I always go with my parents, two brothers, and now my son on the Sun. following Thanksgiving because everyone goes for the holiday, then leaves Sun. and we stay in an empty park for 4 days. Plus, all of the gorgeous Christmas decorations are up.
I go with my mom, one of my brothers, and son in Jan. for my birthday and again in May for my mom's birthday.
I'm really hoping to put a fourth trip in between the May & December visits because that's a long time to go without visiting. I go through withdrawals!
I'm usually there May and September of each year. I go with my primos (cousins) and finally this last sept my son for the first time. This may 5th I went with my Mom and Aunt. It was declared a girls only trip. I'm from San Jose so it gets a little hard to go more often. Get this, my Dad lives in Fullerton, off of Euclid. I should chum up to him. Maybe he'll let me stay over more often. (He has 7 kids) not including me. Any one from the Bay wanna go to DL?, let me know.
I used to go every few months. Then I started posting here... now it's 2 or 3 times a month. Usually with dontbecheekin. Sometimes we can convince a few of our AP friends to go.
Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things...
Let's just say, a lot. I can't keep track of how many times I go. I have the premium pass and it gets paid off probably within the first month or two after renewal! As for who with, well, my best bud SusieP and her family comes sometimes, mamabot and the kid-bots sometimes come, Dustysage, my niece and/or nephew, my mom...the list is endless when it comes down to meets.
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Originally Posted by Reverend DMother
Girl bonding is just so necessary. It's just as important as "me" time. A good girl bonding session leaves you feeling so refreshed. I think of it as a NEED vs a want. There are just things that you need to talk to other women with. You may have the best relationship in the world with your husband, but there are just times you need your girlfriends. It makes for a healthier and happier you which makes everything else you do better.
Im lucky enough to have girlfriend who has a boring job and who enjoys making spreadsheets via MS Excel (that might sound nerdy but shes the coolest person I know). She has documented everytime weve visited the park since we got our new A.P. on New Years Eve. Shes calculates how much money we save on adminssion by having APs, including how much we save on merch and parking. You guys should try it. It is really interesting.
I've made Excel spreadsheets for similar purposes. They're also a good way to evaluate what level of AP works best. This year, I chose the SoCal. Next year, I might bump it up to Deluxe.
As far as OP is concerned, I go approx. once a month. Sometimes I visit with a friend, and other times I'll gone alone. I usually ride less and walk around more when I'm by myself. I've met a lot of nice people from just sitting around. Mark Twain, the Main Street porch and most benches are good places to just be.
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The wife, 3 kids and I make it once a year. We come from the Bay Area and the wife won't fly, so we drive down (about 6 hours or so). Now that we have AP's we plan on making it 2-3 times a year 3-4 days each time.