The Tides Inn
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... and we are off. Have to say I do like the early morning drives, not so much heat and less traffic, so we can make good time and enjoy the cool wind with the tops down.
This will be a short entry on the trip... why? Well honestly there is not much to tell you a out the drive. Not that it is boring as it is not, there is some great country .... it's just we didn't stop much other than for brunch and gas for the cars.
We cross over the border and ...
... and Spa we only had about an hour before we had to meet our group. The hotel reminds me of the Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World.
Time for Disneyland -- which was a very short walk from our hotel. We had a nice bar b q at the park where we were entertained by some singers and guitar player. After dinner we all went on the Haunted Mansion ride. The ride was very similar to the one in Florida, with some unique pieces. We had been ...
... obviously I do! The first one, ''Space Mountain'', was more thrilling than the second one, ''Matterhorn Bobsleds'', because the drops were bigger and more surprising. It was simply awesome to let go and scream! I also loved riding Winnie the Pooh amusement ride because it was like we were listening to a story. Winnie the Pooh's voice was playing and the different characters were animated so it was relaxing. As a kid, Winnie the Pooh was my one ...
... but encouraged by the rollercoaster experience I thought the Ferriswheel will be a walk in the park. But it was fun. The best bit was when the ride finished.
We saw the fireworks at 8.40pm. It was worth waiting for. Masses of other people had the idea. Disney know how to crowd control. Heaps of security people milling around.
Sat 11 Jan
More shopping. This time at the biggest shopping centre on the West Coast - South Coast Plaza. With sore feet ...
Good news - Jackie is on the mend and by 1015am we were on our way to the airport for Los Angeles. We had a good run through the security and airport check in. Good being about 90 minutes. We had a brunch and then were on the plane south. It was a great trip. About an hour although we were a little late getting underway. I sleep the whole way and woke up as we landed.
There are so many planes here; literally hundreds but it seems everything goes ...