From Santa Barbara we headed down the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu where we headed to the Malibu Country Mart to shop with the film stars. Alas none were out shopping but we did meet an old work colleague of mine, Steve Perkins for dinner. It was great to catch up and hear how he has settled into life in LA. We camped that night in the Santa Monica hills behind Malibu which was a world away from the hustle and bustle of LA. The next day we headed into that hustle and bustle with the truck. We did not plan to spend much time in LA but still took the truck off the highway to see some of the highlights ie Beverley Hills, Hollywood etc
We arrived in Anaheim as we had promised Lucy a trip to Disneyland for her birthday. So the next morning we set off for Disneyland and what promised to be a long 12 hour day. Of course the kids absolutely loved it. Whilst they did not want to go on any rides that were remotely scary, they loved meeting the characters from films they had seen and also saw some live shows. We did manage to do a few rides too.
Gilly and I also thoroughly enjoyed it, much to my surprise. It was very well done with lots to do although the queues were a little tedious and this was mid week outside school holidays! But the real pleasure was seeing how much Alisha and Lucy loved it. I suspect we will be hearing a lot more about it from them in the coming days.
The day finished with the traditional parade.
And at the end of a long day we walked back to the truck with 2 very happy daughters. I am sure they could go back the following day but one day will have to do.