Karen Holmes

I love my family, travel, people watching and the sun!
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  • Day7

    NYC in the rain - Day 1

    May 12, 2017 in the United States

    It was our first day here and everyone was very tired, my brother Travis and I got up at 11am, which is really late. Everyone then got ready and ate breakfast.

    We then we got a hotel taxi to the subway. We bought a ticket for the subway, when we got on the train it was super full of people and it took about 3 minutes to get to Grand Central Station.

    When we got off, we then checked out the rest of the subway and there was this beautiful old room with so much detail.

    We then went out into the city that never sleeps and we went to lots of shops where we looked at shoes, shirts and jumpers and more shoes for Travis. It was pouring with rain and the rain soaked through our raincoats!

    Everyone was super hungry so we were going to get cupcakes at a famous cupcake store called Magnolia Bakery but there was nowhere in the shop to sit! So instead we went to find another cafe and found a nice french one, we got yummy egg sandwiches and I got a yummy Citron tart :p.. We stayed a while to dry off a bit and had a hot chocolate to warm us up.

    When we left we where all pretty tired we went past Trump tower which had a lot of security around it. Then we went into a Nike shop, it was called Niketown and was a flagship shop so was really fancy. Which Ii thought was a bit boring everyone, as we were all very tired, we then decided to call it a day and went back to our hotel and got a large pizza for dinner. We thought the pizza would not be that big, it was SO big, I could only just eat a full piece then we stayed up till 10 pm and then went to sleep.
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  • Day5

    Universal Studios, Los Angeles

    May 10, 2017 in the United States

    We woke up super early again around 7am, I was exhausted but got a better nights sleep. When I woke up I got ready and had cereal and fruit for breakfast. We left around 7.30am and drove to Universal Studios, when we got there Dad, Mum and Travis and I got a photo in the photo booth we did it but our photo was really funny.

    We then walked through the Universal shops to the Universal Studios park entrance, we walked through the gates and went into the centres to wait for the park to open. We looked at all the times of the rides and were really confused as they all said 10am and it was only 9am. At 9am the man walked us down to the Harry Potter Wizarding World and we went on the Harry Potter ride it was like being on a flying broomstick. There was a massive dragon and he blew out enormous flames which were actually hot. Then we saw the dementors which were spooky, Harry Potter then saved the day.

    After the Harry Potter ride we went on a Hippogriff ride, it was nice and calm which I was very surprised about as it looked like a scary rollercoaster. We rode inside a Hippogriff.

    After the Hippogriff ride we went back on the Harry Potter ride and it made me feel a little bit sick the second time. Then we looked around the Harry Potter world.

    We then decided to go on the studio tour as it was quiet. The studio tour showed showed you where they filmed everything and the first thing we went too was a new town they were getting ready for a new show. We saw lots of cars from famous movies that Universal have made, like Flintstones, fast and furious and lots more.

    I was super excited when I saw a car crashed near a big tunnel. What I did not know is we were going into the big tunnel. Inside the big tunnel were dinosaurs from Jurassic Park attacking us, King Kong was wrestling the dinosaurs. Our studio truck was moving all around and was really bumpy.

    Once we got out of the tunnel we went to an area were they film Mexican scenes for films and they showed us how they film rain and floods for the movies. They use sprinklers up high and lots of water to make floods, they reuse all the water over and over again.

    We then drove past the Jaws movie and we saw a diver in the water and Jaws came after him, we saw lots of fake blood in the water, I liked that. They then took us to another tunnel were we saw more floods and cars crashing and an earthquake taking place in a subway.

    They then showed a hotel and a man was carrying a body to his car, it was from a movie called Psycho, he was holding a knife which was very creeepy.

    We went on lots of rides but my favourites were the Harry Potter, The Mummy and the Jurassic Park Water ride.

    At the Animal Antics show, I got picked to go on stage with the trainer and act with the dog called Lily. I gave her lots of cuddles and I think she got a bit distracted because she wasn't doing what she was meant too. She kept doing a cute bark and talking.
    I had to sit in a chair and there was a treat on the ground for the dog but a pug came out form backstage and stole it.
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  • Day0

    Los Angeles, USA

    May 5, 2017 in the United States

    The plane is kinda cool. I watched passengers and willy wonka.
    When we arrived I went to Disney California Adventure and went on lots of rides, I liked all the rides I went on. But my favourite was Ariel, because Ursula was really huge and cool.

    The next day I went to Disneyland. I went on all the rides, but my favourites were Hyperspace and Matterhorn Bobsleds and Splash mountain. Because on the bobsleds there was a Yeti and he was pretty creepy. I liked Splash Mountain because when you went down the slide I got really wet.

    There was a Star Wars Theme for May 4th week and there was a cool Buzz ride and you had to shoot targets while the ride was moving and see how many points you can get. I got 6900, Dad got 132000 and Travis got 10,000, Mum got 6305 for our first rides.

    The next day we went back to Disney California and we went on lots of rides. The cars rides was amazing as it went super fast and I really liked how this ride started slow and then they jazz you up and you have a race with another car, it was super fast and cool. We did this ride 3 times as we got fast passes on this ride.

    We also went on Goofy's flying school which was a rollercoaster, it had big sharp turns so I felt like I was going to fall off, and it goes down a steep hill and it takes your breath away. I really liked it so we went on it 2 more times and used mum and dad's fast passes as we loved it so much.

    Grizzly peak was our next area and we rode on the Water ride and I really wet, Mum said I was a water magnet. The lines were short so we rode again straight after and again I got very very wet.

    Then we went to California Screamin on the fast pass and while we waited we went on the swinging ride. California Screaming I was super excited but scared as well. The ride counted 3, 2, 1 and zoom up and down and it was a really, really long ride and super dopey fun and I tried to pose for the photo but I couldn't as I was screaming so much.When we got off, I was impressed by how cool it was and I wanted to go on it agin and luckily I did go again.
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