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Trip Start Jul 10, 2013
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Trip End Jan 06, 2014


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Today up for another run this time mostly around the golf course which was great, saw a spectacular sunrise. When I got back everyone was sleeping all shattered from our previous few days. Once everyone was up and ready we headed to Islands of Adventure where we were going to meet up with a friend from London, Janice and her son Matthew. While walking across the bridge to the entrance we met up with them. So great to see them. We all headed into the park. Rich and Courtney went on the hulk. Matthew, Paige and Roxton went on the Storm Force Accelatron. We then all headed to the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, fantastic 3-D ride. We saw Doctor Doom outside and the Green Goblin walked past us. Afterwards the kids had a photo with Storm and Rogue, while there we heard a commotion and saw 5 3 wheelers with that Wolverine ran out and jumped on followed by Captain America, Storm, Rogue and Spider-Man and then they drove off. From here we went to Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls. Rorke and Roxton waited with me while the others went on. Afterwards we all went on Popeye & Bluto's Bilge- Rat Barges. We were more prepared with our baggies and swimsuits and even though I had warned Janice they were not prepared for the deluge of water we all looked like drowned rats who afterwards sunned ourselves trying to get dry. The kids all went and played on the Me Ship, The Olive while they dried. From here we headed to Harry Potter. They all went and queued for Harry Pitter and the Forbidden Journey while Rorke and I went to have a visit at Olivander's Wand shop and watched a wand matching. The others didn't take as long as was expected as they thought Roxton wasn't tall enough and so had fast tracked them to the front of the queue only to let them on. We had forgotten with the kids not wearing trainers they were now slightly shorter and were border line now on some rides that they had previously been allowed on! Rich and Courtney went and did the red and blue dragon rides same thing applied here for her and her height. Janice bought the kids a bag of candyfloss to share. The rest of us watched a bit of the Triwizard Spirit rally before Janice took Matthew, Paige and Roxton on the Flight of the Hippigriff. I went to go with them a second time but they didn't want me to which was fine by me. We then headed to Seuss Landing and went on the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride, the Cato-Seuss-el and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. We then headed to the Lost Continent to see the Eighth voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show. We sat in the splash zone and got properly splashed. Afterwards the kids had photos with the cast before heading to do the Cat in the Hat. Rich and Courtney decided they would rather do the Hulk by now Janice was up for the challenge and went along with them for the ride. We headed there afterwards. We found Janice looking pale the other roller coaster junkies had gone on again. Janice said Courtney had told her to smile when they came to the camera but all she felt was that she was going to hurl! The others except Rorke went on the Storm Force Accelatron a good few times before we all headed out the park for dinner. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe, the largest in the world. Janice and I had a Hurricane cocktail, which was really smooth. There is some amazing rock 'n roll memorabilia in there. They have an Elvis room with pictures from his and Priscilla's wedding and some other really cool stuff. There was also a Woodstock room. We had a great evening together, a nice way to end off a fantastic day. We said our goodbyes and headed home. Nice to get back and not have to worry about food so it was just bath, tv and bed. The kids are loving watching Full house. I managed to get nearly all our stuff packed so that I didn't have to do it in the morning.
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