Saturday is almost here!! Our family of 10 will be arriving Saturday (I estimate around 4pm) from Mesa, Az. It's already been a year since the last trip, but I know a lot has happened, especially at DCA.
So here's the plan. We arrive Saturday and check in at the Peacock for 3 days at the Disney parks. There will be a day off from the parks where my parents and my sister and brother in law go to a short timeshare presentation and collect 100 Disney Dollars per couple. That same day I'll go to Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside to visit my roommate. We were supposed to check out Friday, but my dad messed up on the reservation and won't be able to extend our reservation at the Peacock. So part 2 of our trip will happen a day earlier.
Thursday we leave for Laughlin, NV. It's across the Colorado River from Bullhead City, AZ, not far from Needles (where Snoopy's brother Spike lives). We'll be staying 3 nights at the Colorado Belle Hotel/Casino. We were going to do 2 nights but mom really doesn't want to come home a day early! 2 of the nights are actually a Christmas present from me. My parents and sister and brother in law will be paying for the extra night. There is a possibility we'll be taking a day trip to Las Vegas (over an hour's drive from here) and take the kids to Circus Circus where they have the Adventure Dome (indoor amusement park) and free acrobatic circus acts.
I still have one more day of work to go and then I'm free! We've had a lot of overtime here in the fraud department. I need to get away and not look at checks. I already got my car serviced, air and cabin filters replaced, and Disney Monorail decals on my trunk I was hoping to use mom's Impala for the cruise control, but she hasn't bought her new tires yet.
This week was also a little long as a very good friend of mine is going through hard times with his family since his 16 year old brother was in a freak accident. I wound up baking him cookies last night and spending a couple hours at his house as I and another girl named Tess sat with him for quite a while while he was struggling. While his brother isn't doing so good, my friend is doing better. While I'll probably be thinking of my friend while I'm away, I know he'll be taken care of.
Right now I need to get myself away from this computer and start packing! I'm also being distracted by "Disneyland After Dark" from the Disneyland USA Walt Disney Treasures collection.
Monday at the earliest my pictures should start showing up in this thread. It's the same Kodak Play Sport camera I've been using since last year. This camera shoots and takes photos in a widescreen format. I'll have a new thread later on when I produce and post the video version of our trip.