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Mega Road Trip 2018 Part 2

on March 28, 2018

Welcome back to the vacation recap!!

Last Thursday, we opted to surprise Brooke with a trip to Disneyland. It was going to be rainy, but we were hoping that meant less people (we walked on to 85% of the rides).

We did not tell Brooke where we were going until we were in the parking structure at Disneyland and even then she didnt really believe us until she saw the gates!

We maybe made the mistake of taking her on a roller coaster first thing….took a bit to come back from that! She was a bit overwhelmed with it all, but has talked about how much she loved it since, so I think it just took her a bit to process it!

Pictures in no particular order….

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Brooke and I played on some little kid rides while Ken went on the drop ride…no, thanks. hahaha.

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I started off the day in a rain jacket, but it disintegrated and I opted to buy a $10 poncho instead of going back to the car for one of the other 2 jackets I had with me.

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Brooke LOVED meeting the princesses. It was a definite highlight!

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After some quality time in Disney, we hopped over to California adventure for a spin. Brooke LOVED California Adventure!

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After about 10.5 hours in the parks, we left and grabbed some dinner before heading home. Brooke fell asleep on the way and went straight to bed. Ken and I ended up in the hot tub with my sister and her husband chatting for an hour before crashing hard!

On Friday, we got up to a much more relaxed day. Ken had plans to meet up with a friend to ride bikes in Malibu. He left around 8 and the rest of us enjoyed some breakfast before deciding what to do with ourselves. Around 10:30, my mom, Brooke, Alle and I loaded into the car to head to Zuma Beach. It was gorgeous out and Brooke had a BLAST playing in the sand!

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Auntie Alle even found some sand crabs and B was in heaven!

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These guys were also looking for sand crabs 😉

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Pure happiness

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We even saw some dolphins!! Followed the beach up with a delicious lunch (seafooooodd) and ran some errands on the way home!

Once home, Ken played with Brooke and I went out on my mountain bike for about an hour to work on my (lack of) skills. It had that lovely post-rain feel. So green for SoCal.

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On Saturday, Ken went for a ride in the airplane with my dad and Alle’s husband (Dave). They headed up to Big Bear and I headed out on the road and up Big Tujunga Canyon. Alle and my mom were kind enough to take Brooke on a hike with them and the pups. It was gorgeous, though pretty cross-windy in the canyon. My first time up and it didnt disappoint.

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Saturday night was filled with a birthday/anniversary party for my dad/parents. It was awesome to see some friends that I had not seen in a long time! We left a little early since we had an early wake up call the next day.

Sunday was filled with DRIVING. A lot of driving. It took us 15 hours to get home. Brooke and Jasper were absolute rock stars. We pulled in to our house around 11:15 pm (thanks hour difference), put B in bed and were quick to get in bed ourselves.

Overall it was a fantastic trip…and now it is nice to be home! It looked like Spring was here, though it snowed this morning and is supposed to snow through tomorrow. Guess we better get out the skis again!

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And that wraps up most of the highlights!! Hope you had an incredible week! We are excited for some Easter celebrations this weekend and hopefully and not-too-snowy egg hunt!

Any special plans for you??


One response to “Mega Road Trip 2018 Part 2

  1. STEPHEN PRIESTLE says:

    sounds like a good trip. how are Jeff and family? So good to see your blogs?

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