Scotland and Ireland Day 1: Getting there is half the worry

As with every trip, I’m not entirely sure we’ll make it until we do. It seems that right before a trip, someone is sick, the weather is ominous, and so on. For our Scotland/Ireland trip, we had the first two and mild concerns that the North Korean missile issue and its effect on international travel….

November 10th California Adventure

We left the Magic Morning at Disneyland Park at got to California Adventure right around opening. Getting through the turnstiles was fairly quick. I made a beeline for the Radiator Springs Racers (RSR) Fastpass near the entrance to Bugs’ Land  and then World of Color Fastpasses for that night. My family headed towards Soarin’.  I…

Scotland and Ireland Trip Planning

In Our Scotland and Ireland Adventure I explained how our Spring Break trip came about. After the initial booking, different questions formed our planning: Where can we stay? The B&B options available that week would start to narrow down where we could stay. We needed to wait for about a week for the vouchers to…

Our Scotland and Ireland Adventure

Our unforgettable Scotland and Ireland adventure was from April 10-April 17th. We stayed three nights in each country. This gave us a taste of each place but definitely left us wanting to return. The trip came about in late January. My husband and I are both teachers, so we have Spring Break off with the…

November 10 Magic Morning

Our second day at DLR had us waking up at 5:30 am for the 7 am Magic Morning. Unlike Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort runs their early openings at little differently. Here’s a quick rundown: Each day, either Disneyland Park (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) or California Adventure (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) opens one hour early. California…

November 10th at DLR

Our Thursday at DLR had us going from Disneyland’s Magic Morning at 7 am to California Adventure’s World of Color to close the night at 9. We took an afternoon break, but it was definitely our long-haul day. Magic  Morning Lunch at Cafe Orleans Evening/World of Color   Highlights: The pommes frites at Cafe Orleans…

Lunch at Carnation Cafe

We ate at the Carnation Cafe for lunch on November 9th, 2016. After eating mostly counter-service meals on our first trip we were excited to try out a sit-down restaurant. We find that by 12-1 in Disney it’s time for a rest. Rather than go back to our hotel, a sit-down meal provides the break…

Disneyland November 9th Afternoon Recap

We left our morning recap walking down Main Street to our lunch at Carnation Cafe. We arrived a little early and were given a pager that would allow us to walk anywhere on Main Street. It seemed like the perfect time to squeeze in some more Photopass pictures. With holiday decorations up, maybe we could…

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

A cold Saturday morning found us with no plans and an urge to “March fourth” and do something fun. Thomas Edison National Historical Park has been on a vague to-do list for a while now. Fortunately, my husband was into going. Within a half hour of making our decision, we ate, dressed, looked up directions…