A Travellerspoint blog

June 2008

YAY Southern California and Disneyland!!!

I am currently in San Diego...... the first part of my big adventure.

First off, let me say that packing sucks. I used those space saver bags and I felt that they didn't save much space whatsoever. I don't know cuz I didn't pack my suitcase the other way to see but I may just do that before I actually leave for New Zealand just to see if it's any easier for me. I only got about one hour of sleep. That sucked. Then, when I got to the airport my suitcase was 12 pounds over weight. That sucked. I said that was fine and I'll pay the fee for it but then she told me it was 50 bucks. That sucked. So she told me I could go over to the gift shop and buy a bag to transfer some of my stuff into it. The bag cost me 18 bucks. Cheaper than 50 bucks but I still had to buy a 2nd bag. That sucked. Then I had to figure out what would be the best things to transfer into that bag so that I could get enough weight out of the suitcase. That sucked. Then I realized that I left some things back at home. That sucked.

But then things turned out better cuz I got enough weight out of the suitcase and I didn't have to pay the 50 dollar fee. And I packed that thing to the brim. I'm surprised that the zipper didn't break. Then I said goodbye to everyone. I had to say goodbye to daddy at home cuz he wasn't feeling well and decided to stay. I gave him a kiss. Then after that I went to wait for my plane which didn't take that long. I got a seat all to myself and I watched some Family Guy during the flight. The flight itself was perfect. And thank God for that cuz I hate flying. The only thing was that the seat wasn't that comfortable. But I'd rather have the smooth flight than the comfortable seat.

Donna picked me up and we went to her house to drop off my stuff. Then we went straight to the greatest place in San Diego. IN & OUT BURGER. It was the best burger I've ever had. After that we went to go see Jon, our friend that we worked with at Fillipi's. He was going to dye Donna's hair before her trip. It was good to catch up with him. He's still the same old idiot that he's always been. As you can see here:

The next day, we went to Disneyland. Curtis picked us up from Donna's and he drove us up there. The whole way he made us listen to the Fantasmic soundtrack. What an idiot. We got there at about 9 and we met up with all of my family that had traveled down to California a few days before I flew down there. It worked out perfect. Even my cousin Steve was gonna be there and he never gets to go to anything. My aunti Nicki bought all my little girl cousins princess dresses and they were gonna get their hair and makeup done at this cute store in Downtown Disney called Libby Lu. They looked so cute!!!

Then we headed over to California Adventure cuz Donna had never been there before. We took her on the roller coaster and the Maliboomer. That one is scary. We also went on the big inner tube river one where you get drenched. My entire jeans looked like they came out of the pool. So we went back to the hotel and I borrowed someone else's pants while mine dried. Then we joined my family for dinner. That was good. Then we headed back into the park. Donna got on really well with my family which I was happy about. Not that I thought she wouldn't like them I just didn't want her to be bored. This is us outside of Splash Mountain:

And this is Curtis and my cousin Steven on the ride:

Auntie Kathy and cousin David are in the back. LOL!!!

This is Donna and I after Splash Mountain. We got DRENCHED!!!

After I had my jeans dried and everything. That sucked. We went on a few more rides and then it was time to go. We were exhausted. It felt so good to lie down. Then the next day, we got up, got Starbucks and headed home. And since then I've been at Donna's. Although I'm having a good time, it's hot as hell in her room. And I found a cockroach in my bag. That sucked.

Donna and I are gonna go see the movie "The Happening" later today. It looks good. Then tomorrow I go over to Curtis' and I'm gonna see the old Mimi's crew and say goodbye to them. So that's all for now, I guess. Talk to you all laters!!!

Posted by Squarabara 23:20 Archived in New Zealand Tagged family_travel Comments (0)

A short break and then back to work!!!

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My good friends Melanie and Dale came up here from Arizona to meet my family and check out where I live. It was so good to see them and having them here completely put any thoughts of my New Zealand trip to the back of my head. But today they flew out and now I'm faced with daunting task of rounding up my paperwork and starting my packing. But first, a few photos from the last 5 days:

Melanie and Dale's cabin on Hayden Lake.
Mel and I take a photo.
Dale likes fishing.
Crazy mofos.
The way to the cabin.
I had no idea that Idaho could be this beautiful.

How exciting. But now I have to get back to work. It feels like I have a crap load of stuff to do but it may not even be that much. It just seems like a lot since I'm gonna be gone for a long time. And in another country. I really don't know where to start. Most of the stuff will be packed the day that I leave anyway so what can I really pack now??? I don't know. It's so overwhelming!!! I'll be okay.

Posted by Squarabara 17:51 Archived in New Zealand Tagged packing Comments (0)

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