I bet you can guess where I am this week. Yup, Disneyland. All decorated for the holidays, the Magical Kingdom has gone all out with their festive decor. My husband and I are in Southern California for a few days, and had to make a visit to the park one of our stops.
I think in the future we need to agree not to come to Disneyland without a child, in particular, our favorite child. It just isn't the same. We made a day of it, regardless. In fact, we timed our stop there just before the worst storm the state has seen in years. Today it is pouring rain, but it won't stop my plans for finishing up my Christmas shopping.
Yesterday my husband and I needed to rest our old bones frequently, and made quite a lot of stops to refuel our flagging energy tanks. Isn't that pretzel adorable? I admit I did share it, but the lion's share was mine.
My husband was determined to stay for the Christmas light parade at the park, so as dusk fell, we killed some time by doing the Tea Cups ride. Isn't it magical looking, with those pretty colored lanterns?
I hope I never have to go to another parade in my entire life. I am saying it here, parades are completely over rated, even the spectacular ones Disneyland is known for. You stand around for ages waiting for the thing to start, you cannot see a thing if you are under six feet tall, strangers are pushed up against you (WAY too close), and none of your photos ever turn out properly. The entire experience takes far too long and is completley unsatisfactory. I hate parades. Never again, I swear.
My son arrives this weekend, and I am so darned excited to see him, and have him get all reacquainted with Eva. It has been two years since his last visit to the States, and that is a long time in the life of a three and a half year old. He is certain to be enchanted with her. We will sit around and drink tea together and have lovely long chats. We had a huge snow fall in the mountains near us, so I imagine some snow related recreation will also take place.
Hope you all have a great weekend and are staying dryer than we are!