Ashley (getaway_machine) wrote,
Ashley
getaway_machine

elleren was here visiting the past few days, and we did a lot of fun stuff!

On Sunday we 'celebrated' Easter by going to Epcot. It's been a long time since I've actually done Epcot, and it was a blast. We made our way around the world, doing all the shops and most of the rides/shows as we went. We ate in France, and had nummy foods. Also, it's the Flower and Garden Festival right now, which I didn't realize until we got there, and seeing all the topiary things was cool, too. We did a couple of the rides in the front of the park, too, but mostly just focused on the World Showcase. For a theme park, it was a pretty chill/relaxing day.

Monday we spent in Hogsmeade! :D :D
Okay, not the whole time, though. We did pretty much the whole Islands of Adventure park, but we started in Hogsmeade, where we discovered the incredible joy of single rider lines. Seriously. Our wait for the Forbidden Journey? 5 minutes. All in walk time. It was amazing. We also lucked out on that one and all three managed to be in the same car/flyer/whatever, despite having gone through the single rider line. The ride was amazing, of course, even if I do have to keep my eyes covered through the entirety of the forest. I did see the whomping willow this time, though! Last time I rode it I wasn't sure when it was safe, so I missed the whomping willow entirely, haha.
We also did the roller coaster, whatever it's called... dueling dragons, heh. That one had a really short line anyway. We skipped the Hippogryph ride, cause eh, and Ollivander's had a crazy line (surprise, surprise) so we skipped that, too. We did have lunch at Three Broomsticks, though :D Man, Hodsmeade puts me in such a happy place.

After spending a good amount of time in there we moved on to the rest of the park. We did the Jurassic Park water ride... the last time I was on that ride was on a field trip with school before the park was officially open, and it broke down when my boat was on the steep hill and we sat there for 20 minutes. It was much more enjoyable without that delay! It started to rain after that, and there was apparently lightning in a five mile radius, cause most of the rides shut down for a while. we headed over to Spiderman, which ended up being our longest wait at just about 20 minutes. I love the single rider line!

The rides were open again after that, so we went back and hit up the barges (which really should have been first, probably... imthelobster was not pleased about our wet butts in his car) then did the Hulk, both of which we basically just walked onto.
We did head back over to Harry Potter to hit up Honeydukes and buy some candy, and then that was about it for our day.

Tuesday imthelobster had to work, unfortunately. elleren and I made the best of it, though, and headed out to Cocoa Beach. It was a great beach day, and we had a really nice time, but he refused to wear sunscreen and so burnt pretty bad. I did wear sunscreen, but apparently I didn't apply it very well, as I am now burnt in patches. You can laugh... it's pretty funny looking. Thankfully normal clothes cover it up, though, so I don't look ridiculous if I want to go anywhere.

That was about it for elleren's trip. He left ridiculously early yesterday morning.



On a different front, I think I didn't post it here, but I have been unemployed for the last month or so and have been on the job hunt. I did get something, had my second day of training yesterday, but it's only for a very part time position, which sucks for multiple reasons. I'm working in the office of Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company, a restaurant out at City Walk, and the job would be perfect for me, if it was full time. Unfortunately there's not a chance of that, so I'm trying to find something else to go along with it now, too. But training is going well, and I like the job, so yay for that!

Also, it means I will be out at City Walk every weekend, so if anyone is ever going to hit up the parks, let me know and I can meet you! The latest I'll ever work is 3pm, so I would have a good amount of time out there if you're ever interested. :)
Tags: disney, universal, work
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