Andrew and I had been looking forward to a day-off together for awhile! No agenda, and a chance to just relax and have some fun. One of the joys of living in Florida is that we live about an hour and a half from all the different theme parks. When we moved home, we decided to purchase year passes to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and after a year of enjoying this get-away, we renewed our passes and we are certainly glad that we did.
So, for President's day, I packed my small back pack and we made our way up to Orlando to meet one of our friends, Andrew's best man, Shawn, and his awesome other half, Whitney. 
We enjoyed the rides, the laughs, and of course butter-beer in Harry Potter world is always a must. 
We are anxious to see what the new part of the park will look like when it opens in the summer! 
 Here's a few pictures of how the new Harry Potter attractions are coming along!


After leaving the park, Shawn and Whitney took us to 4 Rivers Smokehouse. 
Holy Good Barbecue! The wait was totally worth it! The food was phenomenal, there were so many amazing sides to choose from, and it may have made Andrew's list of favorite restaurants. My favorite part though was the sweet shop they had inside. 
Cupcakes, Cake, Banana Pudding, Ice-cream....It was a tough choice but the cupcake/shake won. It was fantastic.


This was a much needed day away.
Andrew and I were so glad we got to spend the day with our sweet friends and I know for me, the laughs, the fun, and enjoying the moment was much needed. 


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