Sorry I've been MIA this month. I've been busy planning for my 28th birthday (yes I am fully aware how lame that sounds taking nearly a month to plan your own birthday! Ha). But it's all for good reason. When I realized my birthday would be on a Saturday it meant we would be able to celebrate in DISNEYLAND!!
On February 22nd The Color Run came to Vegas. This was my second year participating and I LOVE this run. For the past two years it's been in downtown Las Vegas (around the Fremont Street Experience), this area has been changing SOOO much over the past few years. I really enjoy seeing Vegas come to life, adding culture & experiences away from the Strip.
Any who... before the run I had to do packet pick up, it was offered the Thursday & Friday before the run. The Vegas packet pickup was in a recently opened (super cool) area of downtown called Container Park. The majority of this area is made out of shipping containers!
Yes that is a massive praying mantis at the entrance...
There's even a Disney Fine Art Gallery there!
The line for packet pickup, not too long.
While in Disneyland for the Tink Half, there were special character meet & greets happening. We were lucky enough to find the lines VERY short, I believe it was due to the location. The Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree area is a bit hidden, behind Big Thunder Ranch & Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue. I was thankful for the short lines (even if the meets were mentioned on the Disney Parks Blog) because it meant I got to have longer interactions with all the characters.
First up was Friar Tuck & Robin Hood, both were perfect gentlemen.
As I was leaving them Robin noticed my New Balance Minnie Mouse shoes... he FREAKED OUT! It was hysterical. We then had a very animated "conversation" about the half marathons. They then proceeded to kiss my hand and blow me kisses as I left.