Monday, October 31, 2011

Disneyland Bound!

We got invited to go to Disneyland with Jaimee, Jason and their 4 kids, we couldn't pass it up!  I haven't been to Disneyland since I was probably 9 or 10 and was so excited!
We knew we had a lot of driving ahead of us so we decided to leave for Vegas early (and I mean EARLY) Wednesday morning.   I got up at 3:30 planning on leaving by 4am but we didn't finally leave until about 5am.  The drive down went pretty quickly.  I don't know if it was because of the time we left and the first half of it was in the dark but we go to Vegas by about noon.
This sign was on our way past the strip on the freeway, cracked me up!
We drove around over to Green Valley to Jaimee and Jason's neighborhood and Josh drove me all around where he grew up and lived.  It's amazing he still remembers where all those streets are and the names of them!  We got the Jaimee's house and started unloading our stuff while we waited for them to get home from work.  Alex was showing us around and introducing us to their dog, Giselle while we waited for Jaimee and Jason to get home.  After they got home and got all of their stuff packed and everything loaded, we headed for California!  We watched Green Lantern and Thor in the van on the way there and that made the drive go by quickly.  Their kids are so funny and kept us laughing.
As we were approaching Anaheim, I could hear Clark Griswold  in my head from Vacation as they get to Wally World "We made it, Damnit, we made it!".  I was so excited!  We stayed in the Grand California hotel and so wish I would have gotten a picture of the lobby, oh it is awesome!  These images from Google will have to do I guess.  Even still though, I wish I had a wide angle lens with me to get a full view of just how beautiful it is.
 Jaimee and Jason totally spoiled us by staying in this hotel and paying for our room because I don't think I will want to stay at another hotel when we go to Disneyland again, seriously.  We valeted the van when we got there and didn't pick it up until we checked out 4 days later.  We were able to walk into both parks so easily by staying there.
We got to our rooms and unloaded our stuff.  Our rooms were joined together with bunk beds and a queen bed in each room.  The bed was so comfy, I loved it.  Alex slept in the bunk bed in our room with us.  We walked down to Downtown Disney, I was like a little girl! It was late and most everything was closed but I just loved being there and couldn't believe we were there.
We walked down to the Disneyland gates, I was so excited for it to open in the morning!
We went back to the hotel and went to bed anticipating the fun 3 days ahead of us!

1 comment:

Marvett Smith said...

we took our kids to Disneyland for the first time ever this year. At some point I'll put the pics on my blog. I'm so far behind!