Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Disneyland, Wicked, and Shakespeare. What more can a girl ask for?

So the reason Jeni and I don't usually write anything is because we aren't usually up to much. We have been enjoying our leisurely summer. We took a break from our relaxing to go on vacation. Sarah had a work conference in Anaheim at the end of June, so Jeni and I tagged along to keep her company and, of course, go to Disneyland. We spent 5 days at Disneyland. Jeni kept reminding me that 5 days is a lot of Disneyland. Lucky for her, I got blisters on day 2, so I took it really easy on her. While we were there, the weather wasn't horrid. The temperature was in the 80's but boy it was humid! We felt like wet towels at the end of every day. Here are some of my favorite pics of the trip - at least the ones I know everyone will agree can be posted.
Jeni, Sarah, and I in the Beast's Library at the Animation Station in California Adventure. That ended up to be one of our favorite spots.

Jeni, Briar Fox, and I waiting to ride the canoe around the river.

The three of us on Big Thunder Mountain. This is Jeni's favorite picture.

Jeni and Sarah - don't know what we were doing.

These two pictures are awesome. This is of course us pretending to be Indian Jones, or at least pretending to wait to be rescued by Indian Jones.

Me and Jeni on day 1. This is the best we looked the entire trip.

Me in the Beast's Library, learning what Disney character I am most like.

Jeni at the Hollywood backdrop.

Jeni on the swinging cart of the ferris wheel. She did NOT like this ride at all.

Jeni and I did take some time out of Disneyland to drive to Hollywood. We were lucky enough to get incredible seats to see WICKED! It was awesome. I feel like I have been waiting forever to see it and I finally did and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend WICKED to anyone.
On our way home from California we stopped in Cedar and saw two plays at the Shakespearean Festival. Everyone should also see Taming of the Shrew. It was so funny!

So now Jeni and I are back to our relaxing. But we are preparing for our next vacation in 1 1/2 weeks. So maybe I'll have something to write again then.


Jessica said...

I am SO jealous! I wish I could have joined you on such fun adventures. Good thing we are all going on vacation for 1.5 weeks!

ciara said...

My mom sent me your blog address, way jealous that you saw Wicked! Is it okay if I add you to mine?
Have fun on your next vacation, I'm so ready for one.

Williams Family said...

Ahh Disneyland, I can only dream of the day I will get to go back :). I'm way jealous of the fun you had but so glad that you got to go so I can live my dreams through someone else!

Renee said...

5 days IS a lot of Disneyland...but a lot of Disneyland is NEVER too much. I love that place. It makes me sad I don't live in LA anymore. Those are some GREAT pictures!! I can't believe you don't like the Ferris Wheel! That's one of my favorite rides at California Adventure (next to Soaring over California...and Tower of Terror...and California Screamin...ok, I like a lot of the rides there). And...isn't the animation studio fun (and air conditioned)?? I bet you had fun singing along with Ariel...

Anyway, wish you could take a long vacation up here! We miss you!! The boat dance was a couple of weeks ago and it just wasn't the same without you :(

Becca S. said...

I am very jealous of your vacation, but I'm more disappointed that we didn't plan our summer better. Before we make any plans next summer we'll have to consult with one another so we can spend more time together!

kristina dehlin said...

I love Disneyland too! 5 days! ALRIGHT! where do I sign up? It is one of the greatest places on earth. My parents, sisters and all of our children agree, Disneyland is a place that needs to be revisited again and again. I am so jealous you saw Wicked, I want to see it so bad. You will have to tell me all about it. Have the time of your lives in PEI. I can't wait to hear all about that too. See you soon. Love, Kristina

Renee said...

Ummmm...I know there is a LOT going on with one of you girls that is not being shared...I'm waiting for details!!!!

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