Thursday, April 5, 2012

California Trip Part I

We have been looking forward to our California trip for months. My sister Trudi and her husband Tyler and their son, Noah decided to come with us. We got a great deal on a brand new hotel in Anaheim, about a mile from Disneyland. We went to Disneyland for two days. We went on a Monday and Tuesday. We got there right when the park opened. We got fabulous parking and walked right in. It was awesome. We went right to "Peter Pan," one of the longest waiting lines. We only waited about 15 minutes. That was the start of a great day. The kids got to do all the rides they wanted to. Lucas and I got to enjoy our favorite Bread bowl with Clam Chowder and there were no tantrums or meltdowns. We stayed at Disneyland the first day till about 7pm. We pretty much crashed once we got back to our hotel. The second day, Tuesday, we were there when the park opened again. This time we headed straight for Star Tours, Splash Mountain and Buzz Lightyear, to get them out of the way. This area of the park is always jam packed by about noon, so it was good to avoid that. We had park-hopper tickets, so in the afternoon, we went over to California Adventure. Lucas and Tyler headed off to do Tower of Terror and Trudi and I and the 5 kids went in search of something to do. We just happened to be right where they were doing "The Incredibles" street show. We had front row seats and they even pulled Gavin out of the crowd to be part of the show. It was so much fun. We didn't get to do tons of rides at California Adventure, mainly because the kids; including Lucas and Tyler kept asking to return to Disneyland. So, we went back to Disneyland. We stayed till about 10pm that night. We got to see the Parade, the fireworks and the lightshow. It was awesome. We had a great time. We have never gone to Disneyland with any other friends or family. It was fun to share that time with Trudi, Tyler and Noah. We also got to spend some time with my sister Beverley and her husband, Lewis. They live in San Diego. We went to Seaport Village with Beverley and we went out to dinner a few times. It was one of the best trips we have taken. Our kids were amazing, they loved every minute. Isla was an angel and took naps and was happy as a clam :) It was hard saying goodbye to California. Lucas and I both have a special place in our hearts for that place.


LEWandBEV said...

Awesome pics!! Loved seeing you guys and the childers, they are the cutest! Glad you guys had a good vacay :) Loves

Andrea said...

So fun! We are going at the end of August and I can't wait!