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Here we go!

0311162223~2Time for a much needed vacation, so we are off to Disneyland! We are all packed up into the mothership and we are almost to Las Vegas. Road trips are always a good time and there’s never a dull moment with this bunch.  I’m writing from the car so I’ll have to finish this later…

0312161651 We drove to Vegas the first night and stayed at the Westgate casino.  The next day we drove to our hotel in Anaheim and spent the rest of the day at Newport beach.  The water was icy cold but that didn’t stop Britta and Milo from swimming.  The rest of us didn’t get in deeper than our knees.  We ate our traditional donuts from Seaside Bakery and went out to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in Newport Center.



We stayed at the Stanford Inn and Suites on Harbor in Anaheim.  It was a little older but was very clean and spacious, with two bathrooms, two queen beds and a set of bunk beds for the boys.  The hotel was about a mile from Disneyland and we walked to the park a few times and took the ART bus the rest of the time.  We got three day park hopper passes which was plenty of time at the parks.



Did I mention that Britta is scared of roller coasters?  Here we are getting ready to ride HyperSpace Mountain.  She rode it like a champ.

For us, Disneyland is all about the food!  Actually, everything is all about the food…  We had all the traditional treats – smoked turkey legs, chimichangas, Monte Cristos, gumbo, cream cheese and jalapeno pretzels,  corn on the cob, Mac N Cheese cones, etc.  We also tried the very delicious lobster nachos for the first time, yum!  We had breakfast at the Carnation Cafe and tasty miscellaneous treats from the Jolly Holiday Bakery.  It was a good thing that we averaged close to ten miles a day walking…

First day at the Disney gate! …and some dude in the background.