Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Universal Studios

When Mother suggested going to Universal Studios, I was less than excited.  Checking out their webpage only aggravated that.  And then my sister said we really wouldn’t enjoy much of anything at the park; four hours would be more than enough time for us to see the whole thing. yay So, that morning, we headed …

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Hearst Castle

I visited Hearst Castle about 30 years ago.  At the time I was a kid, unable to appreciate the beauty of the buildings and grounds.  My memory of it is stark cement walls, institutional blue-green paint here and there, and dark, dank corners.  When Mother suggested going to Hearst Castle, needless to say I wasn’t …

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Los Angeles

When Mother and I planned our trip, we figured 4 days at Disneyland.  A friend of mine assured us that we could do/see everything in three days, so we gave ourselves the fourth day to spend in Los Angeles. Early that morning, we called an open-air, double-decker bus line to see if we could make …

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Disneyland

Our next stop was Disneyland.  Obviously, there’s no way to blog about the entire visit there.  So, I’ll give the highlights. First off, we weren’t right next door to the park, so we found a bus that would take us to and from the park.  Actually, it took us all around Anaheim.  For a total …

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Peggy Sue’s Diner

When trying to figure out when to blog about Peggy Sue’s Diner, I couldn’t figure it out. It was half way between Las Vegas and California, but both of those blog entries are already fairly full.  So, I figured, there’s enough to say about it to give it it’s own blog entry. Mother and I …

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Las Vegas

Due to our trip to Hell, we were late getting into Vegas.  We pulled into town, located our hotel, found a parking spot, and then got in line (???) to check in.  Not expecting to have to wait so long to check in, we barely had time to rush to our room, and then scurry …

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Journey to Vegas

My past few blogs have been about destinations, but on a road trip, half of the fun is the journey, right? We left Utah, headed to Las Vegas.  Before we left, Mother had everything timed – how long each leg of the journey would take, when we would need to leave, and when we would …

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Third Destination

My last blog ended with me crashing at my brother’s house.  The next morning, we went to his church to watch his son get baptized.  Afterwards, they had a barbecue at their house.  I was able to chat with my brother, his wife, and her family.  We ate in his back yard under a tree with …

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Road Trip Day 2: Bobbing

When at breakfast the next morning, Mother and I both thought that oatmeal sounded good, despite all of the fancy items on the menu at the little eatery on the ground floor of our hotel.  We placed our order with the waitress, and she invited us to help ourselves to the oatmeal and fixin’s on …

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Road Trip!

I just got back from a 17 day road trip with my mother.  With all of the ugliness in the world, I thought I’d share my happy experiences with you.  So, for the next little bit, I’ll be sharing the stories of my travels with you. Day 1: Oregon The purpose of this trip was …

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