The vacation ended as it started: with a cancelled US Airways flight. The first one wasn't so bad. The second? Oh. Not. Cool.
The in-between bits were lovely, or at the very least entertaining: hanging with my niece and nephews. Surprising my niece with a copy of MOCKINGJAY on it's release day. Islands of Adventure. Geeking out with a young Doctor Who fan. Torrential rain. The death of my iPhone/my sweetie totally blaming me for it, but trying not to (see also: whapping him in the head with the hatchback). Going to Disney for the first time ever. Space Mountain. Pirates of the Caribbean ZitchDog. Epcot. Gary Sinise talking me through a tough time. Super nice people. Velociraptors. Comforting the Triceratops. Feeling relatively less tubby. The Lorax. Roller coasters/my serious face. Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice. Hogsmeade. Hogwarts. Harry Freakin' Potter. The dragon tamer costumes (adorable. I want). Hogshead Ale and chilling in view of the castle.
More details than you will probably want on the morrow. Pictures, too. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is flat out amazing. Sadly, I'm not a good enough photographer to give y'all anything better than you've already seen online (not that that will stop me). On the plus side, my sweetie got some fantastic pics with his non-drowned iPhone and Hipstamatic, which he will be forwarding to me that I might share.
*any and all blithering can be blamed on the software installation/recognition drama borne of replacing my iPhone coupled with the lamest incarnation of the SPEED franchise (now with 100% more colostomy bag!) that was my trip home tonight