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Fee’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009

Location: Disneyland - Anaheim, USA

MapHi all,

Last weekend (23 – 25 January), Christine, Xavier, Leith and I hit Disneyland in California for a weekend of adventure and excitement at the Happiest Place on Earth! It was a very tiring weekend, but heaps of fun. We flew out from Vancouver on Friday night and arrived at our hotel (just across the road from Disneyland) at about 2 in the morning, and got back to Vancouver on Sunday night around 11pm.

We went to Disneyland Park on Saturday from about 8 in the morning til 10 that night. We rode on pretty much all the rides, but my favourites were Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Autopia and an interactive Toy Story ride. We bumped in to Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Mickey’s Toon Town, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in Critter Country. We also went to a 3D show (Honey I Shrunk the Audience) which was a bit of fun. We stuck around for a water and fireworks show that night which was good too.

On Sunday we went to California Adventure Park for the day. Most of the rides there were a bit more adventurous which is perfect for thrill-seekers such as myself! My favourite rides at this park were California Screamin’ (a big roller coaster), the Tower of Terror (set in a broken-down elevator) and the Maliboomer which was similar to the Giant Drop in Dreamworld, but it also shoots up really fast. We also went to a musical stage performance of Aladdin which was really good. Unfortunately the Grizzly River Run (a white water rafting sort of ride) was out of action, because I think that would have been a lot of fun!

Souvenirs and stuff at the on-site shops were pretty reasonably priced, but I didn’t come away with much more than a Mickey Mouse coffee mug.

Unfortunately Canada doesn’t recognise Australia Day as a public holiday, and I was forced to work on the 26th of January. Nevertheless, a group of about 8 of us went to Moose’s Down Under pub in the city that night for dinner. I got a steak sandwich with the lot (though I had to pay extra for beetroot!) and we danced to some familiar classic Aussie rock. The pub was packed with hundreds of Aussies but the night was cut a little short due to having to work the next day. All the same, it was a great night to celebrate Australia Day with other Australians.

Unfortunately, the Tasmania Mafia is still yet to notch up a win. The good news is that all teams make the play-offs, so we’ll just have to hope we peak at the right end of the season! I got named MVP in last Wednesday’s game for a number of handy catches that I took, so I was riding on a high anyway!

Super bowl is on this weekend, so I’m heading to a super bowl party with a few people from work.

Hope you’re all well!

xoxo love from Fee