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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

escaping winter

Maybe I should have titled this post. Wanna see a hundred photos of our vacation? Click here...
We took a little vacaysh to the desert a couple weeks ago and then a little detour to Anaheim to curb our hunger for a Mickey Mouse sighting. When we left home the temperature was in the single digits and we were lucky enough to have almost 90 degree pool weather the entire time we spent in Arizona. A quick reprieve from the heat while at Disneyland turned out to be perfect for standing in ride lines. Let me tell you now, spring break is not the time to take a trip to Disneyland. We found a lot more people were there than there were last May. But that didn't take away from any of the fun we had.
I guess we should just start at the beginning. With our mini hike at Papago park. The boys and I visited in January so we were excited to show Ty.




Then a little swimming and hanging out. Eating and drinking. I mean we are on vacation.


 


We did quite a bit of scooter riding and exploring the Civic Center Mall park in Scottsdale. They know how to do fountains. And relaxing at the hotel. The Valley Ho.
 

 
 



 
 
 
The next phase of our trip was driving to California. We may have stopped more than once an hour but we made it. And we headed straight for Huntington Beach. We weren't really prepared for the full body dip in the pacific as we didn't have the boys wear swim trunks and we also had no towels. But the little surf shop on the beach did so we came home with a souvenir from HB.
 
 


 
 
 
 
Next on the agenda, Disneyland. Specifically Cars Land at California Adventure. Its like walking straight into Radiator Springs. Disney did not miss a beat. We waited in line for over an hour for the Radiator Springs racers ride. It was a little on the long side for the wait but the ride was pretty spectacular. But our favorite ride at California Adventure was Soarin' Over California. It's basically like getting an aerial tour of the entire state while riding in the open air. Amazing.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
We only had 2 days in Anaheim so we had to make hay while the sun shined. And that we did. Day 2 was reserved for the Disneyland park. We got to see lots of the characters and ride some of our favorites from last year. Buzz Lightyears Astro Blasters and Gadget's Go Coaster. You will want to see the video of the latter. It's priceless.
 



 

 

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After 2 wonderful day at the happiest place on earth we headed back to the desert. It was good to be back. It's kind of like our home away from home.


And then just 12 hours later we boarded a plane home to North Dakota. It was awaiting us with open arms and a firm 8 degrees above zero. We had an amazing time in Scottsdale, Gilbert and Orange County. We will be back soon, I promise.

1 comment:

meme-and-he said...

your boys look like such great travelers! Such a great adventure, I am sure one they won't forget for a long time. Enjoy!

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