Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Advice: Next time leave the camera home...

We have been gone for the past week on our own California Adventure. Brian decided to take advantage of the fun photo opportunities that the parks offered so I will post a few of them. At the end of our vacation, the kids suggested to Brian that with the amount of money that was spent on each of these photos we could have had a really nice photo sitting session-- BUT would they look like these and show our real personalities??? What a fun time we had. Our first full day we spent at Sea World where Amanda and Alisha were able to interact with the dolphins. They couldn't get the smile off their faces.

The first coaster we rode was Atlantis at Sea World. The kids said I looked EMO so they told Brian he had to buy it.

I'm the one with the jacket over my head that you can't see. Sorry these are so small. I probably should have fixed them when I scanned them in. Oh well. The next day we went to DISNEYLAND!!!!! "The happiest place on earth"? For most....YES! We went on Space Mountain and Splash Mountain.

Oh, I get it it's kind of like a game where you pick your poses for fun!! This one we decided to show NO emotion and act like this is boring. I think the workers rigged it because we all had ponchos on and we all got off soaked. I think they turned up the water just to spite us thinking we were all cool by not getting wet. After the ride, we did kind of look like this when our ploy to not get wet didn't work. No time to waste throwing a pitty party. On to more rides. I paid 15.00 for a service on the internet that you input all of the rides you want to ride and they spit out an itinerary for you that gives you the best options with not much waiting. It worked!! We rode everything we wanted and some twice. Saturday we went to Universal Studios where they had a photo special 4- 5x7's for 24.95. Great!! We'll do it so here are three of the four. The one at the beginning is one of them.
This is front of the Haunted House. It was real SPOOKY!
This is the ride "Revenge of the Mummy". It's one we hadn't been on before. Lots of Fun!

The photo above is on the "Jurassic Park" ride. It's a hard one to see because there are 2 shots on a 5x7. Our last day we went to California Adventures. One of the "cast" members dressed like a Bellhop approached Nick and Amanda and asked if they were alone and Amanda said her family (us) were with them. The Bellhop asked if we would like to take the dare. We said sure. So he told us to follow him and then proceded to tell us we were going to be the first family at California Adventure that day which meant we got to sign in the hotel (Tower of Terror) guest book and carry the big velvet rope with the people BEHIND us into the park. We would also be the first on the Tower of Terror ride in our own elevator and 2 fast passes to use whenever we wanted throughout the day on that ride. SCORE!!!!! Sarah and Amanda have pictures of that so you'll have to check their blogs and see if they post them.

Notice our family pose. It would be great in a 16x20 frame except for one problem....where's Kyle???? He had to stay home and work. Bummer!! We missed you! Maybe we can photoshop him in.

We had a great get-away!!! It's always good to be home. Does anyone know where to get a mean batch of cotton candy???? I'm going through withdrawls. Mitch said he couldn't believe I would drive all the way to California for cotton candy when walmart has the same thing.....duh---it never tastes the same unless you're actually there. Thanks for the fun.


Stephanie said...

WAY FUN! we are going next month so this made me even MORE excited!

Gabe and Mallory Veenendaal said...

What a fun family trip!
I love all of the pictures. They are adorable!!
Makes me want to go to Disneyland!

mdelange said...

It looks like you guys had a lot of fun and it especially looks like it was warm. Make me want to go there!

Tamara said...

I'm waiting for an update :)