Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Surprise Disney Vacation

Our kids woke up to the smell of pancakes.  When it was time to eat they saw the Mickey Mouse pancakes, and one boy asked, "Are we going to Disneyland?".  Yes we are, we leave today!  We had our things packed up and ready to go.  We drove!  A long drive, but we were able to see friends and family and play a little in California.

Off we go!  Gotta love Redbox.  Pick-up the movies almost anywhere and drop them off just about anywhere too.  It sure was nice having the DVD player and headphones.  During that time Jason and I had peace and quiet.

It seemed unreal to the kids that we were actually at Disneyland.  Even for me, I was 16 years old the last time I was there.  It was Jason's first time.

Here we are in line for our first ride, Star Tours, one of our favorite rides.  We played at Disneyland for two days and did this ride 3 times.  We didn't have to wait usually more than 15 minutes in line for most of the rides because we went during the slower time at Disneyland.  But a downside to that was a couple rides weren't operating, like Pirates of the Carribean.

Another favorite was Splash Mountain!  In the picture above, my hand is right over the face of another kid that got stuck with our family, the picture worked out for us.

The weather was PERFECT, sunny and in the 70's.

California Adventure was not a favorite of ours, mostly because there was a lot of construction going on, so we spent the majority of the time at Disneyland.

Mark Twain Steamboat ride.

I can't believe I went on this ride.  It was the first and last time, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.  It was a little freaky.  Tanner and Logan were the bravest!

I'll miss you Disneyland, if I have it my way we'll be back again soon.

We played at the beach.  We are from Washington so even though it wasn't very warm, it was what you would expect here in the summertime.

Santa Monica, we ate at Bubba Gump.

We went through the Redwood Forest after visiting family in Northern California and visited Paul Bunyan on the way home.

We made some good memories!
Good times...good times!


  1. How great!!! I think our family reunion should definitely be there. :)

  2. I am in stitches over the picture of splash mountain, your hand covering the face of the non-family member!