summer part four: final

The last leg of my summer vacation was spent in California. Though I didn’t get to see Whitney as much as I would have liked (I only stayed with him on the weekends, and during the week I stayed with my grandparents an hour away while he had to work), I had a great time seeing a lot of family. We celebrated my grandfather’s 74th birthday, spent some time on the water, went to see the new Spiderman and Batman movies, ate at new restaurants (of course), and went to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm theme parks! But all in all, I would have still had a great time just seeing and spending any type of time with my fiancé after us spending the summer apart. I can’t wait until he comes home!

Cousins at my grandfather’s 74th birthday get-together.

Relaxing boat ride after a barbeque in Long Beach.

Finally made it back to Disneyland! I hadn’t been in 6 or 7 years, and I still want to make a trip with Whitney (he had to work). We had a blast with our little guide (Christy, front left) showing us when and where to grab fast passes and what times of the day were best for certain rides. We rode just about every ride and virtually stood in no lines! It was my best trip to Disney by far.

Alice in Wonderland. If any of you know me, you know I’m obsessed.

Okay, I lied. We did have to stand in line to see Mickey. But we had already ridden most of the rides, and we figured we might as well relax in some air conditioning (not that California is hot in any comparison next to Texas).

My brother and niece at the beach. Too bad the California coast weather is too chilly for me…I had to sit bundled up in my sweatshirt and towel!

Yes, I’ll admit, I read the trilogy. Spent five hours at this coffee shop waiting for Whitney to get off work.

My one lil’ camera phone picture I took at Knott’s Berry Farm on The Jaguar. Again, we rode every ride we wanted in almost record time (except for the water ride…that still took forever).

Walking through the “Venice canals” on my last day there. Later that evening we got to enjoy another family barbeque. Who knew Californians liked to barbeque?

Now onto a busy, busy, busy fall season…

-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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