The One with California Adventure


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I know I know. Enough with the Disneyland posts. Sorry Charlie. But at least most of today's pics are from California Adventure instead of Disneyland.

California Adventure opened at 10am and we were so there at 10am.
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We headed straight to Fisherman's Warf to get a free tortilla from the Mission Tortilla Factory but it wasn't opened yet so we took a spin on the ferris wheel.
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There is construction ALL OVER California Adventure. They work on things during the "off season" so everything is spick and span during the high volume summer season.
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Most importantly, they're working hard on Cars Land - to open 2012 so we'll have about a year to enjoy it. We've got to get Fox into that show fo sho!

Artist's rendition of the finished Cars Land:
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Cars Land in progress as seen through my eyes today:
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These are some signs that were on the wall blocking off the area. I'm intrigued!
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Can't wait!

Fox sittin' on Daddy's lap in the ferris wheel. Ahhhh he's so cute to me!
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We have yet to watch the World of Color water and light show, but we hear it's pretty spectacular. It must be, look at all schtuff in the water!
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We went back to the tortilla place but it still wasn't opened so we took a tour through the sourdough factory instead. Apparently they're still using a piece of the "mother dough" in their recipe. I googled it and it says "The Boudin Bakery in San Francisco has produced sourdough bread for over 150 years. The 'mother dough' was developed by French baker Isidore Boudin in 1849. The bacteria found in the mother dough is unique to San Francisco and has the scientific designation lactobacillus sanfrancisco. The bread's only ingredients are: unbleached flour, water, salt, and a portion of the mother dough." And then Chris went off about how lactobacillus is one of two main bacterias that cause cavities and I sort of fell asleep a little... :)

Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowls are fiercely delicious. Here they are in progress:
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Roar!
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I love this pic, it's like I Spy. I spy a seagull. I spy a grizzly bear head.
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All of the fences blocking the construction are entertaining to look at. This is what my family would call a Ted Warner size bowl of ice cream:
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Vintage Mickey.
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There's not much you can ride with an infant at California Adventure so we ventured over to Disneyland. Our plan of action: get over to the Tom Sawyer Island since we've never ever been there.
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But first, a pit stop to try a Dole's Pineapple Whip Float since we've never ever had one before and we keep hearing they're off the chain.
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Then we got onto the raft that sails over to Tom Sawyer Island and chatted a little bit with the Cast Member who was manning it and we asked how long she'd worked at D-land. 13 years. We asked if the raft was on a track or if she was driving it herself. Driving it herself (impressive!). We asked what the best job at Disneyland is and she said what she was doing. I asked if she had to say that. No response. Chris said he thinks he'd like to be a Jungle Cruise tour guide and she said something along the lines of, "Yeah, if talking non-stop all day saying the same thing over and over to strangers is your thing..." Crickets chirping... Little miss anti-social Cast Member, ha!

We had to wait for the Columbia ship to pass by before we could sail over to the island. (Side note, every time I hear or say "the island" I ALWAYS think of LOST.)
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The ship made really pretty reflections in the water.
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The island was a fun adventure with the crazy bridges, pathways, tree-houses, and more.
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If you push a wheel a treasure chest is lifted out of the water. I seriously shrieked out loud when I saw what was attached to it!
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Isn't that a little graphic for little kids!?! Haha.

My cute li'l pirate.
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It was super duper pooper packed (what were we thinking going on a holiday?) so we headed out after only a couple hours.

Instead of going straight home we attempted to go to a burger joint Chris had seen on Man v. Food called Slater's 50/50.
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I'm always up for a delicious burger! We got there at about 1pm and the wait was 45 minutes - it must be good! We weren't up for waiting though so we decided to come back another time.

Fun day!

11 comments

  1. you had 2 out of my 3 favorite things there! soup in a bread bowl-yum, dole pineapple whip, and if you haven't had it before, i highly recommend the steak nachos. amazing! love the pics of the little guy, of course!

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  2. i want to go to slater's 50/50! i want the bacon brownie. you must go and eat it and tell me what ya think!

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  3. soooo!.... did you like the pineapple whip!!!?? you never said! i am obsessed with them! my mouth is watering as i type. lol
    i love your disney posts! they make me want to scrap more of my disney pics. i just ordered about 400 photos from my disney trips online to put into albums and scrap! :D

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  4. Those reflection pictures are soooo cool! I want to blow that first one up and frame it. Fabulous eye!!

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  5. Good grief that's a cute baby you've got! I totally want to go to California Adventure after seeing all your pictures!

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  6. Did you go on Sunday??? I was there on Sunday!

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  7. I hate to say it, but I only have one word for the Dole whip: ov-er-ra-ted. :)

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  8. We live right down the street from Slaters 50/50. Get the Vampire Dip when you go. A-MAZING!

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  9. Who is this Charlie? And why doesn't he (she?) like to look at you guys having such fun at such wonderful places?! Please don't stop, as I am living vicariously through all your outings! My stomach did a little flop when I saw the photo taken from the farris wheel. Eeep I'm afraid of heights!

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  10. I work at a probiotics manufacturer so the second I read "lactobacillus is one of two main bacterias that cause cavities" I jumped up to ask our microbiiologist and he said "actually it is streptococcus, but that may be what they tell the dental schools." You should ask Chris if the other bacteria is two of the strains of streptoccocus :) Funny words :)

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  11. When the caries is confined to the enamel, the predominate pathogenic bacteria is strep mutans, but when the caries progresses to the dentin, the predominant species are both lactobacillus and strep mutans. That's pretty much universally accepted.

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