sunset drives

4.02.2014

driving home

We always have lofty plans of leaving early so that we can get home before the sun sets but I don't think we've ever adhered any of our schedules (no matter how many spreadsheets we make). If we've learned anything at all from our travels, it's that having expectations almost always leads to disappointment. Trips are definitely more fun if you give into spontaneity. 

I've been thinking about how much I'd like to see more of California. I added places to my Oregon list in hopes spending some time there. Utah is a little further away, but it looks stunning and I want experience it in person. Have you ever gone on a road trip anywhere near SF? We'll likely be taking it easy for the rest of the year while settling into our new house but I'm always daydreaming about where to go next...

driving home

santa ynez

3.31.2014

santa ynez

I've probably mentioned it a million times, but road trips are absolutely my favourite way to travel. I can't wait to explore more of the west coast.
These photos were taken at a rest stop on the way back from Disneyland to San Francisco.

santa ynez
santa ynez
santa ynez
santa ynez
santa ynez
santa ynez
santa ynez
santa ynez

*disneyland*

3.25.2014

Timothy Q Mouse
The rest of our photos from a 15 hour day at Disneyland.  


We really squeezed every last moment out of that day pass. Alex did an amazing job at planning and we only waited in 2 lines the entire day. It truly feels like the happiest place on Earth and I kinda want to live there.

Is it weird for a childless couple to make annual trips to Disneyland? Apparently, Ryan Gosling often goes there alone and says "I have a love/hate relationship with Disneyland but what’s so interesting to me is that the attention to detail there never gets old. There’s always something new to find, something they’ve thought of. And there is always the idea of somebody who had a dream and made it so real you can walk around in it."

dumbo ride
it's a small world
sleeping beauty's castle
toon town crowd
Toon Town


toon town
astro orbiter rocket ride
Alex didn't fit in this ride so I went on it alone.


astro orbiter rocket ride
Weee!

fanatic disney pin collector
This guy really loves Ariel

tarzan's jungle
tarzan's jungle
tarzan's jungle
Tarzan's Jungle


mickey's house
Mickey's House


minnie's house
Minnie's House


meeting minnie mouse and gofy car
steamboat willie
meeting mickey mouse disneyland california
I didn't want to pay for this photo. The low res. file, cheesy smiles, and flash make us look like wax statues. We met a person in a Mickey Mouse costume! Yeah! 

it's a small world ride
It's a small world ride

merry go round and sleeping beauty castle
alice in wonderland tea cup ride
teacups!

alice in wonderland tea cup ride
alice in wonderland tea cup ride
disneyland monorail
riding the monorail back to downtown disney

sleeping beauty's castle
We witnessed a guy propose to his lady moments before this photo was taken. There was a collective gasp/cheer from the audience.

sleeping beauty's castle
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