Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good Idea?

Maybe not.

I started reading the Harry Potter books again. I'm just at the end of "Goblet of Fire."
I loved the new movie. But, I think I loved it for the wrong reasons.
Let me back up! I did not start reading the books until the third movie came out. Katie went to see the movie and told me that is was a MUST that I read the novels. The third movie left out way too much information that she deemed important. I believed her and borrowed her books. I could NOT PUT THEM DOWN.
I will admit that when I waited in line at midnight to purchase the 7th book........but, I did not dress up. (Should have taken pictures though)
Anyway...the point is....I became a gigantic fan. The movies became fun because those kids are perfect casting. But.....perfect casting because of looks does not always make for good acting. (Not that I think they were ever bad actors. Just awkward. Awkward is the best way to describe it)

Why does it take me forever to get to a point? Sheesh. The reason I liked the new movie so much was because I finally believed those kids! They were on the money....I was sucked in and taken away! So, it didn't bother me that they skipped so much of the book.
But, because they skipped so much I decided I wanted to re read everything. (This is my third time reading them...and will not be my last)
So...............I'm wondering if it is the best idea now that I get closer to the sixth book. What if that will take away my love of the movie? Uh oh! Danger danger danger!

That is what I have been pondering. And now I have shared!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friends with October

Peeps! Guess what? The money gods were not good to me, but I took control of my own destiny! Yesterday I bought my airfare to go to Disneyland in October!!!
I am also going back to Cancun with my brother, Todd. We are going to the Grand Palladium at the end of the month.
So, I got my wish. July and August were full of lovely vacation time....and October will be too!

YAY!

Hugs and cheese

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two tickets to Paradise!

Pack your bags! Wait...I just unpacked. Good song though!
I went to Cancun with my sister in law Aug 6-9. It was amazing. I love Cancun and think it is amazing just about every time I go..............but, this time was different. This time was blissful and unreal.
We stayed at the El Dorado Maroma! It's an adults only all inclusive in the Riviera Maya. When you arrive they hand you a glass of champagne and welcome you to paradise. Let me tell you...let me say words to you and have you hear me! They aren't kidding around.
This was the most beautiful resort I have ever been to. As a travel agent I get to travel quite a bit...and I'm sure I will see many more wonderful things. But, I wonder if anything will ever compare to the El Dorado Maroma.
The beach was soft white sand, the water was clear and you could walk out so far! The Marina Maroma is next door...but, I'm surprised about how little noise you hear from the boats and jet skis.
Now, you all know I like food....................but, can I tell you how much I like gourmet food? PEOPLE! I even at seafood over the weekend. I had clams, lobster, something that was slightly crunchy, shrimp and Mahi Mahi! Now, will I be eating seafood again in the near future? NO. The slightly crunchy thing scared me, but the lobster was pretty good!
I will say that there were times I wished my brother could be there with my sister in law instead. The resort is so full of romance! But, there were also times when I wished I had a special someone to share it with as well.
The staff was amazing and attentive...I can't say enough about my trip. I can't say enough about how well we were treated and how much I want to go back tomorrow.
Get your tickets! If you get what you pay for.....then pay for paradise and travel without a care in the world! It's the only way to go!!!