Thursday, December 25, 2008

Yes, Califia, There Is A Santa Claus

I woke up Christmas morning to a stack of presents. I was thrilled!

I wanted to sleep in, but I was too anxious.

I love these new snazzy outfits. Now I just need a place to wear them.

I must have been a good bear this year! 2009 will be beary fashionable for me.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Disneyland Hotel

I thought this was a nut cracker, not a bear cracker!

This is one of the trees on the hotel property.

This is not a comfortable place to rest your legs but it's a great photo opportunity.

I wonder how easy it is to shape a topiary. I would love a Mickey or other character in my yard. Time to get out the yard shears...

"Fish are friends, not food." There is a nice koi pond at the back of the hotel.

I have seen a number of waterfalls but these are by far the most impressive.

This whole area is beautiful with the waterfalls and the landscaping.

You don't scare me.

Exploring the hotel is just as fun as exploring the Park. I can't wait for my next Disneyland vacation!

Happy Place, Part 2

This is a weekend for firsts. Today I took my first ride in the Nemo Submarine Voyage. It's cute, but I hear it's nothing like the classic ride. It's still neat to go on an underwater ride.

I was hoping to see more sea creatures but I guess they were being shy today.

One of my favorite things about going to Disneyland in December is seeing it's a small world all decorated for Christmas. The Peace on Earth segment brings tears to my eyes.

Other than the Christmas, it's a small world has a new look. You'll have to see yourself.

"Holy peppermint, Batman!" Have you ever seen a candy cane so giant? That would ease my sore throat for sure.

I love the bold, bright colors of the ornaments on the ToonTown tree.

I found this chair in a store in Frontierland. It is the perfect size for me! Unfortunately, it's a prop and not for sale.

If I weren't in Disneyland, why would I be wearin' this hat?

One thing that surprised me was that Sleeping Beauty's Castle was open for guests to walk through. My goodnes!!! I was so excited, it was such fun to read Sleeping Beauty's story and look at the dioramas. How exciting to be inside her castle!

You really can have a happily ever after in Disneyland.

I found this suit of armor in the Heraldry Shoppe. Aragorn was not in it to my disappointment.

"The time! The time! Who's got the time?"

I got to ride in a new Monorail car. The seats have changed. I don't know what else is different, maybe the cars aren't as shaky.

I'm riding the Monorail to the Disneyland Hotel.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Back At My Happy Place

I'm back in Disneyland for the weekend. One of my best friends got engaged and I'm here for her surprise engagement party.

Today was my first ride on Thunder Mountain. It sure is a wild ride, but a lot of fun, too.

I think I have taken a picture next to these Tiki masks every time I have been to Disneyland.

This was also my first ride on Indiana Jones. Now this one certainly made my fur stand on end! A basilisk, bugs, fire... and no Mutt.

Do you know where this is? I don't... ha! I don't remember where in Disneyland it is, but I'm pretty sure it's in Adventureland.

I love sweet treats. If it's shaped like Mickey, and is vegetarian, I will try it.

When I am craving a sweet treat, the candy store on Main Street surely works.

Tinker Bell is the popular character right now with the new Fairies movie. This is in the Emporium, above a display of Fairies dolls.

Just monkeying around.

I'm neither rare or exotic, so I'm safe.