It’s been a long time since I went anywhere on vacation for a week. So this year we decided to pack up and head to my home state of California! My sister lives in the Paso Robles area, 20 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from wine country. A perfect choice for a California vacation! While I skipped the wine tours this time (mom life), we did plenty of the beach and even a 2-day trip down to Disneyland.
Our California vacation started with a flight out of Vegas on a Friday night. Of course, we hit the beach first thing Saturday morning! About 20 minutes from sis’s house is Morro Bay with the famous Embarcadero. After some time in the sand, we hit the walk and tried all the local favorites. Ice cream, taffy and of course the garlic fries and fish n’ chips at Giovanni’s. Then we hit the road and took a sunset drive down the Pacific Coast Highway to Anaheim. It was a lovely drive, until I got into the Los Angeles area after dark. I forgot how confusing all those freeways can be!
The next day we hit the ground running at Disneyland. It was Z’s first time as a “big kid” (over 7 years old, above 48″) so she broke in all the big rides. Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Matterhorn, Space Mountain. We ate all the favorites like the popcorn, cotton candy and of course the Dole Whip! And we got autographs. So…many…autographs. Z didn’t want to stand in long lines for the rides, but she would wait all day for an autograph from her favorite characters. After a hot chocolate and the Mainstreet Electrical Parade, we headed back to the hotel to rest up for another day of fun.
Day two of our California vacation was for Disney California Adventure Park. Immediately we hit the Incredicoaster. It was SO fun that we went on twice and would have done it again if I didn’t get sick. I know. Such a buzz kill. I had to find a sprite after the second ride while Z ate a huge ice cream sundae, totally unaffected by the twists and turns of the Incredicoaster. After I felt better, we did a few more rides and even MORE autographs. Dinner had to be on the Pacific Wharf. The bread bowl is a tradition. You can’t beat that yummy soup at that sunset view! After we left, we headed back up to the central coast for even more beach fun!
All in all, we had a great time on our California vacation! We can’t wait to get back to the beach and go back to Disneyland! Until next time!!
–Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas