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Old 11-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #91
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Day 2 - Sunday, November 4, 2012

This would be our first day in the parks!

We slept in, the day before was brutal on us. Today's high was 95 degrees. So the plan was parks in the morning. Midday swim/nap and return to the parks int he evening.

We never really made any concrete plans as to what days were what parks, we just went when and where we felt at the time. We have found that too rigid of plans, ADR's and stuff with small children become to much hassle.

We asked the boys where they wanted to go first, Disneyland or Radiator Springs. The whole basis of this trip was Carsland, so there answer was pretty predictable.

We spent so much time in Carsland today. We rode RSR, it was about a 45 min wait, so we just enjoyed the que area and took lots of pics of CL and RSR line. Here are some of those pics...





















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Old 11-30-2012, 04:45 PM   #92
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Day 2 (cont.)

We were able to ride RSR and MJJ with minimal waits each time. Spent some time looking in the stores, exploring the nooks and crannies of CL.

I have heard many great reviews of Flo's so we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. The meats were very flavorful, the potatoes and gravy were just to our liking. My kids are big steak eaters. So, given the choice of a kids meal, or steak, they chose the steak dinner and shared an adult meal.

We stayed at CL for about 4 hours between eating, rides and the shops.

We headed back to the room as it was getting very warm and decided to spend some time swimming. I will spare you the pics of me in my swimwear!

So after swimming we went to the room to rest and cool down. Little did we know that our nap would be about 3 hours!!! So instead of going back to the parks later that night, we decided to walk to downtown Disney for some supper and shopping. DW was dreading going back to the parks as she was tired. But, when shopping was brought up, boy did she get a second wind!

Can't really think of anything more that happened on Sunday. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
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Glad to see you back on the Dis.

Hope things are okay with you after the little bingle with the semi.
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Its crazy how life can throw you a curve ball every now and again. Sorry to hear about the troubles when you got home.

There's a couple places up north for BBQ (I laugh when I say a couple) because there's more BBQ joints than McDonalds in this city. There's one in Zona Rosa called Smokehouse which is probably the best up north. Hope you didn't have to eat at a place called Smokebox.

My kids have seen Wreck it Ralph and they reported the say review as you. I might not go see it now. This is crazy talk as I don't miss any Disney/Pixar film but I think I will wait. I have been going to the movies alot lately and spending alot of money on them. I've seen Life of Pi, Skyfall, and Lincoln. All were very good in my opinion.

I will keep an eye out for the Sunday report.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:08 PM   #95
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Its crazy how life can throw you a curve ball every now and again. Sorry to hear about the troubles when you got home.

There's a couple places up north for BBQ (I laugh when I say a couple) because there's more BBQ joints than McDonalds in this city. There's one in Zona Rosa called Smokehouse which is probably the best up north. Hope you didn't have to eat at a place called Smokebox.

My kids have seen Wreck it Ralph and they reported the say review as you. I might not go see it now. This is crazy talk as I don't miss any Disney/Pixar film but I think I will wait. I have been going to the movies alot lately and spending alot of money on them. I've seen Life of Pi, Skyfall, and Lincoln. All were very good in my opinion.

I will keep an eye out for the Sunday report.

Take Care.

Great start by the way!
We have a theater close to home for us. They charge $2 to get in every day except Friday and Saturday. So, we have been going there for a cheap night at the movies. They only have 1 screen, and New Releases are about 2 weeks behind there release date.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #96
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We have a theater close to home for us. They charge $2 to get in every day except Friday and Saturday. So, we have been going there for a cheap night at the movies. They only have 1 screen, and New Releases are about 2 weeks behind there release date.
That's awesome. Beats paying $10 by me. I think our AMC does have $5 times but they're before Noon each day.
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Following along. Looking forward to pics of VGC.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:41 PM   #98
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Day #3 - Monday - November 5, 2012

We had planned on meeting my uncle and his family at DL for the day, but they couldn't make it today.

It was another hot day. We planned to hit DL for a few hours in the morning and then head back to the room for a swim...

Here is Kelton ready to go...


And Kyler ready to go...


Mickey is in the band...




Kyler was a pretty good driver...


That is Kelton and Mom in front of us, she claims he wasn't a good driver. A call to 1-800-Injury might be in order...


After Autotopia we headed over to the Submarine Voyage...






idk why, but I really like this pic...


After a few more rides, we headed back for some pool time. Later that night, we decided to head back over to CA for some non Cars Land time.

the boys really loves TSM, it was Kelton's favorite ride the whole trip...


on the way out, they wanted to look at Carsland again...
OMG, It was Mater!!!


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Day #4 - Tuesday - November 6, 2012

This was the day my wife had circled as her "must do"!

We were off to Hollywood!

We started with a tour of Hollywood on an open air van.

Here is mom and the boys outside Madame Tusauds...


Mom and Johnny Depp...












Someone borrowed our rental car...


And our other one...


Beverly Wilshire, used in Pretty Woman...


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air house...


Ronald Regan's home...




A view of LA...


A couple of boys blocking my view...


Hollywood!






I have hundred of pics or Celebrity homes. I won't post any unless someone wants a specific one.

I will post the 2nd half of the day in the next post...
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Day 4 - (cont.)

After the tour, we headed to Madame Tusauds.

The boys with Spiderman...


Kelton, love his smile on the bike...






We love the movie "Shawshank Redemption", so the chance for the boys to get there picture with "Fuzzy Britches" was to much to pass up. I think that this is mom's favorite pic from the whole trip...


I like this one...


Maybe an American Idol winner in the future???


Here are some from Grauman Theater...






We love Opie...


After looking around the theatre, we walked down to...






We spent a little time in some of the shops and browsing around the area, but quickly found that Hollywood after dark is a little rough for our liking. So, we headed back to the car and onto the 5 and headed back to our room.

It was a great day, but something we felt like we only need to experience that once.
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Great installments. Looks like you had a blast.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:52 PM   #102
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We did!

I will have more updates, but we have a 6 year old's birthday party tonight!
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