Monday, May 23, 2022

Movie Review: Downton Abbey: A New Era

After what has felt like an ETERNITY, and multiple delays, Allison and I FINALLY saw the 2nd Downton Abbey movie last week!!!!

PlotThe Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess's newly inherited villa.

Review: Holy cow, this was AMAZING!!!! A++++++ In the moment, I enjoyed the first movie, but the plot was silly at times. And it felt like they were struggling to figure out how to use all the characters. Well, they worked all the kinks out and THIS WAS A MOVIE. M.O.V.I.E. The plot was so, so good - it was so funny {multiple moments where the whole theater was laughing}, it was so touching {I cried twice}, it was just incredible. It felt like it could be a good conclusion but also it felt like they could keep going or move to the next generation of the Crawleys. I loved every minute of it and CANNOT wait to see it again!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Girl Scouts Do Sea World

Drew's Girl Scout troop went to Sea World last weekend, and I got to chaperone! It was such a cool experience, and she has had such a great year as a Girl Scout. I'm so glad she is going to continue in the organization next year.

We stayed overnight and got to participate in several 'behind the scenes' activities. We had our own guide, and everything was planned out perfectly.

We saw seals/sea lions, the orca show, the penguins {where we did an activity}, slept in a shark aquarium, got to pet a bamboo shark, pet/feed sting rays, and pet a dolphin, plus the girls had a chance to ride a ride - they packed in so much!

Feeding the seals/sea lions.

Some big sea turtles!

Can't make a straight face!

Drew and Zara on a spinning ride

Making an ID bracelet like the penguins have

Brownie Troop 45014

So sweaty at the end of a long, fun, hot day!

Where we slept!!

Ready for bed with the sharks swimming by, no biggie!

Glad we didn't get eaten over night

Sting rays!!

Cisco, the dophin

 I'm excited to see what next year, as a Girl Scout Junior, brings!