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Old 09-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #121
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:02 PM   #122
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Seth's first photo with Mickey is sooo cute! He really looked like he was having a good time. He has great taste if he liked the Little Mermaid ride Good to hear he wasn't being fussy, with the exception of the fireworks which is totally understandable
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #123
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I finally had the time to catch up on what I have missed so far. All I can say is: AWWWW!
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:42 PM   #124
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Love the pictures. Seth looks adorable!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:39 AM   #125
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Just read the whole thread so I'm a bit late, but congrats on your proposal! Love your adorable son Seth and really enjoyed all the photos you took (especially of the food!). Can't wait to hear about day 4!
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:04 AM   #126
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Great report Andrea. Keep them coming! Seth is sooooo cute!
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:42 AM   #127
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Finally I got over to your TR!!

Congrats on your engagement!! He was pretty sneaky just switching the rings on you!

Seth looks to cute!! I love the picture with his hand up that you titled STOP mom.

Looking forward to hearing more!
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #128
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Well, I think it's about time that I actually finish this TR! While I don't really remember a lot of the little details, I still have a bunch of photos, and I should be able to remember some of it by those. So now I am working on uploading some photos for an update.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #129
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Day 4

Day 4: California Adventure!

So, this day we actually ended up spending the entire day in California Adventure. Our goal was to do some things that we hadn't yet been able to do. So first things first. Toy Story Mania! It was a 45 minute wait in line, but we sucked it up and did it anyways.





I sucked! Lol. But it was so much fun. Worth the wait.

Next, we took a ride on Screamin'



We took a walk over to Soarin' and got some fastpasses for it and World of Color, then decided we were hungry for lunch. We headed back closer to the Pier and got ourselves each a corn dog. I love Disney's corn dogs. So good! Sorry, didn't get a photo.

After lunch we decided to head over to the Hollywood Blvd area. As we were walking by the theatre, we noticed that a showing for Aladdin was just 10 minutes away. I really wanted to see it, so we hopped in there and got a seat near the top. We were pretty far back, but still had a good view.















It was an amazing show. I'd see it again in a heart beat. It had me in tears a couple of times. Especially the Prince Ali song with the big parade. Something about that song as it escalates near the end it always chokes me up.

A couple shots of ToT on the way out of the show





After that, we decided we wanted to do another round of TSMM. We stood in another 40 minute line. I remember this line being interesting as there was a lady in an EVC that was really rude and would threaten to hit the people in front of her if they didn't pay attention and move forward. I just don't get how riding one of those makes some people think they can act like that! There was also a young couple that were trying to get us to hang out with them for the duration of the day, and we were a little weirded out by that. We just told them we were heading home after the ride, in hopes they'd leave us alone. They did. They ended up getting on a different cart than us, so we lost them as soon as the ride started. Thank goodness!


I sucked again. But we both got worse scores than we did the last game. I remember the ride shut down in the middle of it, and it wasn't counting scores for a minute, so that is probably why. Shoulda got a do-over!



After Toy Story Mania, we decided to go check out the new Boardwalk food court on the Pier before using our FP's for Soarin'. I had a slice of cheese pizza (daring, I know), and Dillon had a plate of the Five Cheese ravioli. They were ok, but nothing we are dying to go back and trying again.

Next up: World of Color!
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #130
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World Of Color

Day 4: World of Color


Last time we did World of Color, we did the Ariel's Grotto dinner package, but this time we just decided to do it the normal fastpass way, since we didn't really have the money to do that again.

After our ride on Soarin' it was time to go line up for a spot for WoC. We were apparently a little behind on this, and didn't get the greatest spot. We thought we had one, and then a little Asian lady squeezed her way in right where Dillon had the camera pointed. Frustrating! I also had a really tall guy in front of me, trying to take photos with his iPad. One: iPads take really crappy photos. Two: Taking photos with an iPad makes you look dumb.....anyways, here are some of the photos we got.















This was my favourite part of the show. I wish I had gotten more photos of it. They had added in a bit for the new Pirates movie, where they had the theme song blasting with the red fountains and flames going. It instantly sent goosebumps up my arms and had the tears welling up again. I absolutely loved it. And love that every time I hear that theme song now, it brings me back to it.









Once again, the World of Color show just blew my mind. I love it.

After the show, we decided it was time to call it a night. The long drives from the parks to the house were really starting to get to us by this point. And we had one more day of the drive left.

Next up: Our Final Park Day
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #131
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It never ceases to amaze me how rude people can be. I would have been freaked out by that couple too.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #132
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Those people were strange. We had a bit of a conversation and they had driven there too, from somewhere else, and then they all of a sudden started acting like we were best buds. It was a little weird.

Well I am working on posting more, but the DIS is going so slow right now!
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #133
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Day 5 - Our last park day

Day 4 - Our Last Park Day


We were a little bummed that this was our last day already, so we didn't get very many photos. We stayed in Disneyland the whole day and only went into DCA to get Seth's Duffy and Mickey Ears.

Before we left:



Walking from the parking lot, I spotted this:



Someone from my hometown had also driven all the way down!

We arrived at the park around 10:00. First place we went? Pirates!





Next we headed to Haunted Mansion







Next it we decided to take a walk through the castle





I am pretty sure we went to Toon Town for a bit after this, but there are no photos, so I can't remember.

Next on the camera is Space Mountain. Looks like we had fun?



And then Buzz Lightyear. No photo of the scores. It never came to my email for some reason.





Next is our blurry photo pass Main St picture



This is when we were on our way out for the last time.



Then we stepped over to DCA for a bit to shop in Greetings From California for our last souvenirs.

Here is Seth's Mickey ears getting stitched



And then finally, we got on the trams to go home. Bye bye Disneyland.

When we got home, we found someone doing some serious sleeping:



The first night in California was actually Seth's first time sleeping through the night. He slept from 9 all the way until 5 in the morning. That was a long time since prior to that it was every 3 hours. Of course it scared me a little at first! It was nice though, with how tired we were from the parks every day.

Here are our Disney souvenirs we picked up:






My t-shirt




Next up: A few photos from Santa Monica Pier and Beverly Hills!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #134
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Boy was Seth out. You guys are a cute couple.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #135
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Day 6: The Beach and Beverly Hills

Day 6: The Beach and Beverly Hills


We used this day to sleep in a bit, as we were wiped! All those park days had us so tired. We decided to head to the beach to relax and enjoy the sun on our last full day in California. So off we headed to Santa Monica Pier. We didn't take Seth with us, as he had already been to the beach that week, and we didn't want him to get too much sun.

We parked the car up on the street at about 11:00. We paid for 2 hours and we made it back with only a minute left on the meter.







After we got ourselves some burns, we decided to take the afternoon and drive around Beverly Hills a bit and look at some of the amazing homes there.

Most of these were taken from a moving car, so I apologize for the bad quality.



















We didn't get too many close-ups of the houses, cause I wasn't sure if that is very polite to be doing that to peoples private property, so we didn't stop too much to gawk.

The houses were just amazing. I couldn't believe how big some of them were. I wanted to drive around all night looking at them all. But, we couldn't

On the way back to the house, we stopped my a McDonalds to grab a bite to eat, and went to relax for the rest of the evening. The next morning we were going to be getting up at 5:00am to start the trek back to Canada.

Next up: We're going home.
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