Diagonalley, part 2

Here’s part 2 of our afternoon at Diagonalley. In Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes: Pygmy puffs: U No Poo The Leaky Cauldron sign actually leaks: The Daily Prophet: Crumple-horned snorkack to the right: Owlry again: You can ask questions inside Gringotts: And some videos that you’ll have to click through to view. Inside Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes: Dragonfire: Self-knitting needles Skele-gro: Candy shop: … Continue Reading →


Diagonalley, part 1

Last post was the Simpsons stuff at Universal – but we were really there to spend the afternoon at Diagonalley! Here is part 1 of my photos. And here’s a list of some of the Easter Eggs, or things to look for while you are there! https://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/hidden-gems-in-diagon-alley?utm_term=.bekOWOz3p#.ig64O461r You can see the main facade and the night bus here: Night Bus! … Continue Reading →


Universal Studios

On our last day in Florida last April, we went to Universal, mostly to see Diagonalley. I was pregnant and couldn’t go on any of the rides, but we bought an interactive wand and had fun just exploring and looking for Easter eggs, of which there are many! Before we got to Diagonalley (which was nicely shaded and totally bearable … Continue Reading →


Disney Flower & Garden Day 4 (April 2017)

We’d had a bad breakfast at Cape May Cafe, but we’d passed Trattoria Al Forno and seen that they had an interesting looking breakfast (Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast) – . We took a chance on it. It was also a character breakfast but the food was OMG good and not a crappy buffet. Highly recommend. The characters were Ariel and … Continue Reading →


Disney Flower & Garden Day 3 (April 2017)

We started Day 3 with breakfast at the Cape May Cafe – we’d had breakfast there in the past and really liked it, but the food was awful this time. They had gotten rid of the crepe bar, and a lot of the food was cold, the bacon super greasy and congealed… it just was bad. And it was so … Continue Reading →


Disney Flower & Garden Day 2 (April 2017)

Day 2 of Flower & Garden & Food! We started out the morning at Hollywood Studios, checking out the Star Wars stuff. I love the jawas – and you can trade with them. I’d brought stuff to trade, but it must have been to early and they didn’t have anything to trade me for! Oh well. I got new light … Continue Reading →


Disney Flower & Garden Day 1 (April 2017)

In April, Doug and I took a long weekend at Disney for Flower & Garden (and food). We were really hoping for a relaxing stay because the previous time we had been there, we were waiting on some news, and I was jumpy and stressed the whole time we were there, which made it hard to enjoy. And it ended … Continue Reading →


Fort Fred

The 18th century market fair, Fort Fred, was, this year, at the end of April, exceedingly, unseasonably hot. I was pregnant and didn’t want to put myself through wearing a costume with stays, which may not have even fit. (Stays aren’t meant to squeeze the waist, Victorian hourglass style, so I could wear them very loosely laced – but my … Continue Reading →


JWST – Spring 2017

Spring 2017 brought our last looks at JWST for Goddard – I really tried to savor every moment it was right in front of me, because it would soon be leaving forever. I still miss it! Face down: Reflections of Goddard: I managed to get a lot of visitors for a last look before the telescope left. Chelsea (with Miranda … Continue Reading →


Big Ass Hat Tea

I was invited to Jenny-Rose’s Big Ass hat tea in April and it was a lovely time. The food was fantastic, as were the costumes, and it was so nice to see so many people! Thanks for the invitation, Jenny-Rose! I rewore what is now one of my fav jackets – the yellow and white silk I got in Germany. … Continue Reading →


Baltimore Light City

While Conley was in town in early April, we checked out Baltimore Light City, something we’ve never done before. We walked around the Inner Harbor and checked out all the light installations. Had a nice night for it, plus cupcakes, so definitely a win! (Note: the vertical pics are videos – Flickr does a lousy job of embedding them apparently, … Continue Reading →


JWST Friends and Family Day

In April, we had a Friends & Family day for JWST – as well as an Employee Day, where we got to show the telescope off to people at Goddard, and then friends & relatives of people working on the project. Both were really special. My parents were able to come for Friends & Family day, and our friend Conley … Continue Reading →


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