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Hogsmeade!

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Ok so Hogsmeade was so cute? I still can't get over how creative people are and how good of a job they all did at making it feel real. 


We got up again, at the butt crack of dawn to get to the park before everyone else. We did a few things I can't remember and then stood in line for the Hogwarts Express. They had this night bus and the kids being the "bus driver" were so good! They acted and looked exactly like the kid from the movie every time I saw them haha. It must be a fun job for them to get so into character.



The line went pretty fast! It was also one of those lines that takes you through cool places, so even when you have to wait, it is still a fun experience. 


All aboard the Hogwarts express!!!! Honestly Harry Potter is like a Christmas tradition for me? I always think of winter and Hogsmeade and the train going through a winter-y landscape when I think of Harry Potter. So I always end up watching it around Christmas time. 




I took like 0 photos on the train this day, but it was really cool! The dementors scared my niece lol. 



We didn't get a "good" family pic on this trip, but the ones we did get have a lot of charm! Like this one where we are getting covered in fog lol. 


Once again, they did such a good job at making the walk into the park fun! Look how cute! 



I loved all the snow capped cottages.



This, my friends, is the power of Photoshop. I can't for the life of me remember where I read it, but at one point a blogger was talking about a Reddit thread where you can post your photo and people will edit it for you. So, I looked at this picture and was immediately annoyed by all the blue shirt people, because it would be such a cool picture without it. So, I post it in the thread (link here) and was BLOWN AWAY by how talented people are! You can see the after at the beginning of this thread. 


The Hogwarts ride was SO COOL! It was by far my favorite. The line walks through the whole castle and that experience is almost as cool as the ride. The ride was cool because it was part simulation and part physical/rollercoaster. So it felt like, SO real.  




We had lunch at the Three Broomsticks and it was so good! Out of all the butter beer we tried, I think my favorite was the frozen! The cold one you have to drink without a straw, because you need to get the foam on the top! It's pretty good too, but that frozen... mmmmmmm. 



I got fish and chips, and they were pretty good! My sister was obsessed with this "family feast", so that's what everyone else ate haha. I am still lol-ing at how "feast-like" it actually was. Once again, people are v creative!


Honeydukes had a lot of the same things as Diagon Alley, so it was nice to not have to go back to the other park to get a specific treat. I can't remember what this pumpkin thing was called, but it was really good, kind of like carrot cake with frosting. I also got butter beer fudge, which was really good too. 


For dinner we went to this place on the city walk called Vivo Italian Kitchen. I wasn't too hungry from all the treats, so J and I split spaghetti and meatballs. I thought it was good, but J ended up being OBSESSED with the lasagna some other people got. They all said it was the best lasagna they have ever had, so get that when you go!


We went back to the hotel and played some games. My brother-in-law gave J these joggers because they didn't fit him, and now J is obsessed with joggers haha. If you know of a good place to get jogger pants (not sweats), please comment down below! 


So when my mom came out to visit in May, we went to Primark and stumbled upon a bunch of Harry Potter pajamas. Unfortunately, they didn't have any for guys, so we just got them for all the girls as a surprise. Then, I went back a few months later and they had some for guys!! Yay! So I got them and we were all twinning and v cute. This is the best family photo we got. We tried to get one on the last day and it would be so cute, but it was BLURRY AGHHHH.

Idk about you guys, but I am so shy when it comes to asking people to take a photo. So like, after they take it I am always like, "That's good!" Even if it isn't, because I don't want to be like, "Wait, it's blurry, can you take another? This time make sure the square is on us?" Because my camera is like, way complicated.

Anyway, so the other picture is cute, but this is the only one that is in focus. 


I have been slow at posting these, but am going to finish them all up this week because then I have Vermont and the puppy halloween party to post about! Yi yi!
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