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home again, home again, jiggety jig

I'll just consolidate the trip back home into one pic-heavy post!

We decided to leave California on Saturday evening rather than early Sunday morning because we knew Sunday was going to be a long day of driving. We got about 3 or 4 hours in and made it just over the CA/AZ border. We spent the night in a hotel - no exciting stories there - and then in the morning got back on the road again (I just can't wait to get on the road again....). We got to Phoenix in the morning and we had two families we wanted to visit. First we visited with my friend Trisha and her family. Her daughter Kenna and Lucy have been pen pals for about a year now so it was really fun for them to meet in person! Unfortunately we all left our brains at home that day and no one thought to take a picture.

Bye, California beach!
 Then we went to another area of Phoenix and met up with Jeff and Kim. David and Jeff were good friends growing up in Apple Valley. We got to spend about an hour catching up with them a…


We spent a day at LEGO Land in California. I must say, we were pretty disappointed. We've been to Disneyland twice in recent years, and I went to Disney World as a child (and am pretty sure World trumps Land), and of course we go to Holiday World every summer, so LEGO Land had a lot of competition. And it did not measure up. There was hardly anything to do. Lots to look at - gobs and gobs of LEGO structures and miniature versions of people and landmarks, but that gets old really fast unless you are an Enormous Geek. Which I am not. I think if the cost had been lower to match the lesser amount of fun, it wouldn't have been so bad, but it costs just as much or more than places that are more fun.

Disneyland One-Day Ticket (adult/child): $87/$81 (or, $417)
Legoland One-Day Ticket (adult/child): $75/$65 (or, $345)
Holiday World One-Day Ticket (adult/child): $40.95/$32.95 (or, $180.75)

In any case we're glad we tried it out because now we know.

That's not me. That's a LE…