Weekend Outing

I traveled out to Burbank with my girlfriend on Sunday for a small G.I. Joe toy show.  It’s not normally her cup of tea, but she was willing to go along with me this time.  I’m glad she did!  Afterwards, we went to the nearby Toys R Us and Burbank mall to browse.  We both found stuff we were looking for there.  Of course, my girlfriend was also on the hunt for something from the Disney Store.  Sadly, the Burbank mall does not have a Disney store, but the nearby Glendale Galleria does!  A quick drive over and a quicker than expected parking, we were inside.   It was my first time there, so I was a bit impressed at the stores, and especially the Shrek-themed house in the middle of the place where kids could meet Santa.  And I mean Shrek-themed, this was not some half-assed effort.  The house itself probably reached 30 feet high, with life-sized statues of Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey as a photo op.  On top of that, most of the walls of the house were giant projections screens, and periodically, characters from the Shrek films would show up, interacting with the windows and doors.  Original CGI footage!  And while my girlfriend didn’t find what she was looking for at the Disney Store, the candy store next to it more than made up for it.

2 thoughts on “Weekend Outing”

  1. I was able to find some toys I was looking for at the Burbank Toys R Us last week. That is now one of six TRU stores I stop at in the Los Angeles area.

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