Thursday, November 15, 2018

Really Random Thursday, 11/15/18

There was not too much going on in the past week.

I have been working on my Azekura afghan, started several years ago. I'm nearly finished and may be able to post a picture next week!
We had lunch at one of our favorite places, Triangle Cafe, after soccer games on Saturday. Kids get free ice cream cones on the weekend.

And Ella is always entertaining.



My friend, Ingrid, shared this with me. Truth?
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

A Day at Disneyland with "A Day at Disneyland"

My quilt, "A Day at Disneyland," actually spent the day at Disneyland! This is a quilt I finshed in fall 2015

The first picture was taken just inside the main gate.
Then I totally lucked out--Mickey was on Main Street! It was such fun taking a picture with him.

Later we ventured over to It's a Small World, which was still closed for Christmas decorations. But that also meant there were no people around.




We were close to Toon Town. It wasn't open yet either so it was nice to get a picture without a lot of people around.
Later in the afternoon, photographers were in front of the castle.

We took the last photo in Critter Country.
See Winnie the Pooh there on the right?
Janice was such a good sport to let me photograph this quilt all around Disneyland. It's still one of my all-time favorite quilts so this was a special opportunity. You can see more detail photos here.

Really Random Thursday, 11/8/18

It's time to get back on track with regular Really Random Thursday postings.
My father's birthday is November 2 and he turned 91! He requested a cheeseburger and fries, so Mark and I took him to Jack in the Box, and he seemed to really enjoy his birthday lunch.
My friend, Janice (@french75too on Instagram) grew up in southern California and went to Disneyland lots of times. However, she hadn't been there in about 25 years, so we had had been talking about a girls trip to Disneyland. Her birthday is in October and mine is later this month. We got three-day park hopper tickets and headed down on Sunday.

We each got our birthday buttons.

We started seeing lots of people dressed up in clothes from the 1940s and 1950s. We finally stopped and asked these super cute women what was up. We found out it was "Dapper Days."
These three had matching dresses in diffrent colors. And did lots of fun posing.
I ran into my friend, Beth, who had driven from Fresno just for Dapper Days. With so many people in the park, it was a fun surprise to see someone I knew!
Our first ride was the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

The castle is gorgeous at night.
On Monday, we spent the day at California Adventure. This didn't even exist the last time Janice was here. Cars Land is my very favorite part of California Adventure.
We mustered the courage to ride on the Incredicoaster. I do not like going upside down so I usually avoid this ride. But that part goes by so quickly. Thankfully...
California Adventure is so pretty at night, with the lights reflecting in the water.

This is one of my very favorite pictures.
We went on Cars again at night, which is an entirely different experience than during the day.
And here we are...
The Paint the Night electrical parade is magical.






On our final day, we photographed my "A Day in Disneyland" quilt, which will be in the next post.

We took the Monorail to Downtown Disney--we requested to sit in the front with the conductor.
There were pumpkins everywhere, although I'm sure that will quickly change as they transition to Christmas, which officially starts in Disneyland tomorrow.


"Frozen" apples.
We saw these beautiful roses, and indeed, they are the "Disneyland" variety, available at Jackson and Perkins.
Christmas had indeed arrived at Disneyland from Sunday to Tuesday.
I don't want to say we indulged in too many treats while in the parks, but maybe this is appropriate? Also, according to my Apple watch, we walked about eight miles each day!
Disneyland is one of my very favorite places and we had a GREAT time!