SMH America…

Today we woke up to the biggest mass shooting that this country has seen, however, it is not even close to the first one, or first one this year, or even first one this week. 50 people are dead and 53 are injured. My question is why? When will we learn?

Over 200 years ago this country was born on the principle of freedom, which unfortunately includes the right to bear arms. Well, to everyone who has a gun in their house, under their bed, locked in a safe, or in their night stand “just in case”, good for you. However, the right to bear arms was written in a time when guns weren’t automatic and it would be (as it should be) rather difficult to kill and injure of 100 people at a night club. What did these people do to this man who made him want to kill them? Yesterday morning we woke to the news that a 22-year-old singer was killed after a concert. What could she have possibly done to provoke someone who much to warrant shooting her? I believe the answer is nothing.

The world has changed since 1776. We have the internet, cars, and automatic rifles. Now, I don’t know much about guns because I find them absolutely terrifying. I understand that people need them to feel protected, but what do you need to be protected from? Other guns? Then who wins, the person who shoots first?

The evidence shows in countries all over the world, there’s a  mass shooting, so they have gun control. That is logic. I unfortunately know that we will never have as strict of gun control policies as I would like in this country. The older I get and the more I see the direction that the land of the free and the home of the brave is going, I want to leave more and more. Can we do something to prevent guns from being sold to mentally unstable people? Apparently not. The NRA pays congress members to vote against laws that would protect the average citizen from guns.

There’s a lot of things I don’t feel safe about in this world, however, none of those things would ever lead me to purchase a gun. There is nothing in me that could take a life away from someone. To be perfectly blunt, American politicians need to open their eyes, stop taking bribes, and get their shit together. People are dying from ignorance, hatred, and simply being stubborn. Sure, take your right to bear arms and please buy a musket from 1776, I would be much more comfortable with that.

Write to your senators and representatives. This country needs a change, people aren’t supposed to die like this.

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Average Adventure: Harry Potter World, Universal

So it’s been over a month since my family vacation now and I still haven’t finished my adventure posts. So far I did one on Animal Kingdom and the Lodge. I just haven’t had the motivation to edit my pictures. I really just need to sit down and do them all. I have however, finished a bunch of pictures from Harry Potter World, which was awesome.

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This is a really cool view (in my opinion) of Hogwarts Castle. It is among a bunch of other attractions but I like how it’s right and the middle and really stands out.

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This is the Knight Bus, and it was very realistic. However, it was a pain to get a picture of because there was an official line of people constantly waiting to get a picture with it instead of of it.

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This is really cool. This is 12 Grimmauld Place and every few minute Kreacher peaks out of the window which I find very in character and a great touch for the park.

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This is the side of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes building which I just thought was super cool and fitting. Everything was made with such details it was amazing.

P1080392This is the Gringotts Dragon that breathes fire. You can also see the Butterbeer store as well as the book store.

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Here’s a picture that focuses more on the signs rather than the dragon.

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Here is a better picture of the dragon, and Gringotts.

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Knockturn Alley. It’s air conditioned to feel cold like you would expect Knockturn Alley to feel like. It was creepy, there was Bellatrix Lestrange wanted posters that actually moved. It was so cool. The pictures were hard to get though because it was dark like it should be.

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This is the Leaky Cauldron, which we actually got to eat at and it was super cool. We had Wizard  sodas and some different foods.

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Platform 9¾. Super cool. Hogwarts Express goes between the two parks and ends in the two Harry Potter sections. The ride is complete with Wizard World scenic videos.

Harry Potter World is super cool. If you get the opportunity GO. It’s amazing.  I will be uploading more pictures of my Flickr once all of my vacation pictures are edited (hopefully within the next week or two).

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Average Adventure: Spring Break 2015- Orlando, Florida

So I did a college thing and went away for spring break. I went to Orlando, Florida. No I did not have one of those crazy movie spring break trips- but I did have a lot of fun. My friends and I drove the 13 or so hours to Florida and back. I think it was one of those opportunities that you have to take in college. It’s one of those times in your life where you can take four or five days and just drive somewhere so why not do it? Do you know what I mean? We had two big days- the biggest picture taking day was the beach, and then I have a few pictures from our day at Disney World- really just the castle though. I don’t like taking pictures with a lot of random people in them.

These are just some of my favorite pictures that I took while I was away.  Seriously- if you have an opportunity like this take it. How many times in your life can you take a road trip with your friends once you have a job and family of your own? Not very often.

What did  you guys do or what are you guys doing for spring break?

Also ps sorry if you already read this- I deleted it and reuploaded it.

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