And On To Anaheim

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We left Legoland and headed to Anaheim. Right across the freeway from Disneyland. What this meant for us was being able to see the fireworks show each night. This was a shorter 2 night stay for us. The first night was just getting the trailer settled, dinner and bed for an early morning. We were relatively close to Grace Community Church where John MacArthur is pastor and we were excited for the opportunity to visit.

After church we were in need of refueling and headed downtown Hollywood looking for this…


I was first introduced to Chick-fil-a in Louisiana. Mmmmm. With our stomachs growling and the kids eating their arms off we started to drive into the lot. They. Were. Closed. NOOOOOO!!!!! Of course they were. It was Sunday. It had been so long and we had forgotten. Next time Chick-fil-a. If you haven’t head Tim Hawkins Chick-fil-a song you must check it out.

The next main attraction for this area was Medieval Times Dinner & tournament . This turned out to be way more fun than I was expecting. This was not just a tournament between knights but an entire theatrical production.

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Upon entering you are assigned a knight to cheer for. I’m sure you guessed it right. We were given the Red Knight.


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Abigail, Sweet little Abigail would not sit down. She was too busy standing on my lap screaming for our knight.

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During dinner there are performances by a number of different people, horses and falcons.


And because I know some of you are wondering. This was the main course of our dinner. Served Medieval style.


Then there is a huge gap in pictures and you now see us at the end. It was really hard to take pictures during the actual jousting. Oliver and Abigail were on our laps and there was so much cheering and action we had to put the camera down. No one got bored at this event.


Zoe and Ezekiel were excited to meet the Red Knight and the “bad guy.” Oliver decided to opt out of this one. He was, understandably, a bit sceptical.


Zoe was excited to see the Red Knights shield had a lion on it. Just like Aslan.

Carlsbad, Ca AKA LegoLand…

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We left our campground in San Diego and headed to Carlsbad for a day at…



Ezekiel was not convinced these giant Lego people were OK





This was the ‘line’ for the rides.  Parents held places while kids created.  The kids loved it!



Benefits of having a tall sister.



Both Zoe and Ezekiel went through the Legoland Driving School.  Zoe was very careful except for driving on the wrong side of the road but she realized quickly and corrected.  Ezekiel decided it was safer to follow the yellow line like a train.  He was very focused.


We headed back to the trailer for lunch and to change into our swim gear.  Then it was off to the water.  On a side note…they have a whole water park section we thought was included in our tickets.  Turns out we were wrong.  It would be extra.  Decked out in our swim wear and melting in the sun we decided to visit more of the park before deciding if we wanted to enter the lines of the water park.  I am so glad we did!  Just around the corner was a whole water section and only a couple of the rides had lines.  Most of it was more of a Great Wolf Lodge type structure.  A majority of our day was spent here.





It took a lot of courage for Oliver to make it over to this slide.  Like the Great Wolf Lodge they have a bucket that dumps water.  He freaks out over that.  When the bell dings before the dump he is on guard.  Greg got him over to this slide a little ways from the bucket and down he went!


Seconds after this photo the bucket dumped and this part of the slide was within range.  Poor Oliver.  He never went back.


This was more his speed.


Dumping water on his brother.


Don’t you just love little kids in sprinklers?



We ended our day with Miniland.  This was one of Abigail’s favorite areas.