Today we drove around part of Crater Lake, which was amazing. Even though they explained how it happened, it was still a wonder to behold. The lake itself is HUGE, having an island and being very deep. Uploading photos to this post tomorrow, as I left the camera in the car. >.<
Today we drove through Mount Lassen National Park, and it was nerve-racking, yet breathtakingly beautiful. The drive up the mountain is a narrow road with not much room for error outside the road. This meant that you could see right down into the valley and watch the tiny ant-cars go around. We also found that if you take those tiny packs of Pringles up a couple thousand feet, apparently they turn into little balls of plastic and potato chips, that apparently burp at you when you open them. The drive through the forest was amazing, and I apologize for the lack of photos. I wrote this up the morning after the drive, and my mom had already put the cards on her computer. Meh. It was mainly photos of trees and stuff anyway.
So the day after last post, we went to Disneyland, and had a blast. First ride we went on was Haunted Mansion, because it seems to always be under repair or temporarily closed every time I visit. Finally getting to ride it again after 13 years was awesome, and they added some things as well. There is now a bride in the attic, and there is a coachman with a disappearing head right after. After we finished the Mansion, we then went to the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean. The ride is same as the last time, but Pirates does not really need anything added. It is amazing how well animated the animatronic are. After Pirates, we went on lots of rides, such as Jungle Cruise, which is always fun, as well as touring Fantasyland, hitting up Mr. Toad and Snow White. After that, we went on the new ride “Indiana Jones and the temple of the Forbidden Eye”. That is one of the most exhilarating rides I have been on. It is a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled ride, following a group of tourists who try their fortune in the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, a recent discovery by Indiana Jones. As you guess, something goes wrong, and the group is running though a trapped temple in a jeep with faulty brakes. I can’t really remember the order of what we did after that, but we went on Space Mountain, and watched “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln”, and rode the Matterhorn, and rode “It’s a Small World”, which in my opinion is required on every visit to Disney. We also rode the Rodger Rabbit ride, and went on Pirates and Indy again, and finished the day with Peter Pan.
The day after, we got to meet up with my uncle and cousins, and talk about stuff and toured the Discovery Science Center, which is HUGE. They have an area dedicated to just the human body, and another focused on different biomes, but the main attraction is the 2-story aquarium. This has so many different types of plant and fish life, including a HUGE fish that just sat and watched us. After that, we then went to dinner at a pizza place, which was great. We then closed the day swimming in the hotel pool. After that I went and got my laptop to write this. Tomorrow, we go back on the road, and I hopefully will get more stuff to write about.
Day 2: HOT
Today was eventful in the fact that we went through a heatwave. It is currently 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Now that doesn’t seem too hot, until you realize it is 10:00 at night. At noon, it was 120 degrees outside, and not fun to be in for an extended period of time. We kept driving through New Mexico and a bit of Arizona, and ate lunch at Picacho State Park. Really pretty place, beautiful scenery. Only issue: It was really hot out. We still did a short hiking trail, and I even got some video on my camera. We pressed on through Arizona, and entered California. Apparently they don’t allow outside fruit into the state, due to them wanting to keep pests under control, but they did not search our van. Anyway, we continued on to Anaheim, and I was not really looking out of the windows much, as I have quite a good book to read. Tomorrow: Disney, Hopefully.
Videos of part of short hike: PICT0158 PICT0162
Other Breathtaking views from park:
Travel Blog post #1
Day 1: Texas to Deming, New Mexico
Day 1: Packing up and some interesting stuff.
Started the day early, leaving around 6, and not much happened on the road, except the occasional stop and such. The scenery was amazing, though. I got plenty of photos on my camera, which I will hopefully upload alongside this post. Anyway, pretty much it for the day. We got to Deming, New Mexico, and stayed in a Day Inn. Photos will make up for short post I hope.
Where I am from is FLAAAATTTT.