Saturday, November 25, 2017

Lay's Flavor All-Stars, Thanksgiving Chips, Holiday Mtn Dew and Pepsi, and Pepperidge Farm cookies

I love trying all sorts of new chip flavors, but my brother Patrick might just love them a little more. On a recent visit to Colorado, he surprised me with 9 flavors to try!

Monday, November 20, 2017

WDW Monday, Magic Kingdom and Finally trying the Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink

It's our last day of vacation here in Florida. Let's wrap this one up.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

WDW Sunday Dapper Day at Epcot

Digging back into the archives and continuing an old trip report. Back in November our whole family went out to Florida to visit Disney World.
It's hard to believe that it was just a week ago Theresa, Ian, Alli, and I were celebrating Dapper Day at Disneyland. Now we're in Florida celebrating again! My family is recycling our costumes from last week, bounding as Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and a Little Green Man. Continuing the Pixar theme, Jacob came as the evil emperor Zurg, the sworn enemy of the Galactic Alliance. My Mom and Dad are bounding as Luxo Jr and the Luxo Ball (Pixar Ball) from the Pixar Short Luxo Jr.

WDW Saturday Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom

I'm still catching up on some older trips. This is from our visit to Disney World in November.
Happy Saturday! Today we're spending our morning at Disney's Animal Kingdom. After getting into the park, our very first ride was the most excellent Kilimanjaro Safari.

Friday, November 17, 2017

WDW Friday and Whispering Canyon Cafe

After flying to Dallas Texas, driving to Mississippi and continuing onward to Florida, on Friday morning it was finally time to head into the Magic Kingdom! First stop was the parking lot of the Ticket and Transportation Center.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Traveling to Florida for Dapper Day

Time to head out on our next adventure. After having a fun Dapper Day at Disneyland just a couple weeks ago, the four of us headed to the airport to make our way out to Florida to celebrate Dapper Day out there too!

Gram and Pop Pop are joining us too! We're picking them up in Mississippi, so our travel is broken up into a few sections. First we're flying into Dallas and spending the night. The next morning, we'll driving to Mississippi. After a couple days there with family, we'll all drive to Orlando.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Ian!

Happy Birthday Ian! Has it really been 4 years since you came to us? I'm amazed by all the stuff you're learning how to do, and I love that you love Disneyland!
Let's go there on your birthday!

2017 Festival of Holidays at Disneyland

Happy Holidays Everyone! Disneyland is celebrating their Festival of Holidays inside California Adventure, and for us, that means lots of tasty foods to try out! We went on Nov 11th, the 2nd official day of the festival, that runs until Jan 7th.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Dapper Day weekend - Monday

It's the last day of our Dapper weekend. I was really glad we extended it to Monday and didn't have to get everything ready to go during the middle of Dapper Day on Sunday.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fall 2017 Dapper Day weekend - Saturday

The great part about being in the Grand Californian Hotel is that as soon as you wake up, you can walk right out the door at be inside Disney's California Adventure.
Ian really wants to be tall enough for "that water ride". Those tiptoes didn't fool the cast member though. Just a couple more inches buddy.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Dapper Day weekend - Friday

There's a few special events that go on at Disneyland that we try not to miss each year. One of those events is Dapper Day weekend!
We visit Disneyland almost every week and our strategy is usually always the same thing. Arrive early, leave by 2pm before all the crowds arrive. When it's the Dapper weekend though, everything changes. Because the organizers have so many people participating, they've been able to negotiate for the group rate at the Disney hotels. Our preferred hotel, the Grand Californian is nearly half off!
So, instead of just coming for a short day trip, we're spending the entire weekend at Disneyland!

Ian still remembers some of our past Dapper trips, and occasionally when we're inside the parks and walk by the hotel, he'll ask if we're sleeping there tonight. Both Ian and Alli were very excited to hear that we'd be sleeping at the hotel by Disneyland all weekend.