When we go on relaxing vacations, we try to do a day of exploring and adventure followed by a day of doing nothing. Today, Dec 31st, happened to be a day of doing nothing.
Since we’re already on the east coast, instead of heading home we decided to head to somewhere warmer. Theresa got the idea in her head to go someplace tropical in early December and three weeks later we were headed down to Curaçao.
I think it’s required that every Air Force base have a bowling alley. We all headed there the day after Christmas and bowled a few games. Thanks Dad for taking a few photos.
Welcome to Christmas! It will be glorious!
It’s Christmastime and we’re leaving Los Angeles to head to Delaware to visit my brother’s family and my parents. Just a short 5 hour 45 minute flight straight to Baltimore.
Today is the very last day of the Candlelight Processional at the Disneyland Resort for 2012. After normally only having it one weekend of the year for 2 nights, this year they upped the ante and had 20 straight nights of Candlelight with 2 performances each night. There were a total of 8 different narrators during those 20 nights including Dennis Haysbert, Kurt Russell, Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dick Van Dyke, Patricia Heaton, Molly Ringwald, and John Stamos.
Theresa and I were able to attend Candlelight 4 times this year and hear Kurt Russell, Edward James Olmos, Dick Van Dyke, and tonight, John Stamos. This is actually our second time seeing John Stamos perform Candlelight. The first was our first time ever seeing Candlelight way back in 2008. http://www.flowerstales.com/?p=733
Mostly photos right now. I’ll come back later and add more text. Here’s my favorite photos from the Dec 20th, 2012 Candlelight Processional with John Stamos.
It’s holiday time at the Disney resort, and at their outlet store their employees get extra discounts. Ruston invited us to join him on Sunday to take advantage of all the deals.
It’s finally here! We’ve been waiting for this particular meteor shower since August 2011. Back then, we went to see the Perseid Meteor shower in Palm Springs and while it was cool, we were a little disappointed with how bright the sky was because of the moon.
So after a little research, Theresa found that the December 2012 Geminid Meteor shower would have lots of meteor per hour, multi-colored meteors, plus there would be no moon!
A month ahead of time, Theresa checked out the darkness map of Southern California and found that Barstow (about a 2.5 hour drive) got pretty dark, we could get a decent hotel, and with just a 30 minute drive we could be outside the city in one of the darkest parts of the state. Here’s a light map. The black areas are the spots with no light pollution.