If you didn't know already, I am a Disneyland NUT! Seriously, it is totally my happy place and when I am there, all worries go away. Last week, we got to go again courtesy of my more than generous parents who treated us as a Christmas present. We left before dawn on Monday morning for the trek down to Southern California and were in the park by 2PM, I believe. We spent that first day in California Adventure as it is now tradition to go straight to Tower of Terror. It was also fun to go because it was sister's first time since they built California Adventure. Unfortunately, as a preggo, she couldn't go on some of the best rides! We were there all night and it was simply beautiful once the sun went down.
The next day was Jessica's 33rd birthday! How lucky for her to spend the day in the park and have everyone tell her Happy Birthday all day!
Even more fun was the fact that we got to eat in the VERY exclusive Club 33 in Disneyland, a member's only club that many people don't even know exists. The food and ambiance were AMAZING and it was once in a lifetime experience. How many others can do Club 33 on the day you turn 33?
Wednesday was out last day and we spent it in both parks, trying to get as much as we could in that final day. Trips go so fast! Of course, we had to go on Tower of Terror one more time!
Thursday was sad as we had to drive home, but guess what? Our next trip won't be too far in the future! Yes, with Jess about to go out on work leave for up to 6 months because of her knee surgery, we opted to buy a year pass as we figure we can get in a couple more trips while she is out. With her out and my flexible schedule, it should happen! This is so exciting! For the first time ever, I am a season pass holder!!!
We came home to an awesome sign created by our wonderful friend, Yvette, who watched the dogs for us while we were gone. As the dog lovers we are, this sign is absolutely perfect!
While in Disneyland, we bought a ton of memorabilia, including finally getting a toy of my favorite Disney character, the alien from Toy Story. I have been wanting one for a while and finally got one, no matter how overpriced it was. Yes, a few days after leaving Disneyland, I was still taking pictures that reminded me of the place! Here, the alien looks out for, "The PAW!"
My last two pictures of the day have been strawberry related! Last night, we made the most amazing strawberry shortcakes and today, I opted for something a little closer.
Yup, that should catch me up...
OH! Of course it was so hard to limit my picture of the day to just one Disney picture each day so if you like, check out the slideshow of all my pictures from the trip. There's some winners in there to see. Trust me! Click here!