the wizarding world of harry potter

  A young wizard gets his wand at  Ollivander's Wand Shop .  Photo by Marcus.

A young wizard gets his wand at Ollivander's Wand Shop.  Photo by Marcus.

We've made it safely to Universal Orlando for the Family Forward Retreat and things are off to an amazing start:  the organizers managed to ensure that we attendees had The Wizarding World of Harry Potter all to ourselves during the opening night.  Alex is enjoying many firsts: her first butterbeer (she loved it), her first roller coaster (she loved this less), and is generally having a whale of a time. 

And there's more excitement to come.