Saturday, October 18, 2008

I'm Going to Disneyland!

The last time I was in Disneyland there was no such thing as Toontown, and the Indiana Jones' Ride was nothing but scaffolding and mortar. Dave's previous experience didn't follow too long after mine. So with a four day weekend approaching we decided it was time we go to the happiest place on Earth!

Thursday was spent driving to Cali, and since Dave had never seen a tiger, elephant, giraffe, ect. in his entire life (he later, so kindly informed me, that he didn't live as privileged of a childhood as I) we decided to take a detour on our way to Anaheim and visit the San Diego Zoo. If you haven't ever been, San Diego has an amazing Zoo. It was well worth the extra 1.5 drive.
Dave got to see his first tiger, and many, many other animals. If you would like a complete documentation of our trip to the zoo just ask. I pretty sure Dave took 3+ shots of every animal in the park. We even have video footage we could share.
My favorite part of the zoo was the panda bear exhibit. The whole zoo was peaceful and beautiful, but the panda exhibit even more so.
Did I mentioned that I like the panda's.Friday we planned to tackle California Adventure part in the morning and finish off the day at Disneyland. It was a gorgeous day and we were so lucky to not have to stand in any really long lines.
California Adventure Park was all dressed up for Halloween. I never knew you could grow candy corns!
After Soring Over California we decided to get a little buggy at the Bug's Life 3D movie.
Waiting in line at the Buzz Lightyear ride, Dave posed with his hero.
I decided that nothing makes you feel more like a kid than Disneyland at night. There is just something so magical about that place that you can't help but smile.It makes me feel so happy, that I have no shame in taking my picture while wearing a little girl's Minnie Mouse souvenir hat.After a wonderful day in Disneyland we decided we were done with all the kiddy stuff and ready for some real rides, so we made our way to Six Flags Magic Mountain. We had a great time, but after about six roller coasters, we were feeling a little shooken up. So we drove back to Anaheim. We made it back in time to check out Downtown Disney and get a bite to eat. It was a busteling place, but we had a great time. We found a great place to eat, and while we eat, we got to watch the firework show at Disneyland.
Like most trips, the time went by way too fast. I guess that just means we will have to start planning another ... :)


The Thomson Family said...

Did you guys have the chance to visit the San Diego temple?

Shawna said...

Raquel! It looks like you guys had a great time in San Diego. I miss youuuuuuu. Come see me soon :)

Matt & Staci said...

HOW FUN! Zoo...CA Adventure...Disneyland...AND...6 Flags! You guys had FUNNNNNN!

CheLLis 'n' ALex said...

WHAT!! im guys and all your adventures are so fun!! you look gorgeous in all the pics. lucky lucky lucky!!