Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Yesterday, Josh took me to Disneyland for my birthday. My 25th birthday. The one that took place last February. It's been overdue but since he's either been out of town or I've been working and we didn't want to go on a weekend, this week's been the first real opportunity to go.

Yesterday was awesome. Fantastic. LEGENDARY if you will. Disney has this deal for SoCal residents for discounted tickets to both parks so we decided to jump on the bandwagon. The drive was super easy, which was a great omen for good things to come. Easy to park, and easy to get to the tram. It's been cloudy and a little rainy so i think that, combined with the fact it was a tuesday, kept a lot of the crowds away. Started in Tomorrowland - rocked out on Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters - hands down the 2 best rides we did. See how fierce we were against Emperor Zurg!

I look aprehensive, Josh is ready to kill.

Josh is taking this way to seriously...i just want to go home!

We wandered the park, acting silly and dancing to fabulous disney music. Everyone there was happy and it was infectious. Lines were super short and we waited at most of 10 minutes for any given ride. It only rained a little and the sun even came out for a bit.
The best part hands down was when we were in Storybook Land. Merlin (the wizard from the Sword and the Stone) was giving a performance around the sword in the stone in front of the carousel. He did some magic and then said he needed a volunteer from the audience to try and pull the sword out of the stone. Guess who his "volunteer" was!!! Josh! Merlin pointed at Josh, who tried to pretend he didn't see it but then Merlin called him out and Josh went up to the front. He was so great up there, totally playing along with the act, acting silly and getting a lot of laughs. He then was one-upped by a 5 year old who "could" pull the sword out of the stone and then Josh and Merlin bowed to the new "king". Josh was just excited he was named a knight of the round table and didn't let me forget it the rest of the day. Once we get the pictures developed i'll post some here.

We spent about 9 hours at the part and never were bored once. I think we rode about everything once and a couple a 2nd time. The parade was great and the floats were amazing. That should have been enough for my "unbirthday" but it didn't end there.

Josh took me to PORTILLOS!!!!! The Chicago hotdog chain has a branch down in Buena Park, the only one outside of Illinois. I was in heaven from the second i walked in. Gorged on hotdogs and french fries. Everything about it was fantastic - from the decorations to the smells. Totally brought me back home.

I am one happy girl. Yesterday was the best "birthday" i've had in years and totally erased the awfulness of my actual birthday that year (the worst day of work i've ever had out here - i get angry even thinking about it).

I think we might go back and use our other ticket on Friday!


Anonymous kara said...

awe. some. i'm glad you had a good time :) hooray for portillo's!

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