Monday, October 29, 2007

CALIFORNIA TRIP!






We took a trip to California for Fall Break. My parents and all of my sisters came and we all stayed in the same suite. It was so much fun!! My brothers couldn't come, but Adina brought Canaya. Relaxing would not be the right word for this vacation, but we didn't expect that because children were involved. We played hard every day! Monday we went to Universal Studios, which I loved, but it was a little much for the kids, what with the fire and destruction and all (note the picture of James with his eyes closed). Amy said the Mummy ride was fine for Marinne, but the poor child was almost in tears when it was over. That one was a little too scary for me! I have to mention that we ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp that night, and it was delicious! Tuesday was Sea World, which was fun because the kids have never been, but amen to Sally's comment about the superfluous cheese at the Shamu Show! We were pretty wet the whole day, since every ride is about being soaked! Wednesday, we went to Huntington Beach and ate at The Sugar Shack (highly recommended) for breakfast. That night Ray and my dad joined us. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were spent at California Adventure and Disneyland, and yes, those are matching shirts in the pictures, because each family had to come up with their own shirts for a little contest Bethany instigated. It was far too crowded, but we had fun anyway! James was freaked out by every ride there except the Buzz Lightyear ride. Why do you end up in Hell on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride? Friday night was my mom's birthday, so we went to "Wicked"! It was a jam packed adventure with lots of loud family members and yummy food. What more could we ask for? Pure fun in true Smith fashion!!!

4 comments:

Ron Michael Family said...

I'm so glad that your trip wasn't canelled after your Grandma's passing. Your mom was looking forward to it and loves being with her family. How lucky you are to have her as your mother. She's a hoot and I love her to pieces! Oh yeah, I love you to pieces too!!!

Sally said...

Cougie, you did not tell the Sal that you were going to the same place! I would have left you a little treasure somewhere to find. Did you start all of those fires?! I was going to swear that we left a curling iron on or something, because they all started as we left. You look cute, you little beast. :)

Shums said...

im so proud that you mentioned our eating adventures as if they were one of the theme parks. we all know they are just as enjoyable, if not more!

vinyl dreams said...

That picture of James is cute. It's sounds like you guys had fun even considering the circumstances!