The Legoland Hotel

Bins of legos so big you can climb into them. Dance parties in every elevator ride. Lego models all over the hotel and in the rooms. A separate kid bunk bed area in each room. A bar located right next to the kid play area. Why would you ever want to stay at any other…

Disney California Adventure Park

Unlike Disney World, where everyone knows there are multiple parks spread out over miles and miles, the Disneyland resort is actually in a very small, contained area. Many don’t even realize that there are two parks, not just Disneyland. Disney California Adventure Park was opened in 2001, and meant to highlight the beauty and diversity…

Disneyland

Disneyland, the happiest place on the earth. We had wanted to go for many years. But one circumstance or another prevented us. Finally, we had the vacation time and the money. We were ready. Disneyland, here we come! After breakfast and a little shopping at Downtown Disney, we entered the park at open and started…

The Great Southern California Adventure

It started simple enough. We wanted to take the kids to DisneyLand. We wanted to go at the least crowded time of the year. We wanted to take advantage of a holiday/free vacation day. Three tiny little things. Three tiny things that drove us to the most ambitious-we-have-tried-to-date roadtrip with our children. Research showed that…

Water Park Fun

I can’t believe that we hadn’t discovered it earlier. I should have known both my children were water bugs. Both had their 5th birthday at a pool/water play area. How did I not realize they were ready for big water parks! This summer, during our trip to the east coast, we hit up two water…

Santa Monica Pier

The idyllic Route 66 that leads out to California ends in the most picturesque location, out on a pier that overlooks the grand Pacific Ocean. Here you can watch the sunset on the water, smell the sea salt in the air, see the surfers on the waves, and understand why so many come to settle…

Legoland!

Ever since my kids figured out that DisneyLand and LegoLand exist, they have been begging to go. So when I suggested a road trip for President’s Day weekend, both immediately began the campaign once again. After accessing discount tickets from work and running some numbers, I figured out that it was possible. We would have…