California Adventure

I’m back! Oddly enough I thought I had pre-written posts for all last week. What a mess I am.

Last week was a bit of a mess. I got back Monday from California and tried to play catch-up at work all week. Be prepared for LOTS of Disneyland posts coming up!

California Adventure

On Thursday Jill and I woke up at the crack of dawn and headed to the airport. Our flight was at 6am to Cali.

California Adventure

We took United, which I normally hate, but there was free movies! Who watches a disaster movie about an earthquake taking out California on the flight to California? This girl! But for real San Andreas was a good movie. I <3 the Rock.

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Morning sunrise! I am a huge window seat advocate.

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I also work Jill up about 6 times to show her the scenery out the window. Sorry Jill, but how pretty!?!

California Adventure

We landed at 9 something in Cali after a 5 hour flight. Time change is the worst. Then we had to wait around for the Disneyland shuttle bus we pre-booked beforehand. No Magical Express out there.

Cheryl, Kristen and Spenser had gone out the night before. They got fun doughnuts at this famous place. The s’mores on fire doughnut was amazing! Sugar coma.

Then we went to the race expo. More on that tomorrow.

After we went to the Holiday Inn to check in. Disneyland only has 3 on-site hotels. The hotels around it are in walking distance and cheaper so we went with that. Cheryl made sure to book the Frozen suite though.

California Adventure

After check-in we decided to grab lunch and then head to the beach.

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When you are in Cali you eat at In-N-Out burger!

We decided to go to Huntington Beach because it was the closest.

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Sadly the beach was pretty cold and the water was freezing. It was still really pretty.

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California Adventure

There were a lot of seagulls on the beach, but they are not as friendly as east coast seagulls.

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West coast beaches are pretty.

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California Adventure

After the beach we headed back to the hotel. We all showered and then headed out again. Spenser wanted to go to a hockey game and some of Cheryl’s old coworkers lived near Santa Monica. We figured we would drop Spenser off in LA then grab dinner in Santa Monica and pick up Spenser on the way back….

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Then we got in LA traffic. Seriously people in California do NOT know how to drive. We passed 4 accidents. Their main problem is the highways don’t have a shoulder to pull off on.

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We made it eventually and then in Santa Monica we went to a cute Mexican place.

California Adventure

After dinner we all took a stroll on the pier. California was cold!

California Adventure

It was a nice first day on the west coast.

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