I think this is the first year that we actually left Utah for spring break. Disneyland and the beach is something I've been wanting to do for a few years now. Disneyland was a first for my kids and neither Carl or I had been in over 20 years.
We got the 3-day park hopper pass for Disneyland and California Adventure, spent one day at the beach and surprised the boys with Angels tickets on the last day.
While planning this trip we went back and forth many times trying to decide... do we take Crew with us or leave him with family. We weighed all the pro's and con's and really tried to think what Crew would want. Leaving him behind is tough because the family isn't complete and we miss him terribly but the truth is that he wouldn't have enjoyed the majority of this trip.
Our respite plan is set up so we can get just that, "respite". We decided that not only did we need the little vacation but the older boys could really use some one-on-one with us.
Our day at Huntington beach was beautiful! It was warm with kind of a crazy breeze. We walked out on the pier, collected seashells, went swimming and simply just laid around.
I don't know what it would be like to take really little children to Disneyland but I was appreciating the fact that my kids were bigger. They really had a good time. Our feet got so tired walking around all day, I can't imagine dragging a young one along.
Now that we have been and know what to expect we are planning how to take Crew along and have it be a good experience for him. I think we will wait a couple more years. It sure would be nice to fly next time and stay in one of the hotels right next to the park.
Can't wait to do it again!