Category Archives: US Holiday 2009

Californian Adventure – Part 1 ….

The plan was to do an early start at Disneyland prior to Californian Adventure (CA) opening up then spend the rest of the day there then back to Disneyland after CA shut down. Well we all know what happens to … Continue reading

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Newport Beach & Balboa Island

Once I got the family motivated, we hit the road but only locally to find a supermarket. We found “Smart and Final”, a warehouse supermarket only one block away. This is the first time the kids have been in a … Continue reading

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Disneyland – Part 4 ….

It was 7:30 and our Fast Pass for Space Mountain was for 11:30 so we still had time to kill so it was time to tackle the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. This was the longest line by far we had … Continue reading

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Disneyland – Part 3 …

Just outside the restaurant there was an attraction pleading for people to go inside – “Honey I shrunk the audience”. It was a 3D one with the glasses and all based on “Honey I shrunk the kids”. It wasnt bad … Continue reading

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Disneyland – Part 2 ….

Next on the list was the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad which only had a 15 minute wait. Kids enjoyed this one but Jenny and Rachael had a headache after – means it was a good ride. Some more penny squashing … Continue reading

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Disneyland – Part 1 ….

What a big day. Up at 7:30, a quick breakfast then it is off to Disneyland. Took around 10 minute drive to the car park and we got to park on Mickey’s level then down to catch the shuttle to … Continue reading

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Go-karts, Blackpowder & Beer

Even with the late night, we were up reasonably early for us to the smell of a cooked breakfast thanks to Regina. It was another perfect Southern California day around 28-30 degrees with no cloud except for the vapour trails … Continue reading

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Daniel Boone want-a-be’s on You Tube

Jenny shows Daniel Boone a thing or two … Rachael as “Annie Oakley” Bradley gets his gun …

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Atascadero

After leaving the Elephant Seals and the coast, we headed inland through Templeton to our destination tonight at Atascadero. We had no phone coverage all along the Coast Road but managed to get some at the seals. A quick phone … Continue reading

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Elephant Seals at Cambria

After leaving the cliffs of Monterey, it was time to check out the Elephant Seals near Cambria. Back near Davenport, you could go into a State Park, pay $7 for parking and walk for 3 miles to the seals or … Continue reading

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