I Will Dunk You if It's the Last Thing I Do!!! HA HA HA
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Well, just as I figured.....the morning brought TB'ers bright eyed and bushy tailed with limited sleep! I heard someone stirring and Mel and I were both waking up as my phone went off and hers followed right after. She's like "oh it's just my phone" and I am like, "no it is mine". Mel and I have the same phones but it ended up that both our phones were going off. Read the new text and it's Julz.....she's telling us to both wake up as she's up and tired of being alone!! LOL. Yeah, we might've gotten 4 hours of sleep..not quite sure. As I open the bedroom door, Julz jumps off the couch in the living room "YEAH, I'm not alone anymore." I also hear stirring out of Angel's room where Tracy is on the air mattress on the floor. GIRL TALK TIME! :D We pile into Angel's room and talk about the plans for the day.
After getting ready, we all head out, giving Tracy and Mel directions on how to get to the fwy. We need to make a pit stop at the banks for Julz and Angel. We leave Angel's place and she tells me LATE to make a right turn, but I am in the left lane! LOL. I make a slightly illegal turn and realize there is a car following us.
We get on the road now to Anaheim which was cruel and unusual punishment as we drove by the entrance of Disneyland but that's the closest I got this trip. My TB girls better be appreciative..I gave up Disney two trips in a row!!! :-) We go to the Marriott where Angel's friend works, get our "paper" and we are on the way. Uh oh, minor detour....Julz has been craving her McDonalds and I happen to know there is one directly across the street from the Disneyland entrance! We stop for big macs and it's time to head out to the hotel and get checked in.
Once we arrive at the hotel, we talk about since it's now so late (1pm), we'd probably be better off hanging at the hotel pool so we aren't rushing around for parking and having to leave 2 hours later to get back to the hotel to all get ready. We coordinate with Mel and Tracy and Sheila since they were meeting us at the beach. Jamie was already meeting us at the hotel so we could carpool.
Angel, Julz, and I go check out the room which is pretty cool - enough room for 5 of us to sleep, full kitchen, and a decent layout in the bathroom for 5 girls needing to get ready! LOL. Of course, for those who know Angel....she had to break the room in.....so of course, there are pics of her jumping on the bed....of course it's the one Mel and I are sleeping on! I have to admit I am rather proud of myself catching Angel is mid flight since Julz was lacking in the reflex dept (ok, it was her camera but still.
We head down to the pool and await the arrival of the CW and Tracy who apparently are still having difficulty finding a carrot cake and also have to get Sebastian from his hostel. We start goofing around in the pool and I am bound and determined to get Jamie dunked. Fast forward a couple hours and I still never succeeded!! LOL. Warren arrives at the same time as Mel, Tracy, and Sebastian arrive and Tracy realizes her camera is waterproof. OMG...so yeah, you can only imagine the next hour or two was filled with silliness as we try to take circle pics and regular pics of ourselves under the water. Most of those photos will never see the light of day for a variety of reasons but hopefully Tracy will get her blog up soon so we can steal a couple as there are some great shots! We had a blast goofing around for a number of hours and I couldn't believe it was already time to go get ready.
Jamie and I made a quick trip to the grocery store across the street to get mixers for the Grey Goose (duh..Melanie). We pick up some Parrot Bay Rum and various juices to go along with the Grey Goose and rum. Whoo Hoo.....let the party begin!! :D
Poor Warren, Jamie, and Sebastian....they were stuck with five women rushing around to get ready. Oh well, that gave them time to be silly too. Sebastian tried to duplicate Angel's jumping photos but it's hard when you are twice as tall and there is litte room between your head and the ceiling. "OUCH" Warren was fascinated with the transformation of girls with make up and I learned never to let him loose with a camera during that.
More picture shenanigans and apparently a bit more Grey Goose for Melanie and now Jenn's arrived. Mel is running around the room telling Julz she loves her and then Jenn manages to get her going and they head out.
Anyways, on a happy note, we hop into our cab and head off to Hermosa Beach!! My phone rings and it's Tim, the new TB that I was trying to talk into coming to the meet up. At this point, he had been on the site for only 5 days and voluntarily agreed to hang with us crazies. I was excited to meet him, especially since we have a Disney bond too!! HA HA