We ran into our friend Andy and his son- what are the odds?! It was fun to ride Small World with a little boy reassuring us it was "not scary" :).
For our 31st Birthdays this year, Glenn and I decided to go to Disneyland... without the kids! It was a rare opportunity of being neither pregnant, or with a newborn-- so we thought we'd Carpe Diem while we could!
It was an unprecedentedly AMAZING day at Disney! By noon we had ridden EVERY major ride in the park-- practically walking onto Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Carribean, the Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain... on and on! It was INCREDIBLE! We hit the jackpot since kids were still in school, and it was finals week for the college group (plus it was cold in the morning and night, so I think that kept some away). We don't expect to see it's equal.
Since it was cold, we kept scouring the park for Hot Chocolate and failing (it had been a bad weather week, so people must have been downing it by the gallons!). When we did find some though, it was some of the best hot chocolate I have EVER had.
By four o' clock we had also hit every major ride in California Adventure and we were happy little clams. So, we actually had time to shop, walk through Sleeping Beauty's Castle, go to the Tiki Room, and watch the lighting of the castle (which was accompanied by snow..literally! There were snow machines on the main street lights. I had forgotten how mesmerizing and beautiful falling snow is. It induced some home sickness.) It was PERFECT.
Glenn is truly my favorite company on earth, so this was one of those days earmarked in my mental journal as a true treasure. I will say that my feet sure hurt by the end, and we were both exhausted (we ran between most of the rides... we didn't want to waste a minute!)-- but it was a perfect day.