We started Day 2 at California Adventure, all on our own. We took a ride in the Red Car Trolley, something I had never ridden in all my times at California Adventure. We went straight to Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, I rode it again. This time I kept my eyes open!
I love Jumping Jellyfish, the kids' version of Guardians of the Galaxy. Charlotte and Gabe indulged me.
For lunch, Mark and Ella had corndogs, while the rest of us enjoyed the sip and savor pass. You paid for a pass which entitled you to a choice of eight different samples from different food booths.
After lunch, Charlotte, Levi and Gabe did River Run (twice).
Then we headed over to Animation Academy, where a Pixar artist teaches you how to draw a character.
On our way out of California Adventure, we stopped for some fun photos.
Back in Disneyland, we started with Astro Blasters, and ran into some friends on our way out, John and Denae Samson.
It was late afternoon, and we stood in line for Peter Pan (always such a long line for a ride that takes like 45 seconds).
A few of us rode Big Thunder Mountain again (my favorite at night), and then we had dinner at the French Market.
Most of us rode Pirates of the Caribbean (Ella still refuses to go on this ride), so she and Christa rode on Winnie the Pooh.
Then we all rode on the Jungle Cruise. There was not a line, so in honor of my mother, we did the Tiki Room, which was her very favorite.
I love Charlotte's ears--she made them herself!!
We did the Haunted Mansion one more time. Mark, Ella and I decided to head back to the room, but we took some more photos before heading out.
After the three of us went back to the hotel, Aaron, Christa and the older three partied on til the park closed. This included the Matterhorn, which is quite a bumpy ride.
Small World, Autopia, and then Space Mountain three times in a row.
I think we walked 20 miles over two days. but I can honestly say this was the best birthday celebration, one of my favorite places, with all of my favorite people.
Here's to a new decade with new adventures!