Hi there! I'm back, seems like forever since I've been here! How are you? What are you up to? I'm catching up slowly but surely. I had great intentions of just kicking butt yesterday but turns out I mostly had my butt kicked from so much vacation fun.
Bret and I kicked off our weekend in SoCal by heading out early so we could check out the antique stores in The City of Orange
. We went to quite a few good sized antique malls and it was great fun. Lots of things we don't see around here so that's always a treat. I really enjoyed the gardens in the back of the Country Roads Antiques and Gardens
, I love gardens that look like they've evolved over time with all kinds of rusty pails and broken down furniture. They remind me of places we'd go when I was a kid, grandma gardens as I like to think of them.
We stayed at The Grand Californian again, sad that we were missing the meet up with Roseann
and Bob since we were sick during CHA
and our usual rendezvous. We made the best of it though, visiting Disneyland and California Adventure two days in a row.
I have to say that I really love both Disneyland and California Adventure at night. We went both days to the evening World of Color show, which is lovely, but I really like walking around looking at the lights. It's very dramatic and colorful. Of course I love A Bugs Land, so many cute little gardeny kinds of things like Flik's Flyers,
which kills me. Of course Instagram got the in the moment photos. You can see them here
. There's a lot of nonsense there, including what I thought looked like a chunky IronMan suit that immediately made me think of IronPam™. (sorry it seems funnier to me with that trademark symbol.. I'm weird.) I would have had a picture standing next to it if I hadn't been for a misadventure on the Grizzly River Run
that brought the words "drowned rat" to mind.
The highlight of the trip was as stop we made on Wednesday morning on our way back home.
Dana made our visit special, our own private parade around the studio.
We saw some dark alley ways.
Ran into some brick walls.
Saw a street that looked like it could be anywhere in the world.
Took some pictures.
Saw some celebrities then sat in their chairs.
Had a coffee then it was time to go.
I'm not going to lie, Bret and I agreed it was probably the most exiting and best day we'd had in quite a while! Thanks Dana for having us.
So now you're caught up! I've missed you! Have a great weekend! xo