Wow! So much to comment on. Isn't that drive down the 99 just beautiful? It's even better on the I5 when you start north of Sacramento! Such varied and changing scenery for hours and hours on end. The saddest part is that all those pictures that you took over the Grapevine from ascending toward Ft. Tejon, Pyramid Lake, and the video of riding up from the Valley floor, I know exactly where those were. I have been over that pass so many times. And I HATE driving it, I always arrange it now to passenge on it. I'm glad you picked Santa Clarita over Bakersfield. Even if it is just a place to sleep, that put you all that much closer to Disneyland for the next day. I'm glad that it was an easy ride for you and there were no accidents, sig alerts or closures to mar your drive. Yay for the pool at the VGC! I never get to spend much time there when we stay, I usually get down there for a pop into the hot tub and sit on a chair to dry and am out of there. Glad you folks enjoyed most of the day there. So was your room on the 3rd or 4th floor? I'm assuming that it was ending in either 04 or 06. I can never remember which ones are the studio and which are the 1 br. I love those rooms. No matter how many times I have watched WoC from the balcony, I still revel in doing that. Even when they are just testing the water fountains at night, it's a lovely view! Great Score! Hmmmm....what did you do next?