Hehe I know I haven’t posted too much in the last recent while and that’s just because I’m but on Friday, we took a quick trip to Southern California to get away from things here. 🙂
Our flight was I think around 6:30pm and we left the house around 3, it was starting to snow and well we wanted to get to the airport early and it’s a good thing that we did because it was very busy. Unfortunately the flight was delayed for about an hour so we sat in the plane and well that’s always an enjoyable experience. We landed in Los Angles at around 11pm, Brandon was all amped up so he was still with us, we rented a car then drove to the hotel.
Unfortunately since we were going to be late, Maggie emailed the hotel that and for some reason they gave our room away so we ended up calling a bunch and stayed at a Best Western just north of Hollywood blvd. Saturday we went to Universal Studios and it was pretty awesome…
I enjoyed the Simpsons portion the most since I love the show but the rest was actually kind of boring. Brandon was a bit scared of the Mummy and other rides and he started to cry while we were waiting to get into The Walking Dead exhibit so Maggie took him out while I continued through it. It wasn’t scary, but then again I guess I didn’t have the right frame of mind since I wasn’t trying to scare myself. Harry Potter was kind of bleh too, at least the other rides and attractions gave a bit of a back story, having never read the books or watched the movies (not a fantasy person) I had no idea what was going on. We did buy a wand for the little guy and those stupid things were $50!
The Water World attraction was not bad though, lots of action an neat scenes, Brandon said he enjoyed it so that’s good. All in all Universal Studios is not big and we were able to see everything in a day which is nice. 🙂 We had burritos and tacos for dinner, mmm I love Mexican food!
Sunday we checked out of the hotel and walked around Hollywood Blvd and frankly it was a bit of a waste for me since I don’t care about the entertainment industry one bit.
A lot of other tourists were taking pictures of the stars on the ground and I did take a pic of the Chinese theater but I was pretty bored. After a bit of walking around we drove to San Diego then hit went to La Jolla cove and man is it beautiful there!
Brandon loves the water and we played on the beaches for a good few hours. I took some videos as well and they’ll go up shortly but man it’s beautiful there and I absolutely loved spending time with the family just relaxing. Probably as close to paradise as can be, Maggie and I talked maybe of moving there in the future. 😉
We had Thai food for dinner, it was alright Maggie and I wanted to stay out longer but since Brandon was still on Toronto time, by 5-6pm local time he’s already really beat.
The next day we went to Sea World and it was pretty great there too.
Sea World was pretty awesome, the rides were well regular amusement park style but you can get really close to the sea life here and they did a lot of really cool tricks. Again I guess due to it being so close to xmas, we were able to see everything in a day and the little guy loved it. He’s so damn lucky, when I was a kid we never went anywhere.
After breakfast on Tuesday morning at the hotel, we drove back to LA so Maggie could do some shopping then in the afternoon we just drove around the city to check things out. LOL by accident we drove through some slums and I told Maggie we better lock our doors. You can tell you’re in a poor area because all the windows and doors have security bars in front of them.
Dinner was of course, Mexican food then we dropped off the car and took the complimentary shuttle bus back to the airport. We got there a few hours early, our flight was at 11pm and well I wanted Brandon to get some sleep. We landed yesterday morning at 7am and well that day was pretty much a write off lol.
I’m on the holiday break so today I did a lot of cleaning and getting back into the grind at home, we had a great time and definitely will miss the nice weather!