One of the effects of Zach having only four days off each month, is that when one of them isn't spoken for by a trip out of town, or running all the errands that don't get done the other 27 days, it seems like a holiday. So, on this one, we made a reservation to go to Rainforest Cafe.
On our way there, we drove by a time-traveling Dolorian! Zach and I were quite enthusiastic, and the kids were a little chagrined that they didn't understand the significance. We promised we'd update them with YouTube when we got home. (I forgot about all the swearing in the Dolorian scene- oops.)
The kids wanted to go up the escalator to see the restaurant from above. So on our way home, we all went up. I was about to turn around and go back down so we could head to the car, but the kids went down the hall and realized there was a door to the outside. The restaurant had been so dark with a view of the "night sky" and shooting stars, it felt later than it was. But the view of the sunny bridge overlooking the strip looked so inviting, we headed out to take a peek. Then we spotted the M&M store and the Coca Cola store, and since Zach had been meaning to get a very specific Coke bottle bank for the last four years since the last one his dad gave him broke, we headed down.
We got out the elevator and look who was waiting to take a picture with us! At Disneyland we'd opted not to wait in line to get a pic with one character at a time, so this was pretty fun. I don't think the boys even noticed Buzz looked like he was melting...