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Los Angeles, California

Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Monday, March 15, 2004

This was our longest trip so far, mileage wise. No conferences during this trip, just our inaugural trip to Disneyland! What an awesome birthday present, eh?!

On Thursday, we flew out of Albany International Airport on United Airlines (flight 1183 seats 14E and 14F) to O'Hare in Chicago. From there, we continued onto Orange County Airport, again on United Airlines (flight 365) From there, we made our way to our lodging for the week - Woolleys Petite Suites, at 2721 Hotel Terrace Road in Santa Ana. Our first day there, we headed out to the beach and put our toes in the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Drove up the coast and did some sightseeing also. Spent a couple of days at Disneyland and California Adventure. We went to a Mighty Ducks of Anaheim hockey game on Friday night, where they lost to the New York Islanders 3-1.

One of the big highlights of this trip, beyond just being able to go to Disneyland, was going to the Fantasmic Dessert Party! As part of my birthday present, Jill purchased tickets for the both of us to attend a (somewhat) private dessert party on the balcony above Pirates at Disneyland. It was a perfect unobstructed view of Fantasmic, with dessert to boot! This is the only time that either of us have ever seen the show, and I don't know as if we will ever see it again in such a way (unless, of course, we go back to Disneyland again and get tix for the dessert party!). A great surprise and addition to an already great trip!

Our holiday in sunny SO-CAL came to a close on Monday the 15th. We boarded United flight 624 at 11:12AM(seats 16D and 16E) to Chicago O'Hare - arriving there at 5:02PM, and from there we hopped United flight 302 to Albany at 5:50PM, landing at ALB at 8:48PM.

This was the car that we had

This is where we stayed

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Here's the castle in Southern Cal!

Total Mileage: 5414 Miles

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