Saturday, April 4, 2020

California

Road Trip from Vancouver to Disneyland – Driving the I5 to Los Angeles Part 3

road trip from vancouver to disneyland

Fourth Stop on our road trip from Vancouver to Disneyland – Pismo Beach, California Driving time – 3 1/2 hours We were heading to something special on this road trip from Vancouver to Disneyland. My husband had reserved ATVs for himself and the kids in nearby Oceano. The little guy and I spent 3 hours hanging out on the beach …

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Road Trip to Disneyland 2013 – Driving down the I5 part two

Third stop on our road trip to Disneyland down the I5 – San Francisco Driving time from Red Bluff, California – Approximately 3 1/2 hours Which brings us to a few quick road trip packing tips: Always pack pants and a sweater. Even if you’re traveling to a sunny, hot climate where you’ll be mainly in shorts, you just never …

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Road Trip to Anaheim from Vancouver – Drive the I5 to Anaheim 2013

A Instead of driving the I5 to Los Angeles this time, we took a few detours. Here’s a quick look at how we managed to get here: Days it took to drive the I5 to Anaheim this trip  – 4 Hours it normally takes to drive I5 to Disneyland – 19 hours from the Peace Arch border crossing in Vancouver …

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Old Hollywood glamor in full effect at the Hollywood Bowl

old hollywood glamor in full effect at the hollywood bowl

Old Hollywood glamor in full effect at the Hollywood Bowl The Hollywood Bowl is one of those places that has all the history, talent, and cool architecture of the early days of LA in one spot, majestically reining over a natural amphitheater that’s been used to showcase talent since the 1920’s. If you go right now on any given weeknight, …

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Road trips with kids

Every year, when my kids get out of school, I look forward to it. I don’t think there are very many people who can actually say that. I’m not saying I’m not going to miss the quiet moments when I can clean without feeling like Pigpen walking through a pile of dust (trains. They just stick to me. I can’t …

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Vintage Disneyland video – 1978

Here’s a Saturday night blast from the past – Vintage Disneyland video from 1978. Zip through the 3o seconds or so and you’ll see the Disneyland Hotel, the old monorail, the parking lot where California Adventure used to be. The tram ride felt like it took forever to get there, even though it looks like it might have been about …

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What’s new at Disneyland 2013?

What’s new at Disneyland 2013? This summer, I’ll be hitting the open road with my family of 6. Destination? California. We’ll be saying goodbye to the inclement, highly unstable weather of the Pacific Northwest and plopping ourselves right in the middle of what I’m sure will be a heat wave the likes of which our Canadian skin may never recover …

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If you need me, I’ll be at the Hyatt – Hyatt Regency Orange County review

hyatt regency orange county review

It’s safe to say that there aren’t very many hotels on the Anaheim strip of Harbour Blvd that I haven’t stayed at. I’ve been visiting California at least once a year since my kids were tiny, and every year I tried a new hotel. After staying, I never really felt the need to rebook at the same place. I’d move …

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Say hi to the cockroaches Best Western Plus Meridian Inn Suites Reviews

I’m a writer, so I like to use words. There’s nothing quite like fluffing up a sentence or digging deep and finding the right way to express some sort of emotion. But when it comes to my Best Western Plus Meridian Inn Suites Reviews, I really only need to use one word. Cockroaches. Yes, it’s true. There were cockroaches in …

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Visit the Encounter Restaurant LAX – Visit California

If you’ve flown into LAX anytime in the past oh, say 51 years, you’ll have seen the space age structure standing near the control tower and you’ve probably wondered what it was (kinda looks like a flying saucer that’s just landed. For fun, you can tell your kids it is a flying saucer and the aliens will be waiting for …

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