Cars didn't drive on it to make great time. They drove on it to have a great time. TRIP REPORT

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  1. DLfan4

    DLfan4 Cant wait for another trip to DLR

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    "Cars didn't drive on it to make great time. They drove on it to have a great time.". - Sally McQueen.

    We just got back from our amazing road trip out west. I have enjoyed reading other Diser's trip reports, and will now share my recent trip and some pictures.

    The road trip starts in Manitoba Canada and travels across various states to get to Anahiem for a few days, Northern California for a few days, Seattle for a few days before heading back to Manitoba.

    It will be me, DH and DD14 and DD14 on the roadtrip.
    We will visit many cousins and friends on this trip.



    Here is a link to the PTR.
    https://www.disboards.com/threads/c...ove-on-it-to-have-a-great-time-a-ptr.3708521/
     
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    DLfan4 Cant wait for another trip to DLR

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    We started the road trip on December 25th and arrived home January 5th.

    Page Index
    Drive from Manitoba to Southern California: { link to be inserted}
    Disneyland and Southern California { link to be inserted}
    Drive from Southern California up the coast to Northern California { link to be inserted }
    San Francisco and Northern California: { link to be inserted }
    Drive from Northern California to Seattle: { link to be inserted }
    Seattle and area: {link to be inserted}
    Drive from Seattle back home to Manitoba:{ link to be inserted }
     
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  4. Jaina

    Jaina Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.

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    Day 1 - Drive from Manitoba to Rock Springs Wyoming


    We get up early and eat some fruit and some Mickey Mouse shaped Waffles to get us into the Disney mode. Leave home at 5 am.
    We drive through North Dakota and South Dakota, both with hardly any snow.

    We had a lot of different Granola-type bars to eat ( Cliff Bars, Banana Bread bars, and some nutbars). The only food we bought this day was some take out burgers.
    We enter Wyoming about 3:00. Some fog as we get into higher elevations.

    On way to Buffalo Wyoming:
    day 1 - On  way to buffalo Wyoming .jpg

    day 1 - wyoming .jpg

    Near Gillette Wyoming:
    day 1 -  On way to Gillett wy709.jpg

    Had a great day driving. Good weather, good roads. Lots of beautiful landscape to see.
    Decided to stop in Rock Springs Wyoming for the night. Stayed at the Comfort Inn. Hotel was great. The elevation of Rock Springs is 6388.
     
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    Day 2 - Rock Spring Wyoming to Santa Ana California
    Got up and ate at the Free breakfast at the Comfort Inn in Rock Springs. Woke up to snow. left the hotel at 6 am. Travel through the mountain pass was beautiful. (You need winter tires to travel this pass).


    At Rock Springs Wyoming mountain pass: Day 2- rock springs1.jpg


    Entered Utah about 7:30 am. We had snow all day until about St. George Utah. Lots of beautiful scenery along the way.

    Near Kimball Junction Utah:
    Day 2 - kimball junction .jpg
    Just Before Salt Lake City Utah:
    day2-just before salt lake.jpg

    Just South of Salt Lake City Utah:
    day 2 - south of salt lake utah.jpg


    Just before St. George Utah
    day 2 - just north of st. george utah.jpg





    Stopped for a late lunch/early dinner at The Habit Burger in St. George Utah to have a meal with my Cousin "J" and his family. It was a very nice visit, so glad we were able to see them. The Habit Burger was similar to a Five Guys. Everyone got a burger/cheeseburger and fries, except I got an order of tempura green beans with my burger. The burgers were very good, but the greens beans were awesome. We ate on the patio outside, which was great for us from Manitoba.



    We headed back on the road and went through Arizona and then into Nevada.

    Arizona:
    day 2 - arizona1.jpg


    Nevada
    day 2 - nevada .jpg



    Just past Las Vegas, as we enter California, the I15 hwy was jam packed. There was bumper to bumper traffic, in both directions, for the next 4 hours !! It was slow moving, but it was ok, as we knew we would be in Disney in the morning!!

    We stopped for the night at the Holiday Inn in Santa Ana California. We went and got some quick takeout food and then went to sleep. Good day of good roads and good weather. We were excited to be in California.
     

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  7. Jaina

    Jaina Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.

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    Beautiful snow! (Being from AZ, I love snow... :) )
     
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    Were you able to try The Habit Burger truck in DTD? They are super popular!
     
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    No. We actually never entered DTD on this trip. We entered the parks from the Harbour Side.

    I can see why they are popular. We enjoyed The Habit Burger in St. George Utah.
     
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    DLfan4 Cant wait for another trip to DLR

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    Yes, I agree. The snow topped mountains look so pretty. I took alot of pictures of snowy Mountains.
     
  11. Jason2015

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    Props to you for making the drive from Rock Springs to Disneyland in a day. That’s a long trip and impressed that you didn’t make a side trip in Vegas. Looking forward to the rest of the report. (Made the Anaheim Seattle drive on 12/24 and 12/25) after a quick jaunt to the land.
     
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    There was so much to see along the way, that the drive really didn't feel that long.
     

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