We haven't been on a family vacation in over two years. But this past week, we had the chance to visit Disneyland!
Dad, Courtney, Kendra, Austin, Justin, and Ezra went in the car all the way to California, while Maliyah and Mom flew down after dialysis last Friday morning. Saturday, when we had recovered from our trip there, we visited the nearest mall and ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. Austin ate ghost pepper hot sauce while we were there!
|Walt Disney's Star|
The next day, we went to Los Angeles and visited Griffith's observatory. There, we took pictures and looked through a truly enormous telescope. Later in the afternoon, we walked on Sunset Boulevard and saw Walt Disney's star. Since the Oscars were going on that day, the rest of the street was closed. On our way back, we stopped to see the Menendez brothers' house, which is the spooky site of a murder in the 1980s.
On Monday, Maliyah had to go to dialysis in the morning. While she did that, everybody had the chance to swim in the pool. Later that day, we all got ready for Disneyland by visiting downtown Disney and getting Mickey ears and t-shirts. Later that night, we went to the pool with Ezra. It was his first time in a pool, and he absolutely loved it!
|Maliyah Ready for Disney!|
|Kendra with Minnie Ears!|
On Tuesday, we arrived in Disneyland. That day was full of bad luck, but was still fun. On the bright side, we rode all of the rides and stuffed ourselves with food. Maliyah's favorite ride from the whole trip was Monsters, Inc. in Disneyland. Mixed in with the happiness of the day, though, were a few rough spots. When we went on the Indiana Jones ride in the morning, the bouncing and bumpiness of the ride led Maliyah to bruise her chin and bump her chest. As we were walking out of the park later, Maliyah ran over Courtney's foot with her scooter and it wouldn't stop bleeding. When we finally got Courtney and everybody else to the car, it wouldn't start and park security had to jump it. We found out later we need an entirely new battery.
|Ezra bonding with Sulley|
When we tried to start the car the next day, the radiator started to steam, but luckily we made it to Disney California Adventure. Kendra's favorite ride was Radiator Spring Racers. We went with Justin and Ezra to meet Sulley from Monsters, Inc. while everybody else was waiting for a ride we didn't want to go on. Ezra loved Sulley's fluffy, soft fur.
|Maliyah, Justin, and Ezra with Sulley|
Thursday, we swam all day and had pizza for dinner. We visited a small island on Friday, got ice cream, and walked along the beach. Saturday, we went to the mall and got some souvenirs for a few of our relatives. We also spent some time just browsing through stores. On Sunday, we all squeezed into the car for the long drive home.
Even though we didn't have any videos or blog posts this past week, be sure to look out for a new video on Wednesday on our channel and a new blog post next week! Feel free to ask us any questions or leave comments below.
Thanks for all your support,
Kendra & Maliyah
~The Herrin Twins~