- May 9, 2014
Woo hoo! I'm very impressed you've started your TR already! You're so on the ball! Going back to read!
Yay!!I'm here and will actually read the updates soon (gotta get to bed now). Can't wait to hear all about it!
Yay!!Woohoo, I'm here!!!
I like the grilled onions as a topping more so than the special sauce but it's good either way! I love the fries there too! We ate it a lot on this trip...as you will see, hehe.LOVE In N Out! That was our first lunch of our most recent trip, too. We tried our burgers animal style (dh thought it was super yum, I wasn't as sold, give me a regular In N Out burger and I'm a happy girl lol). Oh and one of our basket of fries was 'well done' I love me some crissssspy fries
I had no idea we were going to do Legoland but when my brother in law suggested it we were totally on board. It's a cute park and there is a cute Legoland Hotel attached to it. It sort of got us prepped for Disney a bit, waiting in line, walking a lot. Although it was a lot cooler in Carlsbad than it was in Anaheim, by 5pm it was really windy and cold!I didn't realize you had gone to Legoland on this trip, how cool! We were debating between that and Universal for our first full day of this past trip, ultimately deciding on Universal (but now looking at your photos I think we would've been just as happy with Legoland, plus it would've been cheaper ). Can't wait for your next installment!
Thank you!!! And thanks for reading!!Can't wait to have in n out!!!! Loving this report so far!
I was so confused as to why I had to enter my flight no, then thought, oh cool it's so they can pace themselves to get your order out when you need it, but overall it was an epic fail by them. I think they just didn't pay attention.Here's an example of a great idea being poorly executed. At that point, why bother having you enter your info?
Ugh it was such a pain. I think next time we'll have to bother someone to pick us up. I'd even be willing to pay for Uber - just too much of a hassle.Getting a rental car is a pain in the bum there. And the renovations are a nightmare! They were doing the SW terminal last February when we went, and it STILL wasn't done in July.
Don't worry I ate enough for the both of us. We ate there 4 times, I kid you not.MMMMMMMM. I am now disappointed with myself that I only made it there once.
I love apples! And it was so yummy when made into a fry!I might actually eat apples this way!
It's like we had to get our fill before we leave. I don't even eat that many burgers regularly!YES! More In N Out!
Yeah, it's weird to experience sales tax, and almost 10% too! Crazy.Love some good bargains at the Outlet malls, but yes, when you're not used to sales tax it's a real bummer
It was cool for the nights we were there so we had to wear a cardigan or hoodie. Although I could have probably survived some of the nights without one. It was really nice weather.Oh and to answer your question re: weather at night, no we had NO cool nights. Seriously. Our last night there (Thursday the 1st) was the coolest night and it was probably still 66F-70F. We never needed hoodies (or maybe we are cold blooded Canadians who felt it was so dang hot still lol) We all brought hoodies and besides the car ride home from the airport (brrrrr.....came home and it was about 16C/60F and we were in shorts haha) we used them on the plane rides and that was it.
A girl after my own heart!!!Maddie didn't want to go on Ninjago, because she really wanted to get her face painted! I think she's gonna love Disney!
I totally thought of you when Maddie kept insisting on getting her face painted!A girl after my own heart!!!
I needed my fix before we leave the west coast!All the In-and-Out is making me laugh!
The lobby and grounds area were nice. The pools were great too.The Grand California looks GORGEOUS!!
Cost us all a bunch of sleep but she was excited!How cool that ChunkySis got to start her vacation two days earlier than expected!
Thank you!!Just got a chance to read through your report today! Loving it so far and look forward to reading more!
Thanks Kari! I definitely think we need and In-N-Out on the East coast. I've heard the issue it hasn't come out here was the sourcing of the beef. It just wouldn't be the same out here I guess. I considering it a treat when visiting the in-laws! I should visit more often.Hi Su-Lynn looks like a great start to your trip. Loving all the in and out burger you've worked in so far. So wish we had them on the east coast. We're contemplating a DL trip next September, so especially can't wait to see how things worked out for you.
Thanks! Yes, it was definitely a more exhausting trip than to WDW. I think it's because so much was going on, everything was new to us, plus we had to drive all over the place. I definitely think on the next trip we'll take it easy!All caught up! Glad you got some fun family time and your precious In N Out!! Haha! Btw, I am exhausted already reading your report!
Hehe, you will see in the next post!Glad you made it to DLR quickly and have Hyperspace Mtn FPs...am interested to see how you solve your dilemma!
Bidengeddon! Sounds like fun. Haha.I finally got caught up. I was hoping to finish yesterday at work, since it was one of those days where I was waiting on everything. However, I ended up having to leave early to avoid Bidengeddon. Similar to Obamageddon from my TR but less apocalyptic. Good memories of DLR. I am hoping to get back, but it probably won't be until 2018 Looking forward to the rest of your TR. Maybe a great start so far, I guess it depends how you end up dealing with the aADR/FP conflict
Yay! Can't wait till I'm seeing the same.We're here!
I am perplexed by your husband's logic (if we can even call it that )DH thought I was nuts, he's like, you've been here about 4 times. I'm like, yeah but the last time was 8 years ago which is an eternity in Disney life. Duh.
Really great shot!I shot this of us before we headed in:
. I actually have zero experience with paper FP. Should be interestingI forgot about how paper FP works so it was "all coming back to me now". *Cue Celine Dion!*
That does sound better. Maybe I can redeem myself thereThe guns come out of the ride vehicle unlike the WDW one which is planted into the vehicle. I remember this fact from our previous trips. It's so much better this way!
Didn't bother with them at WDW, but I think I just might for DLMy sister became re-obsessed with pressed pennies on this trip. I think it's because she's already collected most of the WDW ones so the DLR ones were all new to her. So she started off by getting these in Tomorrowland.
Thanks for reading!I've seen your TRs for a while now, but I've only caught them when they're almost over. I'm glad to get in on one when it's just starting.
I'll send you a PM, just to respect DH's family's privacy, but it's near Moreno Valley...I think? I am not too familiar with the area, all I know is that it really is quite desert-like.So where does DH's family live? You said boondocks, but I don't think from the shots of the house that it's someplace like Nuevo. That's serious boondocks! I'm guessing it's more like Perris or Moreno Valley.
You will have a great time!Yay! Can't wait till I'm seeing the same.
I know, right? Men.I am perplexed by your husband's logic (if we can even call it that )
Thanks!Really great shot!
Yeah I would definitely do research on the paper FP rules. We had to refresh ourselves a bit. Also note which FP are disconnected, and most of them aren't available during the extra morning hour (I think only the World of Color one is active). I actually have zero experience with paper FP. Should be interesting
It's much easier for a mediocre player like myself to get good, and also for a good player to get even better (DH). Haha.That does sound better. Maybe I can redeem myself there
My sister bought this little pressed penny display book. It was cute and she filled it up quickly. She didn't even get all the pennies either. That would probably take 2 or 3 books.Didn't bother with them at WDW, but I think I just might for DL
That's close enough. Everything out there is very desert like. Heck most of So Cal is desert like. We just import water to make it an artificial tropical paradise.I'll send you a PM, just to respect DH's family's privacy, but it's near Moreno Valley...I think? I am not too familiar with the area, all I know is that it really is quite desert-like.