here is a quick overview of our trip:
we drove to Seattle and stayed overnight at the Super8 Motel (fyi: not super friendly, but somewhat clean and the breaky was free and out in time for when the kids woke up which was nice) where we paid for a park n' fly deal.
we flew out to LAX and met up at the airport with derek's parents, Grammy & Papa Salmon (who flew out from Syracuse NY, they live in Ontario) for a week visit to see derek's sister Marsha (or Auntie M) and Tracy, and to celebrate their graduation for their masters degree in education from Argosy University (same program).
here is the new graduate
we also went to Disneyland and mostly stayed in Fantasyland and the Princess area. while the others were waiting in line for diedre to get her picture taken with a couple princesses, i snuck her into the royal theatre for some Royal Lessons.
Royal Lessons Video
we went to Santa Monica beach one day. it was so smoking hot. the adults did not wear sunscreen (i think it was because we thought we'd only be in the sun for an hour) and that proved to be a very very bad idea--OUCH. we didnt see any celebs on our trip except that Grammy & Papa saw "darlene's boyfriend" from Roseanne at the beach.
here we are, salty but dry after the time at the beach.
those were just a few pics to generate interest, here is a more detailed overview of the trip:
picture album of our trip to California in May 2008