We did it! After talking about it for over a year, Lyndsay and I finally made the big move to Nashville, Tennessee! I found an AMAZING job and just couldn't say no. What an adventure it has been. We packed up our stuff (which was a story unto itself), put it on a trailer (along with our cars) and flew out with 4 bags, 2 dogs, 1 fish and 0 regrets. It has already been so amazing. I have experienced my first snow day in my life during my first week of work, and about a week later went for an amazing drive through the beautiful countryside. I'm loving it so far, and am looking forward to our next adventure.
I recently went on a trip to Orlando to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Lyndsay and I are huge Harry Potter fans, and have been aching to go for a long time. Now, I'm 100% a Disney fan through and through, but Universal has outdone themselves. Both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are exceptionally well done, with great love and attention to detail given to both areas. Walking through the brick-wall to see Diagon Alley for the first time was amazing. We went through Ollivanders Wand shop, and got our interactive wands, which let you perform magic at certain designated areas in both parks, which was really great. From riding the Hogwarts Express, to drinking hot butterbeer in the Leaky Cauldron, it was really an amazing experience.
Before we left to go on our trip, Lyndsay and I bought our first Go-Pro camera. We mainly bought it for the waterproof features to take video while snorkeling, but another cool feature we took advantage of was the time-lapse. This time-lapse of the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was over the course of about an hour. Not too bad for a first go!
Over Thanksgiving, Lyndsay and I went on an amazing trip to Hawaii! We stayed at the Marriott resort on the big island. We went snorkeling, swam with Manta Rays, and star gazed at the Mauna Kea observatory. We also went to the Kilauea volcano, and saw some incredible lava flows. We had gone to
Honolulu, and while both islands offered some amazing views and beautiful scenery, we both liked the big island more, It felt less crowded, and the snorkeling was a lot better, especially near Capt. Cook. Overall, it was a great trip and we are already looking forward to going back.