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Old 06-13-2009, 10:24 PM   #31
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Well here I go again now I only have 6 days to go till Disneyland which sounds absolutely crazy since it was just yesterday I had over a 100. Aw these next 6 days are going to be long. To give you an idea

Today
-I got my permit(Yes I can begin driving now wow scary you all should stay off the roads because beep, beep Katieís coming through
- We got our Park Ní Ride booked, Yes we changed our mind since my dad doesnít want my brother driving us to the airport so were just going to do Park Ní Ride
- We got our from Airport Transportation worked out
- I applied at a few places for work (Iím looking for a Summer job)
- Oh yes I got my passport

Tomorrow
-Study for finals
-Finish my English final
-Sleep in
Plan for Disney

Monday
-School(At least thereís on 2 Ĺ more days left)
-Going after school to help in a Family Friends classroom pack it up who is resigning from her job at my school
-Dance Practice
-Dance Pizza Party at the Studio

Tuesday
-Last day of finals
- HmmÖ probably go home and celebrate the school years done
-Help out in the family friends classroom again complete packing everything
-Stay up late most likely knowing me

Wednesday
-Wake up last day of school
-Go to school sign yearbooks and most likely party
-Complete school
-Go home and celebrate

Thursday
-Wake up late most likely between 10 and 12
-Most likely go to the store, mall, whatever we need to do get completely packed and ready for the next day
-Most likely go over to my friends house and say good-bye to her for the next week as sheís going to California that evening
-Pack
Iím going to attempt to go to bed at 10 well see if that really happens

Friday
-Havenít I already told you about Friday

Now that you know the weeks low down maybe Iím just going to talk about for a few minutes what this trip mean to me. Disney has always been a magical place for me away from the real world where I can just distress and be happy. This last year has been very far but magical for meÖ Iím just going to give you a idea of the last year from the last few daysÖ Background info: It started on my birthday(March 21st) This person came into this who began a whole set of drama in my life she was abusing herself, running around having sex with guys, etc. etc. Well fast-forward to the day this girl wrote me a note telling me that she had attempted suicide the night before, She was disappointed it didnít work so she was going to try it again that night. Well we write notes in class all the time, so I just kept replying back telling her we all love you and donít make this horrible mistake. Of course she didnít listen so during this time I was trying to hint to another friend who sits next to me that she needs to see this right away and she just grabs it out of there which was the exact opposite of what I wanted her to do of course so I try to get it back to her and then of course the other person seeís this and she gets mad so the other person gives it back, so then we go back to our conversation but I made sure I tucked the note away which I did so at the end of class I went up to the other friend and said I think this needs to go to the teacher but I want your final opinion on it she reads through it gets up and runs our teacher saying you need to read this now and she was like I mean seriously read it. Our teacher was like ok reads the first line looks at me and says, Iíll take this to the counseling centerÖ
Fast forward to 6:00pm on Facebook I was on for about a minute, since I had finals to study for and this other person opens up chat on face book so our conversation went like this

Other Person- Whereís the note
Me- I have it
Other Person- No seriously who has the note?
Me- Me, Why?
Other Person- Katie you donít have the note itís in the counseling center, and because of it I have gotten my life tookan away, I got cell phone, my room, half my day tooken away WHO HAS THE NOTE?
Me- Fine me and another person gave it to (Insert Teachers Name)
Other Person- I F*)*)@ hate you, why would you do that and whoís the other person
Me- I did it for your own good you do know, Also I canít tell you who turned it in with me if they want to tell you they will
Other Person- No you didnít your such a F@(%* loser, And who turned it in with you
Me- Not telling you, and I did it for your own good
Other Person- Well Iím never talking to you again
Me- Ok well Iíll have out teacher switch my seat tomorrow problem solved

So today I went into speak to my English teacher to get my seat switch she tells me it will take time, and that for now itís better to leave her along like Iím doingÖ
So then I go outside to meet up with some of my friends and she walks up to me begging for my to apoligise I was in a awkward spot so I did then she gave me a hug and told me that we were friends again and then she loved me
Not even 30 seconds later she goes up to another friend telling her much she hates me
UghÖ so that day in English I stayed where I sit not to cause any more drama because she didnít want me to move she doesnít say a word to me all period so I donít know what that means, our teacher sent her to the counselor saying the counselor had told her she wanted her to see herÖ
Then she talks to me about it telling me that felt so bad of how a awkward spot I am
I feel really awkward
Iíve been doing nothing but balling about it frustrated not sure what to do
So this is just a little glimpse of my year itís literally a lot alike this all year long

So Disney is just a place to feel the magic I really hope to be in a better place in a week from today with all of this drama behind and just the real world behind that is what I love about Disney.

So now Iím going to give you our Saturdays plans there a little more magical then everything you just had to read about my life

7:00-Wake up take a shower but on our star energy warm up and go down to break fast
7:30- Eat breakfast from what we have read itís a pretty good breakfast which will be nice for us
8:00- Go back up the room put on make-up and everything needed for the show for the face and hair
8:45 Leave the hotel
9:00- Arrive at California Adventure get in line so we can get in quickly as we must be at 9:45
9:45- Change into costume and get ready for the show
10:30- Show begin
11:15- Show should be done by 11:15 and then were going to be going by underground tram to Disneyland so we donít have to take our costumes off
12:30- Show in Disneyland we should be back at Toon Town by 1:30
1:30- Most likely go get a locker for my dance bag and get lunch then maybe go back to the hotel return my dance bag then back to Disneyland
3:00- Enjoy the rest of the day at Disneyland most likely maybe California Adventure
12:00- Go back to hotel and crash
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:32 PM   #32
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Hey everyone I just wanted to let everyone know me and my mom are back
I can't tell you how it went just yet since there would be no use for a TR then but it's coming
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So Hi everyone Iím finally getting around to beginning this TR a little more than 2 months after we got back right as my summer is winding down. Iíve been super busy this summer and have not had a chance to sit down in write this. Hours after we got off the plane in Seattle I was back sitting in a classroom to begin Drivers Ed. This took about a month of my time. Then I went on a College road trip with my family the day after I got finished with Drivers Ed. Then the day we got back I went to camp for about a week and a half, and then I was home for about 4 days which were jammed packed with Doctors appointments. Then I went to my Grandparents for a week, got back from there and went to a friendís huge belated 15th Birthday party which was 3 days long. Then dance began again, which soon after that I began volunteering at the local retirement home, which brings me to today this is the second day all Summer that I donít really have much going on a party tonight with some friends and packing for my Grandparents 50th anniversary in Oregon which we leave for tomorrow. This summer has gone by so quickly and been so busy that Iím ready to go back to school and go back to my normal schedule I think it will be a little more relaxing than the pace Iím at right now.

But I have a Trip Report to begin so here I must go!
So Iím going to begin with the day before we begin the exciting day before I wake up around 10:00 and come down stairs and my mom is in the Disney mood on her computer trying to take care of things before we leave she looks at me and asks me to go into the garage and fine a suitcase to put all of our stuff in so I went out the garage and grabbed a medium sized suitcase which I was sure we could fit all of our stuff in. My mom then says can you start packing our stuff so I say yes of course! During this time my mom went on to Alaska Airlines website and got us checked in for the next day! This made me excited! Then we realized that a medium size suitcase would never fit our stuff I mean seriously me and my pack a lot were girls of course. So I went out to the garage to get another suitcase! So I finally get everything packed that I can pack for then! So my mom says to go take a shower and get ready so we can run last minute errands. We go to the post office to drop off Father Day presents to be sent to places all around including California!!! We then ran to Target to get travel sized thing like Hair Spray and make up wipes what every girl needs! After this we run home and are off to the wonderful world of Dis! We had to get last minute tips of course, and then my mom says to me maybe we should make some last minute PRís which I agree about so we knew from the start we wanted Rain Forest Cafť as we had loved that restaurant last time we had ate there! So we called in a got a reservation for 3:30 the next day Friday June 19th we were eating early since I had a dance workshop that night! So then we knew we needed one last PR so we chose to make one at Arielís Grotto we were stupid and forgot that the water was gone so we asked to eat outside but more on that later. Soon after that my mom started hemming the jazz pants that had arrived the day beforehand from Discount Dance Supply hereís a picture of her working hard on them! Thanks Mom!



We then had dinner and finished packing all of our clothing and I packed my
dance bag here is everything completely packed!


(Oops my dance bag wasn't in the other picture :/ heres all of our junk lol
After this it was about 8:30 we ran to the store one last time got a couple of last minute things and then went home took a shower and went to bed

Next up: The Ride to the Airport, Are We There Yet, Welcome to California!
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:45 AM   #34
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Haha! Good thing you're off to a great start! I procrastinate on TRs too, so no worries :D
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Katie's Back 9 Month's Later *Gasp*

First off I want to apologize wow! Life really gets in the way of what you plan and intend to do I know thatís happened with this trip report but I promise I will finish it before I begin any trip reports for any of the other vacations we have taken in the past 9 months! And some I would like to start especially the Olympics haha but this one definitely has a priority over all of them and Iíve really been thinking about how Iím in desperate need of another mother daughter vacation and I went OH trip report as I sat there looking at rates for a trip this year haha, which I wonít lie rates are looking good especially flights Southwest has $99 one way flights to LA right now and I think we might be able to swing this if I use the mommy guilty treatment and remind her of what the counselor said that we need to do more girl bonding trips since we really have fallen apart and Disneyland is a real special place for both of us it something out of the few things we actually have in common in our lives right now and I think a trip to Disney might really help my depression and give us both hopeÖ

Day 1- Part 1
So the night before we left I had to keep on telling myself were not going to Disney in the morning to force myself to go to sleep hahahaha ha (funny how that always works haha). I know that sounds really pathetic Iím not 5 anymore but other if I didnít I would have been the person in the Disney commercial where the kids go into the parentís room because they canít sleep and the parents say there too excited and canít sleep too. In the past Iíve always had success with this method and that night it was no different! So we wake up the next morning at 2:45AM I know YIKES Iím not a morning person but I get myself out of bed quickly reminding myself of the fact we are about to leave for Disneyland! My mom gets ready quickly we go pack all of our last minute items made sure we had everything and are off to the airport at 3:45AM. My mom and I are both very excited we canít believe the trip has finally begun and we will be in the California sun shine by 10:00AM that morning. My closest friend Katelyn had the left the evening before for Southern California to visit family so my mom and I were anxious to get there since we had heard the weather was beautiful the day before hand! So once we finally get to the Sea-Tac exit we had to find the park and ride place we were using and once again MapQuest FAILS, Yes I give MapQuest a big huge F we have been lost in more places thanks to MapQuest (We have been lost all over the country thanks to the wonders of MapQuest, a few years back well in Florida MapQuest told us to cut through a NASA military base hahaha thatís funny, Oh! And then there was a time well in Virginia where we found ourselves at a farey terminal, and didnít realize we would have to take a fairy to get to Williamsburg and Jamestown Oh that was fun :P). So after getting lost we find our way to our Park Ní Ride where there were very few people there at that hour but the bus came and met us and whisked us to the airport within 5 minutes what great service! Once we got to the airport we thanked and tipped our wonderful driver who carried our heavy bags down the steps for us. So once we got our bags under control we wheeled them over to the carts. We then had fun with our Credit Card trying to get a cart, My mom had to swipe like 3 of her cards before it accepted her American Express gosh those machines are such pains! We then got a cart and wheeled our bag through SEA-TAK before we found the Alaska Airlines booth. We had done on-line check-in the day before hand so all we had to do was check one bag as we were carrying the other one on with us since it had all of my dance stuff in it which would be a VERY BAD situation to loose in Baggage Claim. We quickly get through security as there were only a couple people ahead of us. And we are ready to begin our adventure, at this time the air-port is pretty empty there are a couple of people from our flight in the air-port but other than that it was pretty quiet. We went and found our gate before going and getting something to eat. This morning we decided to have Wendyís oh the joys, being the weird person I am I hardly ever eat breakfast I really am not a Breakfast person I dislike Pancakes, waffles, and am really only a fan of Breakfast Burritoís (here's my breakfast burrito this morning)

and is there ever time in the morning to make a Breakfast burrito, I would have to say NO! You see Iím a definitely not a morning person but Iím a night owl without a doubt that means I give myself barely enough time to wake up in the morning take a shower, blow dry my hair, get dressed, go down stairs and make myself a tea or hot cocoa and leave for school so there is without a doubt no time for breakfast with having to rush to school. So this morning I decide to have a breakfast burrito as I actually weirdly have time since Iím up at the wee hour of 5:30am. By this time we go over to the cool window type thing where you can see all of the planes and decide to enjoy our breakfast well looking out the windows at all the planes! We only fly once or twice a year in my family and itís always a treat to get to look out at all these amazing planes and appreciate the fact that my dad has worked on many of them. You see my dad works at Boeing and is in charge of making sure the 777 will fly. But heís worked on many of the other airplanes at Boeing. Even though I have little interest in Space and Aero science I still think itís really cool to get to look out at a window and think my dad had a part on building many of these airplanes! We enjoy sitting out at this window for about an hour just chatting and enjoying the airplanes that is something real special that I love to get the chance to do! At about 6:30 we decide to go back to our terminal as we guess boarding will be beginning soon. On the way back to the terminal we spot a girl from dance team Alexa, and her mom. We begin chatting with them and learn that we are on the same flight! Yeah!!! Now it can be the Star party flight for everyone elseís luck hahahaha ha ha ha (more on this later). We get the terminal and they have just begun boarding and we hear our seats being called so we get to board the plane!! You know the feeling of getting to get on the plane to Disneyland or Disneyworld itís just the greatest feeling in the world to know that soon you will be arriving at a place where everything is happy people have smiles on their faces, and you can just forget about the world for a few days. Itís just the greatest feeling in the world! We board the plane and realize that Alexa and her mom on her about 6 rows up from us on the left side and were on the right greatÖ this means well be chatting across where everyone else can hear if we want to talk to each other about anything, being Star girls thatís not a good thing since weíre very chatty people haha. We sit down and before we know it the flight attendants are going over the emergency procedures, Iím not going to lie those air mask things scare me they look weird and look like something an alien would wear, thatís always disturbed me during airplane rides. Once they get through the procedures we are on the run way about to leave to go to my favorite place on the planet, it brings me overwhelming joy just to think about where were about to go, itís a place where you can just escape from all your worries and care and my opinion the greatest place on the planet for sure! You know how Disneyworld just doesnít have a special magic Disneyland has I canít even put my finger on it but thereís something about Disneyland that just makes it so much more magical than Disneyworld maybe itís the fact Disneyland doesnít have humidity, or the fact that Disneylandís a lot smaller, or the fact that Disneyland has Waltís special touches but Disneyland is just in so many ways so different compared to Disneyworld and I love it! To know that youíre about to have one of your biggest dreams come true is also amazing to think about. As I knew once the airplane left we would be finally landing only in the matter of hour in the place where those dreams can come true, that idea is just mind boggling Iím not going to lie. So we touch off the ground and are in the air on our way to Disneyland that just brought a smile to my face to think about. Once the pilot said we could bring out electronics I took out my I-Pod and began listening to the Dis unplugged yes Iím definitely a Dis geek there you have it! I enjoy listening to that week episode of the Dis Unplugged and then re-listen to the Bawb memorial itís just a wonderful tribute to him and has some of the funniest moments the show has ever seen, I start tearing up. Itís so sad to think about but such a wonderful show, also it reminds me that me and mom need to get Dole Whips for Bawb well here at Disneyland (more on that later). After 2 great episode of the Dis Unplugged we finally get the message that electronics must be turned off as we will be arriving in California, Orange County momentarily. Ok this is a part where I have apologies if anyone here was on this flight and got annoyed by me, Alexaís, her momís, and my momís chat across the plane. It went along the lines of this:
Alexa: Hey Katie are you and your mom staying at the Park Vue with the other girls or did you get a separate hotel
My Mom: We got the Comfort Inn & Suites Anaheim
Alexaís mom: Oh really why are you guyís staying there
My mom: Great reviews (better than Park Vue), higher stay rating, and better deal, plus we want to spend time with each other
Alexaís Mom: Oh really, how are you getting to the hotel
My mom: We booked Shuttle Express
Alexaís Mom: I think we booked something like that
Alexa: Are you hanging out with the team well in Disneyland
Me: No Iím having some desperately needed mother daughter time
Alexa: Oh ok
So there you have it Iím sorry if anyone was here who was on the plane who heard our chat through the plane Iím sure it was a bit annoying sorry . So the planes finally arrive in Orange County and were overjoyed to finally be back in California the sunshine state. We deboard the plane and first go to the bathroom before doing anything else; I have this weird phobia of plane or train bathrooms and will pass if I can do anything in my power toÖ We then go to baggage claim, and our bag is already out there waiting for us! This made us excited as were used to having to wait 15-30 minutes before our bags magically appear on the carrousel, I definitely recommend to everyone flying into Orange County itís a smaller airport but everything just went so smoothly here! We are so satisfied with our experience at the airport I canít say enough wonderful things about it! We then go out of the airport at this time we have 2 purses, 1 Carryon bag which is the official bag of Star Energy, which of course had all my uniform stuff in it and costumes, and 1 Checked Bag gosh we seem to have a lot for a quick trip! We walk out of the airport across to the place where shuttle express is and they already have our reservation and were expecting us and load us onto a van, the van quickly fills up with other people from our flight and we are off to the Comfort Inn & Suites Anaheim. Well on the shuttle we meet Mother/Daughter family from our area with a girl around the age of 12 who had never been to Disneyland before and had some sort of life threatening disease. She seemed like she was full of life and it was sad to see that she had something like this . But we assured them they were going to have an amazing time well in Disneyland and this would be a trip they would never forget. Also well on the shuttle my closest friend Katelyn called me to see if we had arrived yet, I told her we had just arrived and we did a happy palm tree dance over the phone as we both stared at Palm trees what a wonderful sight! I believe we dropped another family off at their hotel before arriving at ours. When we chose this hotel we chose it because of all the reviews on Expedia say we would stay her again they have a 100% rate of people who would recommend this to someone else. Also it was a 3 star recently renovated hotel with everything we needed. We got a rate through Get Away Today at about $88 a night and it was a steal that we could not put down. This hotel is a real gem for the cost. When we arrived it was around 10:00am we had called ahead of time to make sure they could store our bags for us and they said would not be a problem and so we would be able to enjoy the parks. When we arrived they informed us they had a room ready and we could check in right then and there! We happily checked in, well at check in we also purchased the ART pass, our hotel was still in walk able distance to Disneyland but we decided that after a long day it would be nice to have the pass. We settled for the 3 day pass I believe for like only $11 per a person. We then went up to our room on the 5th floor I believe, we were very satisfied for what we got for the money, the room is pretty good sized, and has been recently renovated and I would compare it to a similar room to what you would get at a Disney deluxe resort in Disneyworld minus the balcony. Iím surprised this hotel is not a good neighbor hotel considering the fact it really is an awesome hotel. Believe me we are used to staying NICE hotels we normally stay in Marriottís, Residents Inns with 2 bedroom suites (Embassy Suites donít work for us any more as we need at least a 2 bedroom suite to make everyone happy), hotels similar to Disney Deluxe Hotels, Disney Deluxe Hotels, 4-5 Star Hotels, Hyattís, Hiltons and so on and seriously the room was very similar to what you would get in any of these other places minus the Suite part of course. If youíre looking for a cheap buy I would definitely keep this in mind sure itís a little further from the hotel the park(about a mile away) but for all the feature included I would definitely keep it in mind. We then decide to walk to the 7-11 near the hotel to purchase a case of water bottles as being from Washington the California tap water does not cut it! We get a good deal on like 25 bottles of water for $4 and now we can bring our own water with us to shows, through Disney and to work shops. After we get settled at about 10:30 we are ready to go the parks!

Next Up: Disneyís California Adventure, Snacks, Soariní, Exploriní, and the Rain Forest?

Also my appoligies about there being so little photo's here I decided not to bring my camera and my mom brought her's but she wasn't into a picture mood and told me to not take picture :/ but I promise you there will be way more in the next installment!
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I'm still here!
That's so amazing you got to go to the Olympics too!! :D
Thanks so much for staying we with me all this time!! And hopefully another update will be coming LATE tonight like more at 3am as I'm on Spring break and shockingly have nothing going on tommorrow other than going to the
mall, the dentist and to church later in the night but I don't need to be up till 11 so as long as I can keep myself awake till about 9(30 minutes from now) I can go down stairs and type the rest of it as I did about 1/3 of it earlier today!! Oh it's so weird for me to not have to be somewhere every morning with school 5 days a week dance Saturday mornings and church on Sunday mornings I'm always up by 9 with little do nothing time not going to lie this is real nice!
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Hello all, well since Iím on spring break and actually have time in my life I think I will another installment to my TR. Wow 2 in one week this is a first! Iím very quickly getting into a huge Disney mood ever since I got the ďPrincess and the FrogĒ for my birthday Iíve been finding myself Disney crazy and ready to go meet Princess Tiana for myself haha. The trying to convince my parents that were in desperate need of a Disney trip is going smoother than I ever imagined shockingly! It sounds like if we do go this year it wonít be a Mother/Daughter trip and the guys will be in tow but it will still be a trip to Disney or California as were putting it to sound more attractive to my dad haha. Only problem is he really wants to go to Hawaii this year as everyone we know has been in the past few years, personally Hawaii would be nice but I can pass for a trip to Disney, my mom feels the same wayÖ Our fight is that California flights are way cheaper than Hawaii flights right now, thereís still palm trees and the beach in California, and thereís more to do like Disney have I mentioned that yet. Weíre talking about booking either the Grand Californian as we stayed in the Animal Kingdom lodge a few years back in Disney World and loved it and it reminds us of the Animal Kingdom Lodge, also were talking about the Embassy Suites Anaheim South as we stayed there on our last family trip in 2002 and loved it, also thereís the free cook to order breakfast! If we do go well mostly do 7 nights with the Southern California City Pass which includes 3 Day Park Hopper to Disney, 1 Day in Universal, 1 Day in Sea World and 1 Day at the Zoo, we would probably pass on the zoo and go to the beach instead, and the guys might pass on Sea World but Universal we would go to and me and my mom at the least will take advantage of all the days in Disneyland have I mentioned we both have fallen in love with Disneyland haha! The only issue here is convincing the guys and Matthew might get to choose in the end if we go to California or Hawaii as he is a senior and this might be his last family vacation. Letís keep our fingers crossed for California so I can meet the new Disney princess haha. So back to the trip report we must go!

Where I last left you off was when we had walked over to the 7-11 to get Water, and then were about to leave for California Adventure! We decided to go California Adventure first because of my dance coach had told us that we needed to study the California Adventures stage so we knew where to go when show time came the next day. So we went out of our hotel and waited for the ART to come and after a few minutes it appeared and we got on a bus to go to California Adventure it was pretty painless we showed them our pass they showed us how to activate it we got a seat, and rode to Disneyland. We had to stop at one other hotel on the way there and let me tell you there was a pretty upset guest who wanted to get on but didnít have a pass so they wouldnít let her on and she threw a fit going let me on Iím going to Disney now. The bus driver responded by saying you canít get on without a pass you can purchase them inside your hotel. This made her mad finally after like 3 minutes she stomped off the bus pretty pissed. After that everyone else came on quite smoothly and we were off to California Adventure once in for all. After about a 3 minute ride we arrived at the bus stop area got off and walked towards the park. Looking around I saw the Celebrate You sign and I got extremely excited thinking were finally here. We get through security painlessly and get in line to go inside the parks! I then ask my mom if she has our ticket andÖ she did! So all was well and we went through the line quite quickly and got into the park. We hadnít been here for 7 years so it was so exciting to get to see everything again. Walking through the gates and over the golden gates bridge you canít help but get a little excited and be like Iím in California!! Then you see Greeting From California and you just have to get a little excited. I could not believe after years of begging my mom to go back we were actually back!!! The first thing we decided to is go find the Hollywood Backlot Stage where we would be performing the next morning! We review the stage well a show with Woody is going on and realize were finally in California and this is the place where my dreams are finally going to come true. We decide that we think we have it figured out and then decide to go get a snack at the Taste Pilots Grill. We decide that we do not want a full meal as we were going to be eating at Rain Forest Cafť at 3:30 so I tell my mom to order me a side of French fries and a Coke. Well she is ordering our food she tells me to run over to Soariní and get Fast Passes to use later that afternoon. I agree and run to find the Fast Pass station ok for some reason I could find the line but not the fast pass station so after about 5 minutes of looking I finally find the machine and swipe our passes, 2 fast pass cards spit out for later that day and I go back and find my mom at the Taste Pilots Grill. So here they give you a lot of French Fries for not a lot of money I mean a lot if we would have known how much we were getting would have only ordered one order of the French Fries. We chow on our French Fries and talk about what we want to do next, we agree we will just get in line for Grizzly River Rapids if itís not too long. We walk over there after lunch and there was only a 30 minute or so wait and we agree that we can handle that and get in line. This would be the longest amount of time we waited for any ride. We waited maybe 20 minutes and occupied ourselves by taking photos during the time here are a few

My momís probably going to shoot for posting this one of her haha

A little better one

We had a pretty short wait and this is where part of my joy of only being a 2 person party comes into play when youíre a 2 person party sometimes theyíll have 2 extra seats on rides they need to fill so you get to cut in line a little since you can fill the seats! We got to do this on Grizzly today that was kind of nice Iím not going to lie. Well on the ride we had a blast, on our last trip I remembered getting completely drenched in the rain since I was on the bad side on the water fall. Today if it happened I didnít really care since it was in the mid 70ís and beautiful weather. But in the end I didnít get drenched too bad so that was a good thing! We got off and decided to walk around a little bit and explore Flikís Fun Fair I know that sounds kind of weird but last time we were here they were just building it so we were a bit exited to get to see it haha. I we need to go more often to this wonderful place if only my dad loved itÖ We enjoy looking around a bit and then I look at my mom and go were going on the Mallibumer my mom goes greatÖ Ok I love that ride not going to lie itís amazing and I strongly believe that they should never get rid of it. It is definitely my favorite ride at California Adventure I love the thrill of being launched into the air in seconds! So we get on it and my mom was like this might be a bad idea, I was like please mom I survived it when I was 8 you can survive it at 49! So it begins and itís quite relaxing actually, but very quick we get off it and all smiles so all is well! After this we realize our fast passes are now ready and we can go on Soariní so we decide to go over there ride Soariní since we had Fast Passes the wait was only like 15 minutes and were on it before we know it. Just amazing feeling the breeze and really feeling like youíre in a hang glider over California this ride was definitely well done. Itís my momís favorite I know that she grew up in California and it brings back tons of memories to her! I just love going over the Golden gate bridge also the Oranges are so cool when the smell comes out, Oh that ride is just love! Off Topic but kind of cool The Orange Groves or Farm whatever they call it is owned my cousinís best friends Grandparents I thought that was just kind of cool and really random lol. After we get off the ride we decide to go over to Greeting From California and do some shopping for others. My closest friends Katelynís who is in California at the moment birthday is the next week and she loves Disney Lollipops, Disney Candy, especially the Goofyís Candy Company Cherry Sour Balls. And last time when I bought her a t-shirt in Disneyworld she didnít wear it at all so I decided to forget the t-shirt and buy her a bunch of Lollipops and Goofyís cherry balls instead! So I bought her those things, and my mom got some post cards and I got my brother a couple things of candy also. I believe I lost a bet earlier that week and if I lost it I had to bring him back some candy from Disney. WellÖ. Of Course I lost the bet so my mom reminded me to buy him some candy so I was a good sister and bought him some. We then got our first of many Disneyland Resort bags not going to lie I love those bags so that made my day! After this we decided to begin making our way over to the Rain Forest Cafť but first make at stop at the World of Disney store to buy someone else a gift that I needed for the next day! We exit California Adventure and walk over to Downtown Disney. One of the things I love about Disneyland and hate about Disneyworld is that everything at Disneyland is in walking distance and thereís no need to waste time on taking the bus! You can be from one park to another in moments compared to at Disney World more like 30-40 minutes that also the same with Downtown Disney oh how I love Disneyland! We first decide to make a trip into the World of Disney and look for a gift for my little sister McKenna her birthday was the week before also and I knew that it had to be extra special this was also her last Star Energy performance forever so I needed to find something that she would really love! I knew coming into this that her favorite Disney character was Tinker Bell and she has a Tinker Bell themed room but no Tinker Bell stuffed animal so I thought I would get her just that. Ok hereís where my rant comes into place THEY HAD NO NORMAL TINKER BELL IN THE WHOLE STORE. They had baby tinker bell but no just normal tinker bell ok this is DISNEYLAND you need to have a Tinker Bell here and this is also the World of Disney all things Disney itís like my heaven please get normal Tinker Bell little girls would love it and Iím sure you would sell tons of them. In the end I end up getting her Tinker Bell mouse ears since Baby Tinker Bell in my opinion is fat and ugly and thereís no way Iím buying that for my little sister. I got McKenna put on the back of them and was excited to surprise her with them the next day. More on my merchandise rants later. After this we made our way over to the Rainforest Cafť to have dinner. We requested to eat up stairs and they honored our requests and we were excited to have dinner with the simulated animals! Itís nothing like waking up to animals outside your balcony like you get to experience when you stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge but itís very fun restaurant! Well there we enjoy watching the animals itís such a fun place to go and eat, hmmÖ I wonder if maybe I could convince my dad tomorrow instead of taking me shopping at Alderwood to go up to South Center instead and we could have lunch there and maybe make the idea of going to Disney this summer sound even better hmmÖ my devious plan hahaha I have a evil laugh going on here but this plan might actually work quicker and easier with this in tow! Weíll see! I think I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad for dinner and a Doctor Pepper to drink with that and my mom order this Coconut Shrimp thing with an Ice tea. I enjoyed my dish nothing better than a good Chicken Salad then maybe my momís food. I tried one and it was GOOD! Iíve been dreaming of having it ever since then OhÖ I that makes me hungry! We enjoy our meal and looking at the animals Here are some blurry picture of us sorry about the blurriness :/
Well just me I guess and some waiter my mom must have been taking the photoÖ

Ma mere X DeuxÖ Bizarre

Moi et ma Mere et Blurriness



After we were done with the meal we paid our bill tipped the server and decided to go back to our hotel and get ready for the Disney Workshop!
Next Up Ė Day 1 Part 3- Meeting Up with my Star Girls, The Disney Workshop, and Summer Nightastic!!
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First off I want to apologize I was planning on doing more updates than this considering the fact I am on Spring Break but a disease that Iím suffering from got in the way. It was getting way better for the first time in 3 months and I thought things were looking up till Thursday came and I got smacked right in the face again when I woke up that morning. This has been a really tough past 9 months and for me and hopefully itís finally slowly going to begin looking up here soon. Well I guess weíll see once school starts back up here on Monday, I just want my life back it just taken it completely away in so many ways and itís nearly killed me. Well ok Iíll quit rambling and get back to the trip report.

So I last left you off with us leaving Rainforest Cafť and about to go back to our hotel room to get ready for the workshop! So we began the walk over to the bus stop which included having to go through security again. In a way this is kind of a pain considering we just want to get to the bus stop but I guess itís for the safety of the parks so Iíll shut up now. We got back over to where I bus would be and waited around 10 minutes before it arrived when it arrived we hoped on and made our journey back to the hotel. We got off the bus and decided we would try to make it on its next round if we could, walked in our hotel went through the lobby up over to the elevator to get to our hotel room. We quickly were in our room and I began looking through my bag deciding what I would need and what I could take out to make it lighter. I decided I didnít need my costume top for the night and didnít need the pair of jazz pants I was planning on wearing the next day to the show, and a couple of other things. We decided to pack 2 water bottles in my bag since we would not have to buy water once we entered the parks. I put on a t-shirt saying Star Energy with our dance studioís name on the front and jazz pants did my make-up and was ready to go! We went back outside and stood waiting for the bus. Side Note: The weather during this trip was wonderful not too warm and not too cold just what you would dream of having well on vacation in Disneyland! Well waiting for the bus my closest friend Katelyn calls and we chat, and continue once we are on the bus. She had gone to the beach that day and had enjoyed a Burger at In Ní Out. She seemed to be enjoying herself which I was happy to hear! She also mentioned that the weather was wonderful and we both agreed Oh how I love California! Right as I get off the phone with Katelyn we are pulling up to Disneyland and see some of the Star Energy girls who were staying at the Park Vue are right across the street at the light waiting to go! We decide to wait for them and meet up with them at the security line! Also well at the security line we see Kristinaís family who had literally just got off their plane and driven straight here to Disneyland from the airport to be in time for the workshop (Long story short they booked their flights long before the workshop came into play and were originally not going to the parks on the first day but going to relax at the hotel so barely made it in time for the workshop!) Once a big group of Star was together we all went through security and made our way to the line to get into the turnstile for Disney! We all successfully made it through the turnstile without any ticket issues and followed the group! The plan which we were not aware of at the moment considering the fact we had just ran into them was to ride the train around to Toon Town we were fine with it but just a little lost at first. We all got to the train right as one was coming into dock found the last few rows on the train to be open. Well we had a pretty big group but managed to squeeze all of ourselves on the train after a little rearranging and some kind people moving to other places! This was our first ride at Disneyland in 7 years at it was sure a fun way to begin the trip. We went through the dinosaur times I believe and a few others maybe western I donít remember everything sadly . Once we arrived in Toon Town we all got off the train and found a bench where some other families from Star had already claimed who were waiting for us! We all just joined in and started a party over there well other began to show up. Visiting about what we had done so far in the parks, Space Mountain was definitely the subject to be talked about. Apparently 3 of the girls had met up earlier in the day and decided to ride it together. Well they were not smart enough to get fastpasses so they decided to brave the 1 Ĺ hour long wait! Well they got a little bored in line, ok maybe a lot and being the geeks they are made up a song with literally 2 words ďSPACE MOUNTAINĒ they sang these words screaming in line all the way through and once they got on the ride they continued with their excitement singing those words all through the ride haha Well you got to love them lol. Apparently some of the other guests in line were not as entertained by their singing and because I know there were many Disserís her for the Backlot Tour the next day I will go ahead and apologize for excitement and craziness! Well I guess I got to love them anyway since they do make me laugh and make my day! Also some of the other girls in Star had created their own Space Mountain song this song had all of 8 words so if you heard there song in line which went like this ďSpace Mountain Why Buy a Mattress Anywhere Else ďmy apologies also haha. Well at least they had a good time! Also we talked about our trip up there a few of the girls had braved the roads and drove up to California wow there way braver than us! And one of the girls had even taken the train up to Disneyland so brave! After about 20 minutes of chatting our stage manager magically appeared and took us backstage!

ďCaution About to Enter the Not So Magical Side of Disney Enter at Your Own RiskĒ

I just thought I should warn you as I donít want to ruin the magic for anyone! We walked past a sign that basically said no trespassing cast member only and phew the magic was gone! Next thing I notice is itís now hot and humid and very non Disneyíish the magic was suddenly gone! Also it smells like horse poo back stage thanks to the horses on Main Street! This is the area where they hide all of the unused rides and all the controls for the park belong itís basically nothing more than a warehouse. Itís really hard to explain but it really isnít what you come to see when you go to Disney I like it better out in the real parks not going to lie! Were taken over to dressing rooms and told to put on our jazz shoes and come out for a low down on the rules. We are then shown where they light off fireworks and told we are right where they are going to land tonight so donít go shoeless out here! We are also told to not go wandering around and stay in this area and absolutely no pictures are allowed . Oh I so wish pictures were allowed maybe they heard a Dis spy was on the team or something and didnít want you all to see this or something but I was sad. So soon later we were told to come inside the dance studio for our workshop! We walked in and music to Fantasmic was playing and I got a little bit excited haha Iím a real big Fantasmic geek you see! Our workshop begins quickly and our manager introduces us to our workshop director!!!! Choreographer of many of the show in Disneyland Paris, Helped Open Disneyland Hong Kong, Choreographed the Olympic Parade for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and also had parts to do with the Opening CeremonyÖ Our Teacher for the night would be Sjaan!! (Pronounced Shawn). I was so excited to hear what she had done for Disney and was in total shock in awe to be around somebody who had done these things for my dream company. Also something about me I love Disney but I also love the Olympics ok not as much as Disney but I literally live for the Olympics! I recently went to my first Olympics here in February (Vancouver 2010) and it was just amazing! Now weíre planning on planning on going to London 2012 as that what I really want for my graduation present is a trip to Europe! It was a dream come true to take a workshop with her she was so kind and friendly. I donít think she ever even learned my name sadly but she came up to me after the workshop and was real nice and chatted with me for a few minutes! During the workshop we got to show them one of our current dance numbers and get her opinion on it and also got tips for the shop the next day. She worked a lot with us on connecting with the audience and making sure they were your special guest! Also we got to learn a dance to the song Everybody wants to be a cat! It was a lot of fun to learn a Disney dance even if it was a little cheesy but still it was Disney choreography and they perform this on stage for the world to see so it was really fun to learn! Once we were finished with the workshop Shaajn handed out recruiting papers and I was lucky enough to get one! What does this mean for me? When I get older and want to work at Disney I have a number so instead of having to do a competitive audition I can do a private audition so Iím not competiting against others for their attention! This is a great advantage and Iím really excited Iíve been given the chance! Meanwhile while we were back stage for our workshop my mom was in the parks alone, she had decided to watch the parade get herself an ice cream and go on It a Small World 3 times in a row! After all of this was time to meet us back at Toon Town. Soon I was reunited with my mom and she goes were going to California Adventure for the Electric Parade. This is a momís favorite parade of all times and one of the only things she had to do well at Disneyland. We made our way over to California Adventure got through the turnstile and went and found ourselves a spot on the parade route! I then decide that I want a ice cream so I go over to the train Ice Cream stand and purchase myself one well waiting for the parade to begin. I believe I got the Cookie Crumbler or something all I remember is it was way too much ice cream and like a little kid would do I dripped it everywhere oh yeah I was the teen who was a messy eater that night. A lady standing behind us noticed I was having fun with my ice cream and had some extra napkins left over and she was nice enough to hand them to me. I thanked her and the parade began. It was really fun to watch and a great show. My mom was in awe as always, after the parade we decided to leave to go back to our hotel for the night. My feet were screaming ouch after hours of dancing and walking that day and I wanted to go the hot tub and relax. We leave the park with the rest of the crowd, as known after parades at night and right at park closing everyone is going one way, out of the park! So we are in good company and walk from there over to the bus area. At the bus area we run into a girl on my team who had not been at the workshop that day! We chatted with her for a few minutes before her bus came and soon after ours came and we were on our way back to the hotel. Once we got back I decided I was too tired to go put on my swim suit in get in the hot tub and my mom was tired also so we turned on the TV. Took showers and decided to call it a night. Cuddled into a night warm soft bed with my Minnie and Mickey I was happy to know I had just had a wonderful day at Disney. Moments later I was out with Minnie and Mickey Dancing through my head!

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I hate for sounding like a jerk and I'll get mad my self later for writing this but is anyone even reading because if people are reading I'll do another update but right now no ones even reading from what I can tell other than one person(thanks!) I don't know of there's much use for me to finish it I am on alt of stuff that makes it real hard for me to make it through a school day none the less after school activities and if no ones reading I could spend this time sleeping instead.
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