Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Little Trip

The day after Christmas, we all took a plane flight and visited the magical place of Disneyland.

My favorite place here is New Orleans Square.  It was all decked out with holiday d├ęcor 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 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.



Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh this post made me so happy! I felt like I was reliving the magic all over again. Thanks for flying out for a simply magical Christmas. I think we should make this a holiday tradition. ( ; Love you! ~ Nel

DUTA said...

Excelent place for family vacations of fun and good food! The photos are amazing.
Thanks for sharing.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

I always love going to Disneyland, it's such a fun place to visit. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos!
Hugs, Jody


What a fun place. Magical, indeed. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

What a magical time you had and loved seeing the photos. Cute one of you riding the carousel and what fun. Disneyland is wonderful and was lucky enough to visit there in the 80's
Sheri like you, an orange would always be in our pillowcase at the end of our bed, along with an annual and maybe a little doll or toy.
Thanks for your kind visit and wishing you and your family happy holidays and best wishes for 2017. Thanks for your friendship

Patricia said...

Wow, what a fantastic Christmas treat Sheri. I have never been to Disneyland and had no idea they had a New Orleans there - love that! The picture of the lights is so pretty, and amazing too. Thank you for sharing, and Happy New Year.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am reminded of the summer trips from L.A. to Orange County to Disneyland. It was truly magical, getting out of the ghetto where I lived to a land of dreams for a child. Oh Sheri, you must have had a BLAST!

Susie said...

Sheri, Even my feet are hurting for you. LOL. I love the lights, that is magic, even for older kids.(me) LOL. I see they have a beautiful lit rose just for you. :) So nice you got to visit more family at Disneyland. Blessings to you and yours for a peaceful healthy New Year. Love you girl, xoxo, Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, your post is so magical! I love Disney and I love Disneyland. It's been a while since we've visited. Disney World is closer for us, but I have many wonderful memories of Disneyland years ago. Each photo was a joy to see! It looks like It's a Small World is still there. They are removing it from Disney World! I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time. xo ♥

Jeanie said...

Oh, that blue and purple garland made my heart beat a little faster!

It sounds like a wonderful time for everyone, just magical!

Happy New Year, Sheri!

LoveT. said...

What a gorgeous Trip, all looks fantastic! Like Wonderland :)

lovely Greetings! Happy new Year <3

Pilar said...

I've always wanted to visit Disneyland or Disney World! I hear both places are so much fun and amazing! It looks you had a wonderful trip! I hope you have a great new year!

Karen said...

That was really a treat! I have not been to Disneyland but my granddaughter who lives in CA goes there and sends pics. What fun! Especially with all the Christmas lights.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a perfect time to visit Disney Land! It all looks so pretty and magical! You girls have so much fun.....I love it! Wishing you all the sweetest blessings in the New Year and many more fun times ahead! Hugs xo Karen

Holly said...

What a magical Christmas time celebration with the girls.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good afternoon Sheri, what a magical trip.I have never visited Disneyland, but I remember my daughter Natasha did when she visited our friends in the Bahamas. They took her to disneyland because they felt it would be a memory she would never forget. I have just asked her about her memories and she said Disneyland is an experience which all children would love and yes she still remembers her visit as if it were yesterday.
Wishing you peace and joy for 2017.
With warmest wishes.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a simply fabulous trip.
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year

All the best Jan

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Sheri. What a wonderful, whirlwind experience you and the girls had! Wow! Wow! Wow! Thanks for sharing all the great photos, too. I wanted to thank you for all your visits to my posts, too. You are a dear, dear blog friend and it always makes me so happy to see that you've stopped by. Here's to the new year of life! Hugs, Susan

Bety said...

We are at the ending point of this year. Just thought I should thank everyone who made me smile. You Sheri, are of them so here goes… thank you and a very happy new year!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

What fun you all had... love disneyland and at Christmastime it is even prettier than usual.