get there.
And for everyone who wants to know, the third point of view in Siren's Song will be Raven's. So guess whose book is after Oberon's?