July 9, 2017 - To Hogsmede and Universal Studios

We start today in Hogsmede,

where winding in and around Hogwarts castle is the queue for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Another favorite: The Flight of the Hippogriff

The girls are having so much fun here.

We take the Hogwarts Express back to Kings Cross Station, duck into Diagon Alley,

and go back to Gringott's for a second pass on our favorite ride.

The animal show gives us a much needed break from the heat and the walking.

We liked Universal much more than we expected to - and already want to go back.

Tomorrow is a big day - we head to the Tampa cruise terminal to board the boat and catch up with the family.
But first, we read!