Sunday, January 3, 2010

Travels: New Years

As 2009 turned into 2010, I was feeling hopeful, but I also knew that my vacation was nearing its end.

But I couldn't think of a better way to spend the transition than with my friends and Los Angeles.

Here's two sights that would be part of my Los Angeles friends tour:

I know it's not the best quality....but yes, that's a tree that's been cut to look like a dog's head!

The famous Youngwood Court (aka The House of Davids)

You gotta love the Black Power Santa!

It's been at least 2 years since I've spent New Years with my family, but I wouldn't have had it any other way.

Happy New Year in my parents back yard

Lighting sparklers

Crazy lights

Mermaid tail?

C and V!

Starting 2010 at The Happiest Place on Earth
It's been years since I've been to Disneyland.  My boyfriend has only been to Tokyo Disney, which I've also been to and it completely pales in comparison.  This was also the first time for the both of us to go to California Adventure.

We arrived when Disneyland opened at 8am, and left the park at 11:30pm, a half hour before closing.

Walt and Mickey copycats

Aurora's/Sleeping Beauty's Castle

We were soaked! Thank goodness for a beautiful 70 degree day!

I kicked his butt...

Screaming...and laughing...and screaming...and laughing...

Cream cheese pretzels and Churros!!!

Jedi Training Academy is Ageist...My boyfriend so wanted to be chosen!

This kid was HILARIOUS!  He was so not listening to directions...

At California Adventure, on a "Hollywood Set"...I kept getting dizzy looking at the back drop!

Resting our feet on King Triton's Carousel 

Beautiful! But the ride was way too short!

Our footsies were exhausted!

Goodbye West Coast
We were so exhausted after Disneyland, but we still needed to pack.  Our flight was at 9:50am, but we knew that we needed to prepare for whatever LAX would be throwing our way.

Now, I'm sitting back in our living room, while the final Pats game is on.  The snow delayed our flight getting back, and there's still snow clouds hanging over the city.

It was great to sleep in our own bed.  But it's hard for me to not wish this was out my window instead.

Sunrise Over Downtown


  1. I've never been to Disney and can't imagine spending so many hours there!I think I'd pass out from exhaustion, but I'm a wimp :)

    Thanks for sharing all the pics. The dog bush is effin' awesome, which I literally said out loud when I saw it (actually, I said the real F word, but didn't think it would be nice to post here) AND your green dress looks rad, as does the beau's hat.

    Glad you had a good trip back home & got to enjoy a bit of warm weather!

    All in the best in 10,

  2. Hi Cecilia...just dropped in to say hello! Here I was going to tell you another mermaid name to add to your list, the maighdeann-mhara...and you already had it down, cool! I know a gorgeous song in Scottish Gaelic called 'Oran na Maighdeann-Mhara'...means 'song of the mermaid'. :)

  3. @Steph: You gotta go with the right crowd, then a day at Disneyland is totally worth it :)

    The dog tree is a trip!! It's in such a normal neighborhood...but the freaks are everywhere...

    @A mermaid in the attic: Yay! It's good to know that I'm being thorough! It had been a while of collecting those translations...but I'm always looking for more! :)
    I'd love to hear that song! I'm gonna try looking it up instead of doing work :)

  4. Fantastic pictures :)
    Good yo see you had a fantastic time this holiday season...just like me :)

    Loved the pics you took at Disney land, I'd love to go there someday :)

    You did a fabulous job at drawing the mermaid's tail with the sparkles.

    Hope you have a wonderful wish-fulfilling year ahead.



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