Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor

In what is becoming an annual tradition, Jacob invited us to join him at the Belmont Shore’s Stroll & Savor.

We’ve gone with Jacob for the past two years, but it always ends up being the last event of the summer.  Normally we remember it’s going on at the very end of the summer and go in July.  This year though, Jacob saw it was going on the 15th and 16th of May and sent us the invite.

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Gumball Rally at the Disneyland Resort – Part 2

Continuing from part 1 of the Gumball Rally, we’re at Disneyland competing against other teams to try to go on as many rides as possible in one day.

We have just left Adventureland and are on our way into Tomorrowland.  Since cell phones and other such internet enabled devices are banned, the only chance to get information is crossing in front of the wait time board.  Looks like we made some good decisions earlier.  Matterhorn is up to a 40 minute wait, Splash Mountain is at 55 minutes, Indy is 55 minutes, and what’s this, Space Mountain is down?

We walked over to confirm Space Mountain was 101, and sure enough it was closed.  We grabbed a fastpass for Star Tours, then jumped in a 10 minute line for Buzz Lightyear.

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Gumball Rally at the Disneyland Resort – Part 1

Time for another adventure at Disneyland!  Today, we’re participating in the Gumball Rally! What’s a Gumball Rally?  It’s a contest to see which team can ride the most number of unique rides in one day.  Teams can be either 2, 3, or 4, and after getting the four of us signed up back in February, Ruston, Jacob, Theresa and I were ready to go.  But as fate would have it, Theresa hurt her foot a month before the race.  Luckily Mike was quick to step in!

This year’s event was taking place on Star Wars day, May the Fourth (be with you), so there was a Star Wars theme to the Gumball Rally.  Ruston happened to have a Darth Vader shirt and helmet, so the three of us decided to accompany him as Stormtroopers.  We found some great shirts on Amazon and were ready to go.

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