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Old 04-02-2012, 08:14 PM   #46
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Nope, the weather was not very friendly. Once we landed it was better than the fog, but I need to head back to California in warmer weather!

Oh without a doubt. This year the rain came late so in February when we went we had rain. A few weeks before we went it was in the 80's. Strange year in California this year.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #47
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Oh without a doubt. This year the rain came late so in February when we went we had rain. A few weeks before we went it was in the 80's. Strange year in California this year.
We had a weird winter up here too. I had been hoping for warmer weather.... but that's okay, I need to get back again too! Too much I didn't do, and too much opening again. I'll have to decide what to do for next March break.... DL again (and hope for warmer weather) or a Disney cruise, or somewhere down south. I've never done the South trip really. Oh well, lots of time to decide!
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:03 PM   #48
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I am starting our planning for our November trip. Of course it will be a bigger trip. More days and more people. I also threw out there to my husband the other day that I want one more trip after the first of the year. Around the time to renew our APs I was thinking.
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Day of Departure, Part 2: We're FINALLY in the air again!

When we left off, I had just witnessed Grover... err... our airplane arriving at our gate. So naturally, I took pictures to try to keep me from screaming excitedly that I was going to Disneyland!

Here's the cockpit of our plane, as seen from inside the terminal:


Cockpit by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I took a series of pictures of the accordion piece attaching to the plane. I figure if I print them out my students might enjoy seeing that.


Almost ready by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

At this point I'm practically jumping up and down. The people will be able to get off the plane soon!!!!


They can get out by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We stayed to the side and watched the people exit the plane.


Almost on the plane by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Eventually our flight leaves… about 4 hours behind schedule. We decide that at least this means that our room at the HOJO will be ready when we get there. It also means that all our plans change. We’ll figure them out when we get there.

Friday night, Blanche and Rose had come over to my house, and Blanche and I put on some fake nails and painted our toenails. While putting my camera bag in the overhead bin, one of my nails flew off! We didn’t know where it landed, but we took to laughing like hyenas.

The flight is uneventful, even though the pilot keeps telling us that the turbulence is bad, we don’t seem to mind it. The flight attendants were giving away the earphones because of the delay, as well as lots of snacks, crackers, pretzels, Lindt chocolate bars! They came around a few times with drinks. At one point, Blanche was hit with karma when one of her nails went flying, but hers landed in the aisle of the airplane and she was no way, not gonna ever pretend that she was going to pick it up. She found my nail on her bag and gave it to me. When she wasn’t looking, I stuck it in her purse… She thought it was one of her nails when she found it later! Hahaha. I had to tell her it was mine. I couldn’t mislead her for that long.

I can't remember everything that I watched, but I do remember watching Mightnight in Paris. I thought I'd really enjoy that movie. It was pretty good, but not as exceptional as I thought it was going to be. I know I at least tried to watch A Bug's Life on one or the other of the flights.

Don't we look so happy to be on the road... oops... in the air again?


And we're off! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I must be trying to make up for no pictures of me on the last TR... I keep posting silly pictures of myself! Blanche thought it was hilarious watching me try to eat the apple turnover from Starbucks while trying not to make too much of a mess.


Apple Turnovers 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

See the mess on my chin?


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Blanche and I get the munchies while traveling... we're eating again! (Don't tell the people at my fitcamp how much junk I ate! shhhh!!!)


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One of the free chocolate bars they were handing out. I swear, I didn't eat mine... I think Blanche ate it. (Do you think if I keep talking about her and saying she did things she'll pop in and comment? )


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Posting pictures of her sleeping might get her to comment too... (Looks like she's not the only one though.)


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We flew over some beautiful mountains.


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Mountains 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

The mountains were somewhere around here... but we're getting closer!!!


Almost there by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

The clouds were nice, but I liked the mountains better. I get a chuckle out of the girl next to me's hair. (And yes, I don't think that's a grammatically correct sentence, but I teach French Immersion kindergarten, so it doesn't matter! hahaha!) She slept most of the way, barely moving at all.


Cloudy skies by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I think Air Canada really needs to fix their map feature. It shows us going the wrong way!!!


WRONG WAY! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Anyone know where to buy these pretzels? I am not a huge pretzel fan, but these are yummy?


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I had a bottle of water with me, so I was fine with drinking some diet Coke. I was hoping it would help me stay awake once we landed. It was already a long day and I was hoping to get some park time in!


Why didn't I drink water? by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Blanche's tray


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Up next: MAJOR ACCIDENT ON THE PLANE
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #50
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Snacks on a plane not to be confused with Snakes On A Plane.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #51
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Snacks on a plane not to be confused with Snakes On A Plane.
I was hoping someone would catch that!
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Dorothy and Blanche: a tale of leftover shoes and lost things! My Club 33 Disneyland trip! July 2013A Blast from the Past (2009!)The trip to make up for the cold (WDW, July 2012) I'm never staying home for March Break again (Disneyland, March 2012) You little sneak, a TR with lies and pictures (WDW, July/Aug 2010)
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:01 PM   #52
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Grrr!

I was just about to do another update, and I can't add anymore pictures to flickr without paying! I didn't know that I'd hit the limit so easily! Oops. I guess I might have to.... I don't want to limit the amount of pictures I use... I'll have to think about that.
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Dorothy and Blanche: a tale of leftover shoes and lost things! My Club 33 Disneyland trip! July 2013A Blast from the Past (2009!)The trip to make up for the cold (WDW, July 2012) I'm never staying home for March Break again (Disneyland, March 2012) You little sneak, a TR with lies and pictures (WDW, July/Aug 2010)
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #53
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I was just about to do another update, and I can't add anymore pictures to flickr without paying! I didn't know that I'd hit the limit so easily! Oops. I guess I might have to.... I don't want to limit the amount of pictures I use... I'll have to think about that.

Well, I am kind of bad. I have more than one email, so I have more than one photobucket.com account. One that I use for family things like trips and such, and one I use for my husbands bicycle races. Just an idea for you to knock around.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #54
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Spring break at Disney, love it. Thinking about staying at HOJO in November if we go to DL instead of WDW. Looking forward to you your pictures and opinion on the resort.
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Well, I am kind of bad. I have more than one email, so I have more than one photobucket.com account. One that I use for family things like trips and such, and one I use for my husbands bicycle races. Just an idea for you to knock around.
I love it. I'm thinking about just biting the bullet and getting a one year premium. And then if I go on another trip and need to do a TR next year, I'll buy again next year. It's really not that bad....

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Spring break at Disney, love it. Thinking about staying at HOJO in November if we go to DL instead of WDW. Looking forward to you your pictures and opinion on the resort.
There will be pictures soon. Need to get a few things sorted out before I pay for the account and I'm able to post more pictures. But I will say that I loved it!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:23 AM   #56
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I'm loving the trip report!

I have used photo bucket, it was free and have not reached my limit yet. Cant wait to read more!
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I'm loving the trip report!

I have used photo bucket, it was free and have not reached my limit yet. Cant wait to read more!
Thanks! There will be something soon. I just paid for the pro account. I decided it was worth it to work on my TR!
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MAJOR accident on the plane!

I was sitting quietly at my seat, drinking my diet Coke, watching a movie on my screen that worked wonderfully well, when somehow I managed to knock the can on top of me. (Well, okay, I was probably trying to take pictures of the Coke… so I must have hit it somehow). I was mostly worried about my camera, but luckily there were just a few drops that landed on it. I wiped those off and took a few napkins to try to dry my pants/the seat. Great, I thought, now it will look like I peed my pants!


Oops! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Final leg! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


LA! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Happy to be landing! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Once we landed at LAX, I tied my jacket around my waist, hoping that it hid the wet pants. After we got our luggage, I rushed to the restrooms and changed. I was much more comfortable after that.

Once I was in dry pants (and lost at least one more nail!), Blanche and I walked out of the luggage area. I felt sad that I wasn’t looking for the Disney Magical Express people. It was so unusual for me to be travelling to a Disney park and not using Magical Express. We asked the Super Shuttle worker where we were supposed to wait for the Disneyland Resort Express bus. We landed before 3:57 pm (because I have a picture of the luggage carousel) and we were waiting on the DL Resort Express bus before 4:25, and that was waiting for the luggage, going to change, and Blanche going to freshen up in the restroom as well. Not bad. Within ten minutes, the bus was there. We did one tour of the airport checking the other terminals, picked up one other sweet family from somewhere in southern California, and we were off.


Luggage carousel by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Palm trees! I don't think I took as many palm tree pictures as I usually do, probably because it wasn't hot! I love palm trees!


Palm Trees! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I took some pictures of us, but they’re not very flattering… my nose looks huge, so I’m not posting them! hahaha

The driver put on a little movie… I wanted Disney, but it was Tweety and Sylvester. Still cute, but not Disney! I was busy taking pictures anyways, so it didn’t really matter, I guess. The drive was quick and safe. We were at the DL hotel before long to get our return ticket and hand in our voucher. It was a very easy trip, and non-threatening in any way. I recommend them!


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Downtown Disney! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Why are these people dressed up like this? Who are they supposed to be?


Huh? 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Huh? by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

The ride went fast... maybe because I was so busy looking at how busy the highways were and taking pictures... I had taken almost 200 pictures before we even got to our hotel!

Up next: Howard Johnson's Anaheim Plaza Hotel!
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What great pictures, and love the update!
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Lost my passport!

When we left off, we were just arriving at the hotel.


Disneyland Resort Express by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I had my little camera around my neck, didn't look, but I wanted pictures and I was pulling luggage, so I snapped without looking. These next few are what I got. I like them!

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HoJo Anaheim 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


HoJo Anaheim 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


HoJo Anaheim 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Here's a few from the lobby. I took pictures and picked up some pamphlets while Blanche checked us in.


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Lobby 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We then headed to building 1. It was a great location, really close to the check in area.


Heading to Building 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


Up! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


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Our room! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

It was just like the internet pictures showed us. We checked in, I picked up some brochures, and set them down to take some pictures. We then went up to the room, room 1717 (top floor!!!) and I realized I forgot my package of information down in the lobby. Blanche kept telling me to run down to get it, knowing that my passport, some money and our return bus ticket were there, but I said I had to see the view first and take some pictures! I had priorities, you know!!


Room 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

The view! I needed to check it out... there was no way I was going to leave that room without checking out the view!


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View 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


View 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


View 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr


View 5 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Was staying and taking those few extra pictures worth it? Or did I just lose my money, passport and our tickets with all our park information? Find out soon!

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