My Weekly Wrap Up is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
I’m back from my 2 week blog vacation. Our Thanksgiving week was busy as usual with work and family parties. It was nice to spend the holiday with our family.
Last week we went on our Disneyland trip and it was so much fun! We went to the park for 3 days, alternating between Disneyland and California Adventure. The park wasn’t as crowded since most of the kids are in school so we got really lucky with the lines. On our first day at Disneyland we were able to do all the popular rides (Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion and The Pirates of the Caribbean) without having to wait long. We also went on Star Tours and Hyperspace Mountain. Hyperspace Mountain is Disneyland’s original ride Space Mountain that was converted to a Star Wars theme. Here is a Youtube video that shows the entire ride. The ride is pitch black which adds the thrill to the ride since you don’t know when the turns or dips are going to happen. I thought the ride was ok with just some added Star Wars effects, so luckily we only stayed in line for 10 minutes.
Also at Disneyland was Star Wars Launch Bay, an interactive exhibit of art work, character greeting (we met Darth Vader!!), demos of video games and behind the scenes video of the movie. It was really cool and I wish I could afford to buy some of the art work. If you’ve been looking for a life size Storm Trooper they are selling one for $9,000 lol.
The main attraction I wanted to see was the holiday lights at night. It was beautiful and was so worth this trip. Here are pictures of Cinderella’s castle, the It’s a Small World ride, and Cars Land at night. We had a great time and I can’t wait to go back again soon!
In a sad note the shootings in San Bernardino was on our last day at Disneyland. We had no idea anything had happened until we got to our hotel that night. On this day we were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary while less than 50 miles away 14 were killed and others were injured. It’s just another reminder of the violence in our world and not to take life for granted. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
Here is what happened last week on the blog:
Here is what is happening this week on the blog:
Beyond the Books – Embed the cutest viral videos you’ve watched
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (audiobook review)
Reading Challenges sign-up post
Doll Parts: Tales of Twisted Love Blog Tour – promo post
Currently reading or listening to:
Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost (audiobook)
Soul Scorched by Donna Grant (ebook)
I’ve read 93 of 100 books for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’m really proud of myself since last year I read only 75. I might not make it to 100 but I’ll be really happy that I got close to the goal. How are you doing on your reading goal for 2015?
Around the blogosphere:
Kat from Climbing the Mountain of MBC posted Spreading Hope and Love…”Like a Butterfly”. Kat is a fellow XOXperts who is currently battling stage IV metastatic breast cancer. To show our support for Kat we sent her a gift and in return she wrote this beautiful and inspirational post.
How was your week?