Monday, December 5, 2011

Ow, Wow, it's Monday!

This has probably been one of the longest and most exhausting weekends of my life. Not in a bad way, though. My family spent the day at Legoland in Winter Haven, FL, on Friday with our homeschool group. It was crazy fun, although I can't recommend it if you're paying full price. Get in with a group for a discount somehow, seriously. Still the "Miniland" area alone was worth the trip. All the Lego models of American cities--so cool! The detail is incredible. Here are a couple of examples:

Kennedy Space Center

New York City
Those are pics I found online. I, of course, took my camera--but, of course, left the battery in the charger, so the camera was useless. Sigh....

Fortunately, I had my phone with me, but it's picture taking capabilities are not exactly top-notch, and the battery was sucked dry halfway through the day. I have no photos to share here, as I haven't figured out how to load them onto my computer from my phone yet. Not that you all want to see pics of my kids with blurry Lego stuff in the background anyway.

Legoland is built on what used to be Cypress Gardens, which was nearly destroyed years ago by a storm and the owner couldn't afford to rebuild. So he sold to Lego, and they were awesome enough to leave a botanical garden area to roam around. The center of that area has this incredible Banyan tree:

Again, photo not taken by me, but oh, my. I want to build the world's most awesome tree house and live in one of these! Not sure what it is about cool trees and forests that draws me so. I am beginning to wonder if I was a druid in past life or something ;).

The rest of the weekend was fun and exciting for me, but likely boring for you, so I won't go into detail. Suffice it to say it involved a writers meeting and a Christmas party, and accomplishing a lot of "stuff" around my house.

On Sunday morning I was inspired to ponder on some things that will likely be my next blog post, when I actually have time to formulate my thoughts.

And don't forget to check out my last blog post and enter the contest for the four-book giveaway if you haven't already!


Kessie said...

Oh wow, what a great place! I want to visit the Legoland here in Cali once the munchkins are old enough. Ours doesn't have any botanical gardens in it, though. Wow, what a tree. Out here, the only trees we have are the ones in peoples' yards, so my family and I all kind of have this tree-fandom thing. My dad is learning to raise Bonsai trees.

l said...

LOVE that tree! I've always loved trees and forests, and if there's a brook or pond nearby that's a bonus. My dad once told me he was pretty sure I had some elvish blood way back in my Irish ancestry. ;)