Home again :-)

We finished the week by going to Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills area, Santa Monica Beach and Malibu – all very interesting to see, but painfully long to get there and back due to the really nasty traffic.

The beach was really nice @ Santa Monica, although with the wind, it was particularly cold.

We also visited Huntington Beach which again was really nice – great beach, folks were surfing and kite surfing – cool.ย  Huntington Beach would appear to be a location where a number of championships are held each year ๐Ÿ™‚

All in all, we (Vicky and Simon) agree that the San Francisco Bay area feels like a nicer area to live than LA – this is not based on anything other than 3 or 4 days driving around the LA area.

The people that have rented ForkHall have made a request that we let them move in on the 26th of this month !!!! It is v unlikely that we will get all the gear sorted by then so we will be going for the 1st April.

That way, we can literally move out and head to CA the week after Easter Monday – flight costs will make the decision for us ๐Ÿ™‚

Olly and Elly were OK on the flight home from LA, with them both ultimately getting a reasonable amount of sleep – mummy and daddy maybe got 3 hours in.ย  They then didn’t get out of bed until they were awoken by mummy @ 11am this morning – so that’s 14+ hours of kip……

Let’s see how they do tonight…..

Two days in LA, two days in Disney :-)

We have been in Anaheim for two days now, and we spent the first one in Disney’s Californian Adventure, and today in Disneyland itself.

We saw the real Lightning McQueen yesterday and had our photo taken with him AND Mater.ย  Then we saw a parade just before end of the day and we saw McQueen again but this time he was driving – Elliot was in heaven ๐Ÿ™‚ย  We travelled all this way to see Lightning – and thankfully we saw him on the first day in LA.

We spent today in Disneyland itself, which for those who have been the Disney World in Florida, is clearly the park that gave ALL the inspiration for the Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando.ย  This park here is a scaled down version – the rides are very similar also.

We have enjoyed some terrific ice-creams on both days – warm caramel sauce on the inside of a waffle cone with cookies and cream ice-cream – nice ๐Ÿ™‚

Both days have enjoyed nice sunshine, but only after lunchtime today.ย  Simon has characteristically burned his face and neck in the sun today – muppet.

We have plenty of video footage and hopefully some of it will be useful ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally, Oliver has figured out how to crawl during this trip and has begun to not want to eat baby food – he wants to eat the same thing that Elliot or mummy or daddy is eating…..

We feel like we brought a baby out to California with us and will be bringing a little boy back with us ๐Ÿ™‚