We have arrived in California! Look at all the fun we are all having on the beach in the picture below! See how my friend Stacy is all sexy in her bikini? And how my friend Mary Anne has to sit under an umbrella wearing a robe because of her fair skin? But, uh, don't say anything about how lame it is to wear a robe at the beach when you are 13 because she's real sensitive. Not sure why my friend Dawn is wearing a bee-themed swim suit, but you can bet it's made of organic fabric. And there's my friend Kristy being sporty and my friend Claudia wearing the latest beach fashions. And maybe there are a couple more people in the picture, but I don't like to talk about them much because they are sort of boring and weird and obsessed with horses and ballet.
Ah, California. Did you know that things are actually alive outside here? Amazing.
The flight from Minneapolis on Sunday night went beautifully. Bella was the bella of the balla and charmed passengers and flight attendants alike.
She got a chance to catch up on her gossip mags before conking out the final two hours of the flight.
The reason we are in California is because we are tagging along on Husband's business trip. Fittingly, we are staying at the Hotel Anabella (Arabella at Anabella!) in Anaheim. Here are Husband and Bella outside the convention center where his conference is located.
Our hotel is literally across the street from Disneyland. Upon the advice of Facebook friends, I don't think we'll pay to go into the actual park, but we can still check out the excitement at Downtown Disney.
On Monday afternoon we tried to check out the "Anaheim Garden Walk" that was a couple blocks away, but were slightly horrified to find out that Garden Walk = Shopping Mall. Which brings to mind another California misnomer: Knott's Berry Farm = Amusement Park. There is much to learn about these people. Especially when they apparently drink things like this:
Mmmm...Chelada! Who doesn't love a little Clamato and Bud Light combination?
Yesterday was a bit of a dud because it rained much of the day (and you don't know fun times until you try to entertain an 8-month old in a hotel room for hours), but today is sunny so we'll get out and do more exploring. I'm LOVING the warm weather and sun. If Husband is given the opportunity to move out here for his work, I think we would jump on it.
Before signing off, Bella wants to say hello. Isn't my baby pretty?