Our first stop was at City Hall, where we got our celebration pins.
Nighttime lights at California Adventure.
As we often do, we went to the lobby of the Grand Californian Hotel. The lobby is gorgeous. Someone was playing the grand piano and we watched two bakers make and decorate the gingerbread house. They said it takes a week to complete.
We looked for, and found, quite a few of the "hidden Mickeys."
The next day we did not have early admission. So we ended up in line with the thousands of others. With the current terrorist activity that seems to keep occurring, this was the first time I had ever felt vulnerable at Disneyland. Waiting...and waiting...to go through security made me feel a bit unsafe. Definitely not a feeling I was expecting at the Happiest Place on Earth.
I haven't ever wanted to go on this ride, but it was sure fun to watch all the people get drenched.
This would have been our Christmas card picture this year. If we had actually sent Christmas cards...
My favorite ride at Disneyland is Big Thunder Mountain. It's fun no matter when you ride it.
But I especially like it at night.
And then all too soon, our time was over.
Until next time, Disneyland. You never fail to make me happy.