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Kids in California – Holiday Diary

11 year old Samantha Kane shares all the fun of her California Family Holiday with mum, dad and 8 year old brother Joel in this adventure and attraction-packed diary!

Day 1

Straight to Disneyland in Anaheim! First to Tomorrowland and Autopia where you get to drive cars. Next, Frontierland and the railroad track to the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Haunted House and Pirates of The Caribbean ride (which was pretty scary!). After that we watched a parade on Main Street and had ice cream.

Day 2

Disneyland - Souvenir 66Back to Disneyland! Today we went on the Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Indiana Jones Adventure and Splash Mountain – all before we even had breakfast! Then onto Space Mountain, which was fast but really cool. At Disney’s California Adventure Park we went on the Soarin’ Over California ride which feels like you’re hang gliding and you get a bird’s eye view of California. It was great!

Day 3

More Disneyland 😀 It’s so big you need a few days to fit everything in. Today it was first to the Grizzly River Run where you go on the rapids. It’s really scary but fun. Then to A Bug’s Land where you see everything from the point of view of Flik from A Bug’s Life. I enjoyed the It’s Tough To Be A Bug! show in the Bugs Life Theatre – there are giant human things and it’s weird because it’s in 4D!

Day 4

Today we went to the oldest street in LA and then to Beverly Hills and Hollywood – OMG! That was really cool – everyone should go there. I took pictures of the Hollywood sign  and Michael Jackson’s star on the Walk of Fame. Then on to the Farmers Markets and Santa Monica Beach which was really busy so we just walked on  the pier and had ice-cream at Boat Harbour.

Day 5

DisneylandWe drove to San Diego today to Sea World. The show Pets Rule had pigs, birds, cats and ducks doing weird stuff like jumps and climbing ropes! We saw the Seal and Otter Show and the man talking was so funny! We went river rafting too, even though it was freezing.

Day 6

Today in San Diego we took an explorer tour and had lunch at the Fire House Cafe. Mum’s friends invited us for dinner and they had two cute dogs.

Day 7

We did a REALLY big drive today from San Diego to Monterey on the surf coast – pretty windy but a great view. Stopped at Santa Barbara for lunch.

Day 8

Today we spent the morning in Monterey and then drove to San Francisco and stopped at the race track (Dad loves motor sports!)

Day 9 & 10

CaliforniaWe’re in San Francisco and it’s really cool. There’s lots to see. We went to Fisherman’s Wharf and got a pass for the cable cars – they were fun and a good way to see everything.

Day 11

We got a bus to Sausalito today and went over the Golden Gate Bridge on an open-air double-decker bus. We almost lost our hats! The bus driver said once he had a passenger who did lose his hat and he made him stop and jump over the bridge to get it!

Day 12

This morning we got the cable car to ‘the wiggly street’ which is really Lombard Street and to the Grace Cathedral. We took pictures and did some last-minute shopping – LOTS of it!


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