On day two we went to Universal Studios.
I was feeling so much better that day! From the moment I woke up, I started drinking water. I drank at least a liter before we hit the park, and I drank another couple of liters throughout the day. That made all the difference. No headache and I was able to handle the heat much better.
Did I mention the crowds?
Even with all those people, we never felt like people were invading our space. Universal handles the crowds well.
This was a great ride. Handan had a blast! I’ve never met someone with more pure, unbridled joy than she has. She made everyone around her smile and laugh along with her as she yelled and whooped and laughed like a child. It’s infectious!
Of course, Handan wouldn’t let us get away without a picture with Shrek and Donkey.
Barish loves The Simpsons, and I’ve been a fan since it debuted in 1989, so we were both excited for the town of Springfield!
Apparently Duffman was scorching hot.
After Springfield, we made our way towards Diagon Alley – the Universal Studios counterpart to Islands of Adventure’s World of Harry Potter.
This beautiful and enormous beast sat above Gringotts Bank
Every half hour, he breathes fire.
You can feel the heat from that fireball a long way away!
There were so many great little Potter-themed gift shops. In one of them, Handan ran into something she wasn’t expecting. You may recall her deep and total fear of snakes. She has an unreasonable phobia, so you can imagine her reaction when she turned around in a dimly lit shop and came face to face with this:
It also moved like the real thing. LOL, she jumped a meter into the air, screamed like a little girl and ran!
She needed a drink after her snake trauma, so we sat down at a bar in a recreation of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. After a couple of drinks, we headed out in search of more adventure, but first we told Barish to go stick his head inside a shark’s mouth.
Then we bumped into Marilyn Monroe. She was getting ready to perform.
That’s a wrap on day two.
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