Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Family Vacation

We just returned from Anaheim and two days and Disneyland. It was a lot of driving, but we had so much fun at the park.
We started off with some Umpqua ice cream at Rice Hill, OR...

and then stayed over night in the Redwood Forest in Northern California...

Then drove like a couple of deranged individuals through central California for 12 hours to get to Disneyland!

Who can resist the gorgeousness of "It's a Small World"?

We had to go through twice.

I could have gone through a few more times and been completely happy.

We did get stuck inside for about 10 minutes when the ride stopped... which let me take some really good pictures... and "no" the song did not get stuck in my head for the rest of the trip.

Then we were off to the Storybook Boats which I had never been on before. There were all these gorgeous miniature scenes from fairy tales and movies... and all the trees and plants are real!

As an added surprise bonus we could see the fireworks from the air conditioned comfort of our hotel room!

We drove 12 hours yesterday and came home at 9:30pm. We want to go back again with the kids in a few years, but we will NOT be driving. It's only a 2-1/2 hour plane ride rather than 2 or 3 days in the car. Money well spent I say.


3anklebiters said...

sounds like you had a good time. you've inspired me once again to consider this trip. i've been to dworld, but not dland and rick and the kids haven't been to either.

mo said...

I am so jealous! NOt of the drive but of the time at Disneyland. We have got to go soon!