Disney’s Cars Land (Or: The One Place Where You Can Count On A Broken Down Attraction)

Cars Land Mainstreet

It was Christopher’s first and my second time at Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure! I love the place – I think it’s genius they made it look just like the place in the movie. And of course I think it’s awesome just the same that they actually have the characters drive around as real cars that will speak to you. There’s almost no topping that. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Christopher’s First Time On Space Mountain

The before and after pictures say so much, there is no need for words!! Except for Christopher’s final words: “We will NEVER do this again!!!” LOL

Before Space Mountain Continue reading

A Family Night Out in Long Beach

There are so many things to do with your family in Long Beach. There are so many parks, playgrounds, and beaches if you’re looking for free. Check out 100 Days of Summer going on right now. If you have some money to spend, think of Naples with its picturesque canals; take a ride in a gondola or rent a boat to cruise around and feel like you’re actually in Naples, Italy. And if you feel like being a tourist, there’s always the Queen Mary. A favorite always is of course The Pike, right downtown by the waterfront. It is so beautiful there with so many entertainment options, it’s always one of Christopher’s and my top choices when we think of what we want to do.

The Waterfront in Long Beach, The Pike Continue reading

Discover A Hidden Treasure: Mother’s Beach in Naples (Long Beach)

Mother's Beach Day

When it’s a beautiful Saturday with no cloud in the sky and you live by the beach, it’s a no-brainer as to what to do for the day. A day at the beach! We live in Long Beach, so going to the actual beach isn’t terribly exciting… no waves and mainly dirty water. However, there’s a hidden treasure tucked away in beautiful Naples: Mother’s Beach. I’m telling you: It’s called Mother’s Beach because it’s any mother’s dream: Relax while the kids are happily occupied – and it’s all free! Continue reading

Speechless Wednesday In Long Beach

Downtown Long BeachYes, that’s right. It’s speechless, not wordless. We go to the arcade maybe 4 times a year. It truly is a treat, a special mom-and-son date night. So since this morning when I told him, Christopher was looking forward to going to the arcade. I mean, out of his mind excited! He was so excited to get there, I think he had never eaten his dinner and taken a bath so quickly! Ready to go, we drove there, we parked, we walked to KDB… and they were closed for a grad night. Hello, KDB! How about announcing that on your website? That would have been nice. So needless to say that Christopher was not quite wordless, but speechless nonetheless. Crushing. The world ended. Continue reading

Sunny Sundays: The Hidden Beauty Of Disneyland

Hidden Disneyland GemsI don’t know about where you are at, but here, nothing was sunny about this Sunday. So I decided to share with you my Disney gems from my most recent trip. I love finding the hidden beauty of Disneyland that you get to look for when you don’t have to rush from one ride to another while frantically trying to keep your family together and figuring out the map that looks a lot easier than the actual paths. Continue reading

Mickey’s Magical Map – New Show At Disneyland

Mickey and The Magical MapI used to love Animazement. Can anyone remember this show that was THE show to see at Disneyland (on the Fantasyland Theatre Stage, too?) I know I am dating myself here, but when I was 17, I use to go to Disneyland just to see Animazement – all show times during one day. I just kept going back. That’s how much I loved that show! It had a huge following, too. And then one summer, I came back, and guess what: No more Animazement. They had discontinued it. One of the saddest Disney days ever. Continue reading