....and all of a sudden, after all the planning, all the considering, all the writing in the Big Book Of Florida, we've been there, done that. We're home again. And any one of you who knows anything about Orlando is already saying - they haven't really done it, not in one trip. And that would be right. It feels like we only ran a fingernail over the surface and scratched away a little of the top layer. It's a big place. A different kind of holiday for us - less of the history, more of the hysteria - bigger, brighter, faster, hotter, a surprise round every corner. It was a holiday full of discoveries.
- we realised, to our delight, that the brand new Diagon Alley attraction at Universal studios wasn't nearly as busy as we'd been expecting. We'd been planning on avoiding the queues by giving it a miss, to be honest, but we got lucky with our timing, and loved it.
here we are with the Knight Bus and its conductor, Stan Shunpike. The talking Head actually talks: as I stood there he shouted "look at that lovely red hair". Could have been worse. Could have been look at those roots..
- I found out that Animal Kingdom is best enjoyed while wearing a pair of giraffe ears
and that, even in a theme park, I can find something to read
This is only the first of my Seuss photos. Of course I loved it. Of course I have more.
- We were surprised by the rain. We'd been told to prepare for it, but, honestly it rains at home all the time. We thought we knew about rain. Ha! Turns out we are amateurs. Orlando rain is a-mazing: very hot, very wet and with lots of very exciting thunder.
But my favourite surprise of all?
Told you I loved Seuss. All of these pictures, except the first, were snapped by The (Not So) Small One who was cleverly using her phone to get right to the moment while I tried to get my camera out of my bag..
It's good to be back! I've been catching up with what has been happening in the blogging world just as fast as I can - it's such a pleasure to see lots of pictures of the postcards pile up! - and I'll be around again on Monday for "Me on Monday", with thanks to everyone who kept it going while I was away. Talk soon?