Wednesday, January 28, 2009

California trip, days three and four

Day 3 we hung around Oceanside and did a little sight seeing. James took the kids down the street to a park while I went and did some looking around at some local shops down by the harbor. Then we all went down to the pier to and walked to the end of it. We had a conversation with some very friendly pelicans and also got to watch a young sea lion swimming around under the pier hoping the fishermen would throw them a tidbit! Then we headed home and spent the rest of the afternoon picking rocks and shells on the beach and playing in the tidal pools. There was a storm the night before which made for very rough seas and cut some amazing patterns in the sand. When the tide went out it was amazing how different the beach was than the day before. See pictures here.

Day 4 we headed to Disneyland. The day was just about perfect, a little cool but very sunny. The crowd was very light, honestly I cannot imagine being there in the summer when it's busy!!! We picked up our free 1st time visitor buttons for the kids when we purchased our tickets and then we headed on in. After meeting up with Pluto we went in and hit the rides. This is the list of what we did on the kids first trip to Disney:

Astro Orbitor
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (we did this one twice, it was also the last ride of the day because the kids loved it so much)
Space Mountain (Ian was too little for this one so I took Gracie and then James went alone)
Autopia (cars)
We watched the Star Wars kids show. It was so cute!
Tea Cups
Storybook Land Canal
Kind Arthur Carrousel
Mr. Toads Wild Ride
Dumbo Ride
Peter Pan Ride
Gadget Coaster
Donald Duck Boat
Chip and Dale Tree house
Big Thunder Mountain (Again Ian was too little so Gracie and James did this one)
The Pirates of the Caribbean
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Jungle Cruise

It was a long and full day. We were parking right at 10am and we were driving out of the parking garage at 8pm. It was really a wonderful day. I'm so glad we went!! Here's the pictures from our Disneyland adventure.

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