Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Disneyland Trip 2012

Today we headed to the "Happiest Place on Earth" - Disneyland! This is our second trip to Disneyland as a family, and we came with the Taggart Family, just like we did in 2008. Wow, 4 years ago! Does time sure go by quickly.

We flew on JetBlue, leaving from SeaTac. Here is shot of Cole and Jack Taggart with Kevin Taggart in the background. Our friend Kevin "The Engergizer Bunny" Taggart, MD was on the phone with Labor and Delivery until the very last second of boarding the plane. Mary Kaye told us that on the way to the gate from security, she took the people mover that moves at twice the normal walking speed while Kevin walked next to her on the carpet. She said that this was the first time she walked beside Kevin while traveling through an airport! Normally he is about 80 yards in the lead.

Here is a shot of Kate and Katie sitting on the plane. The photo directly below the photo is from our trip in 2008. The girls have changed a little, eh?

We flew into Long Beach, CA airport. To say that it is a little smaller than LAX or John Wayne Airport is an understatement. As you can see from the picture below, they don't have jetways leading to the terminal. Therefore, you get to debark the old fashion way! Here is Cole and Jack getting off the plane.

Speaking of the terminal, here is a shot of the terminal (portables). They are under construction of a real terminal, but it won't be done for another year. The baggage claim is actually outside under a cover. I guess that it's not a problem unless the wind really blows!

Once we got our rental cars, we headed to a late dinner at a local favorite of the Taggart's: In-N-Out Burgers. Here is a shot of the boys downing burgers and shakes. We then stopped at a grocery store and gots some snacks and water to take with us into the park.

The Taggarts stayed at The Grand Californian Hotel in the park. We are staying at the Holiday Inn Aneheim Resort near the park. We got a room that fits us all. The kids are in a sort of odd little cubby with bunk beds. They have their own TV, but they prefer to use their iPods, Kindles, and iPads instead. Times they are a changin'...

We are heading to the park early tomorrow morning at 8:30. More pictures to come!