Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Hi from sunny southern California! We spent the day last Friday driving to Buena Park, California. We took our time and got to our hotel just before 8:00 pm. The next two days were spent at Knott's Berry Farm, riding some of the scariest roller coasters I've ever seen. I went with my hubby and son on one called the "Silver Bullet". I don't think I'll ever do THAT again!! LOL! I couldn't wait until it was over. When I get home, I'll scan the picture that was taken of my son and me on that ride and post it. It was a fun time though. On Monday, we went to Disneyland. It was so crowded! We did spend the day there but left early, about 8:30 pm. I was in a wheelchair and my hubby was having trouble getting us through all the crowds. We did go on several rides though. I think my son liked the "Indiana Jones Adventure" ride the most. We couldn't get into any restaurant for dinner. We should have made reservations (two weeks in advance!). We left Disneyland and went to The Claim Jumper restaurant in Buena Park, right across the street from our hotel, for dinner. THAT was a very pleasant experience. I know we have that restaurant in Reno and will go there again. Yesterday, we took our time getting out of our hotel and driving to San Diego. When we got to the hotel, we rested for a couple of hours and then went for a drive around Mission Bay. We ended up in Seaport Village where we had dinner in a very upscale restaurant. We looked in a few shops and found one that had just Christmas decorations and ornaments. We bought a surfboard with a Santa on it that says, "San Diego, CA 2008". I like to have dated ornaments on my tree. I think I have one for every year since 1980! Anyway, we had a leisurely day yesterday. We are going to San Diego Zoo today. I can't walk that much right now because I have hip trouble, so we will take any transportation available and then just walk around a little bit. Tomorrow is when we head for home. I'll be ready. Vacations are fun, but it's always nice to be home again!!!