The Big Kahuna Family's Welcome Home **Updated 6/6** COMPLETE!
Dates: May 17-20, 2008
Rich & Kathy, aka Two4Disney, veteran Disneyland and WDW travelers who just returned to the west coast after living outside the gates of Walt Disney World
Leave Home in AM
Lunch: Tortilla Joe’s
Dinner: Redd Rocket’s Pizza Port
Breakfast: Blue Ribbon Bakery
Lunch: Rancho del Zocala
Dinner: Vineyard Room
Breakfast: Bakers’ Field Bakery
Lunch: Blue Water Grill (side trip to Newport Beach)
Dinner: Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Breakfast: Storyteller’s Café
You may have heard of us from the WDW Passporter Boards, both as a trip reporter and commenter on Bob & Larry’s trip reports. Or maybe you read our Two4Disney blog (which later became the Two4Disney: After the Safari blog) when we lived in Florida for 4 years, including 1 year outside the gates of WDW. If so, you know that I grew up near Disneyland, supposedly met Walt Disney when I was too young to remember, and worked as a technical writer for WDW and blogger for the Orlando Sentinel.
And as fun as that time was for us, I couldn’t forget my first love for Disneyland. To make a long story short (too late), we moved back across the country and are now just 4 hours from Disneyland from our new home in Las Vegas.
After living so close to WDW and going at least once a week for a year, we knew we’d eventually have to have a Disney fix. And living this close to Disneyland, it was only a matter of time before we’d book a trip. We can’t believe we haven’t been to Disneyland in over 6 years (or is it 8 years already?) and the last time we went, DCA was getting ready to open so we haven’t even experienced that park at all. Where did time go?
When we lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years, we made annual trips to Disneyland but never had an Annual Pass. But after having a WDW AP while living in Florida, we decided we must have one for Disneyland. Woo hoo – we are now AP holders for Disneyland! Looks like we’ll just have to go quite often over the next year. So many new things to try and we’ll look forward to sampling something new over the next few trips.
Note: We used to eat at Blue Bayou on every trip, but now that there are other choices for the same amount of money, we decided to skip it this time. I can’t justify paying over $20 for a Monte Cristo. I say that sitting here but we’ll see what happens when we’re actually there. That’s true for all of our plans, of course.
Last edited by Two4Disney; 03-28-2008 at 06:12 PM..