06 July 2008

We're on da mainland

This is going to be a really short post, but we made it safely to the mainland. We flew out of Maui at 8:30 pm on friday night, and we arrived at LAX around 5am. We drove to our hotel, in Anaheim, by 8:30am...short version, we reserved a car and they didn't have it when we got there, so we had to walk to another car rental place and pay more, so it took all morning... The hotel check in wasn't until 4pm, but they did let us come in and eat at the all you can eat breakfast buffet and let us stow our bags in their storage room. We didn't have any way to shower or nap (we only slept lightly on the 5 hour plane ride), so we just went to Disneyland at 10am. We stayed there until 8pm, and by the time we got to the hotel, we all felt like zombies...no sleep or showers for 2 days! We showered the kids and they fell asleep instantly. Our favorites parts of the first day here were: Darwin, the Indiana Jones ride; Melissa: Space Mountain; Brooklin, Indiana Jones and Space Mountain; Caleb, Jedi training and getting to fight with Darth Maul; London: the Dumbo ride...she was terrified of almost every ride we went on and didn't have as much fun as the rest of us did...; and Isaiah: Jedi training and Darth Maul, and the Tiki Room.

Today we slept in until 8am, and then drove to San Diego to go to the zoo. We stayed all day. We got to watch a splash painter that was really awesome and the animals were cool. We will have to post pics another day, because it is now almost 11pm, and I need to sleep....tomorrow is Sea World and my legs sure need the rest!


Jen said...

What a bummer about the rental car. It seems those kind of things always happen but it's good you guys were able to take it in stride. It sounds like a fun vacation so far. I hope you guys have a great time at Sea World. That place is so cool!

Idaho Grahams said...

It sounds like you are all having a blast!! Tell the kids Space Mountain was my least favorite ride when I was a kid also. But now I love it. I can't wait to hear the report of all the fun things you are doing.