Ivan and I were up at 7 am on January 19, 2013.  We had breakfast at the house.  Lil Dave didn’t want to join us our trip since he wanted to spend time with his dad and his cousin Swedish Dave. 

We grabbed our suitcase and left at 8 am headed from Las Vegas, Nevada to Anaheim, California.  Ivan is going to be doing Disney’s Tinkerbell Half Marathon.  I drove us for four hours.  We checked in to the Red Lion Hotel which is right near Disneyland.

Ivan and I walked around to find a restaurant for lunch.  Ivan wanted to load up on carbs for the race tomorrow so he found pasta on the California Pizza Kitchen menu.  I got a great vegetarian pizza with whole wheat crust.  Ivan had a salad and a Kung Pao spaghetti dish.  The food was great.

Later that afternoon, we walked to the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall where Ivan had to pick up his packet for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon.  I went in line to get my stuff for the Chear Squad.  I got VIP which included a Disneyland pass (for either park), a Mickey clapper, blanket and anChear Squad shirt.  I will also get to go in the VIP area. 

After we walked around the Weekend Health Expo and grabbed some free Luna bars. 

Ivan wanted to walk around Downtown Disney.  He thinks it’s better than the Downtown Disney in Orlando which I agree.  It’s always cool to check out the LEGO Store in Downtown Disney since there are huge characters outside and in the store.  I really liked the Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie hanging from the ceiling.


We walked back to the hotel.  Ivan and I used the internet while we watched tv. 

We wanted to go to Bubba Gump for dinner, but decided against it since we were too tired to walk a lot.  We walked to IHOP which is right next to the hotel.  Ivan had the tilapia while I had a tasty grilled chicken sandwich.

We came back to the hotel and called it an early night.  We’ve been sleeping early to get used to waking up early for the half marathon.

Source: Aladdin LEGO picture

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