For years Todd has talked about taking the kids to Disneyland. I however never wanted to be there with a baby or two year old. Finally Todd put his foot down and said "we're going!".
The kids did great on our 17 hour drive down. We left at 7:30 pm and checked into our hotel at noon the next day.
We spend the next 4 days at both Disneyland and California Adventure from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. only taking a little dinner break outside the park. I asked some workers if it was "busy". They stated it was only at 1/3 capacity. In other words "empty". Still felt busy to me. But if our longest line was only 30 min on Toy Story and barely needed fast passes on many others, I guess it we were lucky. We went on a ton or rides multiple times. On the 4th day we finally were able to talk Camdyn into going on Calf Screamin coaster which is fast with a upside down loop. Boy was she scared.....then.....she went on it 4 more times in a row!
Around 1:00 Brody would ask to nap in the stroller or zonk on Todd's shoulder while we rode some scary rides! Like the Haunted Mansion. Then back in the hotel the kids would hot tub, watch TV and ZONK out! I went 8 days in a row sleeping in and not waking up to run! I haven't done that since I was preggy.
On the 5th day we were sad to leave and wished we'd stayed longer. Left the hotel at noon and drove straight through to Portland. 18 hours on the way back. That drive is LONG. I'm not a fan of it. I kept jolting out of my sleep trying to grab the steering wheel thinking Todd was asleep and we were going off the road! Thanks to me we almost did! Todd was about to restrain me.
One of my cameras is better than the other, but I didn't want to take it in every day so we have a mixture of both lenses at work here......
On our drive down my sister text me "that had better darn well be the most magical place on Earth for all the hassle and expense of it all".....well it WAS!