Monday, May 5, 2008

The weekend




Most of you know that I am no fan of Disneyland. A Friday afternoon didn't do much to change my stereotypes of the place, HOWEVER, we had fun in spite of the long lines, way too many people, high temperature, and squirming child trying to constantly evade my grasp. It was fun to see Adam's sister and her family too. They very kindly treated us to dinner and let us invade their hotel room all in an effort to convince us that Disneyland really does rock...I'm sure it does on any other day except for Friday. Favorite quote of the day: "Ashley, just enjoy the ride," from my very philosophical nephew Cooper on Pirates of the Caribbean.







Then we went down to San Diego for the sick nasty Red Bull air race show on Saturday. Man, those people know how to put on a party. It was a blast. We sat on blankets under the shade right next to the water and watched these planes fly top speed in and out of the pylons. So cool. We invaded the hotel room (again) of our dental school friends on Friday night and then met other friends at the show. After, we went to Old Town San Diego for some delicious Mexican food...It was almost worth waiting for an hour and dealing with four tired, sunburned, screaming kids. Favorite quote of the night, "Wow, by the time we get in there, even Adam will be drinking!" from my friend Lisa when it became clear that dinner might become a disaster...actually, that wasn't my favorite quote, but I don't know if she wants me repeating the other one...it was a good night. We'll leave it at that.

14 comments:

Beeta and Peeps said...

I love that your nephew told you to just enjoy the ride! I would love to see a Red Bull air show (and JP would more than love to). Looks like an awesome weekend even if Disneyland is not your favorite place. Famous quote from Brad (aka my dad) as we walk under the castle as you first enter Disneyland: "This is not the happiest place on earth. This is HELL on earth." and the rest of the day only got better. You two would get along great.

PS I am SO sorry and SAD I didn't get to see you when you were here. It was THE craziest week and my stupid group decided we had to have our project finished the day you left and I worked for 10+ hours the two days before. Next time for sure!

Lisa said...

No lie--I have a picture from Scotland of Ella looking at a bagpiper with the exact same expression she has on her face as she looks at that mariachi.

What a fun time. More to come, see you at the fiesta(albeit temporarily)!

greg and lauren said...

you are officially the first person to wish me a happy birthday... so thanks. it's the 26th so you were actually quite close on that one. and yes, i do have to agree with you on the in-n-out front... though my cheese burger was damn good and my fries were not in the slightest way greasy. shrug. you went to disneyland. love it.

AshleyS said...

look at you! taking your kid to DLand! glad you have pictures of the event, since it may never happen again. did you get the passes that will let you go back to CA adventure within 1 month?

Sarah said...

Sounds like a fun night and exhausting. I am jealous, i have not been to disneyland in ages!!!

Lori & Rj said...

How fun! The red bull air race sounds so cool.

Susan said...

Haha...that's cause you haven't been to disney "WORLD" yet! Now that's the best place to be. BUt I agree, I never go this time of year. Usually around Thanksgiving or Super Bowl weekend when no one is there (seriously you should try it on that weekend). But I'm glad you gave it a chance.

Heather said...

it was fun--even if you won't admit it on your blog. Eli loved being with his cousins, and we loved being with both of you!

snlbarney said...

What a great weekend... I think California is warming up to you:) Love the quotes also - I think I will use the "...enjoy the ride" one on you again sometime:)

Josh & Kenna said...

My bday is on the 16th, but you are the first to say Happy Birthday. Thanks for being so on the ball.

Sorry you loathe Disneyland. It actually scares the hell out of me. Big animals trying to give you hugs 'n' shiz like that...why do you think all those kids bawl when big ol mickey comes around.

Aaron & Kensie said...

That is so fun. I am glad that you had a good time at Disneyland, I love that place its one of my favorites. Ash, do you love in California? I forgot. Well I hope all is well and your baby i getting so big, he is so cute. Love Kensie Bingham/Hill

The Tidwell Family said...

Ok I love that you are not a fan of disneyland. I have never been a fan of disneyland and it kills me that some people live for it. I am glad you had a fun weekend.

Ali Seaman said...

What a fun weekend! Sorry you aren't a fan of DL. It's a LOT better if you go in Oct. or January.

Michelle Tolboe said...

HELLO!??? Where are you, I miss your posts. I've been waiting for something good.

I'm waiting...