Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Josh and I have been enjoying Disney a lot lately, so why not go on New Years too? We got there with the mindset that it would be extremely crowded and probably would not be able to ride too many rides. Yes, it was crowded, but not as bad as Disney made it out to be. they completely closed off some of the paths inside the park, making one side of the 'street' an entrance and the other an exit (basically making an inconvenient circle around the park). I'm not explaining it well enough for you to sympathize with our frustration, but basically it made it very difficult for us to get where we wanted to be. Needless to say, we went on a few rides here and there (walked right onto the Monsters Inc ride) and watched the fireworks at 9:30. After that we left the park to get away from the annoying people and find some good coffee. Instead of going back into Disney for the midnight fireworks we decided to head over to California Adventure and experience the New Year from a much less crowded, yet just as exciting stand point. Both parks had a stage and DJ, but the Disney side was more family oriented with mickey mouse dancing around on stage and California Adventure was more of a dance party. Both parks were enjoyable, but i think we both enjoyed the atmosphere at California Adventure much more: and there was probably only a few hundred people vs a few thousand. :) (I'm not a fan of big crowds so this worked out perfect)
New Years Day we celebrated with a group of people from the Bible College and had a blast hanging out and exchanging white elephant gifts. My boss (and former teacher) Erik and his wife Lynette have four kids, their youngest being Chloe, who is simply a doll. She is the most chill baby (maybe even more so than Josh's little cousin Aiden..previous post) and pretty content to entertain herself. Definitly does not give smiles away to just anyone (josh snuck a small smile out of her and of course 'daddy' got plenty of smiles), but is still one of the sweetest babies.

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