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Splatter Date!

Finally getting settled into living in a bigger city, and we are starting to branch out and find unique things to do. Just recently I found a really unique DIY shop where you can go and they will provide guidance and the materials to make just about any type of craft. This time was a fun date night, so rather than sit and make separate things we opted for the Jackson Pollock splatter date. What a good choice for a fun and light hearted date. 

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Our first time visiting Epcot

For both Max and me this was our first time visiting Epcot. I had heard a little bit about what to expect but actually going and walking around was so much better that I had imagined. We arrived at the park around 11am and left when they were closing at 9pm and still did not get to see the entire place. We had to rush a few of the places, and skip some of the shows just to be able to get in all that we did. So I suggest at least 2 days to take in all that the park has to offer. 

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Visiting the Wizarding World

We have wanted to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a long time, and so when we got the chance to spend time in Florida it was the first thing on our list of things to see. You need a park hopper pass if you want to see the whole thing – there are parts built in both Universal and Islands of Adventure. We started in the Universal side which has a small bit of London and then leads into Diagon Alley. As soon as you walk into Diagon Alley you are greeted by a large dragon on top of Gringotts bank. 

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WonderWorks and Ripleys in Orlando

We had spent out first day on vacation at the beach, so for day two it was time for something different. We decided to spend the day on International drive exploring both WonderWorks and Ripleys in Orlando. They are only a few blocks apart (maybe not even that far) so we were able to easily spend time at both in one day – plus the walk between them was really pretty. We went to WonderWorks first. It is easy to spot since the building is upside down. 

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Expectations vs Reality: Saguaro Man

We had never been to a local burn before, had never even heard of them until we went to the Big burn. I guess we jumped right into the deep end – so since we did this journey slightly backwards I thought I would try to compare what we expected a small burn to be like vs what it was actually like. After all good or bad, reality never quite matches up with what you expect.

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Saguaro Man 2016

This was a tough burn.

We woke up early in the morning with our car already packed and ready to go on our next adventure. A two hour drive finally got us to the dirt road leading into the event. At first the dirt road felt abandoned; but we soon started seeing funny signs and helpful directions to Double Dolphin Farm. It was a bit rough of a dirt road but even our small car with all the weight still made it through.

As soon as we reached the gates we knew that we were at a burn, the greeters were friendly, welcoming and wonderful people. We got our map, list of events and our first gift. Then as first time Saguaro Man attendees we got to ring the bell. (Or if your Max, slam the bell more like a gong. That’s ok though, Erica got to ring it twice). Finding our spot was tricky, and since we arrived early on day one the “great” spot we chose ended up getting buried behind other camps.

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