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  1. #51
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    Yup. Weekday traffic will be a problem in California Metro areas. LA and San Diego being the top 2. The Bay area can be almost as bad, so keep that in mind for scheduling.

    Glad to see you made it safe and sound.
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  2. #52
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    So there you are in traffic. Isn't LA wonderful?

    ... and Disneyland on a weekend. Sorry we should have warned you about annual pass holders on weekends (there are many in the LA area).

    Don't forget to head over to California Adventure. "Soaring Over California" is definately a worthwhile ride, and California Screamin' is pretty "neato" as well.
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  3. #53
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    I had the warning about both LA traffic and Disneyland on the weekend through a US mate from Oz so don't worry that I came in and got blindsided.

    For the first full day and a jet lagged one at that we did well thoug I probably pushed the trouble and strife and kidlets a bit hard. 33 degrees C, full sun and we kept at it with queues from 10am till 7pm before hitting the wall - or more accurately the hotel.

    Oh and as an avid watcher of military documentaries I'm aware "the first casualty of battle is the plan", or phrased the other common way - "planning is everything but the plan is nothing".

    I apologize if this is to many photos but lets see if you put up with this many
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  4. #54
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    Great start DPR. I hope the feet hold out mine get very tired on trips like this.
    You've brought back many great memories already. Looking forward to whatever you are able to post as you go.
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  5. #55
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    Never too many photos of your fun trip to the USA. Just hope your feet, wallet, and temperaments hold out.
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  6. #56
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    You da man! Love the photos. Nice snippets of DL. Still one of my favorite places. Surprised you had the energy to get those out of the camera.

    Sounds like you came prepared, and forewarned. Surprisingly few people.

    Looking forward to your future posts.
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  7. #57
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    It sounds like a cop-out but we only did about 4hrs of Disney California Adventure Park today from about 10am till 2pm before we'd had enough rides and just wanted to crash at the hotel. A nice afternoon swim and hot tub at the hotel was just the trick to reset fraying tempers.

    I've realized we're not park people, I've never taken the kids on rides before and it was clearly too much to ask to go from nothing to all day riding on consecutive days. I also thought this park had junior and late teen rides but didn't feel suitable to us inbetweeners, the teen oriented big roller coasters & tower of terror just looked insane to us.

    We're going to get up really early and brave Disneyland again tomorrow at 8am trying to minimize the inevitable Sunday crush including the Mexican Independence Day extra crowd. I don't know if that's the real celebration but the girl at hotel reception said it was "her country's equivalent of 4th July".

    Here's the inevitable shots from today, not many which I guess indicates I had run out of steam.
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  8. #58
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    Cinco De Mayo is pretty much an excuse to drink yourself into oblivion, and only celebrated primarily in the USA, and in a small part of Mexico. It is not the equivelent of July 4th, but more like Saint Patties day. Actually September 16 is Mexico's independance day. Sounds like I may have spent more time in Mexico than the girl who told you that. Or she was from Puebla.

    That said, I hope that you got to "Soaring Over California" a relatively benign, but fun ride at Cal Adventure. Basically a flying overview of the state.

    Great pictures as always. Looking forward to the next series. I (we) appreciate your efforts as you have to be pretty well beat.
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  9. #59
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    Yes ditto from me. It was all I could do to mange to do backups every night on to the laptop when we did a US tour. I'd have been fast asleep before I could get connected and work out posts.
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    Here's the last of the DL park shots from today our third & final day. Tomorrow I'm looking forward to the aircraft carrier Midway in San Diego. It should be the start of the more interesting photographic material (I hope).
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