This one's a little late, but still funny.
Mark's brother lives in southern Idaho. He went skiing awhile back. Yikes!
This is clever...
Mark and I left early Sunday morning for three days in Disneyland/California Adventure. It's been a long time since it was just the two of us. Jessie and Timothy met us for a few hours, which was so great. Mark's favorite "ride" is the park bench--he doesn't do motion very well and he loves to watch people. I don't mind riding the rides by myself, but it was fun to have partners for a few rides.
The next day we didn't rush to get up. We had breakfast at Denny's next to our hotel. A balloon artist was always there, making creations for kids. He was really quite amazing.
It's a Small World gets a bad rap regarding its repetitive song, but honestly it's so beautiful during the holidays, and they add some Christmas carols as well. And as you go through parts of it, the smells change. There was definitely the smell of peppermint during this part of the ride.
Both nights we enjoyed the lobby of the Grand California Hotel, an incredible Craftsman-style hotel reminiscent of the famed Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. During the holidays there is a really big gingerbread house and a huge Christmas tree.
We were lucky to score a reservation at the Lamplight Lounge, overlooking the water. Reservations open up 60 days in advance and I stalked the app. I got on early in the morning and the only time available was 4:30 p.m. I grabbed it. And then the reservations were all booked. We had lobster nachos--so good! We have actually always been impressed with the food in both parks and don't find the prices to be outrageous at all.
It was just dusk as we were seated and it was fun to see the lights come on.
And now it's time to finish getting ready for Christmas.