Disneyland....or what I like to call, "The Last Hurrah!"As most of you know, Cameron starts school on Monday, August 27th. Such a big boy.
Oh, side note. I have to publicly apologize to my husband for my behavior. I talked to my cousin this morning on the phone and she was telling me that she had been looking at friends' blogs and saw all of these cute pictures of their kids' first days of school with their backpacks on...so cute. THEN she read MY blog and saw this post. Well, I have a cute picture of Cameron with his SDSU backpack. According to her I am replacing the kids I want with my husband. I didn't know. I'm ashamed. So I will try and be a cool wife instead of a cool "mom" to my husband from now on. ;)
So, we just got back to what I am lovingly referring to as "The Last Hurrah." Since Cameron is starting school on Monday and I, HOPEFULLY will be starting to work in the next couple of weeks...
...unless Cameron and I want to start donating plasma to buy groceries (don't worry, Tara, we wont!) Or we could always panhandle. That seems to be a popular choice here in beautiful San Diego. Maybe I can go out on 73rd street next to the freeway on ramp and beg next to the lady who holds a sign that reads, "Homeless and Pregnant." I don't think they would have more sympathy for a girl who had a sign that says, "Teacher and Jobless."
Anyway, so here's where the Disneyland pictures start. I know I have posted about Disneyland in the recent months so for those of you who are sick of Disneyland (shame on you) here's where you stop reading.
Since it was kind of a big deal we decided to make this Disneyland trip like a mini-vacation. A 2-dayer. We left early Monday morning and parked our car at our hotel and spent the day at Disneyland.
Even though it was SCORCHINGLY hot I will not whine about that, because we had such a lovely two days.
Jane, from Tarzan
In Cameron's words, "not too shabby."
Here we are on Astro Blasters, one of Cameron and my favorites. I feel the selfish and self-elevating need to say something about this picture....
You know what? Cameron is pretty much good at everything. Which means that he is pretty much BETTER at everything than me. But look at our scores.
I finally found something I can beat my husband at.
Around 6:00pm I was STARVING and EXHAUSTED so we went and ate dinner and I took a little nap at our hotel. While I was napping Cameron found out that his good friend Russell Johnson and his wife Claire were ALSO at Disneyland! So we went and met up with them for a little while. It was nice to see them!
Day two was all about:
Cameron and I waited for 1.5 hours to go on the Radiator Springs Racers, the biggest ride in Cars Land. It was a LONNNNNNNNG line. But it was totally worth it. It is such a cool ride! The cars in the ride look really realistic and there's even a part where you race another car and it goes pretty fast! Such a cool ride. I can't wait til we go on the off-season so we can go again and I don't have to wait so long!
|Finally made it on the ride! Here we are in our race car!|
This was awesome. Honda was at Disneyland promoting a Robot they have made called ASIMO. I normally would never have gone to this presentation but I am super glad that I did. This Robot is amazing. I felt like I was on an episode of the Jetsons.
The last thing we did was the bumper tires in Cars Land. We waited less time for this one than the racers, but it was still about a 45 minute wait. It was pretty cool, but the tires are kind of soft and so the impact isn't that exciting. But it was fun to experience something new.
Cameron and I also experienced a night show I had never watched. It was Disneys World of Color at California Adventure.
IT BLEW MY MIND!
If anyone ever tells you that it isn't worth it, pish posh. It is amazing!
They spray water in the air and project images onto it while playing music and clips from Disney movies. Then between the clips they have water squirting in the air with colors and music and the occasional fire bursting from pipes in the ground. It is absolutely mind blowing. Go see it. You wont be sorry.
Here's a clip if you want to check it out. But this doesn't really give it justice...even if it IS really cool on this clip. Plus Brave was an awesome movie :)
World Of Color
Disneyland was fun as ALWAYS, but I will be honest with you...by the end of day 2 we were hobbling around like we were 80. I guess walking miles and miles for two days in a row and not getting enough sleep does a number on your body. Who knew? People keep telling me I am young...but when I can't handle 2 straight days at Disneyland I stop believing them. It's all downhill from here.
It was still worth it.
Who wants to come with us next time?