Following Harry Potter

[Warning: Please do not read this before dinner]

This face is the result of eating Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. I tried vomit, earthworm, ear wax, and dirt. The worst bean was ear wax. We tried them on the train to Edinburgh.

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Here is Claire trying a vomit-flavored bean. Gross.

There were good ones too, like soap, cherry, watermelon, and cinnamon. We bought the beans at King’s Cross Station, Platform 9 3/4, in London.

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Here I am going into Platform 9 3/4. We missed the Hogwarts Express, though, and went to Edinburgh instead.

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Here I am picking out a wand!

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Here I am trying out a spell!

Before we left Oxford, though, I went to Christ Church to see the Great Hall where they filmed some of Harry Potter.

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Here Grace, Claire, me, and our friend Hanna are in the Great Hall.

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We met a nice porter who told us that the pictures actually move. We did not believe him. But then we looked at the eyes and walked passed the paintings, and they really moved their heads and looked at us!

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Here we are running down the stairs at Christ Church College. This is where the students in Harry Potter file up the stairs in the first movie.

max 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Following Harry Potter

  1. Wow! What a great adventure! I bet you loved every muggle minute of it! Thanks for sharing! (we are sure missing you all, by the way!)
    Tricia Christopherson

  2. That looks really fun, except for the jelly beans. Can you imagine being the person who has to test the real ear wax vs. the jelly bean ear wax? What a crummy job!

  3. Sounds like a great day to fall into Harry Potter land. I bet that the jelly beans were fun to try out. Some of them don’t sound good though. I think that I will pass on the ear wax one!

  4. Max, this is so cool! We wish we were there with all of you! Did the eyes really move in the pictures or are you kidding? We HAVE to know! : )
    Gabbi and Joe Grant

  5. I’m not as Harry Potter literate to leave a smart response but great post Max. So fun to see you and hear about your adventures! Miss you all!

  6. I’ve tried the beans and never will again
    You guys r soooooooooooo soooooooooooo soooooooooooo soooooooooooo soooooooooooo… likely

    Solvei

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