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Highlights from Los Angeles

Hello everyone, I hope that everyone had a great easter last weekend. It’s been three weeks since I got back from my trip to Los Angeles with my husband and his family. This was my very first time getting to go to Disneyland. I was really excited that I was finally able to go there. Now I can understand why they call it the happiest place on earth. There’s so many different things that everyone can do. On the very first day that we landed in LA we drove straight from LAX airport to Anaheim. We dropped our stuff off at our hotel which was right across the street to Disneyland. We did just Disneyland that day. It was so cool to be able to walk through the park and see all of the different lands that they had there. I think a couple of my favourites were Fantasyland, Adventureland, Frontierland and Tomorrowland. We got to see the fireworks that first night which was absolutely incredible. The second day we were there we had park hopper tickets so that meant we started out in Disney California Adventure Park. They had some pretty cool different lands there as well. I think the one that I liked over on that side of the park was Avenger Campus, Pixar Pier,Cars land and Pacific Wharf. In California Adventure they had more of the roller costers rides that I am not a huge fan of because they scare me and give me some anxiety just watching them going so high up and going around. Getting to meet some of the different princesses was neat. I got to meet Elsa, Snow White, Cinderella and Jasmine. I was also very excited that I got to meet Micky and Minnie Mouse. There was other characters walking around but I didn’t get to stop and get any pictures with them. Here’s some of the pictures from my experience at Disneyland. I am looking forward to getting to go back again sometime in the future.

Matthew and I also did the Warner Brothers Studio Tour one day as well. We both enjoyed getting to see where they have filmed so many different tv shows and movies as well on the studio lot. I really did enjoy getting to learn more about how they make the different movies and tv shows all in this one place. I also was happy to hear that they try to reuse as much as they can. We got to see where they have the FRIENDS set arena where they have all kinds of pictures, videos and different set ups like the apartment and the coffee shop. They also had a spot all setup with things from The Big Bang Theory as well. I liked getting to see some of the different setups there as well like Penny’s apartment, Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment and also the cafeteria where they would eat during them being at work. They also had a separate spot for all of the DC super heroes. We both really enjoyed getting to see all of the different costumes that they had on display. Getting to see the batmobile I’m not gonna lie was pretty awesome. I think though what was probably both of our favourite thing from going to Warner Brothers was getting to see all of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They had a little bit of everything from all of the different movies and some of the different areas set up. One spot was where you could learn how to use a wand. I had a little too much fun with that. They had a potions classroom all setup. They even had the sorting hat set up. Both Matthew and I were happy that we both got Gryffindor. They also had different spots where you could get your picture taken as well. Overall we had a great experience at Warner Brother studio. Then later that night we met up with Matthew’s cousin and her husband, we all managed to get tickets for a Lakers game. I never thought that would be possible but it happened. The LA Lakers we’re playing The Orlando Magic. Wow it was such an incredible experience and it was also exciting. The Lakers even won the game too. Anyways here some pictures from that day below.


We also got to go Universal Studios with his cousin and her husband as well. We were all very excited to see The Harry Potter world because we are big fans. They had so many cool things there like the Hogwarts Express, The wand shop, Honeydukes, Hagrid’s Hut and so much more. There was two different rides that you could go on as well. We even got to try the butter beer. We spent a good amount of time in the Harry Potter area for most of the morning. Then we went to some of the other spots that they had like the Jurassic World. They had a few different people that were with dinosaurs. They even had an area where you could meet some of the Transformers. Both Matthew and I love The Transformers The Ride 3D it was so awesome. Overall that day at Universal Studios was an other jam pack day. Here’s some of the pictures from that day


So after a few long jam packed days for the last four days we went to Palm Springs with Matthew’s parents to just relax and sock up some sun. We stayed at a house that had a pool, a golf area, places to just relax and other great spots in the backyard. We played a few games at night. I got to do a little bit of reading and mostly resting which is what I needed. Then the day before we flew home we went out to this place called Joshua Tree National Park. This is the only place where these trees grow and I have never seen anything like them before. The trees are very interesting to say the least. The park had an amazing lookout at the very top. It was so worth it to see the view but it was absolutely freezing. They had a few different spots where you could get out of your vehicle to take pictures of the different areas. Anyways our trip to California was great. Enjoyed the company and all of the great things that we got to do. Here’s the last bit of pictures from the end of our trip.

Well that’s all for now. I hope that you enjoyed reading this long blog post. I hope that everyone has a great week!


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