Thursday, June 12, 2008

Spontaneity

In case you haven't heard me complain about it lately, the weather in Portland has not been so great lately. The weekly forecast has included key words like this for what seems like forever: rain showers, mostly cloudy, lower than normal temps, expect warmer temps by the end of the week, rain showers, mostly cloudy, lower than normal temps, expect warmer temps by the end of the week. The "expect warmer temps by the end of the week" is what I believe to be a conspiracy theory to keep people in Portland, the extended forecast always has the 4th day getting warmer but the 4th day never comes. Well, enough of my diatribe on the weather, the important thing is we did something about it. We can't change the weather, so we decided at the last minute to change our location, at least for a few days. Last Thursday afternoon we booked a trip to LA for the next morning. Goodbye rain, hello sun! (I'm late on posting this trip was the weekend before last) and the weather did perk up a bit this weekend!



A few things we learned along the way:

1. The people dressed in costume in Hollywood around Sunset Blvd expect tips if you take their picture. We didn't tip.

2. Right off of Rodeo drive there is an awesome cupcake shop that far exceeds the cupcake shops found in Portland. Delicious!

3. The Grizzly River Run ride at California Adventures will leave you completely soaked.

4. Make sure when you book the trip you book it in your married name, not your maiden name. whoops.

5. An afternoon at the beach makes up for 3 months of rain, kind of.











We take the rides at Disneyland very seriously, as you can tell from this picture. I know, you are as confused as we are at the faces we are making.

15 comments:

Nannon said...

Oh my! I checked your blog this morning hoping to see an update, and here one is! Looks like a great trip!

Renee said...

Hooray for LA!! So, you guys found Sprinkles huh?? You should check out Cupcake Jones in Portland. It might be LA-heracy, but I'm going to go ahead and say it's better than sprinkles...GASP!! Let's go on our next Wednesday date :)

Kymi said...

Yahoo for a little vaca! Isn't it funny how we are never satisfied with the weather. I'm living in Texas where it is hotter than, you know what. I would love, love, love some rain and cooler temps. But I'm sure if it was raining a lot I would be wishing for the sun? Never satisfied! I'm glad you got some well deserved time away from the gloom of rainy weather!.

MiRanda said...

I'm jealous you got a vacation! Actually I am secretly more jealous you now have a new vacation partner! I'm glad you little Paxman's had a fun time!
You have really lost your game of always be on top of things haven't you Ms. Ellsworth.....I mean Paxman!

The Becker Bunch said...

FUN!! I LURVE Disneyland!! Seth and I are going there for our 5 year anniversary this summer!! We too, are pretty hard core when it comes to rides. We insist on doing EVERYTHING...even if it means breaking our backs to do it!! Thanks for the tip on grizzly rapids though...I'll have to keep that in mind! Love the pictures...you two are just adorable!

Chrystal said...

What?! No tip? You're SSSOoooo cheap. (hee hee) You guys are adorable, i love you two so much! I think it's awesome that you two got your ears. I wanted to get some but knew Josh would tease me relentlessly. :-) Glad you had such a fun and spontaneous trip.

THE PACK FAMILY said...

So Congrats!! I miss you my kaydi!! I am glad that things are going well for you keep postin on your blog!!!

Bethany and Cameron said...

Looks like you two are lovin' married life--good for you for takin' control of the weather situation and gettin' outta town! Those little trips seem to always be the best!

T & E's Blog said...

FUN!! Next time you go to Disneyland, let me know. My sister still works there!!! (if you know what I mean)

Lohra said...

10 comments, huh? So this is what happens when you don't post for awhile...or rather when you post really ugly pictures of yourselves. Thanks for keeping me entertained. ;)

Jami Newman said...

I'm so jealous!! I wish I could get my husband to jet away on a quick vacation to Disneyland with me...but I think hell might have to freeze over first! ;)

Chrystal said...

Of course brownies and ice cream! You know how we are. Actually, after dinner we ordered a brownie with ice cream on top. Yummy!!!!! We promised Barbie that when Sex In The City comes out on DVD that we would have an original girls night. Wish you could be here . . .

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Becca Martin said...

You look like you are having the best time! Hey, does Kristin have a blog too? Not that I just came here to find Kristin...Is this awkward?

Jo said...

my family is good. I just found out the Sara is pregnant due in March. It will be eher 3rd. We are all getting together this weekend for my dad's wife's endowment. It should be fun good times with family.