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Old 11-20-2012, 02:20 AM   #1
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A 40th celebration to end the world! COMPLETED 6/24

I'm posting this here, as there will (eventually! ) be a trip report in this forum about our stay in Disneyland as part of our upcoming trip. The pre-trip report is now underway in the Walt Disney World trip report forum.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:55 AM   #2
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Finally I’ve been able to get the highlight photos together from the California section of our trip, which is mainly around Disneyland, but includes other things…


Arriving at the Grand Californian Villas – this was our lovely studio, nice and big…

The view from our room looking left…


… and looking straight ahead

Joining the famous LA freeways…

… and some of that famous LA traffic

The LA skyline


In front of the Endeavour shuttle at the California Science Centre

Isn’t she beautiful?

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home to the 1984 Olympics

A Disney themed star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Inside the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store

The view from our room at night – very cool!

At the entrance to Cars Land

The Christmas tree at the Grand Californian

The first ever Christmas on Buena Vista Street

Elias and Company on Buena Vista Street

Cars Land at night

A special holiday addition to World of Color

The holiday overlay to It’s A Small World

The Disneyland holiday parade

The Castle at night

And the Christmas tree at the entrance to the Disneyland Park

Cars Land in the daylight

The Matterhorn and the Finding Nemo submarines

The monorail

Look who I found!

With our friends Mari and Raleigh at Steakhouse 55

The castle during daylight

With Marci and Jessica in Cars Land as darkness falls

Dinner with Jeannie at Catal

The Red Car Trolley at the entrance to Buena Vista Street

In Cars Land

The LA skyline as seen from Griffith Park

In the beautiful gardens of the Huntington Library

With the Marilyn Monroe statue in Palm Springs

In Joshua Tree National Park

Skull Rock

More like an alien planet than a national park…

The early morning view from our hotel room in Death Valley

The amazing exterior of Scotty’s Castle

By the Ubehebe Crater

The Mesquite Sand Dunes

At Badwater, the lowest point of the United States

Sunrise at Zabriskie Point

Freezing at Dante’s View!

The familiar skyline of Vegas

Watching the fountains at the Bellagio

The Christmas display in the Bellagio conservatory

A very happy new year from the Virgin Atlantic staff on the flight home from Vegas!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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Great highlight pictures! I the Cars snowman!! So cute!
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WOW! Fantastic photos. What a teaser. I wish I were at DLR right now. So many amazing shots of the nat'l parks, too. And Marci, Jessica (and Mickey), Jeannie! I miss you.
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Great pics! You got some beautiful scenery shots!
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Great highlight pictures!! You sure packed a lot into your trip. I can't wait to hear more.
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Great highlight pictures! I the Cars snowman!! So cute!
He was cute!
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Those are certainly some highlights! Wow! Makes me miss DL, and some day I really need to stay at GC! Given that its one of our home resorts!
Love the Cars snowman.
Looking forward to hearing all about this leg, maybe by summer?!
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Those are certainly some highlights! Wow! Makes me miss DL, and some day I really need to stay at GC! Given that its one of our home resorts!
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It will probably be somewhere around then... And by early April, I'll have another trip report going, then another one in early May....
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Great pictures. A lot has changed since I was there!
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Very cool pictures! I need to get back to Disneyland!
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It will probably be somewhere around then... And by early April, I'll have another trip report going, then another one in early May....
Did you not say you were short of holidays...
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Awesome preview of the report to come! And how cool you found Eeyore at DL too!
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Did you not say you were short of holidays...
I am, so we're away for three nights over the four day Easter weekend and two nights over the early May Bank Holiday weekend and in fact for two nights over the last August Bank Holiday weekend, none of which will use up any leave.
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