Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thanksgiving road trip, part I

We wanted to get out of town for Thanksgiving. Originally, we planned a fishing trip to New Mexico with my family. That fell through, but we still wanted to get away. Nic suggested California, so I called Alissa and it all fell into place.

It was meant to be, because Alissa and I headed straight to L.A. as soon as we got into town. NBD, just met Nigel Lythgoe as we were waiting in the VIP line for the So You Think You Can Dance? tour. Oh, and we were, like, six rows from the front. Best Thanksgiving eve in the history of ever! And keeping with tradition, we got very lost downtown and had to make a few frantic phone calls to Jon. Luckily--and creepily--he could SEE us on satellite GPS and tell us where we were supposed to park.

The next day, Thanksgiving Day, we went to Disneyland--just because. Not only did we go to Disneyland, we had breakfast with Minnie Mouse. You know, just the one character that Norah is OBSESSED with. She seriously owes me nothing but kindness for the rest of her life. Here's the two little punks ready to go. Please note that I did not plan this outfit. Alissa just happens to have an entire selection of frilly little girl dresses that are perfect for Thanksgiving at Disneyland. You know, like you do.

Seriously, these kids don't even know how good they have it. The breakfast was actually breakfast with Minnie Mouse and friends, so we got visited by quite a few character as we waited for the guest of honor.

 That Tigger was seriously handsy.


Further evidence of how Norah is only allowed to say nice things about me for all of forever. Hugs and twirling with Minnie Mouse.

Norah even got Minnie and the other characters to autograph her paper.

Of course, we also visited Minnie Mouse at her house later in the day. Notice the addition of pink sequined mouse ears? That was Norah's request, and I couldn't refuse. Because if you're going to go to Disneyland for Thanksgiving, why not pay a ridiculous amount of money for a pair of ridiculously shiny ears? It's pretty much required.

One of the fun things about Norah and Disneyland is that she is equally as excited about Minnie Mouse...and pretty much everything else. Like during the parade. What? Dancing elves?!? Awesome!!!

Of course, we had to ride Dumbo. That's the ride I remember as a kid.

 But my favorite ride was the teacups. Nic got us going ridiculously fast, and these kids were killing me the whole time.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

"owes me nothing but kindness for the rest of her life..." HAhahahah! Love this pics!