I'm kind of overwhelmed with more than two weeks of travel to post about so I'll try to keep at it a day or two at a time (and hopefully I won't bore you to tears). Even though our budget isn't huge right now, we figured this might be the only time when our kids are young that Larry might have such a flexible schedule so we decided to go all out while we could, and we blocked out over two weeks of September to travel. Larry didn't take a vacation last year since he was saving time off for Ollie's arrival and job interviews, so we were all really looking forward to a break. We started off our trip by driving to Anaheim to spend a few days at Disneyland. Larry grew up in Orange County and LOVES Disneyland. He's been hinting for months that he really wanted to go to Disneyland so I'm not sure if our days at Disneyland were more for Creed or for Larry.
When I bought our tickets online, the total price difference for our family to go to Disneyland and California Adventure for two days verses five days was $50. I really only wanted to go for two days, longer than that seemed exhausting to me, but we bought five day tickets knowing we could go for two days, then go again at the end of our trip if we felt up to it. It turned out to be a great decision, we never felt rushed and got to see parts of the parks we'd never taken the time to see before.Creed was making grumpy faces in a few of these photos, but he had the time of his life! The lines were short, the weather was great, and he was much more excited about the rides this year. Last year he shed a lot of tears, but this year and got off most rides and asked if he could go right back on.
Which is a really great parade full of floats like this (don't waste your time at the Celebration Parade at Disneyland).
And World of Color was everything that it promised to be (but if you go, you have to have a Fast Pass to see it so head to California Adventure as soon as it open to grab a pass)