One of my best friends from Utah came out to visit us! We had so much fun with her and are so glad she came. Here are some of the adventures we had while she came to visit.
One night we went to Medieval Times in Anaheim. They serve dinner which is all eaten without utensils. While eating they have a live show. Each section of the arena is a specific color which is determined by the crown you get upon entrance. They then have knights which are competing for the hand of the princess. Each knight matches one of the colors of crowns and that is who you root for. They have various 'sporting' events that they do with their horses and then in the end they compete to the death. It was very fun and a unique experience, but just a warning it is quite pricey.
|I am fully aware that the lighting in the picture is awful and not the best quality, but its the only picture I have of us with our crowns, so deal with it.|
|Here are all the knights competing for the hand of the Princess. Our knight is the one in the yellow and red. He didn't win, which was lame.|
|Our knight after the show. He threw those roses to us during the show. Not everyone got one so we are kind of a big deal. He was sweaty..... nasty!|
Let's Make a Deal!
We then all were on the game show Let's Make a Deal. This is a game show where the audience members dress up in costumes in hope that Wayne Brady (nice perk to see him up close and personal;) calls them to compete for prizes. We had a lot of fun, but unfortunately did not get called up. FYI: they pick who they are going to call up before you even get in the studio. I would have acted more perky if I knew they were watching me as I sat my lazy butt on the chair waiting for the show to start...acting far from perky! We are on episode 5014 which will be on television around October or November. They also will add clips from different shows to other showings. So look for us! We were right in front of the D.J.
If you come to California I would recommend getting tickets to be on a game show or talk show. They are free and a fun experience.
|B.J. dressed up as a lifeguard, Ginger dressed up as a nurse, and I dressed up like a ballerina.....Yep we are pretty creative. For those of you that don't know Ginger is a nurse, B.J. was a lifeguard, and I did ballet....so yea...|
Hollywood Sign and the Observatory
After the filming of the show we took Ginger to a good location to get pictures of the Hollywood sign and then went to the observatory.
|After about ten minutes of driving up scary, windy roads which should only be meant for one car we made it to a great location to take pictures of the sign.|
|B.J. and Ginger on top of the observatory.|
Ginger and I totally conquered Disneyland. We went when the park opened and left when it closed. We were able to do almost every ride in the park...which included all of the rides Ginger wanted to go on plus some! We also watched a lot of the shows such as the fireworks and parade. We had a lot of fun!
|We chased Mickey down when we saw him come out for pictures. It's just what you have to do so you don't have to wait in the huge line. We only knocked over a couple of kids on the way...|
|Yep we wore crowns all day. Don't judge, you're just jealous.|
|The "Ugly Witch" as one little girl called her (so rude). Poor lady, she probably tried out to be a princess but was then cast as the evil witch...|
It was Ginger's birthday when she came to visit!
My cousin Micheal served his mission in Brazil. One of the men he met in Brazil, as well of some of his friends and family members, came out to see the United States. Micheal brought them to see California. B.J. and I were working most of the time so we only got to spend time with them in the evenings when they got home from their activities. They were all so very kind; we enjoyed having them. Micheal was a great translator for us!
We have loved having visitors! Thank you Ginger, Micheal, and all of Micheal's friends for coming to visit!