My favorite place here is New Orleans Square. It was all decked out with holiday décor and looked wonderful. We had peppermint beignets with powdered sugar, and oh, were they good.
We went on the well-known rides, Indiana Jones, etc., and the kids wanted me to go on this roller coaster and said it wasn't too fast.....it was!!
After walking for hours, our feet were tired, so we met some of our extended family and went to eat dinner at a nice restaurant, and then headed over to the Grand Californian Hotel to rest. The center of the hotel is so charming, and we warmed ourselves by the fire and drank hot chocolate and marshmallows. They serve the best hot chocolate that I've ever had, and we heard that they make it themselves. There were even carolers singing their sweet tunes.
The girls wanted me to go on the carousel, and it's been awhile since I had the pleasure of going on one, and it was a lot of fun.
It's getting dark out now, and Disneyland is magical with all the lights. We thought about how much it must cost to set up all the grand lights here.
We stopped in the middle of main street, and just looked at all the special people having a most wonderful time. They come from all over - we met a nice family from Hungary. I smiled thinking that this is my native state and we could visit any time.
We stopped at a few shops (had to visit the chocolate shop), and gazed upon the fantastic window displays.
After eleven hours of walking, it was time to head on back to the hotel, get a good night's rest, and travel back home. It was really a memorable little trip.