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What I Would Give For A Road Trip

A road trip. A good old fashioned road trip. I had been planning to take one right after retiring from work. Those plans are on hold now. I'm actually thinking about retiring early. I can't stand going to work while everyone around me is so careless. In March I had surgery on my foot, the day after our Governor declared a shut down of California. Luckily my surgery wasn't cancelled but I wondered about returning to work. I naively hoped that the virus would calm down before I had to return. I returned to work on May 5th. Today is November 11th. Since then, I've had to take FOUR Covid tests because of exposure by co-workers. This both worries and angers me. I hate the position I am in. As I write this, I have only 8 months to go and I can retire with full benefits, however, I'm seriously considering retiring early because it's not worth the risk. Yes I am grateful I haven't gotten it. Trust me, I know how lucky I am. I have family members that almost died bec

Oogie Boogie's Halloween Bash

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FUN!!! Oh my goodness, so much fun! I started my afternoon with a great lunch at Wine Country Trattoria. We spent some time going over the food guide... To kill some time we rode Monsters Inc. I love Roz! I tried the Howl-O-Ween and it was an epic failure. I threw it away. That's how bad it was. DO NOT waste your money on this. It consisted of Caramel Vodka and Honest Abe Apple Pie Cider. Genesis tried the Worms, Dice and Everything Nice and it was a thumbs up! Looked really cool, too! It consisted of Midori-Limeade Slush, Gummy Worms and Dice glow cube. Off to the Blue Sky Cellar to check-in for the party and then we left the Park to check-in to our hotel. We stayed at the Anaheim Marriott Suites. We dropped off our bags and then returned to DCA and the first Treat Trail we did was awesome. I present to you my Queen... We each got new ears! The Grizzly Peak Treat Trail was awesome. It had lots of atmosphere... ...a

DCA and Disneyland Goodies

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Well glory be...Woohoo! First time in the new parking structure! In the Esplanade, this vehicle was on display. It's pretty cool but I would have chosen a different vehicle. Maybe it's just me but a mini van doesn't seem like the right fit. They wanted to be sure everyone knew that DCA would be closing early... Not sure what's getting updated here... I popped into Elias & Co. to see if there was anything new..... Ooooh a Hocus Pocus Dooney! I got such a kick out of the way Pluto was signing autographis! I told Pluto that I was a cat lady but he was OK with it because my purse had Disney cats on it. A few of these cool screen fences lined the walkway next to the Wilderness Creek Challenge Trail. It was open but I decided that I really wanted to see it at night so I opted to wait until I attend the Oggie Boogie Bash on October 3rd. By this time I was hungry and I wanted to see what was being offered at Rancho del Zocalo so I m

Mango Dole Whip, Halloween Merch and Light Sabers

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The other day I ate my way through Disneyland. It wasn't easy but I knew that you were relying on me to keep you informed on the goodies at the Park, right? RIGHT? Work continues in front of the parking structures. Many trees have been added and I'm still not quite sure how this area will be used. First stop was to check out the merchandise... Then I needed to cool down so my next stop was at the Hideaway to have a luscious mango Dole Whip. Oh my goodness, talk about incredibly good! Good to the last drop! On my way toward's the Hungry Bear, I noticed something going on in the river... I'm sure this sign is a couple months old but I just noticed it and I think it's cute! I find the rock work in Galaxy's Edge to be quite interesting. Trash cans are interesting, too! I knew I wanted something cold to drink but I was sure what I wanted so I killed a little time by exploring. I ordered a Tatooine Sunset and I a

Halloween Merch Is Now In The Parks!

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I met up with a friend last night mainly to record an interview for my podcast. It made me soooo happy to see Halloween stuff in the Parks! I only took one pic of some Halloween merch as I was walking down Buena Vista Street because I was in a hurry to meet up with my friend and then I took a few later in the evening. But have no fear, I am going back specifically to check out all of the Halloween stuff! This will just be a quick post - short on comments - mainly just wanted to share with y'all. I love Snapchat, LOL! Here's a new hidden Mickey! That's it for now. If you haven't checked out my podcast, take a listen to Not Strictly Disney, available everywhere!

Odds and Ends and Disney

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On Friday, July 12, 2019, I met up with some friends that were staying at the Grand Californian. I parked at the Mickey and Friends parking structure as I always do and noticed that the structure is indeed connected to the new Pixar Pals parking structure. Something is going on in Mickey and Friends but I'm not quite sure what. Work continues in front of the two parking structures with the addition of several trees. We met up and decided to go out for breakfast and then went to Old Town Orange to peruse the antique shops. I found a unique outfit... ...and something that would make a nice addition to someone's living room. Not mine, but someone else... The weather was getting quite ugly so we went back to the Grand Californian and took advantage of the great air conditioning the the hotel lobby. Once we had cooled down we decided to order some food right there and enjoy the pianist playing Disney classics while we ate. And then.... It was time to c