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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 Is Here

It's here! 2020 has arrived and we still don't have flying cars or transporter tubes or bullet trains in America. Bummer, right? Well, yes and no. We have so many options to for new destinations and getting there and saving money in the process, so I guess it helps take the sting out of not being able to get into a 52 car pile-up in the sky (because that would totally happen every. single. day.) 

I found 2019 to be a lot better than most people I know. I went to Las Vegas twice, got to go to Scotland and England, immersed myself in a lot of magic, made some new friends, met up with old friends, and survived staying in an Airbnb with family for a week. 

One of my biggest highlights from my 2019 travel was going falconing
and meeting Archie, who likes cuddles and selfies.

This year is on course to be amazing too, despite not going anywhere new for me, which also gives me some low travel expectation, meaning chance for disappointment is at an all time low. We won't be going out of the country, but that's okay, because here's what's definitely happening:

In March my mom and I will be headed to New Orleans for the 2020 Travel Goods Show. We'll be there for 4-5 days to explore the city and its food (that's more for me). I'll get to take my mom to see things that I thought was cool when we were there and hopefully see more of City Park if we have time. I want to take a ton more pics of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, which will be easy, since we'll be staying in the Quarter. 

In July Eric and I will head back to Vegas for NBA Summer League. I have big plans to meet up with a friend or two, to hit up some new coffee shops, check out a couple places that have been on my list up to this point, ride the Monorail a lot, and eat a bunch of great food. My two goals are to eat at NoMAD and hit up a drag brunch. 

These Yule Ball attendees BROUGHT IT with their looks!
At the very beginning of August, we'll be hosting our 7th annual Harry Potter birthday party. This year's theme is Hogwarts Goes Hawaiian, in which we use this one throwaway paragraph in Goblet of Fire as inspiration: "...Harry had no idea where Dumbledore went during the summer holidays. He amused himself for a moment, picturing Dumbledore, with his long silver beard, full-length wizard's robes, and pointed hat, stretched out on a beach somewhere, rubbing suntan lotion onto his long crooked nose.” Do his robes have have a tropical print on them? Is he wearing flip flops? If other teachers came, what would their attire be? We don't know, but I want to find out! 

In September, Eric and I will be taking a necessary trip to Orlando to do Walt Disney World and Universal. We may have a friend join us on all or part of that trip. We'll be enjoying EPCOT's Food and Wine Festival, the new Galaxy's Edge, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, possibly Halloween Horror Nights, Butterbeer (obvs), Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, and so. much. walking. 

In October we'll be back to throwing our annual Halloween party, which will be decked out like Grimmauld Place, and then we'll transition Number 12 for Christmas, where I'm hoping people will come up with some cool ugly wizard sweaters/attire to celebrate my birthday. There will also be the 4th annual Yule Ball that I'll be going to. 

After this, we'll start getting ready for a trip to Iceland in 2021, because it's far beyond time we make it there. 

What are your goals (travel or otherwise) for this year? And if you have any creative ideas for Hawaiian Potter cosplays, I want to hear them in the comments!

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