I've not done a trip report before, and have finally garnered enough courage to actually make one. This trip took place at the end of April/beginning of May and interpolated the Gumball Rally...Be gentle:
We had to get to the airport at about 4AM to catch our plane. We told my oldest son, Vash, we were going to a Paper Clip Convention in Anaheim, so, he had no idea what was in store. How a four year old can have this much energy at four in the morning is beyond me.
Atticus was in a good mood, too. Perhaps, they knew something special would happen...
I didn't get a shot of it, but, I set it up for the Disneyland Express to pick us up at John Wayne. That's when I would reveal where we were really going...This is how that conversation went:
Bus drives up
Me: What does that bus have on the side of it?
Me: So, where do you think we're really going?
Vash: To the Paper Clip Convention!
Me: But, don't you want to go to Disneyland?
Vash: NO! We're going to the Paper Clip Convention!
We then got on the bus, where I had to further explain my ruse...
Me: Vash, I was just joking about the Paper Clip Convention. We're Really going to Disneyland!
Vash stared at me for a moment. Processing. Processing.
Vash: You mean today?
Me: Yes, we're going there right now!
Vash then gets excited and begins jumping up and down on the bus. There was no calming him down at that point.
It wasn't long before we arrived at the hotel, got checked in, and headed over to the park. We decided our yearly routine would be to hop on the Disneyland Railroad for a trip around the park, then to head on in. First, we captured this pic of the boys and are planning to get them here every year to see how much they grow.
Then we hit the rails, as it were. Erin, Vash and Atticus:
The boys and I...Atticus is not drugged, ha.
After a jaunt around the park, it was back to Main Street USA and a ride on the Omnibus (oh, by the way, I will probably get a bunch of the park's names wrong, please correct me)
More to come...