Alcohol and Tattoos

On our second day we went to Universal Studios. Where again we had amazing luck and encountered virtually no lines. We saw every show and rode every ride in less than half a day. It was fantastic.

After lots of fun we ventured out of the park to Universal way. A magnificent tourist destination full of kitsch restaurants and expensive shops.

While walking around we came upon Hart and Huntington Tattoo Parlor. Ashley decided she wanted to get the Deathly Hollows from Harry Potter Tattoo.


I had been wanting a tattoo for a long time and that “what the heck”. #yolo. So I went ahead and booked my appointment to. We both had 11pm appointments with a tattoo artist who had competed on “Tattoo Wars”.

After all our paper work was complete we had a few hours to kill so we headed to The Hard Rock Cafe. We had a couple of drinks to mellow us out and make us braver and then headed to get our tattoos!

It was relatively painless and I am in love with my new ink!

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It’s from the Vanessa Carlton album “White Rabbits on The Run”. It symbolizes being a leader, following your dreams and getting lost in wonderland.

Geeks invading Florida

For my sister in law Ashley’s birthday we decided to go on a girls trip to Universal Studios Florida! I found an awesome Living Social deal on a hotel and bought tickets using credit card miles. Then used our Military ID’s to get a really good deal on Park tickets. Where did we stay? Sonsol Hotel Accommodations: Fantastic. The hotel had just been remodeled. Everything was very clean, new and modern. Our room was great. The pool area was really nice, although it rained most of our trip and didn’t get to swim. Breakfast kind of lacked, but that was okay. Location: Close to the major parks, but you have to take a taxi ($10 to the park)1618446_10152163295600813_843034221_n 1506396_10152163297075813_1116813273_nDay 1 Since we were spending three days at Universal we decided to go to Islands of Adventure first AKA Harry Potter World. That way we could go again on the third day. We were in the park on a really off weekend in February. So there were basically no crowds. It was great! We did every thing possible at Islands of Adventure. We had to wait for nothing. There were no lines! We had been pre-warned that Harry Potter World would be insanely packed. But because it was the middle of February, a week day and  a little rainy. It was empty. I rode the new coaster twice without waiting! I did lose Ashley for about half an hour. Which was scary. I didn’t have my phone and because it was raining everyone was wearing the same plastic rain ponchos. Eventually we made it back to each other only a little shaken up. 1656023_10152163297285813_279089396_n