Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Hi Everyone,

Greeting from Hogsmeade ...

I know it's been a while since I've posted and visited. So sorry for that, but time has been flying. On Monday, I met the amazing  Jen Daiker. Jen and I found each other in the blogosphere because we are both INSANE HP addicts. SO naturally this would be THE most PERFECT place to meet! 

Since I've been to WW several times, I had the pleasure of showing Jen, her hubby, and sister around. I LOVED experiencing it all over again through Jen's widened and excited eyes.

The weather was perfect and the crowds were minimal as we whisked ourselves through Hogwart's and the many exciting rides. 

By noon we had lunch... where? The Three Broomsticks, of course. Jen sampled her first butterbeer! SO DELICIOUS!

After lunch, we had to get Jen her wand, so off to Olivander's we went. Lines formed with many of witches and wizards clamoring to get inside. Mr. Olivander only had time to chose one lucky witch or wizard and normally picks one of Hogwart's age.

As he descended the staircase his eyes locked on Jen! SHE GOT CHOSEN! Another magical moment! Deep down I knew she would be chosen. How could she not be? She was by far THE most excited person in the shop.

Here's a pic of Jen ... her face says it all!

As you can see Jen DOES believe....

The fun continued on Tuesday when Jen and her family met up with me. After a quick tour of the castle and flying broomsticks ride, we headed over to the lost continent. We had just finished the Poseidon show, and a text from non-other-than PK Hrenzo flashed. 

YAY! PK had the time to join us! She arrived shortly and we all had another great lunch at The Three Broomsticks. She, too, is a HP freak!

Could this trip get any better?!!!!!

Here is PK and I in front of Shrivelshaftts... Need a quill anyone?

As you can see, PK has one of those fantastic butterbeers.  She and I spent the rest of the afternoon touring Hogmeade, while Jen and her family scooted off to Universal.

I have to tell you all, meeting blogger friends is the ULTIMATE HIGH!

Tonight I am off to Mickey's Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.... The magic continues ... stay tuned.


  1. Oh, wow. I am so jealous! Maybe when I retire can I come to see this. I'm a big HP fan too.

    REally? YOu can have Butterbeer? Wow! I'll have to do that too!

  2. Meeting up with Jen and PK - no, it doesn't get any better!

  3. How awesome to meet your blogosphere friends, and what a wonderful place to do it!

  4. I would love to meet some of my blogger friends, especially at Hogswart

  5. Way jealous! I'm dying to get to Hogswart. :) And getting to meet Jen, too?! Even better.

  6. I am soooo jealous! I want a wand of my very own! Glad you had fun :)

  7. Dianne is right : what better place to meet Jen and PK than there? Everyone, including me, is envious of you, Michael. Have fun, Roland

  8. O.M.G.!!! I am so freakin jealous! Michael AND Jen AND PK at WW??? I just don't know what to say. Except you guys look lik eyou had a blast. Too cool. Hugs to all three of you~ :o) <3

  9. Looks like you guys had a blast! I'm glad. :)

  10. I'm so jealous. I love Dinseyland, I want to go to Harry Potter world. And I would like to meet more of my blog buddy friends. You are very luck indeed!

    Have so much fun!

  11. *sighs* It sounds like the perfect spot to meet bloggy friends.
    And judging by the pics, you guys obviously had a blast!

  12. I am so so jealous. I love Jen, and PK is a new friend, and you got to meet both of them!

  13. Such fun, Michael! You're so right!! It's truly a high like none other... and there isn't a better place in the world than HP for a meeting like that!!
    We need to set a date next year and see how many bloggers we can get on board the Hogwarts Express... it would be EPIC!!

  14. Geez, you guys are having way, way too much fun :) So jealous!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  15. So not fair!!
    I wanna be there too...

    But I'm glad you guys all had a fantastic time :-)

  16. So wonderful! Wish we could have had some time together too. Someday brother dear..someday. Glad you guys had fun. Loved the pictures!

  17. You were the best!! What an experience! I couldn't have gone with a better person! Meeting PK was icing on the cake! I loved all of it! We'll meet again!

  18. Yeah you live at Harry Potter world. I think there needs to be a sign-up.

    I too want the Michael di Gesu experience of a personally guided tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. /pouts

    I would bring my friend Tomeka from Detroit. We could go to a gay club in Florida, drink mojitos, and discuss why exactly J.K. decided to make Dumbledore gay.

  19. That's awesome that you got to meet Jen and PK! I'm jealous! And no worries about dropping in, I know exactly what you mean about time flying. I've been so busy lately it's insane!

  20. What an amazing day - three of my faves in what must be one of the best places in the world - loving the photos

  21. Thanks for sharing the pictures - glad you all had fun and great weather!

  22. How fun! I'm glad you got to meet up with Jen and PK. Very cool!

  23. How utterly perfect - or should I say butterly? Of course Jen was the chosen one, and pretty cool that PK was able to apparate over. ;) Thanks for the pictures. Hope Mickey showed you a good time!

  24. Love your blog design theme.

    This is a great post...thanks.