Yaaaaay my first-ever trip report! Sorry it's so late; there were some massive camera issues after I got home, and then, well, I just plain forgot. So without further lame excuses, let's get to it!
I was more excited than I had words for to head to Disneyland on Valentine's Day with my boyfriend, since it was our fourth anniversary. We went with his sister, who works for DL and got us in for free.
We stayed at the Motel 6 on Disney Way that used to be a Red Roof Inn or something like that. It was pretty utilitarian, but cheap. (If you go, ask for a room away from the pool - you'll be on the side closest to the freeway but it's surprisingly quiet, and you can piggyback on the free wi-fi from the Ramada next door instead of paying Motel 6 to use theirs!)
We started the day with breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel. (I'm a little unclear as to what precisely my hair is doing in this photo.) On our previous trip, we'd been to the Storyteller's Cafe at GCH but wanted to try something new. Goofy's was fun and I loved the decor but it was much louder and more kid-intensive than GCH (kids at Disneyland? Whodathunk?) My boyfriend also inadvertently took a very... unfortunate photo of the Mad Hatter as he was reaching into his pants pocket to pull out a teacup. The photo caught him mid-reach, and he... well, he kind of looks like he's grabbing himself somewhere entirely inappropriate for a children's breakfast buffet.
Peter Pan came by and signed our tablecloth while one of the waiters made fun of him for wearing tights. The other characters who came by were Goofy (obviously), Chip, and... I'd swear there was someone else, but my memory (and my camera) fail me.
Once we got into the park, we dropped our stuff off at a locker on Main Street and headed straight to the Matterhorn. The Matterhorn is my boyfriend's favorite ride ever, and he said he wasn't going to be happy until he'd been on it at least fifty-six times. I said, we'll see what we can do. We got in line on the Tomorrowland side, but when we got up to the front they bumped us over to the Fantasyland side, which I'd never been on. (The Fantasyland side was then closed for the rest of the day, and we were in just about the last car to ride it.)
Oh, Matterhorn, I love you. We usually go the park in the fall, and it's alllllways closed for seasonal rehab so we'd never actually been on it together before. We immediately got back in line and went again.
And there's my boyfriend's hand, since he hadn't noticed I was taking a photo. I love all the little paths and bridges around the base.
And, half a yeti! (My boyfriend took this one. I spent this ride worrying that I'd never see my camera again.)
"Is that a real monkey?" - my father, trying to decipher this photo on my camera's tiny screen
Coming up: Subs! My hair getting even flippier on the sides! Photos that aren't of the Matterhorn!