We were lucky enough to be invited to a Howarts weekend at Jim Creek, which is a Navy recreation area about 2 hours north of us near Arlington, Washington. It was so fun, and I can believe all the details and activities they coordinated. There was a hayride, The Hogwarts Express. You could dunk mermaids, get chased by dragons during an egg hunt, visit the Three Broomsticks for food, candy, and butterbeer. We attended “classes” like Care of Magical Creatures and Divination. As the weekend got started everyone received their magic wand and you could make your own house tie. We were in two small cabins for the weekend and it was an amazingly picturesque setting for such a magical weekend.