Sunday, January 31, 2010
He says we didn't do enough today. What he really means is that we didn't go on any blow-your-head-off rides (like that insane robotic arm ride* he went on yesterday at LegoLand), which is just fine by me. The girls and I think we did plenty today, and my throbbing feet are proof that we covered some serious territory. Highlight of the day for Ro and Ree: Hands down it was the cotton candy. They've been wanting it for days, and we just didn't get around to it, for, um, one reason or another (! cough cough freaking sticky and messy cough cough !). Anyhow, sorry Minnie and Mickey, running into you was fun, but it just didn't hold a candle to the delightful sugary pink puffs of air. Ro is in the first pic, Ree in the second: It was cool to run into a few characters, though. We were cruising through Toon Town and saw a massive line for Minnie's house, which there was No Way we were waiting in. So we told the girls to just wave to Minnie and got ready to walk on by, when suddenly she walked out of her gate and right into the girls' arms. Bathroom break maybe? Then we moseyed through Mickey's house, and checked out his stuff. I made TubaDad pose with Mickey's tuba, and he was a good guy and humored me (that last phrase probably sums up our entire relationship, heh heh): Then we went to the back of the house, and there was Mickey, with no wait at all (yessss!!). The girls danced with him a little and then squeezed his nose. (They do that to every character for some reason. They are just obsessed with those hard bulby noses.) A sweet lady in Toon Town offered to take our picture so we actually got one with all four of us! Oh, and in case anyone's wondering about the outfits the girls have worn on this trip, I chose the shirts and they picked the rest—pants, skirts, leggings, socks, hair accessories, jewelry, shoes, whatever. We snuck onto a deserted It's a Small World ride during the parade, only to have Ro nod off in mid-ride. It's pretty loud in there, so this is a serious testament to how tired the little party girl was: We had dinner with the Family H, and the sea of red Disney attire amused me, so I had to take a pic: Then we ran back over to California Adventure with the intention of riding Soarin' (which the girls rode on Friday with Tim and TubaDad and LOVED; Ree's quote was "That was cooler than cool!"). Anyhow, the line was too long, so we distracted the girls with a blinky seizure-inducing souvenir and headed back to the hotel. Ahhhhhh. My feet are up as I'm typing, and I'm actually going to get this post up in time to hit the sack at a reasonable hour tonight. * You might wonder why I'm linking to a video of some random woman riding that thing instead of TubaDad. Well it's because I completely screwed up on the video record and it was off when I thought it was on. Arghhhhhhhhh!