Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The House of Mouse

After our day at the beach, we took the kids to the happiest place on earth for two days of wild rides, and overpriced food. It was AWESOME! We rode one of my favorite rides, Pirates of the Caribbean, four times, and now I can’t stop singing, “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate’s life for me.”

My youngest girl LOVED “It’s a small world”, and because it was a blazing 2000 degrees outside, and only 65 degrees in the ride, I didn’t mind it either.

I felt slightly guilty for talking our two oldest kids into riding the new “California Screamin’ “ coaster at California Adventure because it was like looking fear and death in the eye and living to tell about it, but I don’t think it did any long term damage to them. It’s nothing that a few years of intensive counseling won’t cure. In fact, they actually said that they loved it……but didn’t want to ride it again.

We attempted to ride the Matterhorn 3 times, and each time we got near the front of the ride, an alarm sounded and it had to be shut down. Perhaps that would be a sign for most people that maybe they weren’t meant to ride it, but not us! We were successful on our fourth attempt, and got to visit the abominable snow monster before Christmas this year.

As fate would have it, we decided to duck through the side of the castle instead of going over the draw bridge, and we ran smack dab into Snow White, and Cinderella. That made the girls’ whole day!

Here our littlest is taking Daddy for a ride on the bumper cars. Only 11 more years until she'll be on the road.

One of the reasons I love Disneyland is the smell of the park. The whole place smells like churros. I really, really love churros. A LOT. If Gold Canyon Candle Company came out with a churro smelling candle, I’d buy it and burn it every day. But they don’t. What I did not love is the price. $3.50 for a stick of dough with cinnamon sugar on it is highway robbery. It’s criminal. It’s $17.50 to buy one for the whole family, and I couldn’t bring myself to do it. If you buy one, you have to buy 5 so world war III doesn’t erupt. I’m already regretting that I didn’t buy one, and we just got home. I may have to wait years before I get another opportunity to eat one….unless I visit the county fair. I guess there is hope!

We were so blessed on this vacation! The Lord provided so many wonderful opportunities for us that we wouldn't normally have. Our visit to the House of Mouse was definitely a memorable vacation!


  1. Awww wow!!! I love disney! I have so many fond memories from my childhood vacations with my family. The picture with your girls, snow white and Cinderella is adorable!!! xo

  2. Haha....I love Disneyland...and the smell of churros! = ) Gold Canyon makes one that is close to a churro, it's called Warm Welcome, and it's amazing! Not quite the same, but it smells pretty wonderful too!