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Old 08-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #91
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #92
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I think it is safe to say......








We are going tomorrow!!!

It was a rough start to the day, but once he had his morning medicine he started telling me he was all better, and was asking for food. That was huge, because he hadn't wanted anything all day yesterday. He has had crackers and soup, and Gatorade, and so far so good. He is trying to negotiate for more food but I'm being mean. He is also trying to negotiate for me to let him do cartwheels and I'm also being mean on that one.

So now we are watching Disneyland Fun, and maybe the planning DVD, while I finish cleaning and packing.
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So? How was the trip? I remember we were going to be there around the same time! What did you think? Wasn't Cars Land AMAZING?
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I saw that you posted on Molly's trip report and I wanted to stop by and say HI!
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I saw that you posted on Molly's trip report and I wanted to stop by and say HI!
Hi!! And I was going to say hi in Molly's thread, but somehow didn't manage to do so!

I really do need to update with an actual TRIP REPORT, right? Ugh. Can't I just friend you all on Facebook and then you can see my photos and figure it all out? No? Fine. I will work on this.
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So usually after a big trip I avoid the Dis. I just don't want to think about Disneyland because I never know when we are going back, and I hate to think about our trip being in the past. I know that sounds weird, but I just don't like to think about it. But really, that is stupid because then I start to forget. And come on, we will be back.

Alright, best to just dive in and do this!!!

So as you can see from previous posts, DS suddenly got really sick 2 days before we left for CA. I was so stressed, not knowing what was wrong, not knowing when he would get better, not knowing whether we should travel or rearrange our trip. Well, things all worked out and DS was feeling so much better by the day we left. Whew! Really, I'm not the drama type, so this was really awful for me. And awful for DS!!! He felt horrible!!! And DD and DS didn't want to cancel or rearrange our trip!!! And I felt bad for putting that idea in their heads, but I wanted them to be prepared if we had to make changes.

Anyway, it was all moot, and we flew to SD.

Now, we were flying United, and they have always had movies and TV shows available on flights to CA from Chicago. So I didn't bring the DVD player, and we ended up forgetting the kids' Nintendo DS players. They had other things, DS had a Lego set and DD had books, but still, I like having a back up plan if they get antsy with the toys. So we get on the plane, and they have Direct TV in each seat. Nice, right? Except you have to PAY to watch it. Something idiotic like $8 per person, with a $2 per person discount for groups of 3 or more. I was so mad!!! We had a delay on the plane, which I don't recall now. Either we were delayed in leaving, or moved to a new gate, or both, or we sat on the plane at the gate, I don't know. We were inconvenienced so they comped Direct TV for everyone. This was AWESOME!!!!! And it was pretty funny, too.

We found that ABC Family was playing Harry Potter 2, and it had just started when we got on the plane. Our flight was 3.5 hours long. So easily we should have finished the movie and watched something else too, right? No. Somehow, wizard magic (and TV commercials) made the movie last LONGER than our flight. I'm not complaining, I just laughed that it was like the magical tents at the Quidditch Cup, which are bigger on the inside than the outside. Somehow the movie was longer than it should have been, because we needed to have something to watch without stressing.

Now, I remember back when I was a kid, the pilot would announce points of interest as you flew over them. Do they not do that anymore? Because if I hadn't have been paying attention, I'd have missed the Grand Canyon!!!! We flew right over it, and no one said a word!!! We had the most amazing view, and somehow I didn't even think to take photos!!! What the heck is wrong with me? So clearly we need to fly to San Diego again and sit on the right side of the plane! At least DS and I (and DD, though she was kind of into the movie and didn't really care) got to really look and appreciate it.

So anyway, we arrived in SD and got in a cab to head to our hotel. Now, do cab drivers not need to wear seat belts in CA? Because ours did not. This scared me.

Anyway, we stayed at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. This was a good choice, for a lot of reasons. It was a nice hotel, and the kids really thought we were staying in a palace. The lobby is SO nice, very grand, very luxurious. The concierges were really awesome, too. I mean, you kind of have to be a people person to be a concierge, but these folks were great.

But really, what did the kids want to do while we waited for the room to be ready? Swim!!!



So, this was the main pool, which was closed most of our trip for a conference. I've read about this problem at other Hyatts, but I guess they do it here too. That really sucked, because it was closed for 3 days solid. Our room overlooked this pool, and I can tell you they used the pool maybe 3 hours a day for the event. We had access to the "adults only" pool, so the kids could swim, but it was hard to explain to them why they couldn't use the empty pool.

The crowd at the pool was interesting. Lots of games of "chicken" fights, with people on shoulders, and LOTS of splash fights among adults/teens. I kind of felt like I was on Spring Break. It was really annoying, especially since 99% of the people we saw in the elevators and hallways were from the conference, and the chicken/splash fight people were definitely NOT part of the conference.

Anyway, after swimming and getting settled in the room, we went to Seaport Village, which was pretty much attached to the hotel. There are shops, restaurants, a marina, a waterfront walking path, and other attractions. We really liked this area!!

Lots of fortune telling booths were set up:



There was a bird rescue, with tons of parrots. The guy would come and put a bird on your shoulder and you could take a photo, but you were encouraged to donate money.



This guy had stacked these rocks without glue or anything. They were just balancing. Nice, right? But again, you were strongly encouraged to donate money for the privilege of taking a photo



Luckily there were tons of free photo ops:





Tons of fish/crab traps and equipment. Kind of makes me squeamish, being a vegan and all...


The kids rode the carousel, which was very well-traveled:



I really liked the bike racks:



That night they had "poolside movies" at the hotel. They have firepits at the main pool, and sell s'mores kits at the store downstairs. So we made s'mores and then went to the movies! They had moved the movie to the adult pool, for unknown reasons. Again, annoying issues with the hotel and pools that kind of made this an annoying place to stay.



They were showing A Bug's Life, which was awesome!



We had a busy day coming up, so we went to bed after the movie.

Coming up soon... more San Diego!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:53 AM   #99
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Hi

I have just read your report from the start and have enjoyed it immensely! I am looking forward to hearing all about your latest Disneyland adventures. I know exactly "that" feeling when it is time to leave, but I feel doing the trip report does help to keep the memories fresh..................especially for this 44 year old brain

My DD and I are back to our happy place next month especially for Halloween and will have 16 fun filled days to soak up as much Disney magic as possible We are really looking forward to trick or treating as we don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia, but we know just how much fun you all have for this holiday!

Can't wait for more!
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Welcome! And wow, 16 days! That's incredible! Are you visiting other areas too?

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San Diego, day 2. Can you believe all that fun was just from our arrival day? I can't.

So before we ever went to San Diego, I had to "sell" it to the kids. I thought the zoo would do it, I mean there are PANDAS there, that's enough, right? But there was a dark horse attraction that somehow became the must-see-first attraction. That would be the Midway Aircraft Carrier. Who knew, right? But that was all they wanted to see: the aircraft carrier. One game of old school Battleship and a real WWII submarine in our local Science museum and they now have to see ALL the armed forces vehicles they can.

So we walked over to the Midway first thing in the morning, which was a good idea, as I'll mention later.



This thing is huge. I mean, you kind of know it will be huge, but it is still impressive to see up close.

As we approached the Midway, we saw these tiny cars driving by. Upon closer examination, we realized they are computerized tour cars. I really don't know where they go, or HOW they go, but here they are.



That guy didn't want his photo taken, I guess. Then don't drive the little computer cars, mmmkay?



So we climbed aboard, and got the headphones for the self-guided audio tour. This is really the only way to tour the ship, btw. Each person gets a headset with a little radio box. At each stop, you enter numbers and hear narration about the area/aircraft/etc. The kids got the kid's trivia card to fill out, with the promise of a reward if they completed it. This was really helpful, as we could enter specific buttons on the tour guide boxes. There were a lot of stops on the tour, and if we had done all of them the kids would have lost interest much sooner. So if you have kids, get the trivia cards, and do the condensed tour. You can still enter numbers for any stop, but the trivia cards narrow down the most important ones.

So we were walking around, looking at everything, and I see this sign and do a double or triple take and tell the kids we have to stop so I can process this sign:



because OMGWTFBBQ is that a LOST reference?????? No, apparently it was not a LOST reference (anyone remember my LOST reference from my last trip to San Diego? Frank Lapidus the bus driver? What is the universe trying to tell me?). It was just some dumb part of the carrier.

This was the anchor area (not the real name, sorry, my brain has the dumb these days and I don't recall what the proper name is) which was really cool. To anchor a carrier, you need more than just *anchors*. The chains also work as anchors. Each link is something like 140 pounds, so they help anchor the craft. Crazy!



This was one of the bunk areas. Each level of officer/worker had a different bunk area and dining area. It was kind of crazy how segregated it was (by rank, not by race). I felt like I was looking in some weird hall of mirrors or something in this part.



I'm pretty sure this was a plane that was in the Vietnam war, which rescued a family of 7, or something. There is room for 2 people, but they crammed a family in there to save them. There's a story about it on the tour that is worth a listen.



Of course there are tons of hands-on experiences for the kids.



On the top deck, with tons of planes and vets, answering questions and talking about the planes etc.



As we ended our tour, it was obvious that most people didn't get there early. When we arrived, we walked up and got our headsets without waiting, had no lines, and often were the only ones in any given area. We had to go back and do a few sections over again because we had missed clues for the trivia game, and on the second walk through we found crowds of people. It would have been very frustrating to go through the ship with that many people. So I recommend getting there early.

The kids did complete the trivia packet, and they got their reward. A vet pinned them with special wings, that they have cherished since then. I have a photo somewhere, and I'll add it if I can later. It was really cool, and they really liked that part. The wings (kind of like airline wings) are one of their favorite souvenirs of the whole trip.

So then we took a ferry to Coronado. I had been told by the concierge that there was a shuttle to the Del Coronado hotel, and that it wouldn't be a problem to go there without a car. That was not entirely true. There was a city bus, which didn't run on Sundays (the day we were there). We had to take a taxi, but it wasn't clear where we could catch one. Someone told us one thing, someone else told us another. It was annoying, and the kids were being whiny because suddenly they didn't want to go to the beach at all (GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!). But eventually we found a cab and got to the hotel, then got out to the beach. And it was worth it.



The kids were whining a bit, and I was really mad that they weren't appreciating the beauty of the beach.





But then they found some kids who were catching crabs, and suddenly all was well.



We were missing the air show in Chicago, but we had our own little air show going on in San Diego that weekend.



I could not get over the fact that the sand was sparkling like gold!!! I felt like I was in 1842, panning for gold and hitting the jackpot. We filled 2 empty water bottles with sand and plan to do something with them here. I'm sure Pinterest has plenty of beautifully photographed ideas for me.



The kids spent hours climbing on the rocks, searching for crabs and snails in tidepools, catching them then releasing them, and doing more climbing. It was awesome.

We eventually made our way back to the hotel, and had drinks at the bar at the top of the hotel (wine for mom, kiddie cocktails for the kids). The hotel had amazing views.





This is Seaport Village, the area we had visited the night before.



Some random shipping boat we liked:



We had a great view from our room too. The building with the green lights was our favorite, especially at night.



And that was Day 2!!! Next up... San Diego Zoo!!
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Great update

To answer your earlier question, no, we are not staying anywhere but Anaheim! We will be venturing out on a few days though to Universal, Knotts, LA ( to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 4D at the El Captain ) and also to Simi Valley for the day to visit the Treasures of Walt Disney Archives exhibition!

Total Disney overload.................just the way we like it!!!
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Love your trip report so far. The ship part made me very reminiscent of my youth. My dad worked in the naval shipyards for years. We used to go to them and tour them. One of my favorite tours was aboard the USS Enterprise. What an amazing sight that was. The size was amazing! The anchors and the chains wow! Thank you for that trip down memory lane.
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Love your trip report so far. The ship part made me very reminiscent of my youth. My dad worked in the naval shipyards for years. We used to go to them and tour them. One of my favorite tours was aboard the USS Enterprise. What an amazing sight that was. The size was amazing! The anchors and the chains wow! Thank you for that trip down memory lane.
It really was amazing to think about the people who lived there, protecting our country. And yes, the scale of the ship is amazing. The anchors, and chains, really they are huge! I should have taken a photo of one of the kids near a chain link because they are huge!

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So our last day in San Diego was the one I thought would be the favorite: the San Diego Zoo! We took a cab to the zoo, which was ridiculous because we had to wait for trains to cross ($$$$$$$$) but it worked out well in the end, as I will hopefully remember to explain later.

We arrived early and got on one of the tour buses. This turned out to be good and bad. I thought we were on a tour that we could get on and off, but we couldn't. So we were "stuck" on a tour bus for about an hour, driving around, listening to bad puns, etc. On the other hand, we saw a bunch of animals and didn't need to go back, we learned more than we would have by walking, and we got to sit down. In retrospect it was a good thing, but at the time I was annoyed because I thought we would end up fighting crowds of people. Turns out that was a non-issue.

So I did get some great photos from the bus!

The best one was of the baby giraffe. We never would have known this, but this baby giraffe was less than a week old!



Less than a WEEK old, people!!!



We rode the bus around, sitting on the top level, and it ended up being OK because there weren't that many people at the zoo. We walked into the panda exhibit a few times, and caught them sleeping...





So we decided we would come back later to see if they were awake. There was a baby panda that had been born a few days earlier, and was still tiny and quarantined, so there was a "panda cam" with a constant view of the mom and new baby, and a zoo volunteer talking about what was going on. Baby was only the size of a stick of butter, and we did see a tiny peek of baby on the camera, but that was it. It almost makes me want to go back next year to see if baby is still little enough to be adorable and playful, because really, how many opportunities do you have to see a baby panda?

So we walked around a ton, and it was hot and sweaty, and the kids and I were super crabby. I brought a bunch of treats to keep the kids happy, and it did work, but there were some crabby moments. We did find some interesting animals, though.



I'm not sure why, but this tapir really charmed us. I remember taking this photo and thinking I needed to remember this animal. I know s/he was right next to us, and for some reason we were all smitten. But I don't know why.



We went back to the panda exhibit and were delighted to see that at least one was awake!!!



That lasted about 20 seconds, then it was nap time again. You really do have to just keep going back periodically to see if they are awake. Maybe they should have a panda app, like the Disneyland apps that tell you where the characters are and how long the lines are. They could make an app that alerts you when the pandas are awake. Of course by the time the message is sent and the people run to the exhibit, the pandas will be asleep again.

So maybe not such a good idea.

We had to stop and see the Galapagos tortoises that are older than we are. I highly recommend seeing them earlier in the day, as they are all sleeping in the afternoon. This guy was way across the exhibit and I had to zoom in to get a decent photo.



We saw the best bird show ever (almost). This bird was hilarious!!! He sang, talked, wow, this was awesome.



So, after the zoo we stopped at Ralph's to load up on groceries. I had the taxi drop us off here, as we were only about 5 blocks from our hotel.

We bought a ton of food, which really helped us on the Disneyland leg of our trip. I also bought 2 reusable bags to carry everything in, which was also really helpful for the train ride to Anaheim.

We bought some instant mac and cheese bowls, so the kids would have something to eat when we came back to the room late at night and they were "soooooooo hungry" or when we came back at mid-day to swim. They ate all of the bowls, so that was money well spent. We also bought one of those multi packs of crappy cereals. I pointed out to the kids that one box of cereal at the hotel cost the same as 8 boxes in the grocery store. So that was a good deal, too. I mostly bought snacks and food for me, so I wouldn't have to worry about finding something to eat. I know we bought a ton of stuff, but I don't know what we bought. Oh, I bought some of those 4 packs of tiny bottles of wine. That was nice to have at various parts of our trip .

In the grocery store, our little bald eagle (DD's souvenir from the zoo) decided to ride off on a motorcycle. Luckily we caught him, and made sure he came home with us instead.



I don't know what we did that night. Maybe more swimming, maybe not. I think we went back to Seaport Village.

The next day we were checking out and heading to Anaheim via Amtrak, which meant and early wake up. So likely we were busy packing and getting ready for phase 2 of our vacation.

I clearly remember telling DD that I couldn't believe we still had more vacation ahead of us. I felt like our trip was over, but we had only done 1/3 of our vacation! DD felt the same way. When we were in San Diego, I really wasn't thinking about Disneyland at all. So it felt like we had a bonus vacation ahead of us, which was awesome. I wish every vacation was like that.
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We woke up early the next day, because it was time to head to Disneyland!!! We were taking the train, which was near our hotel. We walked to the train station with our bags, which was slightly challenging. DS had a heavy backpack and an awkward bag, so he had some trouble on curbs and bumps. But we made it with time to spare, so that was good. I bought our tickets, and we lined up outside.

Now, I'm used to airplane travel, and somehow I expected this to be similar. It wasn't. You know how people complain about airlines these days? You know how people say flight attendants are rude and burned out? Well flight attendants are like Mr. Rogers compared to train employees. They are rude, short, and they do.not.care.

San Diego was the first stop on the line, which was good. It was announced that everyone had to sit upstairs unless they were elderly or handicapped, and they specifically announced that "having young children or lots of bags does not make you elderly or handicapped." Ouch. So I had to haul our luggage upstairs, and luckily someone offered to help me. In my rush to get everything upstairs, we missed out on getting an ocean side seat on the train. They announced that 4 seaters were to be given to families, but a single woman took the ocean side 4 seater. I didn't feel like asking her to move, and she was nice and we talked a little during the ride, and she let DS sit across from her when we went through the army base, but still I wish we had been on that side.

So the crazy thing on Amtrak is that you have exactly 2 minutes to get on or off the train at a station. They do not wait for anything. So I had to get our stuff downstairs at the stop before ours and stand there with the kids, because I was so worried about not getting off the train on time.

We did make it, though, and it was all good. Turns out the same guy that helped me carry our stuff up helped me carry out stuff down. That guy earned some major karma that day.

So we easily caught a cab and headed toward the happiest place on Earth! It was only 12pm, so we had almost a whole day ahead of us!
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Glad you are doing a report. If I remember correctly we were going around the same time, but we hit Anaheim first and SD second. Smart of you to stay elsewhere and just visit the Hotel Del, because I have to say I was SO excited to stay there...and it was NOT what I imagined. The best part is the beach. The hotel itself is outrageously expensive and not at all up to what they charge. I actually called DVC (we used points) to tell them that the hotel was not up to Disney standards at all.

We missed the Midway...my husband was bummed. We did do the zoo and it was amazing but it sure was hot in CA that week. Ugh. I think we were way too busy in Anaheim/LA and by the time we got to San Diego we were just so tired!
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