Las Vegas

***18.05.14 to 20.05.14***

Day 10

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Setting off from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, we first had lunch at the Fashion outlets of Las Vegas mall en route to Las Vegas. As there wasn’t anything we needed, we spent more time eating at the foodcourt instead. After that, we spent another 45 minutes on the road before reaching the Stratosphere hotel where we would be staying for the next two nights. It’s amazing to see lots of fanciful looking hotels by the highways after driving past the quiet, sandy and bare land for quite some time. It was like a sudden transformation.

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After transferring all the luggage into the room, we went up to the observatory deck of our hotel to take a day time skyline view of Las Vegas before joining the optional night tour to the Bellagio Fountains, Venetian Hotel, Volcano at the Mirage, and historic Old Town Las Vegas. There were some crazy thrill rides and sky jump up there. I thought it looked really scary when I saw legs hanging outside the glass panel at such a high level. Thrilling to the max but definitely not for me.

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Las Vegas is well known for its gambling, entertainment and night life. We now witnessed how sizzling it was! This place is certainly not suitable for kids. Seriously I even saw some adult ads on a lorry driving around the streets. The streets seemed pretty quiet during day time, yet turned into a bustling city at night. The tour at the iconic Bellagio Fountains, Venetian Hotel, Volcano at the Mirage and historic Old Town Las Vegas was very precise. After the fountain show, we hurried off  to the next location. It was literally like no time to waste. 😉

It was already 10ish, by the time we returned to the hotel. The kids were very tired and soon fell asleep after shower. And you guess what, we had to gather at the waiting area at 4.30am the next day. No kidding!

Day 11

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Driving to Grand Canyon from our hotel was about 6 hours. Setting off at 4.30am was really early but at least we could continued with our sleep on the way there. Ironically, we took so long to drive up to Grand Canyon yet we could only spent an hour or so there. It was definitely not enough. Well, you know that’s the down side of following a tour. The view at Grand Canyon was spectacular. However, we have got to be extra careful with the kids as only a certain area has railings around the edges. I have height phobia so most of the time I’m standing away from edges. Papa Yap was daring enough to climb down parts of the cliff with the camera. I couldn’t help but to get worried. Lol.

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There was a stopover at Hoover Dam, on the way back from Grand Canyon. And that meant it was photo taking time again! For sure this has got to be one of the popular tourist spot in Nevada. Back at hotel, while some of our tour group members went for their optional shows at other hotels, we had our complimentary international buffet dinner at the hotel. We were least interested with all the shows, given that we have two kids with us. After dinner, we went up to the observatory deck for the night skyline view. The wind was amazingly strong outside the deck.

Day 12

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Wrapping up the last leg of our west coast adventure, we visited the M&M chocolate outlet and Cactus garden before heading to the LAX airport. It was indeed a fantastic family vacation! I am sure the kids enjoyed themselves as much as we did. What amazed us the most was exactly how cooperative and easy our kids were throughout the entire trip, with long bus journey. We were definitely flattered by all the compliments received from our fellow tour group members. So proud of our two lovable double Ds and ourselves! haha 🙂

It was time to fly back to Virginia with three hour time difference ahead. One more day before flying back to Singapore! 🙂

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Yosemite National Park

***17.05.14***

Day 9

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We slept through the few hours bus ride to Yosemite national park. It wasn’t that bad. There was a stopover at a kiosk where we bought some simple breakfast and used the restrooms as well before continuing with our journey.
The long distance is certainly worthwhile. This place is huge! Driving up and down, in and out the park literally took us hours. There are actually a number of waterfalls around the park, and we had only seen two or three. Like I said, this place is so huge that one needs many days to explore. We finally reached the Bridalveil Falls at 8am where we saw the granite cliff, El Capitan. The morning crisp air smelled ever so refreshing and views of the waterfalls were spectacular.

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We moved on to the see the Yosemite falls. Yosemite Falls, one of the world’s tallest, is actually made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite fall, the middle cascades and Lower Yosemite fall. I supposed the best time to visit waterfalls has to be in Spring, when most of the snowmelt occur. It is possible for the waterfalls to dry up by August. And we happened to be there during the fall’s peak runoff. Standing near the waterfall, we could feel droplets of the cold and clear spring water gushing down. Brr…

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We ended our Yosemite park tour at the Tunnel View vantage point where we saw the Yosemite Valley and we were totally mesmerized by its breath-taking view. Amazing! We thought the scenery looks like a portrait of a beautiful nature painting.

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It is definitely a wonderful place for a getaway, picnic, campfire, adventurous hike and many other activities. There are a number of hotels located within the park with shuttle bus services as well. If only we were given more time, we would love to have a picnic there. Well that’s the cons of following a tour. Despite of the limited time spent here, Papa Yap and I would regard this as a spectacular trip and one we will never forget. We absolutely love this magnificent nature park! 🙂

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San Francisco

***16.05.14***

Day 8

We set off early in the morning as our hotel was more than an hour drive away from San Francisco. Apart from the distance, we certainly wouldn’t want to waste any time on the road during the morning rush.

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Our first stop was at the cable car station. We took the manually operated cable car to Lombard Street where we boarded our bus and proceeded to our next location. Lombard street is famous for its steep, with eight hairpin turns, in San Francisco. Luckily, we were supposed to walk down instead of up. The thought of walking up that street already tire me out. The road is too steep, too steep for someone who has not been exercising for years! Heehee 😉

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The third and fourth stop was at the famous Golden Gate Bridge and the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts respectively. Both were nothing more than photo taking stops.

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We were given more time to tour around the Pier 39 where we took a walk around the shopping area, brought the kids on the carousel ride, watched the sea lions lazing on the deck and took the bay cruise which sailed underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, around the Alcatraz island, past the angel island then along the San Francisco Bay. Papa Yap wish to visit the Alcatraz island, however we didn’t have time for it. So we shall put it in our bucket list for now.

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Following on were again quick stops at the St Mary Cathedral, Twin Peaks, San Francisco City Hall and Stanford University. We really have had many photos taken for the day.

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After a long day running around San Francisco, we finally got to meet up with Papa Yap’s cousin, Zheng Hao and his girlfriend, for dinner. They are both currently working there after graduating from Stanford University. We were absolutely glad to see them there in San Francisco. Dinner was great, so was the company! 🙂

We only got back to the hotel at 10ish and the kids slept immediately after their bath. How I wish I could do that too! It was time to pack up our stuff again as we would be moving to the next hotel the very next day. And we were supposed to gather at the lobby at 5am! 😉

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LA to San Francisco

***14.05.14 & 15.05.14***

Day 6

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As for the remaining 8 days, we decided to join a tour agency to bring us to the various sightseeing places which we wanted to visit. In that case, Papa Yap wouldn’t be exhausted driving from places to places. Driving for long hours can be really tiring. The pros of following the tour company is that our transportation and lodging were all settled. Perhaps the cons would be that there wouldn’t be any flexibility in terms of time and space, considering we have two young children. Thankfully, our kids were adaptable and cooperative throughout.

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We returned our rented car at the LAX airport and linked up with our tour guide there. We were then ferried to the hotel which we would be staying for a night. After settling our luggage, we headed off to the Santa Monica beach for lunch and spent the rest of our afternoon there. We had lunch at the foodcourt in a mall. Double Ds’ attention were both centered at the nicely built playground inside. As promised, they had some fun time there before walking over to the beach. Darian was keen for the rides at the outdoor amusement park but weather was seriously too hot. Hence, Papa Yap brought the kids to the arcade for some games instead.

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Dinner was kept really simple. We grab quick bites from the convenience store nearby the hotel and had an early night. Time to gather the next morning was 7am at the Lobby.

Day 7

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Our first stop was at Santa Barbara Beach. It was a quick one before continuing our journey to the Solvang Village. We took some pictures and hopped back on the bus again.
Solvang Village is a small Danish village in California. The windmill, buildings and shops there, gave us a taste of Europe is like. We had some tasty Danish pastries for lunch. If only the weather was cooler, we definitely would like to dine outdoor. 😉

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So we spent the rest of our day on the road, moving on to the next hotel which we would be staying for another two nights. We did have restroom and dinner stops along the way before we finally reached the hotel at 8ish. The following day would yet be another early day. 6am to gather! By the way 6am wasn’t the earliest alright! Haha… Anyways time for an early rest.

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Legoland California

***13.05.14***

Day 5

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Darian has always wanted to visit Legoland. He has been talking about going to Legoland California way back in Singapore. Since we were in the west coast, we had to plan for a day there. Besides, he felt rather disappointed when we didn’t make it to Legoland Orlando last December so Papa Yap and I assured him that there would be other opportunity. Hence, we have to fulfil his little wish before closing the last chapter of our US adventures. Darian was absolutely thrilled about it!

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Weather was really hot for the past few days and we were already tanned. I got to make sure that double Ds were well protected from the sun and not get sunburnt. Sunscreen lotion was definitely an essential. We got to the park before the opening and chanced upon the Lego mascot welcoming everyone into the park. Double Ds were so excited to see him and we managed to take a family picture together.

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While exploring the Lego Movie set and looking at the models, Darian was able to relate to the movie. He was exceptionally happy to have pictures taken with Emmet and Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie.

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Apart from the usual photo taking sessions, this time round Darian took many rides. As the park was not crowded, Darian was able to go for multiple times for some rides. This was actually the first time ever that Papa Yap and I felt money were really well spent. heehee 😉 Similar to the other theme parks, they has strict regulations on the height requirement. As such there were limited rides suitable for Dyann. Still, she had fun throughout the park.

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We spent the entire day in the park, from the opening till closing. We only realised that the park closes at 5pm that day and were glad that we had reached the park early. There was this build and test room where the kids could build a car and compete on the track with the others. Darian was so engrossed in constructing his car and putting it on the tracks for races. He had a fun time there. While Darian was occupied with his car, Dyann was also busy playing with the bigger Lego by the side.

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It was truly a fruitful and marvellous day. Despite the hot weather, we all had a whale of a time. Everything is awesome indeed! Anyways Darian told us that he loves LEGOLAND the most! 🙂

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San Diego

***12.05.14***

Day 4

Off to San Diego we go! We set off early that morning and drove about one and a half hour before reaching our destination. Just like any other California road trips, driving along the west coast means mountain terrains, blue oceans and tall palm trees. The scenery was simply beautiful.

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USS Midway Museum

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After parking our car at the hotel, we walked over to the USS Midway museum which took us about 20 minutes. It was such a scorching day! I could literally feel the heat prickling my bared skin. Under such hot weather, walking for 20 minutes seemed like an hour to me. 😉

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The USS midway museum is a maritime museum built on a retired aircraft carrier that served in the United States Navy for nearly 50 years. Large and very impressive, it has a number of restored planes up on the flight deck, that we could actually walk into and even sit in the cockpits of some planes as well. Darian certainly enjoyed climbing in, pretending to be flying the plane. 🙂

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Admission is accompanied with free audio tour, which takes us through all around the ship. This helped a lot as it provided us with information at all the exhibits. The Midway is so huge that we actually spent almost four hours there in order to complete all the exhibits. It certainly took us longer than expected. Still, we had a great time exploring the place. It was a fulfilling experience, especially for Papa Yap.

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Seaport Village

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Next, we headed off to the Seaport village and got there in the late afternoon. Seaport village is a quaint seaside shopping and dining place with lovely seaview. However parking there is very costly. Darian spotted the carousel right after our car entered the carpark. So we brought the kiddos for a carousel ride before giving them an ice cream treat. The weather was definitely perfect for some cold dessert. The carousel appeared to be pretty old and some of the horses were spoilt. Still, the kids were happy to have a ride on it. We walked around the place and took a stroll around the marina park by the Seaport Village. Darian was too tired that he dozed off on the stroller. Dyann was so happy to be able to run freely around the park.

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We then had an early dinner at Harbor House that offers bay view dining. Food was decent but we didn’t get to sit by the bay window as they were either taken up or reserved. After dinner, we drove to the Gaslamp Quarter to have a look of the place. It is a historic quarter of San Diego and has many restaurants, bars, boutiques. Nightlife looks lively and fun. It is definitely a place for people to meet up for dinner or hang out for drinks. As for tourists like us with young kids, we preferred a drive through to see the bustling nightlife of the place, which was good enough already.

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It was time to have an early rest for the next day. Next on our itinerary was LEGOLAND California. Yeah, the boy was extremely excited! 🙂

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Disneyland Day 2

*** 11.05.14***

Day 2

Just one day in Disneyland, I’m already seeing the different colour tones on our skin. We had the kiddos applied with plenty of sunblock lotion before setting off to Disneyland park. The weather during the day was very hot yet by evening time, it turned cold and chilly. Hence jackets were essential, moreover we would be staying at the park till late night.

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The Disneyland staff were distributing fresh flower pins for all mommies(Yep, I had one carnation pin.)  at the entrance of the park. We then remembered it was Mother’s day that day. We didn’t thought of it when we were first planning our itinerary but I absolutely love the idea of celebrating Mother’s Day in Disneyland. 🙂

Upon entering the park, Darian, the little observant boy spotted Mickey and friends out on the street for the meet the characters photo sessions. He chose to take a picture with Pluto and Mickey mouse first which by the time we walked over to Donald, the photo taking session has already ended. Well, he was contented still. 🙂

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As we walked over to the castle, we stumbled across Mickey and friends showtime at a perfect timing. We got a superb unblock view of the performance. Darian and Dyann were all engrossed with the show. Nice!

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I’m not exactly a fan of the princesses but we did have photos taken with four other princesses. I supposed all the crowd went over to Princess Elsa and Anna of Frozen. The queue there was totally insane. We tried going back later that day however, they were already closed for the day.

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My all time favourite Princess Belle!

Over at the Tomorrowland, we met Thor and Captain America in the Innoventions building. There was a section of Iron man displays too. All the boys’ superheros! After that Papa Yap took Darian for a car ride while Dyann and I waited for them. The ride should be fun because the boy came back with a wide grin. 🙂

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The next stop was over at Mini Toon Town.  We spent nearly two hours there visiting Mickey and Minnie houses, exploring Donald boat, took pictures with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, shopping and taking a late lunch break. Whilst stepping into Mini Toon Town, Papa Yap and I recalled our fond memories at Disneyland Tokyo back in 2008. Those were the days! Talking about Disneyland Tokyo, Darian suggested to go there for our next vacation. Haha!

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How can we ever miss out watching parades in Disneyland? We simply love watching them. As usual, we got there early to secure a decent place, meanwhile making use of the waiting time to enjoy a coffee break. Oh yes it was very much needed! I’m one caffeine addict! heehee 😉 This time round, Dyann got to stand watching the entire parade. She was so excited and during the parade, she even danced to the loud catchy music. Max adorable! The Mickey’s Soundsational Parade was great! Mickey and the other Disney characters accompanying the fantastic and vibrant floats, energetic and professional performers, definitely entertained us well throughout the whole time. What a blast!

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The main highlight of Disneyland Park has to be this Fantasmic show! It was certainly worth the 2 hours or more of waiting time. Seriously, I’m not kidding. Our jaws dropped when we saw the number of crowd already sitting there. Oh come on, we were almost 2 hour early alright. Since the seated area was almost taken up, we decided to find the most suitable place to watch the show. I must say because we were very early as such we managed to get a good spot. Shortly the crowd began to build up. I was joking with Papa Yap that the show better be good if not we would be literally wasting our time. Apparently it turned out to be far more than good. It was absolutely spectacular! The water show with special effects features Mickey battling the evil queen and her evil forces which includes one huge fire breathing beastly dragon. Along with princesses and their princes cruising past the river on beautiful lit up floats and Peter Pan along with Captain hook and the pirates on board a pirate ship. However it was rather difficult to take pictures as the stage was across the river, the place was dark, lots of visual effects and droplets of water was always blowing towards us. Nevertheless we thoroughly enjoyed the amazing show. Thumbs up!

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Look at the crowd at 8pm…

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Finally the show began at 9pm.

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The princesses and princes cruised by.

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The big dragon

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All the characters for the performance on board the ferry cruise.

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We love Disneyland!

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Us with our first precious! If only Dyann was awake.

To sum up, we spent both awesome days at Disneyland taking lots of pictures, queuing and waiting(1 to 2 hours) for the characters and shows, going for some fun rides and shopping for those oh-so-cute Disney stuff(I couldn’t resist!). We had an absolute wonderful family time there. Disneyland makes us very happy indeed! That’s why it is called the happiest place on earth! Woots! Papa, please bring us to Disneyland again! 😉

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Disney California Adventure Park

*** 10.05.14***

We can never have enough of Disneyland. Seriously! This entire California adventures would not be complete if we hadn’t visit Disneyland. Haha… There are two Disneyland parks in Anaheim, California. Disney California adventure park and Disneyland park(the very first Disneyland). Both are really awesome and has their unique attractions and shows. Well I don’t know about the others but to us, visiting one is definitely not enough. 😉

Day 1

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Taking the shuttle bus from the carpark to the entrance of the park.

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All ready for fun and actions! 🙂

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Father and son

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Darian and I together with Jake!

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The Monster Inc ride! 🙂

We decided to visit Disney California adventure park first because Darian was bursting with excitement for Cars land. You could consider this as one of a must-go place for him. Haha! Cars land is absolutely awesome! We felt as though we were in the movie set. The landscape, the design, the buildings, everything looks great. For Darian, most probably having a picture taken with McQueen and Mater was the best. He got really excited when he first saw Mcqueen and kept asking me to queue for the photo taking. And of course we did! At cars land, we went for some rides together with the kiddos and had so much fun. We went to the radiator spring ride next but Darian refused to go for it with Papa Yap as he already knew how fast the ride was. He had actually watched some clip about the ride on youtube before. That’s how amazing media technology is. As the queue was extremely long even for the fast pass holders, the clever man aka Papa Yap suggested to go for the single rider queue. He was surprised to see that there wasn’t any queue at all. It didn’t take him long to link up with us later. He bragged about how awesome the ride was, tempting me to go for it as well. In the end, I went for it and… YES! It was indeed very fun! 🙂

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Not forgetting the spectacular Disney Aladdin musical! We totally enjoyed the 45 minutes splendid performance, especially the parts when the genie appeared. He was hilarious while his funny jokes makes us laugh hard. I could totally understand the full house theatre! Everyone likes great shows isn’t it! 😉

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Double Ds love the Disney Junior Live On Stage show. The show was seemingly interesting and engaging enough to keep the kiddos entertained throughout. I saw Darian singing to some of the songs and Dyann dancing a little. How adorable! The kids were exceptionally happy when the bubbles and paper strips fall from the ceiling. If I were a kid, I will be happy as well! 🙂 Other than the Disney Junior show, double Ds love watching the Pixar parade too. They get to see lots of their favourite characters marching and dancing down the street. Nice! Well we always make sure we get to the parade real early to secure a good view for the kiddos, as well as photo taking.

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The highlight for California Adventure Park has got to be the night-time outdoor spectacular show- World of Colour. The Big Mickey Ferris wheel at the back, accompanying the fountain, colourful lights, lasers and fire effect, is definitely stunning.  The view was fantastic! Thankfully we managed to get the fast pass for the show, otherwise I doubt we could squeeze in with the big crowd.

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We left the park shortly after the show. Despite our tiredness, we were all ready for our next round of fun and action! Woohoo! 🙂

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Adventures in the west coast 1

***9.05.14***

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At LAX airport. We had no choice but to use the cart that cost us 5usd… Seriously just how great Singapore airport is right?! We even have strollers for free. 🙂

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The kiddos who were still coping fine after the 5 hours flight and 3 hours time difference. I supposed they were very excited, especially Darian Yap! 🙂

Like I mentioned in my previous post, we were on our own for the first few days where we rented a car and explored Los Angeles ourselves. It wasn’t really that hard as we did some ‘homework’ prior to the trip and already had all the locations stored in the GPS. Anyways the first few days were planned mainly for the kiddos. Darian had been talking about the theme parks in California since last year. Hence, we decided to kick start the first part of our vacation with the theme parks before we cover the sightseeing part. It was definitely a fantastic start for them, in fact all of us. We had a whale of a time in the theme parks. Well what can I say? We totally love Disneylands! 🙂

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I told him that was our car for the first few days! haha Yeah I wished! 😉

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Our Nissan Altima for the first 6 days! A pretty comfortable and spacious car for us.

On day 1 after we arrived in LAX airport, we took the shuttle bus to the Hertz company to collect our rental car. This time round, we learnt smart after our Orlando trip. We brought along the kids’ car seats instead of renting them. Here in states, they are really strict with kids on car seats even when using a rental car. Anyways checking in the car seats in the airport is free. I would rather the hassle than paying such an amount for rental.  Seriously the rental is more expensive than getting a brand new normal car seat from Walmart…

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We saw the Hollywood sign from the Hollywood and Highland centre.

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Waiting for our Starbucks pastry and coffee!

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Looking for it and we found it!

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Arnold’s hand and foot prints

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They love to pose for sure! 🙂

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TCL Chinese Theatre

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Godzilla

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My son and I ❤

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Oscar award to my lovely family? 😉

        While walking along the Hollywood walk of fame street, our eyes were all over the floor looking for some iconic star tiles like Jackie Chan and Tom cruise. Despite many people standing around, we still managed to take some decent pictures of the star tiles. Although Madame Tussauds and the TCL Chinese theatre were along the stretch of the street, we did not have the time to take a tour inside. I guessed having some pictures taken at the entrance were somewhat good enough. Heehee 😉

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After hanging around the streets and mall for two hours, we drove to a nearby estate to take a picture of the Famous Hollywood Sign. We spent awhile on the road before finding a relatively good spot to take a quick picture of the sign. You know it’s only normal for a tourist to do such thing. Heehee 😉

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Our hotel room for the next 3 days. Although the fittings were a little old, the room was spacious enough and most importantly within our budget. Couldn’t ask for more! 🙂

So we ended Day 1, checking in the hotel, going to the nearest Walmart to get some food and necessities, as well as getting a dinner takeaway. The driving distance to the hotel is probably about an hour but traffic was so congested that we took almost two hours to reach our destination. When I thought I95 in Virginia was bad, here in California wasn’t any better. Haha… Basically our plan was to have an early night and rest well to prepare for our next two days of Disney fun! Yay! 🙂

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A happy day at Kings Dominion

***26th April 14***

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Yay! We finally made it to Kings Dominion on its first day of opening for 2014. They had been closed for winter since last November. Before that, we have been wanting to visit the theme park but didn’t exactly have time back then. We were glad to be there on our second last weekend of our stay in Virginia. On a side note, I will update about the end of our tour really soon! Back to the topic, the journey from our place to Kings Dominion was only an hour drive but traffic was very bad that day and we ended up with a quick lunch stop and 2 restroom breaks en route! Seriously it was that bad. We left home at 11am and had only got there nearly 2pm.

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We kicked off with the mini Eiffel Tower, one of the park’s signature attractions. It is a one-third replica of the original Eiffel Tower in Paris. At the top of the observation deck, we get to see the panorama view of the entire theme park. We had a good view from the top, also that was when Darian spotted the kids’ driving circuit and became so excited. Obviously the driving circuit was the next to go for us. 🙂

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Darian was so keen to drive the little car, yet at the same time sweating over it. We could tell that he was very nervous. At his turn, he started tearing when the cars he wanted were taken by others. The instructions was to walk to the car but the other kids were all running toward the cars. Therefore by the time he got there, they were all taken up. We can’t blame him for that. He was just following instructions which was only right. Still he managed to find the last vacant at the other end. While watching him play, we thought he picked up fast and was able to drive and control the car really well. Good job son. True enough, he was more confident after his first attempt and requested for a second round.

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Darian was enthusiastic to go for the kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy. In fact he took many rides this time round as compared to the previous times at other theme parks. He even had his virgin bumper car ride! So cool! Papa Yap and I were a little taken aback by him, yet at the same time really happy to see that he is now more adventurous and braver. Well perhaps its only natural as kids grow.

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As for Dyann, there were limited rides, she could ride on due to the height constraints. They were really strict on the rules. However, she did go for a train ride along with Darian and me, as well as a jeep and car ride together with Darian. She was gleaming with joy, bouncing up and down when Papa Yap carried her out from the jeep during her first attempt. Honestly, I had objected to Papa Yap’s decision of placing her into the jeep at first. I had my reservations on safety issue and was rather mad at him. I felt it was still dangerous for a little kid to ride on without any adult supervision. Furthermore, we couldn’t even see them behind the railings. Boy, I was just paranoid. Seriously I even thought I heard her crying. But Darian told us that she was laughing during the ride. Yeah silly mommy… I have definitely underestimated my little girl! 😉

We spent the entire afternoon at Planet Snoopy, thus didn’t make it in time for the Dinosaurs trail attraction. We had to give it a miss because there wasn’t any lights in that attraction so there was no way we could walk and see in the trail. Darian was only feeling a little disappointed after hearing our explanation. I suppose he was way too happy to be bothered by it. Haha… If only we had started with Dinosaur alive first instead of Planet snoopy, then the whole trip would be perfect.

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Papa Yap brought Darian on a go-kart ride. He was certainly so proud of it. According to Papa Yap, each time he accelerates, Darian would make noise and tell him to slow down. Haha… Yep they were the last but who cares? It was ultimately a great experience for both father and son.

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Snoopy was one of my childhood favourite. Having to see a snoopy theme park definitely relived my childhood memories. I was like one happy big kid! 😉 As that day also coincided with it’s 40th Anniversary, they had fireworks at 9.50pm to commemorate the occasion. It was a bonus for us! I love to watch fireworks! Hence we left only after 10pm. It was indeed a tiring and long day outside. Nevertheless, the kids had a whole load of fun, so did we! 🙂

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