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Throwback Thursday – Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary Parade

Mum bought some slides back from New Zealand.  Over the last week I have converted them to digital format.  So for the first time, after 35 years we can actually now see these photos. This is the second set which feature the 25th Anniversary parade.  Please forgive the somewhat blurry photos – we are spoilt nowadays … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Disneyland 1980

Mum bought some slides back from New Zealand.  Over the last week I have converted them to digital format.  So for the first time, after 35 years we can actually now see these photos. I’m in the white t-shirt, my brother is the little boy in the red t-shirt and Mum is the woman in the … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Making it in Hollywood

Wordless Wednesday – Would you like Windows XP with that?

Wordless Wednesday – I am a warm breeze…

Wordless Wednesday – How hot is the hot sauce?

 

Streetcars of San Francisco

I can’t see the appeal with the cable cars in San Francisco, but I love these heritage streetcars that run around the city. Compared with the super crowded cable cars, on these streetcars you can often find a seat and the price can’t be beat at only $US2.25 for an adult to ride.  In comparison, … Continue reading

Grizzly Peak Airfield at Disney California Adventure Park

Earlier this year Disney California Adventure Park re-imagined the old Condor Flats area into the new Grizzly Peak Airfield.  I was looking back through my old photos of Disneyland to show you before and after and couldn’t find any of this area.  It used to be very grey and concrete with very few photographically interesting areas. … Continue reading

Biking to the Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California, USA

  Ever since our first trip to San Francisco back in 2011 I had wanted to bike the Golden Gate Bridge.  Mum vetoed it last time – spoil sport!  This time, I didn’t quite get to bike over it either, as we didn’t have time, but we did do a bike ride along the waterfront … Continue reading

Angel Island State Park – San Francisco, USA

On a previous trip to San Francisco I took a trip to Alcatraz.  This time, as part of our organised Adventures by Disney trip we got the opportunity to go to Angel Island.  The entire island is part of the California State Park system and access is via boat or ferry. I confess I didn’t know … Continue reading

Muir Woods National Monument – California, USA

12 miles north of San Francisco is the Muir Woods National Monument, one of the few surviving stands of old growth Coastal Redwoods.  We visited on an unusually beautiful, sunshiney July afternoon and I’d like to say we had the place to ourselves but it was overrun with visitors. This is not getting out into … Continue reading

Chinatown “Year of the … ” Street Art Mural – San Francisco

Wandering around Chinatown in San Francisco last night, we stumbled across this beautiful mural of the Chinese Zodiac.  Isn’t it beautiful?   I’ll have a lot more on San Francisco coming up very soon, so be sure to follow 🙂

Movies to see before you visit Disney California Adventure

Following on from last week’s post about Movies to see before you visit Disneyland, if you planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort and plan on visiting Disney California Adventure theme park, there are a number of movies I’d recommend seeing before you go.  This will give you a much better understanding of what you are … Continue reading

Movies to see before you visit Disneyland

I’m often asked for Disneyland trip planning help.  One of the key things I recommend, especially when travelling with children, is in the months leading up to your trip, watch some of those Disney movies you haven’t seen. At Disneyland many of the attractions are based around story and theme.  This usually comes directly from a movie.  So here is my … Continue reading

RIP Luigi’s Flying Tires – Disney California Adventure

After only nearly 3 years, the Luigi’s Flying Tires attraction in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Theme Park has already been scheduled for replacement and will close on the 16th of this month.   Rumour has it that injuries, and possibly technical difficulties, have forced a replacement attraction already.  History repeating itself? It was based on an old … Continue reading

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