Sunday, January 20, 2008

Disneyland with Friends

It's a three day weekend and that means no school for the older kids and no work for Amy, which means staying late at Disneyland today! Early afternoon, we loaded into our van and off we went. The Electrical Parade was scheduled for tonight, so we planned on staying at least to see that, and then we'd see how busy and tired the parks were before staying any later. Because it was a holiday weekend, and there was a big convention being hosted at one of the nearby hotels, and the start of a Southern California discount promotion, the parks were crowded, but we had a good time.

For some reason, Rachel has been fascinated with Tarzan's Treehouse the last several trips. Because Amy has older boys (one who is almost 15 and on who is 11), we let the boys take the girls up into the treehouse. They all came down smiling. Because we go so often to Disneyland, we always pack our own snacks. And sometimes we pack sandwiches and chips, etc, for lunch or dinner. It's just one way to save money as often as we go.Amy and her boys attempted to avoid the long wait of a popular ride and entered the 'single rider' line, while me and the girls sat on a bench and goofed around.It's been a while since we've seen The Electrical Parade. Rachel's watched it on video a few times in recent months, and gets excited when she hears the music on a soundtrack I have. She was especially fun to watch this evening, waving at the characters and floats, etc.

1 comment:

Keith said...

It sounds like it was a magical day and evening.