- Aug 20, 2003
Our “California Adventure” - a Road Trip to the West. 5,000 Miles, 6,000 Photos, and Countless Memories!
Hello everyone, and welcome to my latest trip report. I call this our “California Adventure”, because even though we visited Disneyland on this trip, it was only a part of our 17 day road trip that covered a good part of the Golden State.
In a nutshell, we drove from St. Louis, MO to San Francisco, CA. Toured the Bay Area for a few days, visited Yosemite, spent nearly a week in Anaheim/LA, and visited sites along the old Route 66 on the way back home, including a stop at the Grand Canyon. We left St. Louis on June 12 and returned on June 28.
We peppered the trip with a fair amount of Disney too! Starting with a visit in Marceline, MO (site of Walt’s boyhood home). We explored the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. We stopped at Walt’s Barn in Griffith Park (LA) and got to meet Bob Gurr (Disney Legend.) We spent three full days in the DLR parks for the Diamond Celebration. And finally, we got to see some of the inspiration for the Cars movie as we traveled home with stops on on the old Route 66.
It was truly a spectacular vacation!!! We had some amazing experiences and I can’t even begin to describe the breathtaking sites as we passed through 11 states. It’s not called, “America the Beautiful” for nothing!!!
I took over 6,000 photos and nearly 4 hours of video on this trip, and I have a lot of cool stuff to share with you. So, let’s go ahead and get started with the family introductions, trip background, and then the actual trip report!!!