We were sad to see such a great vacation come to an end. The week went better than I had hoped, and I can honestly say that I have never wanted to stay on vacation more than I wanted to this time! I was so sad to leave my family, the warm weather, and Disneyland! I hope we can go on more great vacations like this as a family, and soon!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Friday we headed to the aquarium in Long Beach. It was the perfect day for it because it was a bit rainy and chilly. The first thing we saw there was this huge tank with the most colorful fish. We were all fascinated (especially Krew) and we could have stayed looking at that one exhibit for hours. In fact, Krew was mad when we finally pulled him away, but when he figured out that there were more fish to see he settled right down.
The rest of the day was spent with a little window shopping at the mall, visiting, packing and getting ready to say goodbye the next day. It was a great way to spend the last day of such an exciting vacation!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The last day of Disney, we were determined to ride the new Radiator Springs Racers. So, we got to the park even a little earlier than before. In fact, once we got through the ticket gate, we still had to wait inside the park for them to open up the main street. Most everyone in that crowd was headed for the same thing, and the line started a ridiculously long distance from the ride entrance. But, we decided to stick it out and we are so glad that we did. Actually, since Krew was too little to ride, Bart and I waited out with him while everyone else waited in the real line. They got a stroller pass for Bart and I which allowed us to go on the ride with no wait at all. They really only waited about 30 minutes, which is amazing for how long we had seen the wait during the week. Plus, that meant that Bart, Krew and I had some time to kill just the three of us. Our first stop was meeting Lightning McQueen!
As we left the park that night, I could not believe that we had spent 3 full days there! It went by so fast, and I was not ready to be done! Hopefully we'll be able to go again some day!
Our favorite rides were: the Radiator Springs Racers, the new Star Tours, Buzz Lightyear Astroblast (Kade and Ky made everyone take them on this ride over and over any chance they got), and Soarin'. We had some yummy food, but not near enough, and I wish we would have seen more of the parades and taken a million more pictures!
Wednesday morning it was back to Disneyland! This time we started the day just the five of us for a bit.
Tuesday we took a break from Disney and headed south. It was quite a bit chillier than the past two days had been, and we weren't exactly sure what our plans were, but it was a great day. Our first stop was the beach in La Jolla. It was so neat to see all the seals and watch the waves crash against the rocks.
We drove around up the hills in La Jolla gawking at the amazing homes and the killer views they must have from inside! We wondered why some people get to live there and not us :)