Sunday, June 22, 2008


Here's what happened:
Our last guests left our apartment on Tuesday the 17th at 9:30 a.m.
At about 10:30 a.m. we got word that Mick had passed his WREBs test. That meant no more waiting to get licensed to start practicing and no more wondering if we'd need to spend another $2000 on tests that would delay us another three months.
By 1 p.m. we had 3 nights' hotel lined up in Anaheim and four 2-day passes to Disneyland purchased.
By 1:30 p.m. we were driving on I-5 in a rented Hyundai Elantra with four backpacks and some bottled water.
Here's how it went at Disneyland:
The kids were total peaches, we had a hotel with a swimming pool, and on our second day we were in the right place at the right time and got free DISNEY DREAM FAST PASSES for Disneyland and California Adventure. That meant every single ride that had an hour to two hour line => zero, zippo, no wait for the Reynolds family. That's right, the ride attendants said, "Head straight to the front of the line, you lucky suckers!"
Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, California Screamin', Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blaster, Grizzly River Run, Tower of Terror, etc., etc., were all ours for the taking. Basically, we squeezed in about 10 more rides than we would've otherwise been able to finagle!

1 comment:

Natalie N said...

HOW FUN!! I just sat here and watched these pictures go by and I loved all of them. I didn't know Disney had a Jedi training thing that Dane was in. Darth Mall (Maul?) looked way authentic! And tell Aubrey that I loved the princess mouse ears!

I'm so impressed with how quickly you made the decision to go down, get hotels, a car, and tickets and just do the trip! I tend to spend weeks and months hashing out every little detail, but I love and admire your spontaneity.

What a great way to celebrate Mick passing boards. WOO HOO!!