This is it! This very evening, Wifey, Geek Spawn, The Nerdling and I are loading up the family truckster, cranking up Holiday Road, and driving through the night on our way to Los Angeles! The anticipation is killing me!!!
Our first destination is the home of my brother in the lower part of central California. Dinner, hang out time and fun after a mere 12 hours in the car. That will be 12 hours well spent, however. Sleeping, playing the alphabet game, hitting In-N-Out Burger! Yum!
The next part of our trip takes us to meet a friend of Wifey: Bill Myers, author of the popular Wally McDougal book series and McGee and Me TV series. We get to hang out with him for a couple hours before continuing on to Burbank.
We spent 9 years of our lives in Burbank. Both of our kids were born there and many of our good friends still live there. After meeting with some of them and going to our old church, we get to the real reason for the trip… Disney!
On Monday, we get to take a tour of Walt Disney Studios! I. Can’t. Wait. I saved up points in the Disney Movie Rewards program for years to earn this tour! And now it’s finally going to happen! I’m sure BFG will have a blog or two about it in the next couple weeks. 🙂
But wait! There’s more! On Tuesday we are going to the happiest place on earth: Disneyland! I go to Disneyland every year and it never gets old. This time we’re going for two days AND staying in the Disneyland Hotel! I’m going to burst! The hotel has changed almost completely since Walt’s days, but there’s still something magical to me about staying in the original Disneyland sponsored hotel.
Then we go home, squeezing in at least one more In-N-Out Burger.
For years, I’ve been saving points for this trip. For months, I’ve been planning out the route and stops. For weeks, I’ve been researching what rides will be open, hours, what not to miss, etc. For days, I’ve been doing laundry and getting packed. For hours, I will impatiently pace the house waiting for the kids to get home from school…
It’s Disney time! Have you been to the studios? How about Disneyland? The Disneyland Hotel? I can talk Disney all day long! Comment below!