Monday, 1 October 2012

A family holiday to Florida

Well we are back in England now after nearly two weeks of family time together which was wonderful. 
At one stage though it looked like my plans of a family holiday would be scuppered as my grandson was rushed into hospital from the hotel we stayed in at the airport the night before we flew.  He was kept in for two days then released fit to fly on Sunday afternoon which was a relief to all of us as he is only just turned two and is the absolute centre of my universe.

We visited all the theme parks starting of course at the Magic Kingdom in Disney.  The park has a magical atmosphere and young and old alike are awe struck by the street entertainment, rides and shows available to everyone.  My grandson was mesmerised seeing his favourite characters up close.  At first he couldn't believe his eyes, bless him.  It makes your heart warm seeing a child's reaction to the wonders of Disney.

We also went to Universal Studios to participate of course in the Harry Potter adventures!  The work that has gone into the creation of the buildings as well as the rides is magnificent.  I didn't participate in the rides as I am a bit of a wimp where those sort of things are concerned but my daughter and daughter in law said the rides were "awesome"!
Another park we visited was GATOR LAND which is a theme park of sorts founded by the late Owen Godwin in 1949, and still privately owned by his family today, Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining "Old Florida" charm with exciting, new exhibits and entertainment. Known internationally as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland today provides a breeding marsh with boardwalk and observation tower, one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, aviary, petting zoo, swamp walk, educational programs and more. Our day at Gatorland was very informative and enjoyable but around 3pm the sky turned black and the rain poured down from the sky.  Time for a sharp exit and an early dinner!

Well the two weeks were pretty exhausting with lots of park visits as well as our time a Gatorland so not much time for my other favourite pastime which is shopping.

Well back home now and back into the routine of work Monday to Friday and rain Monday to Sunday.
Take care
Mrs C X

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