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…

Breakfast with Mickey and Friends

Ever since I knew it existed, I wanted to take my kids to have breakfast with Disney Characters. And not just any Disney characters, I wanted to take them to have breakfast with princesses. Apparently, Ariel’s Grotto was THE place to have breakfast with princesses. It cost a king’s ransom, but you are guaranteed one…

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…

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…

Pool Side Kind of Day

The whole trip to LA actually came about because we got to know that one of our family members we love getting together with, was going to be spending a week in LA to visit relatives and attend a wedding. We really wanted to see them, and instead of a flight away, they were now…