saturday and sunday we spent at disneyland, supposedly the happiest place on earth! well, we all started out that way when we got there, but by the end of the second day we were so ready to come home. as we got on the tram to go to the parking garage, the girl next to us was crying her head off. it didn't bother me because i was just so thankful that it wasn't one of ours. :) actually, isaac & lauryn did rather well considering they didn't have regular sleeping or napping hours & conditions.
we went early knowing that we'd have to leave in the early afternoon hours for dennis to get back for boxing. first ride up was "pirates of the caribbean" which neither of the kids enjoyed. my first thought was "great, now we'll never get them to go on any other ride!" but lucky for us, they were just fine. dennis & isaac took a spin on "thunder mountain railroad" which isaac loved! then it was off to fantasy land for awhile. after a few more rides & attractions it was time to head back to the hotel for the day.
again we arrived early, thinking we'd be ready to leave for vegas by early afternoon.........but we were cursed. seriously! dennis & isaac headed to "space mountain" before the line was too long, but, as luck would have it, they had to leave their space in line when isaac needed a restroom break. lauryn & i decided to go through "it's a small world" before she & i got in line at the "matterhorn" to save a spot for isaac & me while d. & i. were on their ride. after l. & i got up to the turnstiles of the ride, we had to step away since d. & i. were nowhere to be seen. i finally got a hold of d. on his cell & THEY WERE STUCK IN SPACE MOUNTAIN! they had gone about 3/4 of the way on the ride when it stopped & they had to get off. after finding us at the "matterhorn" & trading kids, isaac & i went through the rest of the line & just as we were to get on the bobsled, they told us the ride would be SHUT DOWN FOR 15-20 MINUTES! so we waited in the unforgiving sun until we got on the ride. later that day at mickey's toontown, we were standing in line for 15 min. already & it was announced the ride would be SHUT DOWN FOR 15-20 MINUTES! by that time we'd had it & turned to leave the line. despite all of the bad luck we encountered, we loved it & thought it was great, even with the kids being as young as they are. we look forward to the time we can go again.
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