When I wrote this, Missy and I lived in Orlando. Designing a city to be a great place to visit sort of makes it a bizarre place to live. For example, there is a high school across the street from one of the back walls of Universal Islands of Adventure. You can see the spires of Hogwarts castle from the school’s parking lot. You can hear the riders on the rollercoasters screaming as you drive past the football field. Can you imagine what torture that must be for the students on a pleasant spring day? Growing up in Eastern Washington I used to sit in class and stare longingly out the window, and I was looking at asparagus fields and feed lots.
Note from Missy: I went into my photo archives and found a picture of a little bird licking inside Scott’s ear. Man, I miss that one specific part of Gatorland.