As mentioned, we stayed at Disneyland really late. We rode every ride on our list (some twice), and did everything we wanted to do, and even though everyone was complaining about tired feet and ankles, we all left happy. The boys were asleep in the car before we even hit the freeway.
Luckily, we didn't have any time constraints for Wednesday, so we all slept in late. When we were finally ready to take in another day, we headed just across the way from our hotel to a great little place called Stacks Pancake House. The prices were great and the food was delicious, so we actually ended up going to Stacks again on Friday before heading home. Yum!
After breakfast, we went to Salt Creek Beach and spent a lovely afternoon playing in the surf and sand.
The beach made us feel like we needed to eat fish and chips, so we found a great little place at Dana Point Harbor that served them hot and fresh. Delicious!
While Chris and the boys swam at the hotel pool, Neil and I napped, then we all relaxed and the boys played with their souvenirs. For dinner, we drove down to San Clemente to a tasty New York style pizza place. It was a really nice, relaxing day.
On Thursday, we headed South to Carlsbad and LegoLand! None of us had been to LegoLand before, so this was a completely new adventure. LegoLand is absolutely perfect for kids 3-11-- younger and they are too small to ride the rides, and older and they probably want something a little bigger. Luckily, those are the exact ages of my kids, so they had a blast.
Of course, we were all completely impressed by the Lego everything-- especially the mini Star Wars displays and the MiniLand, USA. I was surprised that the boys wanted to spend more time checking out all of the Lego buildings than actually riding the rides.
On Friday, we just had time to eat at Stacks, then head back to LA to catch our flight. Even though it was a quick vacation, we had an incredible time and made some great family memories!