We were lucky enough to stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel - what a great place!
Main lobby in the Grand Californian
Big fireplace in the lobby
Photo of the entryway to Disney's California Adventure taken after hours
We had lovely weather most days when we visited the parks
We're in the Hollywood Backlot section of Disney's California Adventure
Alladin musical - the genie (not shown here) really stole the show!
Darcie waiting to get launched on one of our favorite rides - California Screamin.
Lots of nice details on all the Disney attractions. This scene is in the loading area for Tower of Terror.
Our 'elevator' on the Tower of Terror
Live green army men entertained the crowd before the Block Party parade
Silhouette of Mrs. Incredible in the Block Party parade
Scene of Paradise Pier in California Adventure just before closing time - Cly's favorite photo from the trip
We were able to go to the Napa Rose restaurant - a little too pricy for our taste but the food was absolutely excellent!
Our waiter snapped this for us
Darcie's scallop appetizer
Cly's duck breast appetizer
We both had the curry squash wonton soup
Darcie's entree was the chicken on risoto
Cly had the snapper encrusted with dungeness crab
We were pretty stuffed so we shared the creme brulee for dessert
Darcie in the LEGO Imagination Center in Downtown Disney
Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney
Cly with Goofy in the Paradise Pier Hotel
Entrance to Disneyland - the parks were celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disneyland
45 minutes before Disneyland's Parade of Dreams and people were already gathering
The rhino costume was interesting - the eyes blinked and the mouth opened and closed
We ran into Belle in Ariel's Grotto
Cly and Jasmine (also in Ariel's Grotto)
We did a bus tour of Los Angeles on day 4
the Hollywood sign
There was actually a guy camped out in the bushes behind us
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Cly found the governer's spot
The Oscars were scheduled in 4 days so there was lots of construction on the Kodak theater
Not everything was glamorous in Hollywood
We stopped at the LA Farmer's Market for lunch
Our brochure for the tour said we'd see lot's of muscle guys pumping iron and bikini models on Venice Beach. Maybe the 19 degree Celsius weather was too cold.