August 21, 2009

California Vacation - Part Three

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On Sunday afternoon, we headed to Los Angeles and made a beeline for
RANDY'S DONUTS.

If you haven’t had a Randy’s donut, you are missing out. I am somewhat of a donut connoisseur, and Randy’s is #1 on my list.






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Monday, we enjoyed a much anticipated visit to Disneyland.



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Disneyland is one of my very favorite places. I know, everyone says that. But as the years go by, I like it more and more. It is one place that is perfect. The architecture, landscaping, themes, characters, everything……..is perfect.

I love the fantasy, innocence, & happiness.






We arrived at 8am and enjoyed a few minutes with the empty streets.


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A MUST SEE is always Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

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I have seen this act a dozen times and it is ALWAYS hillarious!

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We just happened to pass the Wishing Well as this couple got engaged......he is holding the ring box.



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Here is a slideshow of our fun day, accompanied by music.




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It truely was a PERFECT DAY!!







On our way home, we passed through Steve's hometown (until age 14), Blythe. It was fun to imagine him growing up there; much of it remains the same.

Steve drove us past his old house, Church, friends' homes, and the canal that offered hours of swimming entertainment. The photos of these did not come out, but here are some that did:


Their band played at the Elk's Hall

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After playing for dances, the brothers would get a soda at Courtesy Coffee Shop

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La Victoria Grocery store still looks just the same
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Everything in town is on Lovekin or Hobsonway.....if its not there, Blythe probably doesn't have it.

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This brings us to the end of our adventures………..

It was one of the best trips ever!!




5 comments:

Brittany said...

I think those are all the same Hillbillies, that show never does get old!

chloe said...

:D (the hillbillies weird smile:) my favorite)

LaRee said...

Does La Victoria still have ice cold pepsi?...I see the sign dad put up is still there...Fun memories!

Diane said...

I didn't know dad put up that sign, I love it! Steve had forgotten until you commented. That is fun! We didn't get a Pepsi on this trip, but there is always next time :)

The Chrissy Herself said...

How cool, grandpa did that?! And there is so much to comment... the hillbillies, blythe and the fact that I've yet to go there, and all the pictures of the empty streets at disneyland. Oh any Randy's donuts! They are sooo good. I remember the maple bar I had there. It was incredible.

Okay. I think that about covers it :)

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