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Old 07-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #136
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Hey Mike,
Really enjoying the trip report! Interesting for me, as I have not been to San Diego since I was a little girl..
I agree with the Northern Ca coastline, and the Carmel area... the Sonoma and Napa Valley's, are treasures!

Can't wait for more!

Lori
We did visit the Carmel area on our 20th anniversary. It was gorgeous. Need to make it to the north side of San Fran someday though. One of my favorite souvenirs we took from our last trip was the DO NOT DISTURB sign from the Del. It has a picture of the Del and it says "California Dreaming"!
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Thought I would mix in some Disneyland/DCA pictures as we go along. Here is one of the new Carthay Circle.

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Fantastic! We too may drive 8 hours to fly out of Denver when we visit WDW next *hopefully 10/13* we have family there and it's quite a bit cheaper to fly DEN in to MCO, + we can get a direct flight on Southwest; out of SLC we'd have stop(s) and a flight change.

I'm looking forward to the next post!
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They say it might be. I think they do it to add to the allure of it all. We have never had any ghost sightings. We absolutely love it there for sure. More pics from around the resort are on their way.

I am sure that it helps to fill the rooms for sure. My oldest daughter had a friend in middle school that swore they saw ghosts there.


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That is so beautiful!!
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We are taking our first trip to Southern California next month and spending 6 nights at Grand Californian and then 3 nights at Hotel Del. Im getting so excited reading your trip reports! Any good recommendations for the Del and surrounding area?
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:48 PM   #141
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KCMike, loving your trip report. Thanks for sharing it.

We're taking our first California family vacation next year, assuming we've got the funds anyway, but are heading north (Yosemite and I think we're throwing Monterey in). Meanwhile I'm scheming to convince dh to add on DL, or at least let dd and I add DL and let him fly home early. (He's not a Disney lover).

So reading the California trip reports is great, thank you!

Your pictures are lovely. Hotel Del looks WONDERFUL. Can see why your family loves it.
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Mike. love the hotel coronado pics, really beautiful hotel.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #143
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We are taking our first trip to Southern California next month and spending 6 nights at Grand Californian and then 3 nights at Hotel Del. Im getting so excited reading your trip reports! Any good recommendations for the Del and surrounding area?
On the Sun Deck you can get good hamburgers and different items. We also like the pizza at the Village Pizzeria which is less than a block from the hotel. There are several restaurants around the area including ones inside the hotel. The hotel ones are super expensive. We took the coronado ferry over to San Diego downtown to visit the USS midway naval battleship one day. There are some fun shops just across the street as well. I will try to think of some more stuff.
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I am sure that it helps to fill the rooms for sure. My oldest daughter had a friend in middle school that swore they saw ghosts there.

That is so beautiful!!
Thanks so much!
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KCMike, loving your trip report. Thanks for sharing it.

We're taking our first California family vacation next year, assuming we've got the funds anyway, but are heading north (Yosemite and I think we're throwing Monterey in). Meanwhile I'm scheming to convince dh to add on DL, or at least let dd and I add DL and let him fly home early. (He's not a Disney lover).

So reading the California trip reports is great, thank you!

Your pictures are lovely. Hotel Del looks WONDERFUL. Can see why your family loves it.
Where are you staying in Yosemite. We did that trip (of course with Disneyland for a half and half stay) a few years back. Yosemite is heaven on Earth. One of my most favorite places I've ever been. We have stayed in Monterey twice as well. In Yosemite we did the Yosemite View Lodge which is just outside the park by a mile or so. In Monterey we have done the Holiday Inn just north and Sanctuary Beach Resort (highly recommend) which is also just a few miles north of Monterey (think a couple of exits up). Have you ever been before? What are you trying to see?
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Alright today's update is a few more photos around the resort.

This picture is in the room that is poolside and not of the main building.


Just off the sundeck and walking down to the beach this is your view


This guys and his many friends fly about all day long hoping for some scraps of food from the sundeck guests


Opposite side of the pool facing our rooms. We were in the middle second floor.


From the sundeck just relaxing


Front doors


In the middle of the main building is a courtyard. The main area is shaped in a square with this beautiful area to walk through and just relax. I have other shots of this area but will start you off with this one.


Next up: Random shot of Disneyland
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Great TR! Your photos are beautiful, and I LOVE the Del Coronado. The sun deck you posted pictures of is my favorite place to sit and enjoy the view!
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The Coronado is so pretty. It looks like the rooms are good sized too.


I love the picture of the castle!!
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Great TR! Your photos are beautiful, and I LOVE the Del Coronado. The sun deck you posted pictures of is my favorite place to sit and enjoy the view!
Thanks Monica. The sun deck is one of our favorite places to take it all in. In the day we would eat lunch up there. In the evening one night we ordered pizza from the Village pizzeria and ate out there. To watch the waves crash in and then turn around and see the pool and del was just magical. By the way if you order a coke there from 11:30am to 5pm its free refills!
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