Sunday, May 27, 2012

Another Disney Day

Well, I wasn't going to post about it, but what the heck. I have a couple pictures and we had a good time.

Since we went early and planned to stay late (which we did), we drove the motorhome so we'd have a place to leave stuff, have a snack and take a break. It worked well.

We got there a half hour before opening, rode some of the rides, then went to breakfast. We chose a buffet, character breakfast, mainly for the buffet, but the characters came around to the tables and it was fun.

One thing that we saw that was pretty impressive, was a demonstration of a robot built by Honda called ASIMO. It was in Tomorrowland. ASIMO is an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility. On Wikipedia, it says, "Apparently the resemblance to the name of Isaac Asimov is merely a coincidence." Hmm... Coincidence? Really?

Check this guy out on the Asimo website.

We enjoyed the fireworks. We can hear them at Brion's house each night that Disneyland is open late, so it was fun to actually see them. It's been a long time since I've watched fireworks.

Coming soon: trip to visit Debbie in Denver. We'll be taking the scenic route via some national parks in Utah. Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Disney Day

It's been a few years since I've been to Disneyland, so this week Brion and I picked up a couple parkhopper tickets and off we went. This is one of the best times of year to go since it's the least crowded. It was overcast and a little chilly, so it wasn't an absolutely perfect day, but there were no crowds and the lines were short so we got to see all the things we wanted to see. Like Mickey.

I thought that seeing the Matterhorn through palm trees was kind of funny. I'd never noticed that before.

I'm not a fan of California Adventure and apparently, it's not been a big hit with the public in general, but we walked around and checked it out just the same.

There's been a lot of rebuilding going on and the new Cars Land will open on June 15th. It looks like it might be interesting and we plan to check it out.

By the end of the day, I was happy to sit down on the curb while the parade marched by.

We got a 3-day park hopper ticket, so we have 2 more days to use between now and the end of September. I think we'll look for a sunny day next week to go again while it's still not crowded.