I love going on vacation, but I think the best part is coming home. Home to sleep in your own bed, use your own shower, sit on your own couch and play on the Internet. How I've missed all of you!
Disneyland rocks! We arrived at our hotel around midnight Tuesday, got in and immediately crashed. On Wednesday we parked, road the tram into Downtown Disney and waited in line to pick up our tickets. We spent the whole day at Disneyland. Our first trip was to Adventureland where we rode on the Indiana Jones Adventure and toured Tarzan's Tree House. From there we headed over to New Orleans Square where Pirates of the Carribean was closed *sigh* for two whole days. We finally got to ride on Friday. It was pretty darn cool. Then we went to Frontierland and rode on Big Thunder twice. Big Thunder is AWESOME, I'm pretty sure it's my favorite ride. We rode the Matterhorn in Fantasyland (super cool), Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, the Teacups, Pinocchio's Daring Adventure, toured Sleeping Beauty's Castle and It's a Small World and then we headed over to Tomorrowland. We went on Nemo's Submarine ride where it was nice and dark and cool and I think I might have fallen asleep for a minute or two, don't tell okay? We rode Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blaster twice. We did Star Tours which was super fun, but I don't believe for a second that it was that robot's first flight, I think he just likes to go through the mechanical room before exiting out to the side of the space ship.
On Thursday we went back to Disneyland, we had early admission, and we rode all the best rides again. Youngest dropped his hot chocolate on his shoes before we even made it through the gate, so hubby took him to bathroom and rinsed him off. He walked around with a wet shoe and only one sock for the first couple of hours we were there until I could get back to Main Street and buy him a new pair of socks. *headdesk* ANYWAY, after we did all the best rides twice, we headed over to California Adventures. We rode Soaring California which was awesome except I'm afraid of heights and was trying not to panic the whole time my feet were off the ground. I had to keep reminding myself I was only about 10' off the ground and would not fall to my death. What I remember though was pretty damn cool. We did the White Water Rafting ride and of course I was soaked. Super fun, but next time will definitely take a poncho of some sort. We all rode California Screamin' and then hubby and youngest did it again like 4 times cuz they're nuts. DD and I walked around and checked stuff out. Headed over to Tower of Terror around closing time and rested my poor achin' feet as hubby and youngest braved the straight drop down. We bought youngest a t-shirt that says 'I survived the Tower of Terror', he's very proud.
California Adventures closes at 6:00 on Thursdays so we headed back over to Disneyland where I proceeded to lose my cell phone outside the bathrooms at Space Mountain. *headdesk* I didn't realize it of course until two hours later heading up the incline to ride the Monorail back to Downtown Disney. DD and I waited in line at the Lost and Found for almost 40 minutes. Some guy had his video camera turned in, but nobody turned in my cell phone. *sigh*
Friday DD and I went to the mall to buy her a promotion dress. Otherwise known as graduation, but apparantly that's not what it's called when it's from 8th grade. Hubby and youngest headed over to California Adventures at the crack of dawn, okay probably closer to 8 or 9 o'clock and rode the rides we were too whimpy to go on with them about 5 or 6 times each. I made it to the mall on my second try and we finally found a dress at Penney's. Thank goodness, I hate shopping. We met back up with hubby and youngest and spent the rest of the evening riding rides and watching fireworks. I picked up some really awesome pink fuzzy ears and we headed back to the hotel to collapse.
I'm so happy to be home.