Sunday, May 14, 2017

Family Trip to California & Disneyland 2017

 First night of vacation at Vegas Best Western Plus pool. It was surprisingly cold out, just 60 degrees, but these kids didn't care!! Brrrr!!
 Kids thought the Vegas strip was pretty cool!
 Arriving at Alpine Inn in Anaheim. This was not only the kids first time to California, but mine as well (with exception to a couple of layovers when we went to China).This was a surprise trip, they thought we were just going to Vegas. Rowan was super happy, Liam was kinda happy, but missed his friends. Although, when we left Disneyland, he missed there too!!
Corona Del Mar beach, it was so clean and beautiful!

Shortly after we arrived Rowan lost her balance in a wave and got knocked under the water. She had sand everywhere even in her ears!! She cried and said 'curse you ocean', but thankfully they had a nice shower station with warm water. Once she was rinsed off, she wanted to go back and play. One tough cookie!

They love the beach! First time at a CA beach.

See how close we are to the back of the Cars ride?!

Surprise Disney theme PJ's . First night in Anaheim.

Grandpa 'J's' childhood home.

We got very lucky on our magic morning when we got to take a picture with Mickey with a VERY short line.

Cool fact I read. There is actually a small basket ball court for the employees inside the Matterhorn ride. This was the least favorite ride of Rowan's. She didn't like the scary monster!

Only family pic on our trip! A nice guy offered to take this for us.

Splash Mt. Love all our faces, LOL.

Halfway through our ride, nearing 11 pm. The conductor asked if we wanted to ride in the rear of the monorail since the view is really cool. We got to see the light parade from above.

Last night at Disneyland.

Super reasonable rates here, plus only a 12 min walk to Disney. So no parking fees for us, yay!