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Back from sunny Southern California. Great trip! I was in Anaheim to give a presentation at a work conference, but scheduled vacation time before it. Good decision. Flew into LAX (the prices were better than Orange County). Didn’t want to deal with LA traffic, so we skipped a rental car. Never came to regret it either. We used Super Shuttle to take us to our hotel in Anaheim. We avoided the expensive… Read More

After two long theme park days (Disneyland and Disney California Adventure), we needed a break. It was off to Seal Beach, California. Since we didn’t have (or want) a rental car, we took the regional bus right from our hotel on Katella Avenue in Anaheim to Seal Beach. It cost less than $5, had to make one transfer, and took about 1 hour. Seal Beach is a gem. Not too crowded, places… Read More

The theme park visits continue. Monday was Disneyland. Tuesday was Disney California Adventure. We did the same strategy we used with Disneyland: got up early, had breakfast, and then walked from our hotel on Katella Avenue to Downtown Disney, and got to the park gate right at opening. Again, it was a breeze…no line (because all the lines were inside for each ride, hah!). Disney California Adventure is located right across from… Read More

Disneyland day is here! We walked from our hotel on Katella Avenue in Anaheim, through Downtown Disney, and got to the park gates in about 10 minutes as they were opening. Early on a Monday morning, there were no lines. We ended up spending the whole day at Disneyland–we basically closed the place down. We rode all the rides on our list and visited all themed areas: Main Street USA, New Orleans… Read More