Monday, July 21, 2008

Share the Fantasy of Chanel No. 5

Shannon and I just returned from a quick trip to Disneyland with our youngest children. It was kind of spur of the moment and just a two night - one day at Disney and a few hours at the beach kind of trip. It was fun and the kids had a good time. Here is a photo of the three of them in line for the Haunted Mansion:

(I'm having some problems with these photos, they look fine on one monitor but not on the other)

But the surprising aspect of the trip for me was the time spent at the pool in the middle of the Disneyland day. We ended up going on all the big rides several times before 2 pm and had time to go back to the hotel across the street and relax for a little bit. I ended up taking the kids out to the pool for awhile.

Remember a while ago I posted that old Chanel no. 5 commercial on here? That's what my time at the pool felt like. Perfect Sun. Perfect Pool Temperature. Perfect Clear Blue Water.

I'm such a sucker for those Chanel no. 5 commercial "I am made of blue sky and golden light, and I will feel this way forever...Share the Fantasy." When I was a kid a would come running from the other room when I heard that commercial start. Possibly because I lived in the frozen tundra of Idaho and the idea of sunbathing was so very appealing.

I loved the silly St. Tropez Ban De Soliel commercials.
That idea of being dark, dark, tan. I know it's wrong and all but I still have a hard time letting go of that idea. Because the sun just feels so darn good on my skin and I like being tan dang it.

Anyway - it was just a fabulous day by the pool. I almost had more fun being at the pool than going to Disneyland - I mean, you can't really compare those two things but the pool was awesome. Even though I have a pool, I can't just go out there and sit by it whenever I feel reading my Vogue magazine like I was in California. Because I end up feeling lazy and I end up worrying about other stuff that's not getting done.

So that's my idea of a perfect day - at the pool, perfect weather, just hot enough to want to get in the water, but not too hot, Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion, and a Diet coke with a magazine.


Cynthia said...

What the heck? The proper way to do Disneyland is to get there when it opens, ride, ride, ride, shop, eat, wait in line, ride, wait in a long line, ride, keep waiting in more lines. But do NOT leave the park even if you are exhausted, or if the kids are cranky or sleepy - because you paid darn good money to get in. Then end your day when the park closes - tired, sunburned, cranky, sore, arguing, cranky, sleepy, exhausted, cranky and did I already mention cranky? I just don't understand your concept of resting in the middle of the day. wimps!

Bandanamom said...

This concept of resting in the middle of the day makes no sense to me either. I think the only time we ever did it was a time when Kirk and I took the kids for 3 days and stayed at the Disneyland Hotel - being so close and able to take the monorail back to the hotel we went back during one day and swam for a while. But Shannon was insistent that she was going to do this from the get-go. I considered just staying in the park. But because Bennett had a "my leg is jacked up" pass to get on all the rides up through the exit and that included everyone in the party (meaning us), we were able to ride 4 or 5 times the amount of rides other people were able to ride in the same time frame so at some point in the afternoon it seemed silly not to rest when my feet were hurting and it was the heat of the day. But normally I agree with you, you stay there and tough it out!

Suzanne said...

You make the pool thing sound divine. Did you get in the water? or just sunbathe? I like the lazing around part, I'm not sure I could do the baking part unless it was significantly cooler than here. And I am never tan no matter what. Not to mention I have been scared by a dermatologist about all that...Sounds like a good time though!

I am Boymom said...

Helloooo!! I want a "jacked up leg" pass next time! And the pool thing sounds so nice. My Chanel fantasy always seems to get interuppted by a cannon ball.


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