Happy Friday! I’ve got a few things to share from our first day in California.
We did the second half of the drive yesterday morning and stopped along the way for Panera because we don’t have one where we live.
I am very grateful that he loves splitting food with me.
Santa Monica was our first stop.
Downtown Disney was our second.
Lots of browsing… the Lego creations are incredible.
Earl Sandwich for dinner—> Hawaiian BBQ sandwich for the win.
We may have gone a little overboard… when in Rome (Disneyland).
He has never been to California Adventure so we are going to be quite busy today riding every ride possible today.
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Who has a long run or race this weekend?
Favorite ride and food at DISNEY/CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (we will be at both).
I was just at Disneyland on Sunday – face rides are Space Mountain and the Indiana Jones ride on the DL side and the roller coaster and tower of terror on the CA side.
I lived in Santa Monica (as a single mom) when I was attending UCLA. Yay for rent control! I loved everything about that town: walking to the beach from our apt, walking to the library, and riding bikes in t-shirts in November.
There used to be a Toy Story arcade type ride in California Disney that my boys and I played over and over again because it was interactive and ‘time on the ride’ ratio to ‘time in line’ was favorable!
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Packing for our holiday to Portugal/England (we leave Monday!!!)!
Who has a long run or race this weekend? 17 miler today!
Favorite ride and food at DISNEY/CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (we will be at both). At California Adventure I loved Soarin Over California, and the homemade corn tortillas!
I love seeing you happy!! Enjoy Disney tomorrow, and all the treats!
Dude! I live in Pasadena! You rock! Have fun at Disneyland! You should also check out SeaWorld or Six Flags Magic Mountain!
Karien @ Running the Race
Looks like so much fun! Enjoy!
I used to live in Santa Ana when I was a wee one. They didn’t have California Adventure back then! I’m insanely jealous. You know what I love the most though? Six flags! I LOVE rollercoasters. I could care less about food, but give me ALL THE RIDES.
Sarah @ SarahRuns26
Panera is the best! We always go to one when we travel since we don’t have one where we’re at either!
I’m spending time with my friend who is in town from London and with a friend who is moving soon :(
Long run this weekend, 18 miles. Had to switch it with next weeks run since I’ll be out of town. I’m excited to get to it!
Have a wonderful trip!! Looks like fun so far! :)
That chocolate covered marshmallow looks amazing. Enjoy your trip!!
meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles
So fun! I haven’t been to Disney Land but love Disney World, especially the bake shop. The giant chipwiches and chocolate covered apples are the best, I am sure they have them in Disney Land too!
It looks like you are having a blast! I love Hawaiian BBQ. The combination of the two is awesome. I’m glad you get to enjoy it out there.
I’m just working all weekend so living the dream I suppose! ;)
Love your top! Where did you find it?
Have a great time with “the guy”!
Jennifer @ JenChoosesJoy
My husband is working in California and after tomorrow’s long run, I’m flying out to join him!
Long run: 18 miles
Have a great trip!!
Julie @ Run Away Freckles
That sandwich looks amazing. I love Hawaiian anything. YUM Have an awesome trip
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Looks like so much fun, and as a side note I love your nail color!
Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food
I have eight miles my agenda…not too long but long enough!
Looks so fun! I’m looking forward to hanging at the pool, eating froyo, and napping this weekend.
Have a great rest of your trip!!
So glad you have a “he” :)
Sorry haven’t been around much, currently in the homeland visiting family
I really want some chocolate now – thanks for that! :)
This weekend we have “paellacue” at our house. My husband will be trying out his new paella pan and we’ll be firing up the smoker too. Good friends, nice wine – I’m really looking forward to it! Plus, it looks like the weather will be good. Yay!
Keep having fun!
That is my all time favorite Earl of Sandwich sandwich! Have a great time at Disneyland! My parents and sister are there now! Have a fun day!
That looks like such a fun trip! I’ve never been to California:)
Have a wonderful time!
-This weekend I work both Sat/Sun at UC
-I’m planning a longer run Sunday morning..maybe 8 miles.
Can we get a pic of this new boy!? He sure seems like a catch!
Can we get a pic of this new boy!? He sure seems like a catch! Let’s hear more about him!
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
Love Panera’ huge cookies! Also, that sandwich looks amazing!! Have fun in Disney! Super jealous!
You look like you’re having so much fun! My husbands first time at Disneyland was so fun to watch. It was like he was 3 seeing Mickey for the first time haha. Favorite ride is probably splash mountain or space mountain. Never been tocalifornia adventure though.
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
I had the same salad at Panera yesterday! It’s one of my favorite places to eat while traveling and it always reminds me of home. The first ever Panera was right by my house growing up!
Katherine @ Sweet. Southern. Run.
Love Panera, your salad looked amazing! Earl of Sandwich is one of my favorite places to eat at Disney. I’m a huge sandwich lover so it’s always somewhere I stop! I say just get all the desserts you want. You can’t go wrong with desserts! 7 miles for me this weekend! I hope you enjoy your trip!
Maddie @ Dixie Runs
Looks like you are having so much fun!! The food looks amazing and I am jealous you are going to spend your day riding all those great rides – enjoy!
Long run of 15 miles this weekend! Eeek! Best part of my weekend will be leaving for a week long vacation tomorrow morning!! Have a fabulous time in California! :)
Sally @ sweat out the small stuff
Looking forward to seeing my guy tomorrow! He has been on vacation with his girls and I haven’t seen him in a week. :)
Enjoy your guy while your girl is with her dad. And enjoy the theme parks. So jealous!!!
I just moved and I find the choice of chain restaurants here…um…interesting. Funny that I salivate over your Potbelly and Cafe Rio and I despise Panera ;)
i’m not sure there are many things in this whole wide world i love more than California! i actually booked a flight yesterday and am going to Santa Barbara at the end of the month. have a great rest of your trip!
Been following your blog for years – like many of your other fans, it’s SO NICE to see you happy! I’m oh so curious about “the guy”. Will he ever be photographed? You are awesome! Have fun and enjoy!! :)
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Enjoy Disney!! All that food looks yummy!
Kristen @ Glitter and Dust
Sounds like you are having a fantastic time! A guy that shares food and loves sweets as well??? Sounds like a winner. :) When in Disneyland…splurge!!!
There are so many great rides in California Disney. I really liked the Tower of Terror and Rollercoaster. My husband enjoyed the Grizzly River ride (of course) and Soaring over California. The light show at night is a MUST if you can make it!!
Im TELLIN YA if you’re taking the 5 north outta there stop in burbank and go to Donut Hut on Magnolia. Great Apple Fritters.
chelsea @ the new wifestyle
yay enjoy your time there!
i just got back from my disneyland equivalent – harry potter studios in london! it was WAY amazing and i may have over did it some too :)
Oh I so want to know every.little.thing about this man because I love how happy you are and I just basically love love. But…but…I know.
I hope you two have a blast, and enjoy every second of your trip. So happy for you, lady!
Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me
I am partial to Pirates of the Caribbean. Have so much fun!!!!!!!!