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    BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    Well, I had a little bit of a meltdown on Sunday, February 3rd. We had barely seen the sun the whole month of January, my dog died, my son is being tested for ADHD, just not a great month. So, my hubby told me to "book the trip". So, I immediately booked the Anabella hotel for February 5th-9th. We got the boys homework from school, I found substitutes for my tennis league and we ran from Idaho on Monday.

    We spent the night in Utah on Monday and arrived in Anaheim around 4:30 p.m. And, it was sunny and beautiful.

    It was all smiles the entire trip.



    By the time we got unpacked - we had some time to head to DTD.



    Yet another Build-A-Bear project


    Legos! We never seem to buy anything, the kids just love the store.


    We got up at were at the park by 9:30a.m. to go cruise Main Street - yes, both my hubby and I cried when we went through the gates.

    The traditional "A" boys in the A.


    First Ride - Big Thunder


    Then over to Fantasyland for Dumbo


    I did see a PirateMunkee wandering through Fantasyland - I shouted a hello and got a wave. I didn't want to be too obnoxious and run you down while you were working.

    We finally got to ride Nemo - and it was cute and fun to be back on the subs, but I wasn't as thrilled as I thought I would have been. Still fun.

    We had to ride Autopia, so my son could beat me up a little with his excellent driving skills.

    The picture hubby took didn't turn out - I think he got the bumper of the car and the ground.


    We won a dream - front row seats to Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. I recognized Bob as being a former monorail captain. We talked for a while and reminisced. Then he handed my hubby a certificate.


    We did a ton more, but I won't bore you with all the details.

    Day 2 was DCA -

    The Orange Stinger - want a weird feeling, try to take a picture behind you while on this thing - major disorientation.


    Climbing Wall in Redwood Creek


    A first for me - the Magic of Brother Bear Show. Tyson got to help start the fire. He talked about it for days - he was so proud of himself.


    A.J. was finally tall enough to ride the Maliboomer - he loved it


    Tyson was finally tall enough to ride Screamin'. We rode it about 8 times over the whole trip.


    More DCA fun.





    My hubby and son fell in love with the Animation Academy - they went to about 5 lessons - while waiting, we ran into Thrax! Nice meeting you!

    Day 3 - all the stuff we wanted to do again - or for a first time!

    And DREAM FASTPASSES!!!! Not that we really needed them. But, still cool to win.

    Leisurely ride on the monorail



    My first trip to Tom Sawyer's Island with the Pirate Lair.





    Buzz Lightyear - I won, of course.


    Grrrr......


    It was a lovely trip - the medication I could have asked for.

    Will trade husband for Disneyland and DCA Pins!

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    Looks like you all had a great time.

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    How cool that you and your family got to make the trip down and excape winter for a bit!!




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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    I love the report and photos, Jen!!!

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    I'm glad the sun was out for you when you got here! It looks like you all had a great time. Thanks for those wonderful shots of your family.

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    thanks for the report.

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    We couldn't have asked for better weather - it was in the high 60's or 70's the entire time - my poor Vitamin D deprived body was just drinking it up.

    We also got to see Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Sarah Michelle Gellar - Sarah Michelle had a plaid and an entourage with her - Jon Heder was just walking onto Pirates with what appeared to be family - he had a beard, long hair and sunglasses on.

    Will trade husband for Disneyland and DCA Pins!

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    Jen loved your TR you guys looked like you had a great time

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    Great pictures and report. I am so glad you got a break from 'real life' to have some much needed family fun. I assume and hope you did not trade your hubby for pins this trip.

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    Hubby was able to come home with us - never did find a pin that was his equal.

    Will trade husband for Disneyland and DCA Pins!

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    Great trip report! Loved all your pictures. I understand about the ADHD, I went through that when my son was 6 and he was put on meds. It was a tough decision to make, but it was the best choice for my son. Now he is almost 12 and has been on the honor roll for the past 2 years.

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    What a great TR. Thanks Jen. Disneyland has a great way of taking your mind off of the difficult side of life.

    Thumbs up!

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    Awesome TR Jen.

    It's great that you all got to get away for a few days and enjoy SoCal. You picked the perfect week weather wise. Glad you had fun.


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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    Fun report, I am so glad you were able to have good weather. Its been really hit or miss around here recently!

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    Re: BFJen's Bandit Run to Disneyland and the Sun!

    There's nothing better than a spontaneous trip to DL! Glad you enjoyed yourselves



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