Tuesday, June 23, 2009
It's our last day in Newport Beach with Mary, John, and Cole. After a full day at Disney we're taking it easier today. Our kids have been going through toy withdrawal and they've been glad to play with Cole's baby toys. We've taken advantage of great weather to swim and run along the bay. My brother Brian was in Los Angeles for a wedding, and he was able to drive down for the morning on Sunday. It was great to see him as well (Mary has some video of this at http://www.colemanhobson.com/). We head next for Sequoia.
We did Disney hard, there when the park opened and made it until the evening when a 65 minute line for Space Mountain broke me. The kids had huge energy and were happy to run from one side of the park to the next to take advantage of the Fast Passes that save time waiting in line (my job was to run around and get passes in advance). Ian was into it as well, hugging a chipmunk whom he called Alvin in a blatant case of trademark violation. Mary was great to throw herself in with us. Nic and Devin showed no fear when it came to the scarier rides. Splash Mountain was their favorite. And though Mary warned us, we went on Autopia (and dragged her along), clearly the most backward ride in Tomorrowland. Though it does duplicate in miniature the experience of Road Rage. Devin was ready to go back the next day, though we all got back to the campground and collapsed. We all forgot cameras, but Mary has a cameraphone, so hopefully there will be some shots later.