Disneyland to SoCal

We went back to Cali this summer for what we dubbed our "Disney-SoCal" trip.  

Quinn's almost six years old & obsessed with Disney princesses, so we thought it was the perfect time to experience Disneyland.  We came, we saw.....we need to get Mommy a glass of wine haha just kidding but seriously you guys.

We spent one full day at Disneyland & the next day at California Adventure Parks.  I braced myself for the worst lines, crowds, heat, etc, but surprisingly it was all very manageable especially with tips & tricks from our friends who have braved it.

Our kid was a complete princess groupie; she had zero chill when it came to the princesses 😁  Using the Disneyland app, we were able to figure out where/when each princess was available for autographs & chats; incredible how much it saved us when it came to waiting in long lines.  I believe Quinn met 9 princesses (plus Olaf, Aladdin, & Flynn Rider).

Seeing it all thru her eyes....well, we got caught up in the magic, too, & before long I was cry-gushing "I love you, Rapunzel!" & trying to smell her hair.     

Then we rounded out the last half of the week by heading down the coast to stay in Encinitas, a true blue laid-back surf town; it's our favorite!

PHOTO TIME GUYZ!!   I know it's boring to look at other people's vacation photos so who am I to think that anyone would care about mine but thank you for taking a peek!


SoCal time!
 

the Design District in Solana Beach = my nirvana

Thanks for the pic, Quinn 😘


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