On Vacation

Scribbled down on July 24th, 2009 by she
Posted in Flan-dom, Where No Flan Has Gone Before

Last weekend Drew and I headed south for a few week’s vacation. After landing in San Diego shortly before midnight we crashed for the evening and drove down to Disneyland. We spent Drew’s birthday running around the park and topped off the evening with a great set of fireworks. Then, it was off to sleep before driving across LA (traffic sucks!) and visiting Universal Studios. Had a fabulous time resulting from the decision to bite the bullet and spend the extra money on a front of the line pass. Instead of needing two days to do everything in the park we got through it all in a single day. Our last day in LA was spent wandering Hollywood Blvd and through Santa Monica.

On Wednesday we headed back to San Diego and have been neck deep in Comic Con madness. It’s been great so far but the stories of crowds and craziness all appear to be true!

For those who follow me on Twitter, we’ve managed to get a basic pay-as-you-go cell phone with a text messaging option so I’ve been tweeting our vacation. For those who don’t follow me, a breakdown of our trip is as follows*:

July 18:

  • neighbours throw party for hubs bday. Sweet but they feed him too much beer. left to his own devices he decided to re-pack luggage
  • Guess who’s stuck “fixing” his packing at nearly 2am on day we fly to SoCal?
  • SoCal here we come. Brekky bright & early with @eliste tomorrow am then off to Disney. Volunteer schedule all set. Costume in bag. Excited.
  • Hanging out at the #MSP Armed Forces Security Centre. Tea and sleep before flight to SD.
  • Landed and made it to hotel. Crashing for a few hours sleep before the fun really begins.

July 19

  • Got cell phone for local calls & tweeting set up. Trying best NOT to take iPhone off of Airport mode to avoid crazy data & roaming costs.
  • Humid. Fun so far. Had great breakfast & fun catching up before spending time with Mickey.
  • Just finished watching the ooh ahhs at Disneyland
  • Sorry #yeg Capital Ex has nothing as good as this

July 20

  • Just saw the mule from Serenity
  • So happy we saved 4 long time 4 vacay. Lack of $ worries makes a difference
  • Pondering trip to see walk of fame in the am

July 21

  • Interesting. After days of joking that I got tired too easily at theme parks, Mr. “I’m not tired” has slept in & refuses to get out of bed.
  • Drew is kicking me as he drives route 66
  • Apparently we are now headed to santa monica for a few hours
  • Bless you SoCal. 100 spf sunblock FTW!
  • Too bad I’m already sporting a burn on my face
  • Stuck in first LA traffic jam. Send beer and pizza please.
  • Our GPS appears to be lost. What luck!

July 22

  • The Canucks hbve landed #sdcc
  • In line to pick up #sdcc passes. Miss front of the line no wait option
  • Help! There must be something in the water. Too many happy waiting ppl #sdcc
  • I miss my iPhone. Old school messaging is so time consuming.
  • Also, no camera on cheapie pay as you go phone. On other hand, got phone & txt
  • CSTS t shirts, she-ra, wonder woman, charlie chaplin spotted
  • Adoring the fact that I am not even close to being the biggest geek in the room
  • #sdcc day 1 t shirt choice: @hijinksensue LOLFOX for me. @drhorrible “not my nemesis” for Drew
  • First day at #sdcc a success. Goodies obtained. Checked into hotel. Early day tomorrow.
  • Check-in clerk thinks Drew & our sponsor looked like brothers. I can’t see it.

July 23

  • Off to comic con
  • Once again waiting in a long line up to get into exhibit hall. Not open yet? #sdcc
  • Cunning hat delivery delayed. Should have tonight. #sdcc
  • Who’d have expected military spouse mantra of hurry up & wait to apply in real world? #sdcc
  • First volunteer shift done & met adam baldwin FTW!
  • Breaktime is over. Noms in the belly. Braving the crowds again. SDCC. Must blog w/ pics soon since can’t twitpic with temp phone.
  • Doh! Wrong trolley. Time to get off & try again
  • In & getting ready to help out at the @drhorrible screening
  • @feliciaday is introducing @drhorrible. Let the singing & call backs begin
  • Commentary!
  • Watching people google ninja ropes during commentary! How cute! #sdcc @drhorrible
  • Lots of trollies during the day. Long wait at night #sdcc

July 24

  • Day two. Sleepy & I now have bags under my eyes big enuf to bring purchases home in
  • Cool. @drhorrible @MoTancharoen @ZDubDub (Maurissa, Jed & Zack) signing during my shift
  • First mission accomplished. Got seats for Coraline & @neilhimself. Unfortunately this means missing @theguild :(
  • Today will be an adventure. Forgot epi-pens in hotel room.
  • Got into the dollhouse & joss whedon panel *w00t* #sdcc
  • Saw @britl earlier today *yay* no donation to browncoat charity *boo* public shaming r us
  • Heading to bed. Yes, I’m old. Much sleep needed tonight so we can get in line at 0 dark 30 for the Chuck panel tomorrow am.
  • Unofficial final grade on Stat class was a C+ Barely squeaked through the exam & tanked my GPA, but it’s a pass. I’ll take it.

*As posted. Typos abound.
Note: Pics to follow when I get the time to pull them off the camera. May not be until we get home.

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