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We had a wonderful time on our trip to Southern California. Im sure we'll care many fond memories, which was one of the We made a lot of fond memories of our time. We had a lot of fun. We got to see a lot of new sights and sounds. Visiting the beaches, and seeing the ocean was a special treat. Going to Disneyland was a fun time too.
Here are the links to each day's postings of our trip:
- Day One: Flight to California
- Day Two: Oceanside and La Jolla
- DayThree: Legoland
- Day Four: San Diego
- Day Five: Day of Transition
- Day Six: Disneyland
- Day Seven: California Adventure, and Homeward Bound
Click Here to View Photos from the entire trip.
Money(and time)-wise, I'm not sure when we'll be able to make this trip again. We saved all of our income tax refunds from this year for the trip, plus about another $1,000 from other savings. All in all, it cost about $3,500 for the trip. It's not that we wouldn't want to go back there again, -- Heck, I'd go back there next week if I could!
But there are some other trips we would like to take too. We would like to visit my brother Doug, and his family in Virginia, and see some civil war sights, and explore Washington, DC.
We would like to visit LDS church history sites in Illinois and Missouri. Likewise, we would like to visit LDS church history sites in upstate New York, and visit some of the ancestral homelands of our first American ancestors in New England (Our family goes all the way back to the Mayflower.)
Then there are the more exotic trips we'd like to take: Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, and the Canadian Rockies.
And finally, there are the trips that probably will never happen, exept in our dreams. Places like: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe. Heck, while we're dreaming, why not outer space, the moon, or, as Buzz Lightyear would say, "To Infinity . . . and Beyond!"
By the time we are able to save up for and take some of these other trips, I'm not sure if the kids will even still be living with us at home anymore before we're done. So as much as we loved our visit to Southern California, I'm not too sure when we will actually make that trip again as a family.
-- It might even have to wait until the next generation. Maybe by then, we will be able to take our grandkids there -- along with their parents, of course!