My husband and I make our way to Disneyland about once a month. It’s a lot. I know. San Diego is close enough proximity for us to have Annual Passes and easily squeeze in the minimum number of trips to justify the cost of the passes. In case you are wondering, six trips a year brings the Signature Pass to value.
Given that we visit so frequently, we decided a backpack designated for our trips would be worth it. We dug our way through TJMaxx, Ross, and Burlington Coat Factory to find the perfect backpack. We needed one with multiple pockets and bottle holders on both sides of the bag. We landed on this great Swiss Gear backpack for about $25.00.
We keep the bag packed at all times with the essentials. We typically leave for Anaheim around 6:00AM so not having to pack the bag every time we want to go is convenient and sanity saving.
So what “essentials” do we have packed? Check out below…
In mid January, one week after our wedding, Hank and I decided participating in a half marathon was a good idea. To be completely honest, we signed up for the Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland last summer hoping that its proximity to our wedding would help keep us in shape. We’d train for the race, be in stellar shape for the wedding, and run an amazing pace. Great plan, right? Oh… plans. That’s cute.
We went to Disneyland recently to enjoy Halloween Time. If you’ve never been, this is the magical time of year when Disneyland is covered in pumpkins, fall leaves and so many festive elements that you can’t help but feel wrapped up in the Halloween spirit. All treats… no tricks!
In May, I celebrated my 30th birthday. While most members of my generation have adopted the “Dirty Thirty”, I wanted to do something more fitting of my personality (and save myself from regrets). Anyone who has ever taken a glance at my Instagram (@anthropojenic) knows that I love Disneyland. Being an annual pass holder, I try to go at least once a month, but for my birthday, I wanted to go big.
What does that mean?
Well, being that we go so often, we don’t do a lot of the “touristy” things. We hardly ever buy souvenirs. We don’t eat at the expensive park restaurants. We don’t see the shows. So for this trip, I wanted to do it all. And thanks to a little careful planning by my then boyfriend (now fiance) Hank, I had the most magical 30th birthday.
Check out the highlights. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
First item of business, buying ears and a Disneyland t-shirt to start the day. True story – I’ve never owed a Disneyland t-shirt. Thus, I decided it was time to buy one. Of course, Hank had to get ears too and the BB8 ears were way too cool to pass up. Read More »
Woke up this morning missing Italy. It’s been almost seven years since I visited and I’m itching to go back. My best friend took this picture of me while we were enjoying the view of Ponte Vecchio (behind her) and the sunset. Could not have been more beautiful.
If you’ve ever visited my blog during the fall, you know I love… love love love… love pumpkin carving. I have watched and rewatched Pumpkin Wars and Halloween Wars on Food Network. I keep a gallery of my annual pumpkin carvings up all year round. In my first year of blogging, I even did a Pumpkin Carving Week. It’s an obsession and I’m okay with that. So when an advertisement for Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns at San Diego Zoo Safari Park popped up on Facebook, I didn’t think twice about buying tickets. They advertise that there are over 5,000 carved pumpkins. FIVE THOUSAND. I just had to see what magical creations they had.
Doesn’t that just look amazing?!?!?! This tasty treat was brought to you by My Waffle Crush, a food truck in Gilbert, AZ. We met today at the Gilbert Farmers Market. Looking for the perfect 8:00 AM treat, my husband and I decided to give them a try.