Monday, February 21, 2011

Californ-I-A!!

I think picture overload would be an understatement with this post... seriously! But I couldn't leave any out! The entire trip must be documented. Travis took his video camera to make a video of some of the highlights. Not gonna lie. I'm pretty excited for it! We had a blast!! As you look through this post, be ready for tons of pictures (good and bad) that entail inside jokes and stories galore! I wish every weekend was a California weekend.

[..Day One..]

Oh the car ride. Six hours in a car with Ashlee Bron and Travis can be quite the adventure in itself! Of course we can't let Ashlee drive us or we might end up on the South Coast. haha So we let Bron do all the driving. This picture is of me and Ash playing Five Crowns. Not only did Bron play while driving, but he won. Go figure. One of the best ways we kept a positive attitude throughout the journey was randomly yelling "California!!" haha or if your Travis.. "Carrriforia!!" with an Asian accent. So funny.

When we finally got close to our destination, it started to rain. Of course. Mother Nature is lucky I love the rain! Really it didn't even put a damper on any of our moods. We were just happy to be able to get away. After freshening up a bit, we met up with Brooke, Amanda, and Travs friend Brandon at BJ's for dinner. It was kinda fun because it was in Huntington Beach on a street with a bunch of little shops right next to the ocean. I've been sold! The California life is amazing.

[..Day Two..]

Disneyland!!! Oh my gosh. I didn't know a group of adults could have so much fun in a place that is really designed for children. Maybe it's because we acted like children.. Everything worked out perfect for us! It really is the happiest place on earth! We were scared that the park would be super busy because of the holiday weekend but turns out that the rain scared everyone away! The longest we waited in a line was only like 40 minutes which is AMAZING for Disneyland! It made for a great (or should I say magical?) time. Now be ready for tons and tons and tons of pictures...


Bron, Brooke, Travis, Riley, Ashlee (The Crew)

Bron and Trav on Pirates

Ashlee-Brooke-Riley Pirates! Number three on my list of favorites.



Action shot! hahaha

Trav looks way too excited.

Indiana Jones!! My number one favorite.

This is the only time we let Ashlee drive

Homegirl in the background just wished she was part of the Crew so she decided to join in the picture

Splash Mountain here we come!!


"That's the castle? That's it? I thought it was supposed to be magical.."


The seats were wet which meant that when we got out... so were our bums.


The boys were trying to look manly in the teacups. Fail!

"If this ride doesn't kill me...."


haha represent!


Walking back to Disneyland after the Cheesecake Factory which was mm mm good!

Rain anyone? LOVE IT!!!

"ba-bapa-ledyano" "doot doot doot"

Indiana Jones round two! A little wet this time..

Show me your scared faces!

The boys were too good to go on this ride. Every time we passed it Brooke would say "hey guys! the line is short! let's go!" but we never did... so at the end of the day when there literally wasn't a line, we took advantage, with or without the boys.

Trav timed this picture perfect! haha classic.

Disneyland was honestly worth every one of those 76 dollars. Which by the way, I calculated it will take me 9 and a half hours of work at the fit to earn that money back. Which is over two days. haha but so worth it!

[..Day Three..]

We set this day aside to do whatever we wanted so I'm sure it isn't a surprise that we spent it shopping. My big purchase of the day was this baby. My backpack! It is so much cuter in person. I love it!

The very first store we went to was Forever 21 and uhm... lets just say that's the only store we needed! We were loving it. haha The boys left us there while they went to look at the rest of the stores in the mall. By the time they were ready to go, we hadn't even tried on our clothes. What can we say? We're a group of girls in Cali! Can you blame us? We had to take advantage of the moment. Spending like we had no limit.. By the end of the day I had bought five shirts, a skirt, and my backpack but I must confess.. I overloaded on accessories! They're my weakness! Let's not calculate how many hours at the fitness center it is going to take to work that off... because it was worth it!

For lunch we went and grabbed some Chronic Taco. Yum! We took it down to this fun little pier to eat. It was so relaxing to do two of our favorite things at the same time. Stuff our faces and embrace the ocean. haha




In the end, we decided that the best way to vacation is with no plans. The only thing we had planned for the entire weekend was Disneyland and that left plenty of time open for us to do whatever we wanted and to have such a relaxing, chill getaway without feeling rushed or anything to get somewhere. This weekend was perfect. I wouldn't change anything about it! We're all keeping our hopes high that there will be MANY more of these vacations to come.

Now as Ashlee would say "So much." haha

Here are a couple of hilarious videos if you would like to partake. They kind of show our mindset while we were in Disneyland... which explains a lot.



video video



Let me just give a little bit of advice by saying take advantage of opportunities you have to make memories like this. They're what make you really appreciate life!

..miss ri..

1 comment:

  1. Love love this post! You said it so well. And I echo the advice at the bottom! :) I just love you!

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