Tuesday, September 28, 2010

last of Cali and road trip home

Ever wonder what the last days of the Disney College Program were like for me? Well no worries cause this isn't delayed at all! Haha, ok it totally should have been up months ago. Sorry. Better late then never though am I right?
Well last minute I threw a dinner to kinda say goodbye to my wonderful photopass family. It was very last minute cause no one was planning anything and so I finally just gave in and made a facebook event. Not everyone could show up cause they had work or other obligations but we still had an awesome turn out! Oh and we went to Red Robin :) yumm...
Here are some random pics from the awesome night:
Some of us at the table
Me with some of my good friends that decided to stay in sunny Cali
Oh how I miss them!
me and Kathryn with the amazing Omar!
He was one of my very favorite leads
Oh and Rob surprised me and crashed my party haha
no worries I was super excited to see him :) like always
Me and some of the most awesome leads ever!
and here is our awesome Red Robin group at the end of the night!
I'm so glad I threw that dinner, it was nice to have a nice last goodbye to some co-workers that I loved working with.
Ok we are going to skip to graduation day now! Ever sense the program started Janell wanted to go to PCH grill for breakfast and we finally got around to it on our last day! It was fun I love character breakfasts and I loved all the characters costumes for the beach/lifegard theme! But it was kinda depressing at the same time cause we all knew we were leaving and going our separate ways after this day. But we still made some great memories :)
Here is all of us surfing with Mickey!
And then right after our breakfast we ran home to our almost empty apartment and hurried and got ready for graduation. Yes I was excited to finally get my graduation ears but it was sad thinking it was all over, it really didn't feel like it was happening and that I should have been in a dream. But yet once we got there and received our ears then we all sat down and waited until they called our name and thats when we eared our diplomas and shook the hand of the ambassador of Disneyland. Then we thought it was all over, but no then Graduation Mickey came running onto the stage! Everyone was so excited he was there! Then of course we all waited in one of Mickey's longest lines I swear and got a picture with him :) Then it was back to the apartment and clean and pack and clean some more. Yep thats what I did until 10pm and got checked out of my apartment that night. It was so sad to see my apartment empty, it was full of so many awesome memories but no one would know that cause it just looked empty. But it's alright, that room has many more awesome memories coming it's way I'm sure of it!
The next day I went to Disneyland one last time with my parents and my amazing sister Keri!
Before I was so excited to go to Disneyland with all of them and I couldn't wait! But when it came to that day, and I knew it was my last time in that wonderful place, everything I looked at haunted me and seemed to be staring back at me as if Disneyland was mad I was leaving. I don't know how to explain that feeling but it was the worst feeling in the whole world, I just wanted to cry and run out of Disneyland even though my family was there to enjoy it with me. Looking back on it I feel so bad I must have been miserable and not fun to go around Disneyland with. But it came to the point were I couldn't stand it anymore and I left my family to watch World of Color and I went and spent the my last night with Rob. I knew he would cheer me up and he did but then too soon it was time to say goodbye to him too. Man do I never ever want to go through that again, EVER! Saying goodbye to Rob was by far the worst thing ever. But I tried my hardest to say bye like taking off a band-aid quick and painless.
Then early in the morning it was time to head back to Utah! Keri, me, and my life were packed in my car and my parents were in there car behind us. Here is a cute pic of me and Keri, oh and my life packed behind us haha And let me tell you, this was the LONGEST ride of my life, cause I was driving farther and farther away from my happy amazing disney life. If it wasn't for my awesome amazing sister Keri I know I wouldn't have been able to do that. Thanks so much Keri you're the BEST and I love you soo so very much!
Well I have heard of this fun little dinosaur park from my friend Danielle's blog and it looked fun and I needed something to look forward to so I asked my parents if it was ok to do a little pit stop near Barstow, thankfully we found it pretty easy and I'm so glad we went here! It's called Peggy Sue's Diner-saur park. We all had so much fun posing in front of the dinosaurs, spotting turtles in the pond, checking out the little gift shop, and striking a pose on the stage! It was a good pick me up and we had fun laughing too.
Here are some pics from the diner-saur park:
creepy man in tree?
my FAVORITE pic from the park
haha it STILL makes me laugh!
and all of us together right before we left the splendid diner-saur park
Well that was basically my long trip home, hauling my little scion with my life packed away in it from Cali to Utah. Soon after I came home we had a family camping trip, and I'll blog about that next!
Until next time!


Keri said...

Oh it was fun! I'm glad I got to spend it with you. That pic still makes me laugh too!!! ha ha ha....
Great memories we made!

Keri said...

p.s. You WERE miserable that day in Disneyland...but we were ok and had fun anyway! :)