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California Love

Sophia and I made the trip down to Southern California to go to my favorite place on Earth which happens to be the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland.  When I was in college I had a year round pass to Disneyland and this is odd because I went to school at Central Washington University.  I would make at least 2 trips down to California a year so I could go to Disneyland.  In college we would make the journey south via car but this time we decided to save a full days worth of time by flying.

Since graduating from college I have been absent from Disneyland for 2 1/2 years.  For some that may seem like not that long but for me that is a very long time to be absent from Mickey.  Sophia on the other hand has not been to Disneyland since she was 10 so in a way it was like going for the first time.  We made the trip down south not only for Disneyland although it was a huge bonus we went down for my brother-in-laws graduation from UC-Irvine (Go Ant Eaters!).  Here is a little video of him getting hooded!

It was so nice to go down to California because we definitely were missing the sun.  This May and Junes weather has been awful so seeing the big yellow thing in the sky was nice.  We flew in Thursday night so we had all day Friday to go to Disneyland.  Before we got into the park I bought an app for my phone that shows you the wait time for rides, it actually worked very well.  The only downfall about the app was I was always on my phone and I would see that Space Mountain would shut down every other hour.

We had some rough luck with rides breaking down.  We were on the platform for Thunder Mountain railroad when it closed down.  Some of the changes to Disneyland is the comeback of the 3-D adventure of Captain EO.  Seeing Michael Jackson as the space captain promoting peace and love was life changing!  The Jungle Cruise offered some new jokes, Indiana Jones line is still extremely long.  I am still disappointed in Pirates of the Caribbean when you enter the village there is that new smoke screen of one of those computer generated captains from Pirates of the Caribbean 2 or 3 I do not know which movie it was because I did not even see #3.  When riding the Matterhorn you are putting your life in Walt Disney hands as it is one of the most sketchy rides ever.

The ride of the day without a doubt was at California Adventure and it was Toy Store Mania.  It is a 3-D game where you play carnival games with your goal of scoring the most amount of points.  I was happy with my score of 75,000 points as it was the best out of our group.  The guy next to me on the ride scored the days all time high of 425,000 points.  How he did that I have no idea but after seeing what he looked like and how he ran up the stairs to get back in line it makes complete sense on how he scored 425,000 points.

Saturday we drove down the 101 as far as Laguna Beach.  After our stroll through beach towns we made the trip back to Irvine to see Robert’s graduation.  Next think you knew it was Sunday and we were heading on back home to rainy Enumclaw.




Sophia and I are going to Disneyland on Friday this week and we can not wait!  We are ready to get away from this rainy weather and finally get into some sun and of course go to the Happiest Place on Earth!

So the question is what ride do we go on first!?

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