Thursday, November 8, 2018

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!


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Robby said... #

A birthday is the perfect time to go be a kid again! I got to see the transition to Christmas at Disney World one year and it was amazing how quickly they did an entire park! Like having an army of Christmas fairies at your command. Happy birthday!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Looks like you both had a great time. It's been 20 years since we took our kids to Disney World. It was a magical time for them and us too.

Judy P. said... #

I spent 35 wonderful years in L.A. I must admit that I went to Disneyland more times than I wanted to go to Disneyland, but the children did insist. Your story almost made me want to go again....almost.

French 75 said... #

I had a fantastic time. Thanks again for sharing our birthday celebration together. I love looking back over the photos and reliving the fun. Your My Small World quilt looks right at home in Disneyland. I'm glad you got such great pics.