To clarify what sucks so much about the Harry Potter ride, you have to wear 3-D glasses. That part unfortunately messes with your head and stomach more than the ride itself. I had to close my eyes to make the pain stop.
Getting old sux.
Next time you go to a theme park, get the motion sickness patch (the one that goes behind the ear). They last 3 days and you can get as dizzy as possible and never get sick. You still get disoriented with the really intense rides, but never sick.
I was in L.A. a few weeks ago.. Didn't do the theme parks because we hit those in Orlando last year, but we did do a day tour of L.A. and stayed a night in Santa Monica, which was probably more fun than navigating hordes of kids and standing in line for an hour at a time to go on a 3 minute ride (at least for me anyway).
I just got back home the other day after pretty much 4 weeks on the road (driving). Went from Montana to Vegas to LA to Phoenix then back to Montana (3k miles), home for a week, then from Billings, MT to Bozeman, Missoula, and Kalispell in MT, then on to Moses Lake WA, Olympia, then the weekend in Seattle to visit friends and bum around Seattle. Then flew home from there on Sunday night for a meeting, then flew back to Portland where my GF drove the car while I was home in the meeting, then on to Boise, Idaho Falls, and finally home again. 5600 miles in the car. And in total, 3 days of vacation time, 6 weekend days, and the rest was work related. If I hadn't lost $1500 in Vegas, it would have been one of the cheapest vacations I ever took..
Now I just need to get through my youngest's 18th bday and halloween and this month can be over. Oh, and my son just left to move to Phoenix, which I am kind of bummed about.