For as long as B and I have known each other, we have never gone on a road trip together. You'd think that almost 8 years of friendship we would've at least done a weekend trip to someplace cool. Nope. But, for her 26th birthday in October last year, I decided to surprise her and FINALLY go on a road trip to Disneyland. Okay, when I say "finally" I mean that this would be my second trip to Disneyland as an adult. I've been before as a baby but obviously, I don't remember it. Full Disclosure: It wasn't so much of a surprise because I had to let her know ahead of time due to financial issues, but she was surprised and delighted just the same. We booked our Airbnb and headed out for a 5-hour drive down south.
The drive to LA is always an exhausting endeavor. Don't get me wrong, I adore road trips and driving, but I tend to get restless sitting in one position for so long. Also, it depends on who you're in the car with on long car rides that could make or break the trip. However, I was on a trip with my best mate and the playlists we created and snacks we stocked up on helped keep me comfortable. During the drive, B and I did some MAJOR catching up aka gossiping and shit talking. Lol. No one understands my mind (and weird humor) the way she does. It's a comfort I love. But that LA traffic killed us and cut our first night short. Cries. I wanted to take her to the Meat Packing District for some drinks, but all the bars were closing around 9p. Why so early, LA? Nevertheless, we ordered pizza from this hipster pizza spot, bought some beer, and discussed our itinerary for the next day while eating our late night dinner.
The entirety of our day at Disneyland and then parking hopping to California Adventure was one of the best days ever! Nonetheless, it was also as equally the most exhausting-my-feet-are-killing-me-why-is-it-so-humid-I'm-going-to-sleep-so-good-tonight days EVER. We started off getting fast passes to all the rides that were worth making time for; such as Space Mountain, Indiana Jone's, Star Tours, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
After we did everything we wanted to at Disneyland (our fast pass for The Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted House wasn't until later in the evening), we hopped on over to California Adventure to grab some lunch and beers. The line to buy alcohol was no joke, but it was nice sipping on a cold brew on a warm and humid October afternoon. Ps. We got nice a buzzed too. We spent the rest of our time in Cars Land snapping pictures of the lights and playing around with our camera settings. It's always a learning process for me because I can never remember the functions of the numbers. But, I am very happy with how these photos turned out!
After we ran back for our last ride at the Haunted Mansion - and skipping over the massive line of people who weren't smart enough to grab a fast pass in time - we said goodbye to Disneyland and crashed as soon as we got to bed. We spent our last day eating chicken and waffle's over at Roscoe's for a late breakfast because duhh and headed back up North to the bay area we called home.
While on this trip, I learned more about my friendship with B and we inevitably got to know each other on a deeper level. They say that to really get to know someone, you should go on a trip and travel with them. You see a completely different side to them. I love that there are still surprises I'm learning about in my friendship with my best mate. It keeps me humble.
To many more B The Wolf x Kat the Fox adventures and trips in the future!
All photos were photographed by K. Galeos and B. Dela Cruz on iPhone, Sony a6000 and Fujifilm XT2