Spring break spent in 3 counties! Riverside County, Los Angeles County and Orange County!
First we started out taking the train from Riverside to LA to check out Olvera street. The Riverside train station is named after Papa so the kids always say we are taking "Papa's Train" which is kinda fun.
The kiddos did really good on the train. It goes through some interesting neighborhoods. Rylee tried to point out all the graffiti until it became a main staple during our 1 hour and 30 min ride.
Found our way around Olvera Street and found lots to eat and lots of
. . . new toys to buy . . . Thank you Yaya
Shoes, 2 guitars and gator catchers
Union Station in LA was a pretty sight on a beautiful day.
After our LA excursion my Mom and I took the kids to Disneyland for a couple days. We stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and it was super fun. The last time we were at the D-Land hotel was probably 20 years ago for a dance competition, a lot has changed since then!
Of course the 2 days we were at Disney it was super hot and pretty crowded.
Brady's favorite ride is the Midway Mania at California Adventure. If the line wasn't so darn long we would have ridden it a million times if it were up to Brady (and of course it's the one ride with out fast pass!!!) I was so surprised that he wore the 3D glasses.
We were happy to go back to the hotel and hit up the pool for more than one reason. Our feet were on fire! I don't know how people do Disney for more than 3 hours at a time!!
The slides at the D-Land Hotel pool were perfect for the kids. They went up and down a zillion times as my Mom and I sat under an umbrella sipping tasty beverages. There were 3 different slides, all of different lengths. They both started out on this small one and eventually ended up circling the tallest one time after time after time. We were just about to leave when they closed the pool and slides due to unknown matter in the pool . . . yuck!!!
After the pool party we headed back to the park and Brady couldn't do it any longer. Fell asleep in the line for Pirates of the Caribbean. Poor guy can't go without a nap!
Mom and Brady headed back to the room, Brady was in no shape to continue well into the night. Rylee and I on the other hand . . . Rock Stars!!
We stayed until the last minute when Rylee couldn't walk anymore and our eyes were closing.
Back at Disney for day 2 we were dying, tired hot and our feet barely holding us up! We bee lined for Brady's favorite ride hoping if we got there as soon as it opened the line would be minimal. As luck would have it, we walked up on Midway Madness and it was closed for maintenance . . .AGHAHHHHHHH . . . Brady was a mess . . . buy toys to make him better. . . . walk out of store to see that a line was forming for said ride that was not even open yet. Yep you guessed it we jumped in the line to wait for a ride that was to open sometime in the next hour!!! Lucky for us it didn't take to long!
Rylee the thrill junkie and I went on all the big rides with hands up of course. We rode her favorite ride Big Thunder Mountain 3 times in a row! She is certifiably crazy!!! But I love her
When we couldn't take Disney anymore we headed back to Riverside for more pool time!!
It was a fast week packed with lots of fun and adventure.
It is fun once and a while to step out of your comfort zone!
We finished up our spring break with Bryn's first baby shower.
Bring on baby Cooper we can't wait to meet him!!!