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Jam Packed Day

by Meghann on April 5, 2009

Wow! It has been a crazy jam packed, random weekend in Orlando. I have been on the go all day and am just now having a chance to sit down and enjoy some peace and quiet before the work week starts. At least I always know I’ve gotten everything I can out of my weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

The craziness started this weekend when Melissa and I took the boys on their first field trip to Ikea.


It took us over an hour to walk through the humongous store and pick out what we would want in our pretend future house.

I decided I need a neon fish net canopy over my bed in my future tropical paradise room.


And Melissa was desperately lusting after these bird curtains.


After gushing over all of the cool decorations we didn’t needs and spending more money then was appropriate on bowls and plates – hello new blog toys – we were famished and made a trip to Whole Foods.

I got 1.19 lbs of food from the Hot Bar and enjoyed every bite.


My favorite out of the bunch was the BBQ Seitan. I believe if you cover anything with BBQ Sauce its going to be fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚

After Whole Foods we said out good byes to Melissa and Brad then Derek and I randomly decided we were going to go Universal and purchase annual passes.

Actually the conversation went a little something like this…

Derek – “What do you want to know now.”

Me – “You know if we had those annual passes to Universal we could just go now.”

Derek – “Why don’t we.”

Me – ” Ok, Let’s do it!”

So at 3:00pm we went to Universal and purchased a 2-park Annual Pass.


They had a really good special going on that we could not resist. So, don’t worry we didn’t blow the bank. Plus, Derek and I decided this would be part of his birthday present (his birthday is on Wednesday!).


Derek had never been to Islands of Adventure before so I spent the rest of the afternoon introducing him to all this rides and just having a silly, fun time.


My favorite ride at Islands of Adventures is Spiderman. What’s yours?


(p.s. my hair was STRAIGHT this morning, gotta love that good ole Florida humidity)

Roller Coasters are how we roll.


Around 5:00 we bought an overpriced fruit cup and had a melon snack.


Look what I saw while I was in the park.


They had major construction going on for the new Harry Potter Island of the park (!!!) I can’t wait!!!

After a few hours of riding rides and playing tourist, Derek and I were ready to go home. We were both very hungry at this point and looking for something quick and simple for dinner. I pulled into Pita Pit on the way home and got a Whole Wheat Bobganosh Pita.


As always I loaded on the veggies. With the Bobganosh I had Tomatoes, Spinach, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Jalepenos,Red Onion, Black Olives, Feta & Oregano.


It was huge and oh so good. Just what I needed.

After a trip to Publix and a few moments of rest I had a full out sample of Jasmine’s Chocolate Chip Coconut Blondies.


Oh this baby was good!!

I hope you are all pumped for my Blogging Bake Sale tomorrow! Don’t forget it starts tomorrow morning at 11:00am sharp. Don’t be late! ๐Ÿ˜‰

1 verbalriot April 5, 2009 at 8:12 pm

looks like a kick ass day. Now I want some Pita Pit!

2 Sarah April 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm

ok, that’s a completely adorable picture of you and derek at universal. it’s so crazy to me how you can just hop right over to the park whenever you feel like it! growing up in MA, Disney and Universal always had such mystical status … like they were part of a different planet … a planet YOU somehow get to live on! ๐Ÿ˜›

3 Erin April 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm

You are so lucky to live around so much fun stuff!

4 Derek April 6, 2009 at 9:16 am

Perks of FL: Busch Gardens, the beaches, every park in Orlando, the weather, and most importantly…an awesome girl I know named Meghann

5 haya April 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm

so fun! we have a pretty good amusement park about a 30 minute drive from my place, but i haven’t been in years! i’m a rollercoaster junkie. upside down is my favorite place to be.

6 mags April 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm

SO FUN!!! so happy for you meghann!!
do we get to call him “the boyfriend” yet….. ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Bec April 5, 2009 at 8:31 pm

sounds like a fun day, who doesn’t love random trips to amusement parks!

8 Nate April 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Can you please add the following items to the bake sale/silent auction:

1. Trip to Universal Studios with Meghann and the Easter Bunny (US Only)

2. Trip to Ikea with EB, Meghann, and Friends (US and Canada)

I don’t know how this auction really works, but I’d like to see these items on the list.

9 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) April 5, 2009 at 8:38 pm

So glad you had a fabulous weekend!!

10 Errign April 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I wanna go to that Harry Potter thing when it opens! So lucky you’re close to that stuff!

11 marafaye April 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm

HARRY POTTER?!?!?! OMG! I might need to make a trip down there ๐Ÿ™‚
Great pics!

12 Matt April 5, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Damn that sounds like a fun day!

13 VeggieGirl April 5, 2009 at 9:01 pm

IKEA + Whole Foods + Universal Studios = FUN PLACES!!

Mmm, blondies.

14 Becca April 5, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I am SO READY for the bake sale tomorrow! Looks like you had a great day – but we seriously have to wait another year for the Harry Potter Island??? Nooooooooo! ๐Ÿ˜€

15 Melissa S. April 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm

damn, your day got so exciting after I left! i came home and played wiffle ball w/ all my coworkers! haha!

16 Meg April 5, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I am so excited about the bake sale! Looks like a fabulous weekend. What fun at IKEA.

17 Mica April 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm

What a fun weekend! Thanks for all the pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

18 Niki April 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I LOVE Island of Adventure! My favorite ride is Spiderman too! Wish I lived close so I could have a season pass!

19 dailydulcie April 5, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Yay for a trip to IKEA!!

Universal is so much fun.. I just love how you spontaneously decided to go! I cannot wait for the Harry Potter Island!! AHH

So glad you had a jam-packed weekend with wonderful friends and delicious food!

20 Hangry Pants April 5, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Such a fun Sunday! I love how you can randomly go to Universal. ๐Ÿ˜€

So excited for the bake sale tomorrow!

21 Sharon April 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Oh my gosh, what an awesome time!!! IKEA and Universals?!! NICE!!!

22 Alison April 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Ikea is so much fun! Great picture of you and Derek.

23 raspberryrunner April 5, 2009 at 10:43 pm

you got to play in ikea AND universal?? what a fun weekend!

24 Meg April 5, 2009 at 11:13 pm

What a fun and spontaneous day you guys had!!
Fab pic of you two!!

25 runsarah April 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm

How fun! I haven’t been to Universal in years, I love it though.

26 broccolihut April 5, 2009 at 11:37 pm

What a perfect day–Ikea AND Universal. *almost* too much fun for one day!

27 bobbi April 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

You two looks so addorable together what a fun day!!!

28 Jenn (eating bender) April 6, 2009 at 12:40 am

What an amazing day! Yay for new blog toys and Universal tickets. I have to admit, I let out a squeal when I saw the Harry Potter sign. I need to make a trip down there – Bobby and I have been talking about it, so maybe we’ll do it once the Harry Potter site opens, haha!

I just edited my post to add in your blogging bake sale – I can’t WAIT!

29 Sarah April 6, 2009 at 12:42 am

Would you believe that I’ve actually been to Islands of Adventure? I rode that Dueling Dragons coaster until I lost a shoe AND puked. Good times.

30 Julie April 6, 2009 at 6:21 am

What a fun day and awesome spontaneous purchase!! I wish I lived near cool theme parks!

31 Bridget April 6, 2009 at 6:59 am

I am EXTRA jealous of your closeness to Disney!!! SO FUN!!!!!! I havent been since I was 7! Haha whats bigger…DIsney or IKEA?!
THat blondie just made me SO hungry!!

32 ashley (sweet & natural) April 6, 2009 at 7:33 am

FUN day! My hair totally does the same thing. ๐Ÿ˜›

33 Sweet and Fit April 6, 2009 at 8:15 am

you are too cute! I can’t believe I have never been to ikea or the Islands of Adventure, I have only been to Seaworld when I was like 10 because I was obsessed with Shamu. I think thats a great gift you got Derek for his birthday because its something you can do together, which you will get so much more use out of than just some random materialistic gift…. can’t wait for the bake sale! I’m so excited!

34 Sammie April 6, 2009 at 8:20 am

What a great way to spend the day. That picture of you and Derek is so cute.

35 ksgoodeats April 6, 2009 at 8:36 am

Wow, what a great day!!

36 eatingbirdfood April 6, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I love Islands of Adventure. That sounds like such a fun day!

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