2018 – The Year I Got Back to Travel

I’ve talked about this before. The end of 2015 saw great changes in our family life and lifestyle. 2016 w as a year of transition and 2017 was a year of adjustment. But the end of 2017 saw yet another change in our family situation, and allowed us some wiggle room to breath and more…

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…

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…