Thursday, March 11, 2010

We definitely missed the blog yesterday, it turned out we got back and I was exhausted from Hollywood Studios. Anyways, I'd like to show you all exactly how John has been starting each of his days so far in Orlando.

Anyways, below is a selection of pictures of Hollywood Studios.

Tower of Terror

The most evil villain ever in a Disney Movie

A Buzz Lightyear Parade

The ultimate claw machine test, Ed at Pizza planet

Hollywood Studio's exhibit of what exactly perspective can do for a scene

John prior to the Rockin' Roller Coaster

The hat from Fantasia

It turned out to be a pretty good day. John and Ed visited Universal Studios today, apparently the lines were a maximum 15-minute wait due to the rain. Not sure if we're staying another day or not, but we'll be sure to let you know here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Finally found an alligator

Although it wasn't alive it was quite delicious, it came with Mango BBQ sauce and we got it for free.

We got to Orlando around 6pm and got a game of Miniature Golf in before the sunset set completely.

Unfortunately it did set though, but we were able to hang out in one of the three pools that our hotel also offered us for free.

Finally, John probably had the most fun playing mini-golf, even if Ed pretty much schooled us all. He finally found a Pelican.

We're going to Disney tomorrow and will probably sleep well in our twenty dollar a night hotel that has turned out to be the best deal in the history of deals.

Steak and Rice

Probably one of the best days so far, today. Unfortunately I didn't bring my D-SLR so you're going to have to bear with me here.

We went down to Miami around lunch time to meet up with one of our good friends. I'll let you guess who from the picture below.

We walked around and found a sunhat for John while we waited for Mike Harris to show up and then proceeded to the beach to hang out by the water. Obviously we were enjoying ourselves and for those of you who saw the last blog, you'll appreciate the photo below.

After that we hung out at Mike's friend's apartment right on Miami beach and had some authentic Cuban food. It was quite delicious. We walked around for a while and found two people holding a Bush Baby and a Python.

We also had a bum give us some words of wisdom, to always keep love in our hearts. He also told us about how he was good friends with John Lennon, Elton John, and Yoko Ono, but regardless, I think it's important occasionally to listen to what a Bum has to say. Especially in John's case when he was told to go Elk Hunting in Canada and grow his beard really long. It was quite the challenge in my opinion.

The rest of the night was great and without my camera will probably have to stay in Miami. But I will say that Ed got a pretty ridiculous deal on a sweatshirt due to some back alley mischief that you'll have to ask him about.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Warning: Hurricane Ed Due South, 78 mph Winds

Ed was involved in a Hurricane simulation. You can see how terrible of a time he was having below. For just $2 you can be involved in 78 mph winds, luckily in this picture he still has the Florida hat on.

We also went to GameWorks tonight( and I won the Indy 500. John was runner up, Amanda was third, and Ed came in last place. Tomorrow, we're going to Miami. Stay tuned.

Things we saw that weren't alligators

We pretty much failed at finding any live alligators today, if worst comes to worst, we might walk out into the everglades with some raw chicken, but that's obviously a last resort. Anyways here's a list of things we found that weren't alligators.

1. This truck

It's from a company called "International Trucks".

2. This pizza restaurant "Pizzarella".

We were all pretty convinced a Pizzarella might be similar to a Pizzaria, but we couldn't find any information on it other than it was delicious.

3. John's Robot calculator

Enough said.

4. The fountain show at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Welcome to Florida

We finally made it to Florida.

I'm not sure if any of you can read that so I'll spell it out for you.

Welcome to Florida

We got to the hotel around 2:30, so it was about a 24 hour road trip, not too bad. This is the hotel we're staying at in case any of you are in the area (which you probably aren't)

And here is a view from the back, in case any of you are on the fence about whether you want to beat the snow in CT and come down to Fort Lauderdale, or not.

Also, Erik we're curious if there is any way you can help us fill out this Wanted Ad, we know you're usually pretty good at sketching John.

Anyways, while John is catching up on sleep after his 17 hour spot in the driver's seat, Ed and I need to get to sipping drinks by said pool.

Going to Carolina

So after being pretty confused at the directions Google Maps gave us and somehow seeing this sign...

we've actually finally made some progress. For a while we thought we'd be stuck in NYC for the rest of our lives. We did find some interesting sites while we were there however.

Also in good form, Ed won first place in an arm wrestling tournament in a New Jersey rest stop.

I fell asleep for a while, but we did finally hit South Carolina. This sign was a little frightening to wake up to on account of it's a little deceiving.

We're about 9 hours outside of Fort Lauderdale says the GPS.