Monday, February 14, 2011

Eleven Hours Away Lies a World of Wonder

I will now share with you the experience. Through pictures from a struggling camera. And through some words to accompany those pictures. And some quotes. Also, one video that is not my own.

P.S. These are not necessarily in chronological order. It's going to be okay.

My hilarious room key.

Lauren is in love with someone whose name starts with an R...but who?!

We spent two days in Disneyland -- the happiest place on earth! I had an absolute blast and almost learned how to navigate myself in there by the end. Almost.

Tower of Terror. Tyler was clinging to the wall with his fingers through the grates for the majority of the ride.

We managed to create a group of three, tough number. So we just squished three into a seat of two! 

The lack of resolution on the Snow White ride.

Jacob proposed to Bronwen in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle! Congratulations to the happy couple!

I know it's blurry, but please notice the pattern of our shoes. 

Check out the guy on the back left. The line was too long for our time constraints, but he came up with a fast pass for a group of six, and our group of five plus his one self completed it. So. Stinkin. Fun.

Tower of Terror take two. Notice Nick's tribute to Tyler. 

Clinton played the piano in Disneyland! That was sweet.

I love the bathroom signs in Disneyland.

World of Color may or may not be my new obsession. Okay, okay, it most definitely is. I adore it. It is absolutely outstanding -- the technology that goes into it is incredible, and it's just a good show all around. I saw it twice and would see it again if I had the choice. I highly recommend it.

"You just found out that Bronwen and Andrew are getting married."

"You just saw a couple hardcore PDAing it."

"You just got your first kiss."
Note Kirsti, beckoning the man back for more.

Fast faces.

If you desire to experience a small taste of the magic of World of Color, watch the video below.

We were able to perform in Disneyland, and it was dang sweet! I watched orchestra perform before I had to meet for choir and got a few pictures--all pictures of the choir were taken by Disney.

A close-up view for reading purposes.

We also got to go to the Aquarium of the Pacific, which was really cool. I thoroughly enjoyed myself looking at all the animals and watching the videos. Call me what you will, but I love it.

The birds loved Nadine.

This little girl was so darling!

Eventually, four days had come and gone and the last day was to be spent driving home. I spent the majority of the time curled up in a peaceful slumber. But, for a small window of time, I was awake.

The screen on my window was broken. My solution was brilliant. Plus, I felt extra cozy being surrounded by snuggly things.

Many of us were in desperate need of a bathroom. For two and a half hours. This is Bronwen reaching the end of her sanity.

Tyler's coping mechanism. That was once a Starburst wrapper.

The end is near!

Sweet relief!

And now, for the long awaited A Cappella/Orchestra California Tour Quote Book. There may be a few additions coming that are written down in another's phone. Enjoy.

Chris: Why don't they answer my flirt text message?

Chris: There's a ranch exit, but where's the barbeque?

Bronwen: There are too many naked people in this magazine.

Bronwen: Oh my gosh, it's another naked man!

Bronwen: Okay, I NEED that hot dog eraser.

Dania: We're inside the bathroom!
Bronwen: This is more exciting than Disneyland.

(Takes a bite out of an apple, holds it out.)
Tyler: There's room for one more!

Bronwen: My bladder is squished.
Tyler: Is there something you need to tell us?

Niels: Clash of the facial hair! Mustache v. Chin Scruff!

Tyler: Guys, this sunscreen is fermented.

Jacob: Who dropped crap on me?

Tyler: How far away is a bathroom so I can wash the poop off my bum?

Nick: I have an urge to be in jail right now. And bang a cup against the bar.

Rebecca: I thought McKann was eating something and then I realized it was her tuner.

Jacob: I sliced through the crowd like a warm knife through butter.

Tyler: Have you ever thought about that? You can choose when you go to the bathroom! If you don't want to go to the bathroom, you don't have to go to the bathroom. And if you want to, you can. It's like how you can choose where you walk.

Catie B: Tyler, I'm so jealous of your leg hair.

Tyler: The heavens are smiling down upon us this day. As usual.

Karlee: You can use that bathroom, but don't go that, the, the yucky one. You're gonna have to hold that one.

Bronwen: It's cause he knows that if we stop it'll take half an hour. 
Dania: It's worth half an hour to not drown in our own body fluids.

Bronwen: I'll just take off my pants and run!

Nick: That's the best feeling, after you go to the bathroom when you've had to go for a long time.
Catie B: It's like an adrenaline rush.

Tyler: I'm free. From the clutches of...urine.


  1. You're blog is getting in the habit of capturing the most embarrassing moments of my life and letting everyone know about them. I need to stop having them so often.

  2. Okaaaayy way too much potty humor going on here.

    And why am I featured in this blog post so much? Hahaha. I'm like the star, besides Tyler of course. ;)

  3. Hahahaha! I love Jacob's face in the Tower of Terror. It screams "I'm Too Cool For This Ride," or "I'm Too Bored On This Ride," but to the tune of "I'm Too Sexy." And it seems as though coping mechanisms on these sorts of trips is a common trend.

  4. Disclaimer- I was reading "Runner's World" in the context of those embarrassing quotes. Which, is definitely not as scandalous as I made it sound.