Friday, June 25, 2004

Hello bed! I missed you!

After 9 days of sleeping primarily on floors (with the occasional bed thrown in, thank goodness) i'm back home. My bed is pretty appealing as it is, but last night around 1 am when i got home, i wanted to hug it and kiss it like it was a person.

This year's youth group trip took us south to LA, east to Tuscon and Scottsdale, then back west to The OC (w00t w00t) and Disneyland, and home again. it was FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC, which i wasn't able to say during the trip being that it was with youth group and i wasn't allowed to swear. not like that stopped me most of the time (hahaha, evil me :-> ), but i don't think it would have been smart to get up during the show last night and tell all the parents and members of the congreagation that it was a FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC week. anyway, the kids knew it was FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC, and that's all that mattered.

There were about 50 poeple on the bus this year, so it was crowded! but for the most part, everyone got along and ahd fun. that was until the back of the bus started doing those stupid 'sha-booya roll calls' but that's another story entirely.

arizona is hot and dusty and EW. it was beautiful, but i wish it hadn't been so fucking HOT. i got some neat pictures of cactus. that was about it. oh, and did i mention that it was FUCKING HOT?

Our day at Disneyland was ridonkulous. one of my friends from back when i was in youth group ditched work and came with us. we spent the whole day together, which was awesome since i haven't seen her since her wedding almost 2 years ago! 25 of us went to the blue bayou for lunch (that's the joint inside pirates of the carribean) and ate insane amounts of food. we managed to spend about 8 hours with a big group, which was fun and totally amazing at the same time - I was at disneyland in February with 8 people and we bitched and argued almost the whole time (that's not to say that it wasn't fun, because it was WAY fun, we just couldn't agree on what to do).

at dinnertime, 8 of us split off from the group, and had this ridics dinner on mainstreet, where we watched the parade, spilled water everywhere, got attacked by a giant butterfly, cleaned up an exploding pack of gum, and laughed until we cried.

we went on all the important rides... Indiana Jones, the jungle cruise, Pirates, Haunted Mansion, big thunder, the matterhorn, the teacups (wheeee) and Small World. Our last FastPass of the day was for Indy, and we had plenty of time to go on the ride and make it back to the meeting point on time, but then the ride broke. we were stuck in our little car for close to 30 minutes, and they turned on the LIGHTS and got a little ladder and we all climbed off the ride and walked out. it was really pretty amazing. we have a photo of us sitting in our car, in the middle of the dart room, NOT MOVING. it rocked.

it was such a great day... out of ten, it ranked an 11, then a 15, then a 19.5, then a 25. basically it was like two and a half perfect days in one. ;-)

I taught the kids about abreevs, too, which they thought was hysterical. but it caught on, and by the end of the trip, people were talking about going to starbs for a cofs, and saying that their lunch was dece, and talking about how the day at disneyland was totes ridics. ok, maybe it didn't catch up that fast, but i was super excited when someone said their lunch was dece, which is an abreev that i'd never even thought of. whee!

This trip was a great one, and i'm really happy with how the show turned out, too. but seriously, i missed my bed. a LOT. so now i'm going to go crawl in it and sleep FOREVER.


don-fucking-tastic said...

Disney-fucking-land-tastic! I can see why you had to censor yourself around the kiddies... how annoying. Glad to hear the trip was fan-fucking-tastic; I am now going to incorporate that phrase into my vocab-fucking-ulary as much as possible. ;-P lurve.