Hi there. How’re you doing? Our crew was out-of-town all last week and we are adjusting back to the grind:
- Flew down to LA Sunday, 7/29
- Disneyland 7/30 – 7/31
- Universal Studios 8/1 – 8/2
- 8/3 A pool day + Korean food in K-Town + cookie dough dessert
- 8/4 Hearst Castle
- 8/5 Drove home
It was 90° in southern California. I won’t lie; it was hard to walk around in that heat. Disneyland was more bearable because after a certain point you would be under air conditioning and we had Fastpass which enabled us to get onto rides faster.
A tip learned by my husband: Use the Disney app which will enable you to schedule rides via Fastpass easier and faster. You do have to pay daily in which the fee includes access to all the pictures you take with Disneyland photographers but you won’t have to keep going to kiosks to get FP tix.
Universal Studios didn’t have a lot of shelter for shows and rides. We upgraded to Express the second day we were there as we hit all the major rides that Thursday. Hogsmeade was awesome! I felt extremely happy there. We waited in line for the Olivander’s tour and the girls and I bought our wands.
Here’s a slideshow of highlights from our trip:
Off to do some cooking prep. It’s been busy this week with taking one child to her first, swimming mini session (four days a week for a half an hour each) and then the other to Open Court (tryouts start next week). Today I dropped off the teen at the courts and her sister and I ran to Costco, came home to unload, hung out for a tiny bit, ran to get her sister, and then off to swimming. This evening is our court’s block party as it’s National Night Out day so I have some frozen, shrimp tempura to bake and I need to help set up down the block.
I’ll try to catch up on your blogs this week. Thanks for droppin’ by! TTYS.