Remember the time we were walking out of Disneyland and after my brother whined about his socks my dad said, "At least you will have this great memory of a time where your mother said, 'Hey, even though the forecast says rain, let's go to Disneyland.'" Then we all laughed...because rain or shine...we all thought Disneyland or bust? Yeah, me too!
I have been home for five days now. Home, as in San Diego. The logic behind this claim even though I consider my 'real home' to be in Sierra Vista, is that anywhere my family lives is home. AW...so sentimental, I know.
Disneyland really is magical. All of a sudden all the back problems, knee problems (Dad and Mom) and all other ailments seem to disappear. Especially with Disney's Christmas extravaganza. I have never been to Disneyland during the Christmas season. Not only is the haunted mansion just phenomenal, but everything to the littlest, minute detail has been all Christmased out. I think that my favorite part of the journey was It's a Small World extreme Christmas makeover. The ride was amazing. The lights, unbeatable. The music mixing, incredible. Thanks Disney for your legacy!
Another one of my favorite things - my parents act like they are 6 years old again! Mom was jumping up and down and ready to be a princess. Dad was giddy to go to Roger Rabbit and the shooting rides, like Toy Story where he gets points for shooting stuff. I think Bryan was the least demanding of all the kids ;)
We got to be pirates at least 4 times and ate at the Blue Bayou restaurant that everyone covets going to.
You see, there are some advantages to going to Disneyland two weeks before Christmas and while it is raining. We got on every ride we wanted to (waiting 10 minutes tops), we got to go into places we never have in order to get out of the rain, we got to bundle together to get warm (great date idea...Disney in the rain) and we got to drink more hot chocolate with no dietary excuses! Highly recommended. Nikki, now I get why your family went all the time.
Ah....Disneyland. Another great memory.