Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Los Angeles and the wonder of being a 34 year old kid

Kitty and a Fashion Icon: the lovely Miss Minnie

Or rather, perhaps this post should be entitled: “My trip to Disneyland”!

Greeting readers, all the way from the wonderful United States of America: home of the Cheesesteak, pastrami sandwiches and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, amongst other things. I know it’s been a little while since I have graced you with my presence but rest assured, we now have some time to update the blog! Very exciting for all of you (and me) I am sure.

Our journey starts some two weeks ago when we hopped on a plane (V Australia – Highly recommended, by the way) and flew all the way to Los Angeles. Our stop here was a mere two days – just enough for me to immerse myself in the delights of the Magical Kingdom, or as some people call it – the happiest place on earth.

Can you see all the smiles on their faces??

Our first day concentrated on Disneyland. Like most visitors, I started with a plan of which rides I wanted to go on. According to Mr Kitty, my initial plan of “EVERYTHING” needed to be amended so I started with Star Tours, Space Mountain, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain, with Peter Pan’s Flight, Teacups and Mr Toad’s Wild Ride bringing up the rear.

Kitty on the teacups

We had a ball. Even Mr Kitty enjoyed it. The rides are amazing, particularly Indiana Jones, and my favourite of all time – Splash Mountain. And after we dried off, we had fun on the Dumbo ride (a back story in Kitty Family Lore...).

The weather was amazing – the sun was out but it wasn’t too hot (in fact once the sun went down it got quite chilly). Mr Kitty got to eat his clam chowder in a sourdough bowl which is one of his favourite things ever. And we got to act like great big kids, which is much more fun than going to work!

California Adventure Park

The following day was our day in California Adventure Park – Disney’s latest offering to the theme park Gods. It’s pretty cool – I’ll give them that! Our favourite ride was Soaring over California – where you are suspended 20-odd feet in the air and swung around like you are hang gliding over the natural wonders of the Golden State. Most excellent. The Muppet 3D movie was really fun too, and I enjoyed the demonstration of tortilla making and bread making. Pretty cool. We finished off our day at Disney doing a little bit of shopping and taking our last ride on Splash Mountain. Very cool day indeed.

After two full days of fun and excitement, we headed off to the airport. Next stop – Omaha!!

Kitty xx


Sydney Shop Girl said...

You look like you're having a fantastic time.

There's a kid in all of us.

Enjoy and looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip!

SSG xxx

Anonymous said...

My god I loved Disneyland. Amazeballs, and I went on EVERYTHING... Was 10 years ago though. After seeing your pictures I want to go back!!

WayneandFarrah said...

Just catching up on everyone's blog - argh so behind! Missy Kitty, looks like you are having a fabulous time!!!! I love everything disney, I went to Euro disney but that wasn't so great, can't wait to go to LA.