Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Back from vacation!

Didja miss me? LOL!

We had a blast!! We spent 4 nights in San Diego and 4 nights at the Disneyland Hotel. While in San Diego we went to Sea Worold, La Jolla cove, Belmont Park (amusement park) and Sunset Cliffs. We at dinner at The Bali Hai and watched the seals play in the harbor. One morning I decided that I was going to see the Hotel Del Coronado come hell or high water. So, we (me, Rachel, Richie and Rich) piled into my car and took a drive. I made a few wrong turns but we got there! And was it worth it! The Hotel Del is just spectacular! Dark wood paneling, great beach, all kinds of high-end shops..just beautiful! We spent about 45 minutes just walking around the property. (I have wanted to see the Hotel Del ever since seeing it on "Great Hotels" with Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel. I want her job!)

After 4 nights in San Diego, we headed to the Disneyland Hotel for 4 nights. It was great! I spent some time alone, which is always nice. I went on Tower of Terror no less than 10 times! I think that I walked at least 6-7 miles a day while in Disneyland. But it was worth every blister I now have!I'm like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to Disneyland or any other amusement park for that matter. My kids couldn't keep up with me. The girls spent a lot of time at the pool. They don't tolerate heat very well. It was 95 degrees in Anaheim the last two days that we were there. John spent a lot of time with Richie ( my nephew) and Rich (my brother in law).

When we got home, Jackie had to pack up her things. She left for Mesa AZ on Monday. She is going to a "recovery" program there...for 7 months. She was not at all happy about this but it was necessary for her to go. She needs to pull her life together. The women (it's a women only program) must work, attend meetings and have a sponsor. It's going to be rough on her for the first few weeks but she needs to do this. Please keep her in your prayers and send her positive vibes. She needs all the help she can get!! Even though she's far away, I feel a bit more relaxed because at least I know where she is and that she's safe. Not like before. We'll go out to see her in early December.

That's all for right now..Peace!

 

1 comment:

samnsmile5 said...

Welcome Back!!  And yes you were missed!  Your vacation sounds like it was fantastic.  California is beautiful and fun.  Loved your pcitures!!  

I bet you are somewhat anxious and relieved to send Jackie away but you do know that she is in a good place and on her way to recovery.  
My best to her and to you!  Sending good vibes your way!!
Michele
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