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Old 11-29-2009, 03:14 PM   #616
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On www.weather.com I've found "Grapevine, CA" and "Lebec, CA" will provide the weather forecast for the Grapevine. Just looked and the 3 December forecast is for mostly sunny, 37F low, 60F high.
this is what we check...nothing like a visual to really get the idea of what's going on! you can even get this on your Iphone if you have one, so you can see what's going on while you are on your way there! I have it as a bookmark in my yahoo page, which I open with Safari on my Iphone. Grapevine is toward the bottom...there is some snow today, but looks like the roads are all clear
Oh! and the Hojo's webcam is on there too!!
and the wunderground weather links....

http://www.medfordfuel.com/Medford_F...California.htm
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:16 PM   #617
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Latest update for my trip (and a ton of folks'!). I honestly doubt there will be much rain by the time the forecast shakes out, but I read somewhere that on average in December there is rain for every 1 day in 5, so maybe we'll get some crowd-scaring rain at least one of our days. (Preferably a weekend day, as far as I am concerned. )

Wednesday, Dec 9 - Sun and some clouds
Thursday, Dec 10 - Considerable clouds
Friday, Dec 11 - Mostly cloudy
Saturday, Dec 12 - Mostly cloudy with a shower
Sunday, Dec 13 - Cloudy with a shower

Anyone who's leaving now or soon, have a wonderful and safe trip!
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:28 PM   #618
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Can we join in?

My son (age 7) and I will be at the GCV 26th-30th. We are waitlisted to add the 30th-2nd, but have planned a backup at the Hyatt OC if that doesn't come through.

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Old 11-29-2009, 06:12 PM   #619
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My son (age 7) and I will be at the GCV 26th-30th. We are waitlisted to add the 30th-2nd, but have planned a backup at the Hyatt OC if that doesn't come through.

Of course!! You're added to the list!!

It's on page 35, everyone!
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:58 AM   #620
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Seems like the weather forcast changes everyday. Yesterday it was cloudy cloudy cloudy, and now it's rain rain rain. I don't think it knows what it's doing.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:30 AM   #621
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And today there's only clouds and a few showers/drizzles possible predicted for 12/2 - 12/15! If Sunday, 12/13's high of 71 keeps up (or even gets warmer) I reckon that's going to be a real busy day. If so, it will be JUST like my last Christmas trip (the week before Thanksgiving)...we left the Sunday of Thanksgiving week and DL was getting so crowded, I was ALMOST glad to be going home after a delightful trip. (Note the qualifier "almost." )
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:24 AM   #622
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I check the forecasts to get an idea of what the weather may be, but always keep in mind that the weather could suddenly change. My primary concern is weather on the Grapevine, Thursday. I plan to drive that route. I would change to a longer coastal drive (260 vs 375 miles) if the Grapevine were to be closed due to snow, which occasionally happens this time of year. However, I will get to DL, 3 December, one way or another.
Yikes! We are driving from Disneyland to Fresno at the end of the month. We planned to leave DL at around 10:00am and drive on the I-5 through the Grapevine. In my perfect googlemaps world we were to arrive in Fresno at around 3:00pm.

If the weather is bad that day, how do I take this alternate coastal route?
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:22 AM   #623
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If the weather is bad that day, how do I take this alternate coastal route?
Enter your start and destination using http://maps.yahoo.com/, which will initially show your route over the Grapevine. Click on the highlighted purple route and drag it from Bakersfield on over to San Luis Obispo. Your coastal drive via 41 to Fresno will be plotted in the blink of an eye. I'm taking that route back home just to see a bit of coastal scenery.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:55 AM   #624
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OP, do you mind adding me to the list? My father and I have confirmed our plans..We will be visiting from Dec 19-21.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:33 PM   #625
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We arrived late saturday and its been great. Crowds on sunday, but monday and today so far are great! Weather is PERFECT! Decorations are beautiful. Check back later about to hit TSMM(only a 12 min wait)
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:38 PM   #626
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We arrived late saturday and its been great. Crowds on sunday, but monday and today so far are great! Weather is PERFECT! Decorations are beautiful. Check back later about to hit TSMM(only a 12 min wait)
Thanks for the update. Woke up at 3 this morning, too excited to sleep and I still have till Thursday until I get there.
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We arrived late saturday and its been great. Crowds on sunday, but monday and today so far are great! Weather is PERFECT! Decorations are beautiful. Check back later about to hit TSMM(only a 12 min wait)
Yaaaay!!!
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Enter your start and destination using http://maps.yahoo.com/, which will initially show your route over the Grapevine. Click on the highlighted purple route and drag it from Bakersfield on over to San Luis Obispo. Your coastal drive via 41 to Fresno will be plotted in the blink of an eye. I'm taking that route back home just to see a bit of coastal scenery.
Thanks Bill! I think we'll take this route anyway, it's just a few more hours and it does look like a nice drive.

If we were to leave DL at around 10:00am, is the 6 hour drive time estimate realistic? I know traffic in the L.A. area can be nasty, I'm not sure how to allow for this.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:13 PM   #629
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Just found these forums and they're great! We'll be in DL from Dec. 6th to 9th and staying at the Castle Inn and Suites.

We were planning on going to DL on Sunday then taking a day off on Monday to do some sightseeing then back to the park Tuesday. Is DL A LOT more busy on Sunday than Monday or Tuesday? Would it be better to do the sightseeing on Sunday and then hit DL on Monday and Tuesday?
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:22 PM   #630
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If we were to leave DL at around 10:00am, is the 6 hour drive time estimate realistic? I know traffic in the L.A. area can be nasty, I'm not sure how to allow for this.
I've driven to the L.A. area about once every couple of years. I've never encountered any serious traffic delays, so the online map estimates were pretty accurate. Last few times, I used a GPS and its estimated arrival time was accurate, too. This year I have a newer model GPS, which includes a traffic/detour alert feature. Will see how well it works on this trip.
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