Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Last week we went to Disneyland. We couldn't wait to experience the new Cars Land. It did not disappoint. It is spectacular! All of these pictures were taken with my iPhone.

Some sights around Cars Land.

The Radiator Springs Racers ride is so much fun! Such a great great ride!!!

It was HOT the entire week. Mid to high 90s, and there was even humidity, which we did not expect. We sweated our butts off every single day of our visit. Luckily we bought this fan/spritzer. Best $17 I ever spent!!

The boys watching the Radiator Springs Racers ride.

You may wonder why all of these cars are empty on the Radiator Springs Racers ride. Well, one morning we went to this ride at park opening (with 20 billion others), instead of getting a Fastpass. It took 45 minutes to get into a vehicle. Not too bad actually, but we were literally buckling in and the ride went down. Poop. We were told to get out of the car and we waited at the gates. It was silly to get out of line as we would be the first to ride once it was going again. We waited for over an hour. First they were fixing the ride, then there was ANOTHER earthquake (there was one the night before too), which shut down ALL rides at both parks. By the time they checked the ride for earthquake damage, and then got it working, it was over an hour later. We exited the ride at almost 11 in the morning. Needless to say, we did a Fastpass the next day. The crowds are just too big to try and walk on that ride, unless you are in line an hour before the park opens, or you don't mind using up your entire morning waiting. The ride is fussy and it's been down a lot. They have to work out the kinks. It's still worth the wait though. It's a really good ride.

The castle, at night. We didn't spend as much time at Disneyland this trip, because we wanted to experience all the new stuff at DCA. We did our favorite rides though.

Quinn, on a cone, at the Cozy Cone. I think I was enjoying my apple freeze at this time. Yummy! It's Disney's version of Butterbeer, only apple flavored.

Waiting for DCA to open the morning we left for home. Kevin got Fastpasses for Racers and the boys and I rode Soarin'. We didn't have to wait at all. Walked right on.

Mickey's Fun Wheel. Kevin, Quinn and I rode a swinging gondola this trip. Never again! It is just too freakin' scary!!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Instagram Fun

I quite enjoy Instagram. I use a different app to jazzy up my pictures and then I post them to Instagram. There are a LOT of talented people out there, posting beautiful pictures on Instagram. Here are some of my latest posts...

My neighbor's plant was growing through my fence. If it's in my yard, it's mine! I snipped it off and now it's in my house.

Sweet Maya. I am sure my Facebook friends are sick of my dog pictures, but she's so cute!

Souvenirs I purchased on our Disney Cruise!

The back of Disney Wonder.

A cool totem pole in Ketchikan, Alaska.

The Space Needle in Seattle!

The app I use is DeluxeFX, and I also use one called Pic Jointer which creates a little collage of pictures.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Getting Ready

I may be crazy...

...But I am getting into teacher mode. I went to the horrible Walmart and purchased everything you see. 123 items. AND I did so in the 15 items or less line! It was an accident. Their word processed, cheaply framed sign was hung up crooked, so I didn't notice it. Oh well. Walmart sucks. They need better signs, or maybe the 8 open self check lines are better for people with 15 items or less.

I also made a trip to the teacher supply store, and found some goodies there. Fingers crossed I am able to be reimbursed.

Oh, and I stocked up on new Justin Bieber folders, for those students who forget their regular homework folders.

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