(Sara, Me, Emily & Kim)
My bachelorette party took place at Disneyland this past weekend. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you to Kim, Emily and Sara for making the weekend a HUGE success and absolutely fabulous! To say we had a blast is on the understatment side of things.
(Me, Emily and Kim on Mr. Toad's Car outside of his Wild Ride)
Everytime I go there, a different ride becomes my favorite. This trip, it became Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters. This is because it's interactive - as you go through the ride you have an astroblaster gun that you point and shoot via laser beam at specified targets to defeat the evil Zorg or whaever his name is from Toy Story 2.
Sara arrived mid-day Friday, so for the first round, Emily sat by herself. As the picture shows, I don't think she felt lonely at all!
(Maybe just a little powerful!)
Friday we spent the entire day in Disneyland and by the end of the day our feet hurt. We called it a night at about 10 PM even though the park didn't close until Midnight. That was fine with us. We cracked open the champagne and soaked our feet in a bubble bath.
(Love the ghetto-fab plastic cup?!)
Firt thing Saturday we finished up with Disneyland, except for the evening shows and headed over to California Adventure. As luck would have it the Wine & Food Festival was taking place. We started this park off with some wine tasting. That set the pace for most of the day.
(My International Sparkling Wine Tasting selection)
We didn't do as much or hit the pavement as hard as we did the first day. We started to wrap up our time at Calfornia Adventure with a delicious dinner at the Vineyard Room, which used to be sponsored by the Mondavi Vineyard. You'll find the best meal of any of the two parks eateries here.
(Even the portions are just right)
From there we waited for the Electrical Parade. As we exited dinner, we discovered we could pay a little money and get priority seating for the parade up on the veranda of what I call "Wine Tasting Land." We quickly bought tickets, and headed for the veranda again. There the waiter let us pick our table, which was based on what he said was the best seat in the area. He couldn't quite seat us at that very moment, so we enjoyed another glass of wine and/or champage until our table was ready.
(The cost to sit in priority seating included another glass of wine
and this amazing dessert platter.)
We were so full from dinner and other tastings that we barely finished the drinks and had to leave behind some dessert. After the parade we ran back to Disneyland for last minute shopping and the night show Fantasmic!. From there we did some incredible speed walking to fit in 5 rides in the hour we had left before closing.
Cameron had a somewhat calmer time back home, though he spent a little time on Saturday skydiving, before giving my parents a tour of the new house and neighborhood. They have now spent more time in our new home than I have, and Cameron has probably quadruple the amount of time. Oh well, we'll be living there soon enough and I'm going to try and stop in on my travels north this coming weekend. For now, I'm in Las Vegas attending a large conference for work, then its on to packing when I get home Wednesday night!