Thursday, March 26, 2009

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. ~Elbert Hubbard


This week has been a much-needed vacation.  We didn't leave home, instead, our vacation came to us in the form of many visitors over the course of one weekend, and many would-be visitors.

First, was the Man-Basket Society.  Stacy had to stay home and work, but Katie, Kristi, and Ashley (and Ashley's husband Andrew) came down for a few days.  We started off with Disneyland.

Thursday, we spent a day in childlike bliss.  We went to Disneyland and had a blast going on all the rides and being silly and immature.  Kristi and I even got to reminince about last time we were at Disneyland (8 YEARS AGO!) for Orchestra tour, flirting with boys and eating junk food. This was when Kristi and I really became friends. I tried to find a picture from that trip, but they are all at my parents' house, but I did find one from our senior year tour to San Diego. Is it scary how little we've changed?

Friday was a beach/girl day.  We went to Diddy Reise, ordered chinese take-out, did our nails, and watched chick flicks until we couldn't stay awake anymore and all fell asleep on a blow-up mattress.

Saturday, Katie and Ashley had a family activity, so Steve and I doubled with Kristi and Sam. We went to Boomers in Upland.  There was everything from glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, to race cars and rock climbing. It was a blast.

Saturday night, my oldest brother Phil, his wife Traci, and their kids Abby and Spencer came into town.  Spencer's favorite part was my "animal Rita" and the dogs.
We walked around Griffith Park and La Brea Tar Pits on Sunday. Monday, we went to the science museum at USC and the beach.

Tuesday was an opportunity to use the CA Resident 2fer pass and go to CA Adventure with the kids. We had an amazing time and it was great to get to see family after living away for so long.
Spencer was thrilled to see Wall-E, and nearly hyperventilated when he walked by Lightening McQueen. 

Abby liked everything, but couldn't decide what her favorite thing was. She did enjoy this girlie-looking door and the letter A (for Abby and April)

Steve and I especially liked the Hollywood area, even if they put the Crest (which is in Westwood) there. 

All of the adults loved the Hollywood Tower.

Though it was fun taking a few days off to play, it is nice to have things back to normal now, even if it means I am back to work. But that doesn't mean I don't wish I were back at Disneyland. 

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