4256 miles over 30 days and we’re back in Las Vegas. Time to return Bertie and keep our fingers crossed that we get our security deposit back. Luckily, all was still fine with Bertie.

Time to go!

Bye bye Bertie, hello Celia and John! We have some of the best friends in the world, and Celia and John rank in the top of those best friends. They were kind enough to give us room 4 years ago before we all went on a cruise to Hawaii together, this despite the fact that they didn’t really know us, we could have been some proper internet weirdos… Anyway, 4 years later and a bunch of Disney vacations later (they are as crazy about Disney as we are), we’re still talking and having so much fun.

We didn’t really bother much with Vegas, we just wanted to relax and catch up with friends. So that’s exactly what we did, sitting by the pool, carving pumpkins, go to a casino for “locals”, champagne brunch at the Bellagio, … You know, “life is good” kind of stuff. So good that we really didn’t want to leave, but we had 2 more nights left before our flight home and we were going to go out on a high note.

My pumpkin

Niels’ Pumpkin!

And the high note was a trip to the place where the magic started, Disneyland California, for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. We’ve done 2 MNSSHP’s at Disney World before, this one was different. We’d really been looking forward to seeing Space Mountain with the lights on, as we’d been told that’s the case over here on Halloween. No such luck. They did make the ride a bit more special, making it into a Ghost Galaxy. Pretty cool. We did also get to experience the new Star Tours. Wasn’t too happy with that one. No Death Star and they added Jar Jar Binks, yuk. I did totally forget that there are 50 different version of the new Star Tours, so we didn’t go again. Than my favourite Magic Kingdom attraction: The Haunted Mansion. What a delight that was! Completely taken over by the Nightmare Before Christmas. Absolutely wonderful!!! Shame though that Pirates of the Caribbean was closed to put in a Trick or Treat trail as we heard that the ride here is better than in WDW. That was actually one of the big differences with the party at WDW, the Trick or Treat trails. It seemed that most people had come to the party for the candy and would go from trail to trail and load up on sweets. We saw people going out with huge bags of sweets, pillowcases of sweets, and kids not able to get back in the pushchair because it was full of sweets. The other big difference was the parade, and here they can really learn something from WDW, this was quite the disappointment, but oh well, it’s still Disney, so we’re still happy. In all, we had magical night and a good loot of candy. Success!

And that’s it really. The following day, we were quite tired of the party night so ditched the plans to go to the original Queen Mary ship and just relaxed by the hotel pool. Time to fly home at 10.15pm, 11 hours on a plane, pick up the rental car, drive 3 and a half hours, arrive home, collapse.

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