We had a great time on our little vacation. Of course, with that many people, there’s always a bit of drama. And, hopefully, we all learn from the drama and choose to do things differently next year.
We wanted to get out of the house by one Thursday afternoon, but didn’t leave until four. That was okay, gave us time to get to the hotel and get ready for dinner. Unfortunately, the place we’d wanted to eat had the entire bottom floor rented out for a special party. Turned out to be Herbalife. But we got seated upstairs on the balcony by 9:30. And Brian slipped the waiter some money before hand, so we got pretty good service. We started off with two pitchers of margaritas. The food sucked, we should have just gone with appetizers, not meals. They had horrid black beans and horrid green rice. Nasty, nasty, nasty food, but the margaritas were really good. We went through five pitchers. Afterwards, Brian was wound up, kept jabbering. We walked DownTown Disney, trying to get him to unwind. We went back to the hotel and I got the internet up for him. I took my makeup off and went to bed. I couldn’t sleep, finally nodded off after 2:30. The rest of the weekend was pretty much like that, until I got on the other side of the bed, the same side I sleep on here at home. Funny how well that worked.
Mickey’s Halloween Treat was fun, Brian and I went as farmers. John Deere baseball caps, red thermals, bib overalls and boots. Unfortunately, I’ve never thought to stretch out the boot on my bunion foot and I was hobbling shortly into the night. But I tried to keep up with everyone.
The BayPeople were the best. They were dressed in Disney character costumes. Too funny to see those duck butts sticking out.
Saturday we wore our matching shirts and pinwheels. Saturday night, we closed down two bars. The Uva Bar in DownTown Disney closes at midnight, so we went to what used to be the Lost Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. By the time that closed, there were only four of us left. Susan, the very beautiful Tessa, Brian and I. You know how they always have drunks hanging on one another saying “I love ya, man”? That really happens. *grin*
Sunday was pretty kickback at Disney’s California Adventure (had a most excellent meal at the Trattoria), I got to talk to Crush (the tortoise from “Finding Nemo”) and we went on a few rides. Then we headed over to Disneyland when DCA closed at six, had some nasty pizza (way, way too thick) at the Pizza Port in Tomorrowland. Then Brian and I went on Space Mountain and held hands the entire ride.
We went over to the Tiki Room, which I hadn’t seen in quite a while. One part of our group was already in the show. We got on the next. One of the group was here from Texas with her husband. She made it last year and talked him into going this year. Her online name is “Tikky”, which is why I really wanted her to see it. She loved the show, her husband loved it more. He got up and started dancing! She had to pull him down at least twice. It was a riot.
The last ride of the trip was on the train and we said our goodbyes to our friends. I sure hope the Texans can make it next year. They’re so much fun.
Monday morning we did the shopping we’d planned on doing (gifts for our moms and the sitter’s family) and made it home in very good time. A little over an hour and a half.
Next year, the trip won’t be for four nights/five days. That’s just too long. And it won’t be on the weekend, it will be during the week. When the parks are not so blasted crowded and they close earlier. And with the earlier closing, we should be able to get to bed earlier, get up earlier and get to the parks earlier and ride more rides.