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  1. Robin

    California here we come!

    I forgot to mention that we also did the walk thru castle tour. It was fun to walk in. Today we are going back to California Adventure. We got a earlier start today and before we new it we are in. My son rode guardians of the galaxy ride there was a 10 min wait.We went for a fast pass for Radiator Springs car ride. From last time we new to go to Bugs Land. No fast pass here today they are at the ride. Ok head over there return time 10:40. The park seems less busy today. Meet up with my son he liked the ride even though we have never seen the movie. We take some time to look around the cars area and take some pictures. My husband is a big car guy so he really loved everything here. We then head over to Pixar Pier and went on toy story. My son wanted to go on Pal-Around-Swinging wheel. My husband and I said no way knock your self out. We went and did the bakery tour and got our free sample. Got back just has he was getting on. He got off and we new we made the right choice in not riding he said he felt sick. He went on the swinging cars don't know if he would of been better on none swinging? Went back and rode Radiator Springs Racers. It was just as fun as the night before we lost both races though. We then headed over to Soarin the line was 90 min so we grabbed fast passes. My son was tired and went back to the camper to rest. My husband and I stayed. We went back on Monster inc 20 min wait. We then did Turtle talk with crush loved the fact that you sit in a seat and not on a bench. We went and did the drawing class and did Nemo. We really miss this at MGM so, it was good to do it again. We got Starbucks and took a ride on the Trolley. We watched the Newsies show it was a cute little show. We went in a few shops and bought some shirts for us. By now are fast pass time was almost up for Soarin called my son he was heading in. My husband did not ride this so, my son and I went in line. It took us about 30 min to ride. We then left and headed back to Disneyland we grabbed some fast pass for Big Thunder for that night. We went on Jungle Cruise and Indiana Jones my husband did not like how bumpy it was. We did like the ride though. We walked thru the castle and did the tour. We then headed out. My son wanted a shirt at Curl in Downtown Disney so, we stopped and got that. We went back to the RV park and got our van. We went back to Pizza Press and got Pizza for lunch tomorrow has we would be heading out and no time to stop. Next we went to Inn and Out Burger for dinner we took it back to the camper. The food was not bad and the service was great very friendly. Now it was getting late and we had fast passes coming due we headed out. I really wanted to see Paint the Night parade but, did not think we would find a spot if we used our fast passes. My son does not like Parades so he wanted to go on Big Thunder. My husband decided to ride with my son. We went our separate ways. I new I wanted to be where the parade started so I could get out and meet the boys sooner. It was really getting crowded I was getting worried I would not get a good spot. I was wrong I found a great spot right next to two nice families with a railing to lean up on and, front row. This was at about half hour before the parade. The boys texted me while I was waiting that they rode the ride and where heading over to rides Pirates again. This seemed to be my sons favorite ride. He likes it at Disney World but not like this. I took a ton of pictures and video's of the parade so my husband good see it. I was glad I made the choice to go see it alone it was a really awesome parade.As soon has it was ending I started to leave. It was a little easier to maneuver the crowd when your on your own. I headed out and went back to Disneyland. The boys where heading over to Space Mountain but, with the crowd for fireworks was taking a while. I went in to the building with Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. They have some Disney memorabilia in here. I was looking around when I heard the fireworks show A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular start. I headed out and watched it not the best spot but good enough for me. Got a text the boys where waiting for me at Space Mountain. It was harder to get there than to get out after the parade. The poor workers trying to keep traffic flowing heard one say this is turning into a bottle neck. Again as I was alone I got thru and saw my husband waiting at the entrance to the building he was not riding. It was going to be just the two of us. As we waited in line I thought how lucky I was to be able to take this trip with my family. trips . My son was waiting for me at the back of the line I called him to get in line as I was walking up the ramp. 45 min wait ended up being a hour. It is weird to be waiting outside for this ride as it was for the other rides also. After this we went back on the Auto Utopia I told you my husband was a car guy and my son a little too. The ride here is longer and more to look it. Was getting late we wanted to ride the train before we left. We waited about 5 min for a train. We got on and was told this train was not making a round trip we would have to get off at Main Street or Toontown. We stayed on and got off in Toowntown. We waited about 10 min for another train we wanted to ride it all the way around. We stayed on till Main street so part of it we saw twice. That was ok we did not want to walk back. This has always is a sad moment when you realize you will not be back tomorrow. I was feeling sentimental knowing that my son is getting older and trips with the three of us might not be to many more. If you have older children you know what I mean. We took some pictures on the way out and made our way back to the RV park. Our last night in California the time went by so fast. Up next will the lights work?
  2. Robin

    California here we come!

    Today I went to the clubhouse to make breakfast sandwiches. We have a micro in are pop but it is low and small. This was a nice size one on a counter and they also had a toaster oven so I could make a few at a time. I was the only one in there so I turned on the tv while they cooked. The boys worked on my bike tire. After all this we headed out. I must say bikes was way better than walking! The bike rack is past security so they take your bike for you then you walk in and take your bike. Not to bad of a line. I forgot the day before a women in front of me had a knife with her. They quickly pulled her to the side and called for back up. Today we are going to California Adventure. Once we got in had to look at a map it looks like MGM but different it felt strange. Cars land was first on the list. We head over there and can't find fast pass machine? Oh it's in A Bugs Land oh of course it would be. Waited in line about 5 min and helped a family new to Disney with how fast pass worked. They had no idea what they where in line for. Pulled fast passes about by now it was close to 10 the passes return time 9:05 pm! We walked around Bugs land a little and headed out. The park was super busy! We walked around a bit talked about what we wanted to do. We ended up on Monster Inc it had a 35 min wait. We all really liked this ride it was really cute. Next my son wanted the water ride wait time was 70 min. He found the single rider line and they went in. I went to get fast passes for the Incredicoaster. I headed over to Pixar Place and found mobs of people. I was waiting in line when my son texted me they had ridden the ride and where all done. I told them I would meet them back there. Fast passes in hand I met them and said lets do the Redwood Creek trail. This is a great area nice and quiet we enjoyed it. We had hopper passes so we went back to Disneyland. My son wanted Pirates again so headed over there only 20 min wait. We then went on the Riverboat and had a bonus ,Princess Tiana was on board with us. I was the first one in line for a picture. After this I suggested we paddle canoes. They both looked at me and said really you want to do that. I had heard it was fun so I talked them into it. We had a blast are guide was great and kept telling jokes. Now we where getting hungry so we headed out. We went back to the camper and cooked on the grill. After dinner was done we headed back. Without our bikes this would not have been possible. We went back in to California Adventure and my son and I rode the coaster my husband was not feeling it. It was a great ride a lot of fun. My son took my husbands pass and got in line to ride again. He was next to get on when it went down for the night. We got lucky we got to ride it when we did. This area was still a mess so headed over to Cars land. We rode the rides in there with little wait has the parade was about to start. We got in line for Radiator Springs and waited about 20 min has by now the parade was ending. Again we all loved this ride! My husband was done for the night and went back to the camper. My son and I headed back to Disneyland. We took pictures of the castle and rode Buzz again. My husband called me and said be careful a homeless man was yelling cuss words in the alley by the resort when he got back. My son and I walked around Main Street and a few shops and headed out. All was quiet when we got back we did not see or hear the man. Another busy day we went right to bed.
  3. Robin

    Tent camping in July with Family!

    We have done it in June and August and we did not find it that bad with just fans. Family members with that might bring a little stress. Thanks for the report.
  4. Robin

    California here we come!

    Today was Disney day and my sons 18th birthday. If you have kids you know how fast time goes bye. The plan was to ride our bikes over but, somewhere along the way to California, I got a flat. We decided to walk. First my son had to have Taco bell and Starbucks they where on the way it was his birthday so we stopped there first. We got to Downtown Disney in about 20 min. Not much of a line thru security walked thru onto Disneyland. Not much of a wait here to get in. First thing was to fast pass for space mountain. Next we rode Buzz, auto utopia and, Nemo. We had some time before our fast pass so we watched the trailer for the new Ant man movie. It is right next to Space. We rode space and liked sitting next to each other it also seemed smoother. Next we hit up Fantasyland and rode everything in there. There is so many rides in here! My son got a treat and I ran and got fast pass for Big Thunder. We met back up and rode a few things and it was about 2:15 I wanted to see the parade my son did not. He went and found a outlet and charged his phone. My husband and I got a spot for the parade. From reading others post we watched from the area across from it's a Small world. This was a great spot! It was a cute parade we enjoyed it. After this we met up with my son and pulled a fast pass for the Matterhorn ride. We rode Big Thunder and, by now was getting hungry. We left and went to Downtown Disney we ate at Tortilla Jos Taqueria counter service. It was the worst food it was really bad! A big disappointment! Went back into the park and got my son a birthday button headed over to the Matterhorn it was down so we could come back anytime. We rode Haunted Mansion and, Pirates. We all loved Pirates a lot especially my son. Went back and rode the Matterhorn sled ride it was fun but, needs a little more padding on the seat. Toontown was getting ready to close we had 10 min. We went in and rode Rodger Rabbit. We got off and my son says I don't even know what I just saw. He never saw the movie and I was no help because I have not seen it in a long time. It is a little strange. My son wanted to ride Splash so went there next. I skipped this one I did not feel like getting wet. While they rode that the ship from Fantasmic sailed right past me. I walked over by the area the show was going on. We opted not to watch this. I found a spot with a few others by a counter service place that was closed and watched from there. It was not the best spot but, it was good for a walk up. After the Riverboat sailed out I walked over by Splash and got some pics of it as it sailed bye. Found my boys just getting off splash and decided to call it a night. The walk back was not fun it took us 35 min we where tired and hungry. Once back my husband and son went out and got me a new tire we would not walk back again. They also stopped at Pizza Press and brought back some food. This was really good and it hit the spot. After dinner we went to bed. We had a great day!
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    Abridged report

    Thanks for the report.
  6. Robin

    California here we come!

    Today we had a light breakfast. We are going to Six Flags Magic Mountain. We have a Six Flags membership that allows us to go to any Six Flags Park. We also have a dining pass that you pay once and get a snack, lunch and dinner every visit for the season. We also all get a drink bottle so free soft drinks every visit as well. Once we arrive we see the parking lot is huge. You have the choice of walking in or taking a tram. We took the tram. We waited about 10 min to get thru bag check security and to scan our ticket. We have been to about half of the Six Flags and this was probably our favorite. They have a good mix of rides and, we saw a really good show. I am not a big thrills person and usually end up holding everything but, I was surprised at how much I rode. We had a great time here we walked in about 10:45 and left when it closed at 9. We got to do a lot not everything but a lot. They also had good food choices we did not leave hungry. We decided to walk back to the car there was a long line for the tram. It was a long walk and we where tired we should of waited. Got back to the camper and got ready for bed. One thing about this resort is they have 2 tenting spots that are right next and I mean right next to the bathrooms. If your a light sleeper this could be a problem. Up next finally Disney!
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    California here we come!

    Thanks for reading! Yes, first time to Disneyland and California also first for Colorado and Utah.
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    California here we come!

    We arrived at the Anaheim Harbor RV park before it got dark has we still had no working running lights. This park is about a mile from Disneyland. You could see the fireworks really good! It's not a bad park considering your in the city. We did not like that our van had to be parked about 5 spaces away. It was a bit of a pain going back and forth. They had some gas grills set up for anyone to use. Also had a club house with a TV, snack machine, toaster oven, microwave and a Keurig. We took advantage of all of this. Bathrooms nice and clean and very modern. Dinner was at the Taco Bell down the street. We walked there saw some homeless people but they did not bother us. We set up and went to bed very excited to be here!
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    California here we come!

    We thought the Nashville store was bigger. We where there a few years ago. The original building was to us small and there was only a few other people in it. New building was bigger but was a lot of merchandise. Still fun to see the items up close that they show on TV. Funny story a older guy was at the counter pretty upset because he wanted to see Danielle. He drove all the way to see her. The workers said oh sorry she is busy today you can see us. He was getting pretty heated about it so we left. I'm sure they get that all the time. That is cool that Mike is your neighbor!
  10. Robin

    California here we come!

    You should go it was really something! Just watch out for hippies lol!
  11. Robin

    California here we come!

    We where there on the 20th it was Kaleo.
  12. Robin

    California here we come!

    Friday morning up early. Went to the area auto parts store got parts for the lights. Back at the campground my husband worked on the lights. I made breakfast my son starting to get things together to pack up. Well failure on the lights still not working. Pack up and get going. We head back to the show for a few more hours. We are back on the road. We make a stop in Las Vegas stop at the Pawn shop Gold and Silver Pawn where the TV show is filmed. We take some photos and look around. Next we head over to Count Kustoms from the TV show. They have a free little tour where you can look at some of the cars. This was a nice break from being in the car. We stop for the night in Elk City Utah at a KOA. This was a nice campground. It was very hot here! We had beautiful weather in Colorado high 70's and lows in mid 60's. We had dinner on the road so it was straight to bed for us.
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    California here we come!

    Next day was about the same. Had breakfast went to the show for a few hours and, went hiking at Red Rock Canyon. Had a bit of trouble parking here because there was some kind of hippy fest going on. They have a amphitheater here where they hold concerts. Today was one of those days. It was a band I never heard of. A quick goggle search and I guess they have been around for a while. Well lets just say we got a free show has well as a hike. They have a small museum with memorabilia from area musicians that have become famous. Also bathrooms and a small gift shop. Once again very beautiful! Lots of trails to pick from and different degrees of difficulty. Once away from the crowds it was very peaceful and a nice hike we even saw a deer. It took a while to get out of the parking lot due to the fact that people really where not paying attention or could not pay attention to the fact that a large 12 person van was coming right at them. Good thing my husband is a very patient person. Got back to the campground had dinner and bed time.
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    California here we come!

    The real reason for going out west was a car show. The Buick Nationals were being held near Denver this year. My husband is a big Buick guy. It is his Hobby and his business. After breakfast we drove about 30 min to the show. We where there for about 3 hours. After that we got to mix business with pleasure. We went to The Garden of the Gods. It was really beautiful! We brought bikes from home and did a little biking around. Well honestly I had to walk up the hills so a little bit of walking. They do have bikes to rent has well has Segway and jeep tours. After biking we did a little bit of walking the trails the have signs up along the way with info on the park. There is a really nice visitor center with a café, bathrooms, a small museum and, a short movie.( We skipped the movie there was a charge.) All three of us really loved it here! When we got back to the camper we had dinner and went to bed we where exhausted but in a good way.
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    California here we come!

    The pickers store was smaller than on tv. They have the two buildings which are right next to each other. A lot of stuff is not for sale just fun to look at. Other stuff was priced like what they say on tv. Just fun to look around if your a fan of the show.
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