Because we do! In fact, that’s where we are right now!
Road Trip 2009 has begun. Faithful readers may remember a brief mention awhile back about Ryan’s brilliant idea to travel north for a viewing of Spring Awakening (which we all know is our favorite) and a new musical based on Green Day’s American Idiot songs (which just so happens to feature three actors from the New York Broadway cast).
Well, the weekend has finally come. The others began their day by meeting us in Anaheim at seven this morning, but Chris and I came up a day early to celebrate his birthday at Disneyland (and collect $72 in Disney money since he’s got a pass). We both had to work the first part of the day, so making it up for our 3:30 Blue Bayou reservation was a little stressful… but luckily we made it with ten minutes to spare! (Unluckily we chose not to use those spare ten minutes to run to Space Mountain for fast passes, but that’s a different story.)
The Blue Bayou was pretty fantastic. Expensive. But fantastic. It’s a nice break from the hustle of the park, and any place that keeps bringing me rolls and butter is a happy place for me. Because of the price, we split a main meal- the jambalaya dish- which was excellent, and came with one of my new favorite restaurant salads (even rivaling Olive Garden’s!). Chris got a chocolate mousse automatically for being born on that day, so I ordered tiramisu (which is what he really wanted), and we switched. Well, the waitress knew what our plan was, I think, and she switched them when she came back to the table, and put the birthday candle in Chris’ tiramisu (which came in an adorable ceramic Mickey Halloween cup that Chris then had to carry around the rest of the day).
Sadly, when we had finished and made it back to Tomorrowland, the fast passes were all gone. Dang it. So we had to wait in line for an hour and a half to go on the new and improved Halloween style Space Mountain. Which really wasn’t that great, and actually kind of demonic feeling for Disneyland.
We hit up Haunted Mansion next, and we saw the cutest Halloween costume ever on a little kid in the elevator. He was dressed like Boo from Monsters Inc., and all you could see was his little face peeking out from the blue monster outfit. He. Was. Adorable. That is totally going to be my kid’s first costume. (Yes, Jedi got bumped to second.)
So that was our first day of vacation. This morning we met the others at Disneyland and headed up to San Jose. Got here in record time, and now we’re all just chilling and starting to get ready for dinner and then the amazing Spring Awakening tour cast. We’ve got our cute theater clothes, our Spring Awakening books, multi-colored Sharpies, and the hopes to get upgraded to better, closer, and maybe even onstage, seats!