|Our cousin, Ed Davis, Dorothy, Esther, and Janie|
Mickey took the picture.
We checked into the Anaheim Fairfield Inn (a Marriott property) right across the street from Disneyland. We left Dorothy and Esther there in our room while Mickey and I went to LAX to meet her daughter and grandson who flew in from Oakland to be there with us for a few days. That evening The Landrums (Mickey, Wade, and Idell), Jennifer and Austin Robinson, and the three of us had dinner at the Storyteller Café located in The Grand Californian Hotel at Downtown Disney. That has become a tradition when we go to California.
|Janie with Jennifer and Austin at LAX.|
The Landrums took us to one of their favorite restaurants, Wind and Sea Restaurant at Dana Point on the Pacific coast for Sunday brunch. Then we slowly wound our way northward back to Anaheim enjoying beautiful scenery along the way.
Monday morning, we all went to Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel for a brunch. This was a "Character Meal," so we were able to meet Aladdin, the Genie, Cinderella, Chip and Dale, Pluto, and Goofy. They mill around the restaurant stopping at the tables to pose for pictures and sign autographs for the kids. Well, Aladdin just kept coming back to our table, and finally he said, “I’m going to get someone you should meet.” And here he came with Cinderella. She had been in another part of the restaurant, and we had not seen her. The two of them spent so much time at our table that when they left, Wade said, “They really made a project out of us, didn’t they?” It was so much fun to watch 4 year-old Austin enjoying and interacting with these special characters. Well, it was also a lot of fun to do a little of the interacting ourselves. You’re never too old to enjoy the “magic” of Disney. The three of us even sang for them!
|Cinderella, Dorothy, Janie, Aladdin, Esther, and Austin|