Yosemite National Park & Leaving California

Our time in California was mostly good. We did encounter a few rude people, but I’m over it now. There’s always a jerk everywhere, but for the most part we had a good time. I especially enjoyed our time on the coast, and it makes me a little sad that we’ve decided to go inland. More on that later.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain & 37 Years Young

To get the kids excited about this trip, we told them about some of the fun things we’d be doing, like visiting Six Flags Great Adventure, home to the (at the time) tallest roller coaster in the world.

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San Diego Eats & Dan meets his idol

We found plenty of free things to do in San Diego and surrounding areas, which means we had a little money in the budget for a treat dinner. So, while Dan went to meet his idol, I took the kids to dinner. 

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Of Spiders & Lizards in SoCal

We’re really enjoying it here at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park, and want to stay an extra night. So I call the gate and ask if there are any sites available. The ranger says there is one left, but I’ll have to come to the gate to register for it, because there are too many cars coming in and he can’t be on the phone. I say OK.

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