I love vacations! We've been back from lovely Southern California for nearly a week and I am still missing feeling that California sun on my shoulders, spending quality and quantity time with the boys and Chris, and ignoring my diet. Ah. Well, real life is good, too, it's just not a vacation.
We really did have so much fun. We decided to fly directly from Idaho Falls to LAX on Allegiant for an insanely good deal, which was really exciting for the boys. Both Thomas and Gordon have flown before, but neither remember it, and Neil had never been on an airplane, so the flight was one of the highlights of the trip. We did learn on the way there that Thomas, like Chris, gets airsick, and on the way back, we learned that kid's Dramamine is the cure.
We spent our first day flying, getting a car, checking into our hotel in Dana Point, then exploring the local tide pools. We love the ocean.
Our next day, Tuesday, was spent at the Happiest Place on Earth (TM)-- Disneyland. We arrived early and stayed late, and had a truly wonderful time. I've been to Disneyland a few times and I have to say, April is one of the best months to go. It is after the standard Spring Breaks, so the crowds were really manageable, and the weather was absolutely perfect. 80's and breezy. You can't beat that.
The food was okay. I mention this because I had been dreaming of this fabulous blog post I was going to do about the supposed "World's Best Corndogs", available at a little red wagon on Disney's Main Street. I'm not a corn dog connoisseur or anything, but they were the food I craved when I was pregnant with Neil (Tom=chocolate milk, Gordon=Big and Tasty hamburgers from McDonald's--ew, I know), so I've had a few. I was REALLY looking forward to trying this particular corn dog and sadly, I was disappointed. Luckily, the food situation was remedied on Wednesday in Dana Point, but I'll get to that after the pictures.
I think this picture of Gordon trying to pull the sword from the stone is so hilarious. I love the veins in his neck-- he is really trying!
We took this picture with Mickey after getting wet on Splash Mountain, so excuse the hair/clothes/general ugliness. But at least we're with Mickey!
Coming tomorrow-- our day at the beach, LegoLand, and a wrap up.