Wednesday 11th May to Thursday 12th May 2016
In case there was anyone who didn’t know it, Diane celebrated her birthday whilst we were here in LA and perhaps the biggest surprise of all was that she would be celebrating it at
I guess there would have been people isolated in the world who hadn’t read it on Facebook or hadn’t spoken to her somewhere sometime – but not too many I think.
She is a bit of a big kid when it comes to birthdays and theme parks – something that either rubbed off on our daughter Sam or she picked up from Sam.
Mitch and Sara are not too far behind.
What better way for Diane to have a great day than to visit where it all began and to do so with both Mitch and Sara who took some time off work to be there.
|My new hairstylist, Sara, left her calling card|
The weather was absolutely fantastic and we all had a great day out.
|Sara with Daine in the background|
|Waiting in line for yet another ride|
As can happen with anything the scale of this operation, there were a few rides which were out of service for maintenance and then a couple more experienced some problems as well.
|Mitch at the wheel of his dream (cartoon) car|
|Never far away from her mind - the washing|
|Some mouse muscled in on this photo - I think he is a big-shot around the place|
|The ears have it!|
|Hard to escape the fact that it was Diane's birthday, and|
a nice little surprise from the waiter at dinner
|The almost finale - the big parade|
On the following day, Diane and I returned to see the California Adventure park – another Disney operation which is right next door to
Once again it was a great day weather-wise and also a great day at the park.
|'waiting for the tractor ride|
|at the Star Wars exhibits - the Rey Speeder|
|I am sure that Diane would have taken him home, given half a chance|
For Diane, the best thing of all was that everyone wished her a Happy Birthday (something to do with her badge which proclaimed it to all); she had two great days there and hardly even noticed that she had turned a year older.