So the back story...we had just been to Disneyland last October but Lucy's recent
love/obsession with the princesses really warranted a discussion to head back to the Mouse.
I bought Blake tickets to a Dodgers game for his birthday and that prompted
some major trip planning.
Lucy is one lucky girl...
and I'm pretty lucky too that Blake doesn't mind doing the same vacation over again.
We drove this trip and probably spent as much as 3 round trip tickets would
have cost in gas, hotel, portable dvd player and snacks. But at least we
know we can make the drive and road trips can make for good conversations
that you can't tune out with the tv...
We checked-in early, swam, had a yummy dinner and then were in jammies by 8 to watch the
Survivor finale (we know how to party it up in Vegas!)
Day two we made it to Anaheim and Lucy was back in the pool - this time in a perfect
mini pool with slides
We checked out the Grand Californian hotel (hopefully the next place we'll stay)
and had dinner and shopped Downtown Disney
We had 2-day park hoppers and let me tell you, May is the best time to go to
the parks. Almost everything was a walk-on. We did most everything in Disneyland by the
afternoon and it gave us an opportunity to wander around and take in all of the magic of
the park. Oh, and I forgot to mention we were about 6th in line in the morning to enter the
park and got to be there for the countdown and rope drop...and I cried...
But mine were tears of joy...not tears of fright like Lucy...during "It's a Small World"
she got over it pretty quick
I should probably be a bit alarmed Lucy willingly went with this
creepy Pinocchio and danced in the street parade
Princess Tianna was darling and had the cutest Louisiana accent
On day two in California Adventure we had dinner reservations at Ariel's Grotto
with the princesses. Lucy's favorite is Cinderella and Blake and I both were crossing our fingers
Cinderella would be there. Lucy must carry pixie dust on her because all of the faves
came out to dinner...
Lucy literally squealed when Cinderella came to visit
After two days at Disney you need some down time so the last
few days of our trip we spent in Newport Beach. We had beautiful
weather, saw a Dodgers game, finally tried Pinkberry, did some shopping
on Balboa Island and ate at Blake's favorite restaurant Wilma's Patio.
It was wonderful.