Hello all! Welcome to my newest trip report! This time I totally went out of my comfort zone and took a trip to Disneyland! Who am I? Well I am Jen. Why did it take me 45 years to get to California? Well that is a good question. One reason was airfare. Every time I priced it .. I cringed. Secondly, the length of the flight also scared me a lil bit! I tend to get anxiety when I sit for long periods. I have the same issues with car trips too. And of course I have a husband who always talks of going, but then just cant quite get up the nerve to go so far away and out of HIS comfort zone. Finally my real chance came this year. We have talked of going off and on many times, but I kind of knew that unless I went first and gave it the official OK, there would not be much of a chance to go as a family in the future. A work conference came up . I jumped on it! .This was my chance!!!!! I told Skip about it, he said yes, I fainted picked myself back up, and immediately booked airfare. And you are not even going to believe this! Air was the same (actually a Lil bit cheaper) than flying to Florida. This was meant to be, as in the past, air was always super high. The next thing I did was contact my best friend since 3rd grade, Stacy. She lives in the LA area and I wanted to let her know I would be coming out and possibly, if it worked for her, we could get together. She jumped at the chance too and soon we had a few small plans set in place, with her picking me up from the airport and giving me a tour of the area. Another thing about these conferences they make you room with other people in most cases. Luckily I knew a few people who had signed up. When it came down to who being able to go, only one of my co-workers could make it work. Cass! She posts on the Disboards and she is actually the one I contacted when I was looking into this career choice. We had never met, but I knew I liked what she wrote and from talking to her online, she seemed to be a pretty fun person and I figured I would get along OK with her. Boy! Little did I know how well we would hit it off! Cass I talked via facebook and decided we wanted to come in early and stay an extra night. We also needed hotels for those nights and I went with her suggestions. We ended up getting the Disneyland Hotel for the first 2 nights for a pretty decent rate and then the Grand Californian for our last night. The conference was putting us up at the GC as well and we figured it would be nice not to move to another hotel that last night. Then there was life at home. I had to make arrangements for Claire, my 9 year old. My husband shocked me once again and said he would do most of it and just have his mom help out when he was working. He is a dairy farmer and works right here at home and his mother also lives next door, so it would work out nicely. I was completely shocked at how well everything was falling into place. Plans were in place and we just had a very short time to wait till we were both on our way to Sunny California!