Saturday, June 13, 2009

happy birthday to me-part 2

In case you did not already know this, you can go to Disneyland for free on your birthday this year. So I did.

Normally, I despise Disneyland in the spring, summer and fall. I think in the last 5 years or so we have only visited in either January or February. Julia, James and I went in February this year since James was free on his birthday and I had gift cards to pay for our other tickets. It poured and poured that day. Rain equals no crowds which equals no lines! It was the best day ever. We had thermals on, rain coats, parkas, extra socks protected by a plastic bag stashed in my backpack. Julia had ice cream in the rain, we went on every ride over and over without any lines. I will never, ever let any rain stop me from going to Disneyland. In fact I will welcome the experience with open arms if it means no lines and crowds.

Back to today. James gifted me a new camera, a bit early, and also a kid free day at Disneyland! Normally, I would not go in June, but with a free ticket and no kids. WHOA! How excellent! My friend has a year pass, so off we went for a grown-up day of fun and good conversation. How nice to not have to bring a diaper bag, or stroller, or snacks for the kiddies. This is AWESOME! Best gift ever. Thanks James. Oh, also had margaritas and a late lunch at Tortilla Jo's at Downtown Disney. Great idea Carol!

Here is a fun little tidbit. A button is given to you to wear around all day that says it is your birthday and it has your name on it. All employees are trained to say, "Happy Birthday" every time they see your button. Plus, other random people were telling me that same thing. Weird and fun at the same time.

Here are some pics from today. Since I have so many pictures from Disneyland, each time I go I like to challenge myself to take pictures I have never taken before. This time I snapped shots of signs. Here they are...

and my margarita.


kristinabumbelina said...

LOVE IT! so glad to hear you had a great day, it sounds fabulous. What a great hubby you have! and it looks like the camera snaps some nice ones!:)

Anonymous said...

I love the sign pics! We used to go quite often with our passes and I always loved taking photos of the landscaping which is always beautiful! But it's been a LONG time since I've gotten to go without kids. What fun. Happy Birthday!

my kids mom said...

Thanks you two. It was fun. I forget what it is like to go on an outing without kids. I have found a few links where people do scavenger hunts in Disneyland. Some are written and some are photo scavenger hunts. I think that sounds like fun...incorporating my love of fun and games all into one. Maybe next year. :)