Monday, May 18, 2009

Girls Trip!!!!

I got to go on an awesome girls trip to CA a couple weekends ago. It goes without saying that we had a blast.

When we first got there we went to Tai Pan, one of my absolute favorite stores in the world! Can't you tell how excited I am?
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Then we went to Famous Dave's for dinner (admittedly not your typical girls restaurant) and then headed to the hotel. We were so surprised when we found flowers in our room as we opened the door. Raschell's husband was the real culprit, although he was nice enough to pretend like all the husbands were in on it. It made us feel good, nonetheless!
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The next day we went to Disneyland, of course, since we were with Raschell, making it the second time I've been to Disneyland FOR FREE in about two months. I'm telling you - it pays to know a Disney princess. We were able to hit every single major ride in both California Adventureland and Disneyland, mostly because we had a guest assistance pass and were able to walk up to the front of every ride. There's really no other way to do Disneyland. It was awesome.

Our first ride was Toy Story. I rode with a girl from New Zealand who was hilarious. When we paired up to go on the ride, Cami pointed to me and said "She bites," to which the girl replied, "So do I!"
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My favorite ride of all is Tower of Terror. There's nothing like it!
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The classic Disneyland shot.
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I loved these Mickey "balloons".
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In front of Soarin', another one of my favorites.
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We had lunch in New Orleans Square.
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Who doesn't love Space Mountain?
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Cami, you're awesome!
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I know most people hate It's a Small World, but I LOVE it! I think it so cute and colorful and cheerful! And they added Disney characters (like Ariel, Woody and Jesse, etc.) throughout which were really fun to spot.
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This picture is kind of an inside joke, but let's just say that Cami had a MUCH more comfortable ride this time around!
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Awwwww...
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None of us could stand to ride the teapcups, but we were able to sit in a stationary one for a picture.
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Sleeping Beauty's castle.
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The yummy goodness that is a churro.
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The buttons we got cuz Raschell and Cami had to wait a long time at the counter at World of Disney. Too bad we got them as we were leaving and weren't able to wear them while we were actually there!
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The next day we went shopping. It was apparant that some of us have more self-control in this arena than others (yes, I am not one of those).
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We saw "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past", which we all thought was horrible, but had a great time at The Cheesecake Factory.
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On Sunday we had a YUMMY brunch at this adorable place right by the beach.
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Then we went to church (where, oddly enough, Cami saw two of her cousins and Raschell saw one of her cousins) and then walked around the Newport temple. I didn't believe it was a temple when we first saw it off the freeway - it almost looked more like a Spanish mission than a Mormon temple. But, close up you can tell it's a temple and it is absolutely gorgeous.
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Then we drove home. It was SUCH a blast! I love living so close to California and having such great friends!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Looks like a fun trip! I am loving your friend Rachelle's shirt when you are standingin front of space mountain (the flowers) did she make it? If not, please tell me where...I love the Disney balloon picture, that looks cool.