Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kid-Free Disney

We went to Disneyland with no kids and it was awesome.

But also kind of weird!

We got around so fast and did a ton of rides (helped that it was dead).

But once we were on most of the rides, we would think about which kid would especially love it,
and wish they were there.

The single rider lines were pretty great.
Most of the time we ended up near each-other with no wait.

Case in point:
Plus we got to be in a lot of pictures with our new friends.

 We finally tried the Blue Bayou restaurant.
I've heard mixed reviews about the place, but I loved my meal.
It was almost worth the price.

 Two favorite rides, Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion, were closed for Halloween prep.
But it was fun seeing more Halloween decor go up every day.

 Special request from my dad.

Back at the hotel:
Justin didn't trust the hotel staff enough to leave his Fritos out in the open.
So he hid them in his drawer.
And I left my wallet in plain sight.

The hotel was one of my favorite parts of the trip.
I just really loved just coming back to a freshly cleaned room.
That, and getting a break from the crazy after school and bedtime routines.
And watching HGTV.

Last notes from Disney:

Other people's crying kids made me more happy than they should have.

 Souvenir hunting is fun.

We got through so many rides, there was even time to do ones we don't care about
(i.e., the Toon Town roller coaster).

Selfie sticks are funny and they were everywhere.
I know, they're Go Pro sticks, and I'm sure they're awesome.
But it is hilarious to watch a group of people pose with those things.

We also took a break from Disney and went to the Newport Beach temple.
Ate at Crab Cooker.
And shopped.

Back at home:
Erica enjoyed her morning runs.

And the kids didn't get the break from chores they were hoping for.

But really, they had fun, and were in no hurry for us to come home.

Erica did amazing.

And we can finally cross kid-free Disney off our list.


jamiebarazoto said...

Looks so fun!

Torgersons said...

This is on my bucket list now! I love that other crying children made you laugh/happy. I would have been laughing too.