Engagement’s 2nd Anniversary

At the beginning of June, I booked a round-trip plane tickets to Burbank for Mike and myself, not knowing if the trip would actually happen. However, just in case, I also booked a hotel room for a four-night stay a few days later. I was confident in my booking because Southwest Airlines has an amazing cancellation policy and DoubleTree By Hilton allows for a 24-hour cancellation. What’s great is that I booked my hotel at the right time, because I checked again a week later, and the prices was almost doubled! Phew!

Anyway, the mini vacation happened! We arrived in Burbank on a Saturday morning, and had breakfast at Grits Fullerton. I got Pork Belly & Grits and Mike ordered Bone Marrow & Waffles. Both were delicious! Then, on a whim, we drove to San Diego while monitoring StubHub. We watched our SF Giants play the Padres. Who knew that finding Giants shirt would be so hard in So Cal? LOL. We eventually found a Sports Fever store, where I got a nice shirt for 50% off!Ā We made our way to Petco Park, and their parking price of $15 still amaze us because that is so much cheaper than what we are used to, especially with the garage being across the street from the ballpark! We had Phil’s BBQ right before the game, and we were happy to have set next to a pair of Giants fans. Our team lost, making us 0-2 when in attendance at Petco Park. On the bright side, it was fireworks night! We watched the fireworks show before heading back to Anaheim.

We spent Sunday, most of Monday, and Tuesday at Disneyland & California Adventure. We dined at Carthay Circle and Carnation Cafe, and we also did the on-the-go dining package for Fantasmic. This was mainly because we wanted to celebrate our engagement’s second anniversary. Silly, but it makes us nostalgic thinking about the day of! While waiting for Fantasmic, we sat in a circle talking with a family from Georgia and a local lady (of So Cal). They were really nice people, and made the wait bearable. One thing that we got a laugh out of was when the lady mentioned how folks from the East Coast or anywhere but the West Coast say “Disney” when referring to Walt Disney World, while West Coasters actually say “Land” or “World.” That is so interesting, but I also found some truth to it when I look at my Disney forums! Haha.

We flew back home on Wednesday, and of course, we had to bring back some pastries from Porto’s! Our families love it and they appreciate whenever we bring those boxes of happiness back. Now, I am gearing back to go to work… tomorrow… on a Saturday! But only for four hours. Ha!

If there is anything different from this past vacation, it’s the fact that we were more budget-conscious than we have ever been on a vacation. We also ate a whole bunch of popcorn because we remembered to bring the AP popcorn bucket we bought during our last visit to Disneyland. What was cool is that we were able to get refills for just $1! We must have refilled it 4 or 5 time during the trip. šŸ˜›

What’s new everyone?!

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Breakfast at Grits Fullerton
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Petco Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! & a bunch of people

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Thank You, Vin!

Baseball is a big deal in my household. Opening Day is always anticipated and festive, but Game #162 is just as important and special… whether or not we’re in the postseason! With that said, you may be able to guess that yesterday was a very important day for us. After all, we are San Francisco Giants fans! #BeliEVENĀ No, I definitely do not want to get my hopes us. I also do not want to jinx our playoff run. However, I do want to express how excited I am to see my team in the postseason once again. We are probably spoiled with theĀ every other year championship, but I would not mind another one.

But hey, let’s take it back one time. Yesterday was a special day. Vin Scully, the GOAT, has turned off his microphone. He has retired. And there was no better place to be than inside the park that houses his favorite MLB team (the Giants) šŸ˜‰ playing against his beloved team (the Dodgers).

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Front and back of the signs handed out at the entrance.

The Giants handed outĀ Thank You Vin cards as fansĀ entered the park, and you could feel that the day was going to be something elseĀ for many reasons and emotions. Although I heard his commentating only while visiting or road tripping to and from the Los Angeles area Ā and through the replays ofĀ The Catch, I will forever remember his poetic narration and voice. The park was quite emotional as everyone sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and the finale montage with Frank Sinatra’s “I Did It My Way” as the background song. It was fantastic, and I am glad I could be there. And I think no matter your fandom in the major leagues, you have to appreciate someone who has dedicated 67 years of their lives to the sport, the team, and the fans. What a phenomenal individual.

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THANK YOU, VIN!

I’m also thankful for whoever bought our Cowboys vs 49ers tickets through Ticket Exchange. ;D