22 January 2008

It's an Official Tradition

(Last year)

For the last six months or more I have been looking forward to the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Last year, 11 of my friends and I piled into three cars and headed down to sunny California for an escape from Provo to the beach and to Disneyland.

(This year)

This year, our numbers had dropped by two, from 11 to 9, and we had one less car, but it was an unforgetable weekend and the official proliferation of a tradition.

We left Friday at about 4 pm, which put us in CA at about 12:30 am early Saturday morning. We made it to Disneyland around 9:30 am, where we met with the people we had lined up to sign us in FOR FREE. We spent the day hopping between Disneyland and California Adventure, and ended the night with the world's greatest firework show at 9:30 pm and a mad dash through Fantasy Land from 10-11 pm. We made it back to La Habra around midnight.

Sunday we went to Sacrament meeting in La Habra and then to the beach. We actually went to Balboa and parked and then took the ferry to Newport. That night we had dinner together and watched The Sword in the Stone. What a funny movie.

Monday, we woke up and made it to the road at about 11 am. 12 hours later we made it back to Provo, where we were greeted by snow, cold air, and HOMEWORK.

Check the rest of the pics out here.


Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Can I have your life? Please? Just for one day.

Oh, and this weekend life. Not your school and work life. Let's trade and I'll go to Disney and you can come here and tend kids. Deal?

Kimberly and Devon said...

I think Christie has the right idea, dont you? I'm still not sure if I should forgive you or not for NOT coming to visit me, but since you are my brother--you're forgiven! Next time, I want to be invited!

RobynandJoe said...

Well I WAS invited (just because you knew I wouldn't want to come) and nothing sounded less fun to me than riding in a car for that many hours or walking around Disneyland all day. I'm glad you had fun, though, and made it back in one piece!

Grandma Hand said...

Oh my gosh Michael you really give me HEART BURN. If I had known you were traveling I would have really worried but then you didn't tell me so I did miss out on a chance to worry - DARN!!!

Diane said...

TRADITION.....tradition! Someday I'd like to see a list of all your traditions! It does look like a fun weekend though. Now you've had your dose of sunshine and can make it through the month of January. What a deal...Disneyland for free!

Diane said...

Michael, Michael, Michael,
Oh the joy of youth.
I guess I better make a tradition of going to DisneyWorld on a certain weekend. Maybe it will entice my kids to join us.
Glad you had a good time and survived driving in the blizzard.

Tina said...

You're a nut! But I love your posts!

Starla said...

I thought you couldn't come to the burning of gabe because you were going that weekend? Guess that means you will be at the burning?

Looks like fun- I'm sad I missed both years :(