It all started with an elephant being airlifted by a helicopter

That’s right…..Sept. 30th, the day of Steve’s 36th birthday, as we were getting ourselves ready at the Disneyland Hotel for a day of celebration at the happiest place on earth, all of a sudden we heard the sounds of a helicopter. I was brushing my teeth in our hotel bathroom and told the kids to go look at the window for whatever was happening with the helicopter. Natalie exclaimed, “it’s carrying an elephant!!!” WHAT?!?! I couldn’t believe what my ears were hearing. I figured she was trying to be funny and fool us. Ha!

But in actuality she was right. Steve and I went rushing to the window- and there in the sky we saw an elephant being air-lifted by a helicopter. As we watched the process unfold, we realized what was happening. It was in the wee hours of the morning before the park’s opening. They were replacing one of the huge elephants from the Jungle Cruise ride. So we saw one airlifted and taken away to the other side of the park, I’m guessing back-stage. And then we watched one airlifted in to that part where AdventureLand falls on the map. The coolest way to start Steve’s birthday celebration. What are the chances of getting to see that in action?! Super fun!

And the day continued with a ton of family fun at Disneyland, California Adventure, the hotel water slides and finally a dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It felt like the longest birthday celebration we’ve ever had for Steve. Long in a good way. Love this man! So great to have a fun-loving, family-guy, awesome husband! 🙂

 

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