Monday, November 14, 2011

A Photo A Day [Days 385-389]

Golly gee, I have a lot of catching up to do around here. I have been absent for far too long. October turned out to be quite a busy month for me what with turning 30 for the first time, visiting Napa, CA and dining at one of the finest restaurants out there, the French Laundry, and taking a second vacation to a place I've been dying to visit ever since it opened: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. What better way to both celebrate and ignore the fact that I'm getting old? So many adventures meant blogging took a back seat to my going out and actually living my life.

Luckily for you I have many photos to share. The photo above is from the amazing replica of Hogsmeade village they've created for the theme park. Being there was truly like walking into the pages of the books. Below you can see one of my favorite parts of the park, the inside of Hog's Head pub. There they served all of the treats from the books including butterbeer, pumpkin juice, and imported British beers. Not to mention the place was tastefully decorated, as you can see.

The highlight of the trip was getting to experience all of this with my best friend. Jessica and I have known each other for almost 20 years, and when I realized the number was that big I was a little shocked. She's such a great person with fun spirit so I couldn't imagine a better companion for the trip. As you can see, she has no shame when it comes to enjoying herself.

I also decided to shake things up a bit and try a new hairdo. I'm not 100% happy with it but my attitude about my hair is that it'll always grow back. No harm in trying something different now and then. Here you see my true nature shining through:

This last picture has nothing to do with my trips but I felt like getting back in the Photoshop groove and put this together.


Mim Smith Faro said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I can't wait to hear about your trip to Hogwarts. I hope it wasn't as crowded as when we went this summer!

Baye said...

Happy first 30th birthday! I am on my 31st 30th.

Glad to hear that the wizarding world is well done. I've been bugging my husband for months to go. I shall have to share your glowing review.

Love the work you are doing with photoshop.