Yes, we FINALLY made it to Disneyland. When we first thought of moving to Arizona, living only 5 hours from Disneyland seemed so wonderful. But then the economy tanked and funding a trip just seemed impossible. But we are starting to get ahead again and thought we better take the opportunity before our kids didn't want to do it anymore.
We had a wonderful time (even though I couldn't stop thinking about how MUCH those tickets cost! - seriously, does it really have to be THAT expensive?!) We "hopped" between the two parks and tried just about every ride. (You will NEVER get me on the Tower of Terror!) We enjoyed the shows and walked and walked and waited in line and waited and waited and ... - (and it wasn't even that packed - it must be truly AWFUL on a busy day!)
Of course a trip to California wouldn't be complete without going to the beach! We went whale watching in the morning - unfortunately, no whales :-( - We saw many, many dolphins and a few sea lions. Being out on the ocean is beautiful. It's too bad I missed most of it - I spent most of the ride with my eyes closed wishing my breakfast would make up its mind if it wanted to stay in my stomach or not - blaa!
The kids had a great time playing in the ocean. That water was COLD!!
But they didn't seem to mind. You will notice I am not anywhere near the water - ha!
We also had dinner at a Pirate theater. We had a blast rooting for "our" pirate - the one in purple! (Yeah, he had a name, but I don't remember what it was).
Arrrgh! It was an awesome vacation!