I had the chance to take a much needed escape from reality for a week. I had the chance to visit Disney and Universal and even more so to visit with good friends. 

I'm not sure I realized just how badly I needed this break after the last month or so of melancholy that has been dragging me down. 

I could have easily spent an entire day in the Wizarding World segments of Universal Studios and Universal Adventure Islands. But I also had the pleasure seeing an unexpected live Blues Brothers performance. 

Disney was all it has lived up to be each and every time. 

I hope that I can make this a trip that happens more often than less...

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