California Dreaming – January 2017

Last weekend Adam and I went over to California for a long weekend away.  After our busy December, we were so ready to just get away and ‘almost’ relax.  Our main reason for heading to Anaheim was to go and watch the third round of the 2017 Supercross season; something we try to go and to each year.  My brother was also on holiday and was going to the Supercross so we also met up with him a couple of times while we were there.

Untitled

We flew out from New Orleans, which is just over 2 hours away from us.  Our early flight meant we had to set off from our house at 2am!! :-0 But, it did mean that we landed in the morning so we had a full day to explore upon arrival.  The flight out there was terrible.  Generally I don’t mind flying, I just don’t like the turbulence that lifts me out of my seat, and we had that type of turbulence more than once.  Once I had composed myself when we landed, we collected our hire car and headed over to Santa Monica to have a walk on the pier.

Untitled

It was cold and windy.  It made me realise how much I love living in South Alabama because it rarely gets ‘cold’ and I rarely have to wear my ski coat.  As we walked up the pier, the views of the hills were just beautiful.  I also found Zoltar but didn’t have any cash on me to get my fortune told.  Cue cheesy photo!

Untitled

Wherever we go, we always attract eccentric people.  Santa Monica was no different, only this time Adam was the target…much to my amusement.  He was followed for quite some time by a man carrying a pigeon, who also thought that Adam was THE Harry Potter.  Hilarious (well I found it hilarious anyway). I was far too busy laughing so I didn’t get any photos of this!

Untitled

Something we didn’t really account for was the rain.  It rained Thursday afternoon, Friday, Sunday and Monday.  We went to Disneyland on the Friday and we did get absolutely soaking.  I was still in my element though!  I just love how much effort is put into the Disney experience; from the cast members to the detailed areas when queuing up for rides.  The rain was on our side a little as it meant that our longest line was only 30 minutes.  This Disney trip was my first ever Disney experience and I now can’t wait to visit again!  We’ve already been talking about driving to the one in Orlando. 😀

Untitled

Untitled

Saturday was Supercross day and on Sunday we did a little bit of shopping and then went to the Cinema.  We thoroughly enjoyed our mini vacation and for me, it was all over a little too quickly.  We are already looking forward to our next little weekend away.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

To finish the post, I’m going to post a few photos of Maisy and Buzz at their doggy daycare.  They have so much fun here and race into the building as soon as we pull into their car park!  I think it’s because they are allowed to get dirty there!

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “California Dreaming – January 2017

  1. shazza says:

    Ah is Santa Monica where the Lost Boys movie is set? The sky looks so blue you would not think it cold. Glad the pups had fun at their daycare. Hugo has been away on a practice wknd to kennels too this wknd. It went well so we know we can leave him when we go to London in April. X

    • Natalie says:

      I’m not sure about the Lost Boys…maybe that was Santa Cruz? I’ll have to check! Yes that blue sky was certainly deceiving, hence why I had to go back to the car to get my coat! It was so cold I even needed a tissue for my runny nose…not had that for a few years now 🙂 Glad that Hugo did well at the kennels! I was so worried the first few times I left them but it helps now that they post photos.

  2. Chloe Jackson says:

    Hi Natalie,
    I absolutely love reading your blog, it brings a smile to my face. The view from the pier looks beautiful. I must admit it does make me slightly jealous though!
    Miasy and Buzz look thrilled to be running wild in the mud. Hopefully they were clean and pampered by the time they came home?
    Look forward to reading more 😊
    Chloe xxx

    • Natalie says:

      Hi Chloe! I’m so glad you enjoy reading my blog! It’s lovely to hear from you too 🙂
      Yes, we always book Maisy & Buzz in for a bath on the day they come home…I don’t know what I’d do if they came home the colour they end up there!
      Hope you’re well 🙂 Speak soon xx

    • Natalie says:

      Thank you! We really did enjoy it! I can’t quite believe I’ve made it this far in life without going to Disney, glad I saved it until now though 🙂 We love the photos the daycare take of the pups!

Let me know what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s