Friday, October 24, 2014

You Have to Pay to Pee in California.

Time to head back home to Arizona.  We are now at our third stop looking for a restroom where we do not have to pay to use the facilities.

First, we stopped at a Subway to have some sandwiches. We ask to use the restroom and they told us they did not have one. The only restroom in the shopping center was in the pizza place next door. Wifey walked over there with some of our girls and was told it was 50 cents per person to use the restroom.

As we headed out of town we stopped at the nearest Jack in the Box. Wifey again took some children into the store and found out again you have to pay to use the restroom.

Now on our third attempt, the family has walked into the CVS Pharmacy to look for a restroom where you do not have to pay to relieve yourself.

California is so far gone you could not pay me enough to live here.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tie-dyed Disneyland Family Shirts

Wifey has done these for past visits but we lost thm in our house fire. Having everyone in similar shirts makes it much easier to identify everyone in a moment's notice.

I also attempted some panoramic pictures from the viewpoint of rider's seat on a few different Disneyland rides.

Thunder Mountain Railroad panoramic photo
Pirates of the Caribbean (inside the ride) panoramic photo
ESPN Zone serves you while sitting in a recliner watching sports
And who could pass up plinking away at the old western shooting range...

Macky sporting her master plinking skills.
Today is our last day at the park. We'll be loading up the van tonight and driving back tomorrow.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

More Homemade Disneyland Dresses and Outfits

Wifey received the embroidery machine of her dreams a few months ago. I'm hoping that she can turn it into a part time business someday but until then...she just has fun making stuff for our girls.

She bought a few Disney patterns like one that says "Boo!" in Disney font. She embroidered it onto material in such a way that she could incorporate it onto the front of a dress she made.

Maybe someday I'll have a camera that does this stuff justice.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Homemade Disneyland Dresses / Costumes

Here's some of the outfits that Wifey made for our Disneyland trip:

Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Frozen - Sisters Forever - sun dress
Anna from Frozen - dress
Sis & The Queen in matching shirts

aka "peasant shirt" w/ elastic neck

If you are interested in How-To's or videos on how she made these,  where she bought the materials,  etc... just leave a comment.  I keep telling Wifey that she should blog this stuff but she doesn't think anyone would be interested. 

Oddly enough,  at least half a dozen people who saw the outfits at Disneyland asked her if she sold them.  That's half dozen out of the 30+ folks who commented on the outfits. 

Headed to the pool...


Ridemakerz is like Build-a-Bear for Boys!

That's what a little girl was telling her mommy as  I walked in to the Ridemakerz store in Downtown Disney shopping center. I had wondered in to find out for myself what was going on in this place. It was practically next door to Build-a-Bear, which was where all my little girls were getting teddy bears custom made to order.

Turns out, this cool little store allows you to pretty much follow the same business model as Build-a-Bear. You get to pick out a body style like a car or truck. Then you get to customize it with shiny wheels, different size tires, and lots of accessories.

Packed into the family van
My girls made me a monster truck with a supercharged engine, chrome winch, monster tires and a flashing light bar on top. She's fire engine red and will be on display in my office as soon as I get back to work.

Oh and since she's remote controlled, I'll be obligated to run it up an down the office halls a few times.