Have you ever walked around a Disney theme park and saw people with a necklace full of pins? They’re Disney pins traders!
Disney pins are sold at many Disney stores inside the parks and Downtown Disney stores as well. They are sold individually and in sets, but the fun part comes with the trading!
Best friend, Dianne, in Disneyland with her new lanyard and first pin: Anna and Elsa!
One of the first reservations I made when we planned our trip was a luau. I already knew I wanted to go to a luau while we were there, but when I asked EJ what he wanted to do on our actual anniversary, he said that he wanted to celebrate at a luau. So I booked it for the night of our two year anniversary!
One of the first things I do when I plan for a vacation is to look for local places to eat. EJ and I love to try new foods, and Maui definitely provided us with lots of opportunities for that. Read on to see what we ate, and here are links to the other posts in the Maui Series:
Maui – To Do and See
Maui – Old Lahaina Luau
For our Second Anniversary, my husband and I decided to go to Maui. (Actually, it was my choice since he chose to go to Walt Disney World for our First Anniversary last year.) We’ve both been to Oahu, separately, so we figured Maui would be a different place we could travel to together so we could relax and not have too much to plan.
Before I got married, 2009 was the year I asked my mom if she wanted to go back to visit our family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My mom moved there from the Philippines with her family in the 70s. She wasn’t married at the time, but she went back to the Philippines to marry my dad, and she petitioned him, and they started their family out there.
The Kitchen Sink from SF Creamery in Walnut Creek, CA
With many of our friends and family flying in next week, they’ve been asking what there is to do while they’re here. I thought I would just compile a generic list for everyone. Whether you’re a local, have visited here many times, or are a first-time Bay Area visitor, I’m sure everyone will be able to find something on this list to try out. Enjoy!
Living only 6 hours from Disneyland, my husband and I make an effort to drive down to Southern California whenever possible. Though it would be extremely amazing if we could get our hands on some Disneyland Annual Passes, we don’t think we could make it down there often enough to get our monies worth. BUT, hopefully we will sometime in the future when we don’t have abnormal, nightshift hospital schedules! When we’re there, eating in and around the Disneyland Resort is one of my favorite things to do, but there are other hidden gems nearby that my husband and I always try to visit on the way home for some road trip snacks!