SoCal Vacation Lessons Learned
As promised, if you click the "read more" you'll get my lessons learnt from our recent vacation:
1. Taking a family trip to San Diego and L.A. was a way better idea than my initial plans on how to spend my vacation. My ideas included:
a) Live-blogging my naps.2. The vacation was successful because I got to go on my two favorite rides at Disneyland:
b) Wandering around town making fun of people who still believe that professional boxing is a real sport.
c) Coming up with a Mock Fantasy Draft for the family Fantasy Football League.
a) The Tram Ride:
b) The Alameda Police Golf Cart ride:
3. If your son watches The Colbert Report, he'll probably want to get pictures taken with celebrities:
I have no idea what the "thumbs up" means, but I'm sure it's obscene.
4. The new Submarine Ride at Disneyland isn't open yet...
...but it's a great place for bloggers with a nom de blog like "Bubblehead" to get their picture taken:
5. Universal Studios Theme Park in Hollywood is a good place to spend one day, but I have no idea what anyone would do there on the 2nd day of a visit. On a related note, the MWR in San Diego only sells two-day tickets.
6. Traffic in L.A. totally blows. We left Universal Studios at 5 p.m., and had gotten only 8 miles down the 101 during the next hour. The next 8 miles took a half hour, and we covered another 8 miles in the subsequent 15 minutes. After that (at 6:45 p.m.), traffic opened up a little, so we did about 50 mph until we got almost to Camp Pendleton.
7. I'll probably come up with more later, but now it's time to go watch the Oscars.