February 9, 2012

Vacation Monday- Universal

The "BIG EVENT"!!   Universal:  Islands of Adventure
Nevin was SO SO excited to meet the villians

and the heroes!!

And he was anxious to see Jurassic Park,
sadly the Jurassic Park River Ride was down for repairs, 
but Nevin always makes fun wherever he goes!

"come'on, Mom., follow me
.....  I NOT scared!" 

oh, what parents do for their beloved children!!
Kevin and I donned our motion sickness patches 
and bravely tackled "most" of the rides.

post-adrenalin explanation!! 
and nope, you're not talking me into going on the Fear Fall

one of Nevin's other goals was to take us on a ride, 
so that MOM and DAD would get wet!
Mission accomplished!

    LOVE this picture.... and yes, I was hiding.... trying to stay dry!  

and......... the MAIN event!! 
Harry Potter's castle.  
We got to Universal early and then "rushed" 
(it felt like the running of the bulls) 
to the castle as soon as the gates opened.  
Only had to wait about 10 minutes.  
Wish I would have gotten some better pictures
....  was having some trouble with my camera settings 
after the "run" to the castle then the wild broomstick ride. 

Nevin got a wand at the wand shop..... 
and I was able to "talk him down" from the $100 Harry Potter robe
..... but it is now on my "to do" list to make one.

Nevin has a picture on his phone of him with his wand.....  haven't uploaded it yet.  You'll have to check it out on his photoblog later.  
(ummm... maybe tomorrow night)

It was a wonderful, exhausting, wet day.  
Nevin loved it!!


Sherrie said...

Makes me want to take Nevin with us when we travel! Wherever he goes that's where the party's at :)

Cindy said...

Wow! That does look like fun! I'd love to meet Nevin some time. He really does seem like the life of any party!