Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Trip to Our Happy Place

Upon waking up this morning, I decided it was a great day for a trip to Disneyland. So I packed the backpack, Rachel and I dawned our Mickey Mouse shirts, and grabbed my camera. Listening to the news as we pulled out of the driveway warned of the potentially high winds we could see today. And said that the winds were so bad at Disneyland yesterday that a palm tree frond fell on a guest waiting in line for the Jungle Cruise, sending her to the hospital. Ummm....okay, to be honest, that was kinda freaky, I'm in the car, already having told Rachel we were heading to see Mickey and we hear this news story. Do I go, or do I stay home?? LOL. I decided to go ahead and make the trip. The winds haven't been kicking up until mid to late afternoon anyways, and I would need to be back by mid afternoon to get Hannah from school. So there was a chance we wouldn't be affected by the winds, however, if by chance if there were high winds, we'd make the best of our trip by seeing some of indoor shows and doing some window shopping and then heading home. But on a happy note, we were blessed with a very beautiful day...no wind, bright and shinning sun, and temps near the 80s. Simply beautiful.

Rachel has reached the first height requirement for some of the more 'wilder' rides. She is tall enough for the Matterhorn Bobsleds, and for Gadgets Go Coaster. Today she went on Gadgets Go Coaster and had a great time! One of my most favorite places to eat at Disneyland, not necessarily for the food, but for the atmosphere, is the Hungry Bear Restaraunt back in Critter Country. The upstairs dinning deck overlooks the Rivers of America and provides for a relaxing area to sit and enjoy your lunch while watching the Mark Twain Steamboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, and the canoes make their way around the River. It was such a beautiful day that Rachel and I ate lunch here and enjoyed the view and she enjoyed watching the ducks. I love the trips that Rachel and I have had, just the two of us. It's especially a lot of fun now that Rachel has developed her own likes and dislikes and her own little agenda for our day. :)

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

We were there today too!!!! The wind wasn't so bad, and most of the crowds are gone (yea!) ~ we had a great time.