A few minutes after midnight, my entire family and their respective spouses, minus one of my sisters, met at a local movie theater to see the premier of Man of Steel, the new Superman movie. When it was over, we went home to take a shower, change into something comfortable for travel, and head to the airport to fly first into Denver, then later into Anaheim for the 10-year anniversary Disneyland trip with some of our oldest friends from college. This will be the first year in awhile we haven’t gone to Walt Disney World in Florida for seven or nine days, instead opting for a quick weekend trip in California.
More than 1,600 miles later, we are now in Southern California, the land where my father grew up as a child. The weather is so much better here than in Kansas City that if the state didn’t have such a ridiculous income tax structure, I’d buy a house and move tomorrow.
Here is what it looks like to fly over the Rocky Mountains if you’ve never made the trip yourself (given that there are now a decent amount of international readers, it’s possible).
After this, we figured we could check into the hotel so decided to go back before meeting up with everyone else, who were starting to arrive.
Hey, remember these pictures from Walt Disney World last year at Les Chefs de France? Even though he was in his mama’s belly in that photo, it was the first time Evan was featured on the blog. He’s all grown up … well, 5 months old. Say hello!
That night, you could see the World of Color in California Adventure and Magic Kingdom fireworks show from the hotel room.
I have to go to bed because we are meeting everyone in the morning, then having lunch at 11:15 at Club 33.