Home Away From Home in FL

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Winter Break in TX, Christmas Vacation in PH!

Two-Week Winter Break calls for a trip or gala as we all call it in the Philippines. It's time for the gala we planned more than a month ago.

Universal Studios

We planned to go to Disney World, but fate led us to Universal Studios. The ticket was pricey for us but we ceased the opportunity and pikit-mata (eyes closed) we bought the ticket on their website.

The theme park exceeded our expectations. The experience was great! These are the rides we got to visit. 

  • The Bourne Legacy Stuntacular
  • The Krusty Land
  • Men In Black Alien Attack
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Transformers: The Ride 3D
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

The blockbuster ride is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter because of the long cue. There were a lot of people waiting in line for the Harry Potter ride. Many love Harry! But the scariest one is Revenge of the Mummy. 

We missed some rides because we went to the theme park at noon so I suggest you go early. They have three (3) parks, my estimate is one day per park if you plan to visit them all. We just visited one park, budget and time wise.

Daytona Beach & Ormond Beach

My uncle's friend said that you've never been to Florida if you haven't visited some of their famous beaches. 

It was raining when we left the house. I thought it was wrong timing to do beach hopping in such cold and rainy weather. 

There were not many people at Daytona Beach. The waves were a bit strong even though there were two or three people surfing. I was in awe. There were also people who fished with their fishing rods. It seems like the cold never bother them anymore.

Ormond beach is more family and old people friendly. It has free and aesthetic tables and benches to sit on for some donuts and hot coffee. 

My friend, since she'd been to, said that the beaches in FL with all the modern accommodations seem similar to our famous Boracay, back home. 

Teddy Morse's Harley-Davidson 

My friend's uncle and aunt are fans of big bikes and they love anything that has something to do with it. They brought us to the second largest Harley-Davidson shop. We saw brand new and vintage bikes, some were even historical. There were lots of merchandise in the store like hats, t-shirts, mugs, wine glasses and many more. 

There are still a lot of places to visit in FL. It offers surprises that can or cannot exceed your expectations, depends on your perspective.

If you have the chance, grab it and cease it. Be grateful and show your gratitude the best way you can! Our Christmas this year 2023 felt like home away from home. Thank you LORD!

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