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Having the best vacation ever!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Still on vacation but thought I would pop in. I've had a great few days and will be back home late on Monday. Lots of walking and healthy eating!

On the first two days we walked over 20K each day, that was kinda cool. The first stop of the day was to get mouse ears for the twins. There were such troopers on the flight. Paisley even fell asleep in my arms during landing. My heart just about melted having her curled up in my arms. Here she is with her new hat.

Peyton decided she needed to walk with us and we can always get her to laugh and have fun if we're willing to walk at a snail's pace while she holds our hands.

It's Disneyland so how can you not have fun right? And how can you not buy more than one hat for the little ones?

Of course what good is a hat if you haven't got smashing new sunglasses?

With all the temptations around I was pleased at how easy it was to say no to them. Sure we were walking lots but it wasn't like we were walking at a fast pace and I didn't want to use the extra steps as an excuse to add extra calories that weren't really being burnt off. We stocked the kitchen up on the first day with lots of fresh fruits, healthy meal options and snacks. Those who want to eat out could and those who wanted to eat healthy at home could do that as well, it worked out well. I did have one indulgence of cherry pie one night but made sure that I had the calories before diving in.

Universal was a blast! OMG Harry Potter World!!! It was so awesome! I could have spent half the day just in that section but there was so much to see and we had to move along. This was the least active day but still covered 12K before the day was out.

Today I wanted to do something different. Some of our group were heading to the beach but I'm not a sit out on the sand type of person and I knew I'd get board so I opted to go for a hike up towards the Hollywood sign. I've wanted to do this for years and finally got the chance and was healthy enough to make the trek. The smog was horrible and that was strange to hike in it. I'm so used to my area, the trees and the fresh air. The paths were very narrow and along the side of hill, at times looking down was a little freaky, even for me.

Round trip the hike was only 7K, I would have loved to have gone up closer to the sign but the person I was with has bad knees and I didn't want to take him up the stiff section.

Hands down this has been the healthiest trip to Disneyland I've ever taken. I'm having a great time. There have been tense moments, but with two families sharing one house that's going to happen and live and learn. One more full day then we head home. I miss my husband and it will be nice to see him again.
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    Wow, sounds like you're having a wonderful and fun-filled vacation! I want to go to Universal and see the Hollywood sign sometime in the near future too, sounds like a blast!
    1906 days ago
    that is so cool that you hiked to the sign! I've wanted to do some hikes in LA area as well, but haven't been down there for a while - mainly went for work. Have a safe trip home!

    1906 days ago
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    Sounds like a fantastic trip and the twins are just adorable! Safe travels home!
    1907 days ago
    OMG! I thought your DH went with you!! Now that is a rough one. Love the photos and so glad you are all having a great time and staying on track too. You deserve it and so does the rest of your family.
    1907 days ago
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    Sounds like you are having a blast!
    1908 days ago
    Wow Disneyland. Sounds like you are having lots of fun and making great choices. May the rest of your vacation be just as great.
    1908 days ago
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    Enjoy your vacation. emoticon
    1908 days ago
    Sounds awesome. The pics of the kids are soooo cute! Good for you for making it a healthy trip! Have a blast on your last day!
    1908 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    Looks like you are having a blast! Disneyland with the kids is sooo much fun! Good on you for getting in all those steps AND sticking to a healthy food plan. Not easy at Disneyland! emoticon
    1908 days ago
    Finally I've hiked the same place as you! We brought my nephew's ashes to California and my family hiked to the Hollywood Sign.

    You kept your vacation healthy while having a blast. Bravo!! Love the pictures of the twins. I hope you got yourself a hat too!
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    1908 days ago
    That's great that you're having so much fun and making good food choices and getting lots of steps! The girls are so cute! I hope your final day is just as wonderful!

    1908 days ago
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    So good you're having a good time with your family in the Happiest Place on Earth!
    1908 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    So glad you shared with us. You had a great idea there with the cooking healthy or eating out which ever the participants chose. Those girls are adorable as always!
    1908 days ago
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    Looks like a lot of fun.
    1908 days ago
    AWESOME!! Those little ones are just adorable! But then YOU KNOW THAT!!! LOL

    Glad you're having a good time. That's wonderful.

    1908 days ago
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