We're Home From the Road!! Disneyland~Starts Post #600
Who's ready to hit the road?? :drive: My family is planning a July road trip from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, down the south Oregon coast to the California coast, across to Disneyland & Hollywood and then down to San Diego before heading back up the I-5 corridor to Sacramento & back into Oregon for a wedding and then home.
I am so excited for this trip as it will include a lot of new things, things from my childhood and also family favorites!!!
So who is going on this fun road trip?? Let me introduce my family!!
I am Laurie (51), lover of all things Disney. I'm a mom of 7 (3 biological & 4 adopted) and wife of nearly 30 years!! This is my husband Mike (52), lover of Disney, awesome hands-on dad and my best friend.
This is Tyler (27), also a huge Disney fan. Ty stays at home to help me with the 4 younger kids. Ty got to experience Club 33 with me in December.
The 4 kiddos: Michayla (6), autistic, mentally delayed, g-tube fed, non verbal and my sweet baby!!! Shyann (6), high functioning autistic, mentally delayed, making huge strides at school and our little character. Adaleah (8), a young girl going on teenager.....lots of Diva like "tudes" but still has the innocence when it comes to Disney and Princesses. Anthony (12), our very active ADHD kid. Loves playing video games & Legos. Struggles with school but getting the extra help he needs.
More info to come!!
Day 1, Part 1: Coos Bay, Oregon POST #425
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Day 2, Part 6: Trees of Mystery, Cali POST #468
Day 2, Part 7: Chandelier Tree, Willits, Cali POST #471
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Day 3, Part 1: Charles M Schulz Museum POST #498
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Day 3, Part 10: Johnny Garlics, Santa Rosa, Cali POST #521
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Day 3, Part 12: San Francisco, Cali POST #529
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Day 4, Part 1: Walt Disney Family Museum, Cali POST #544
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Day 4, Part 12: WDFM~Mary Blair, Cali POST #572
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Day 5, Part 1: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cali POST #589
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I am on board! I am heading down in July as well. I have 3 adopted kiddos with special needs as well :) Looking forward to your adventure!
Hi there Laurie! I live in the Willamette Valley as well! We road tripped it in 2012 but only to Disneyland and back so I can't wait to hear about your big trip!
Subscribing to this thread. I must admit I am amazed at all you do for other people. Mother of seven is a Superpower.
Seriously though. Maybe, we'll run into each other. Going to be on the Backstage Magic and in the Parks 7/8-11.
Unfortunately, we won't be in the parks that early.......
We're a bit east of Salem :-)
Let's take a look at what our Road Trip looks like on paper!!
July 10~~Drive from Philomath Oregon to Coos Bay Oregon for one night. Visit MIL and maybe some old friends. (we used to live there) This is also Adaleah's 9th Birthday.....so we'll have to incorporate that into our plans too!!
July 11~~Drive from Coos Bay to Willits California, going down Hwy 101, with stops at Prehistoric Gardens in Port Orford OR, Trees of Mystery in Klamath CA & the Drive Thru Tree in Leggett.
July 12~~Drive from Willits to San Francisco, with stops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, lunch at Guy Fieri's Johnny Garlic's Restaurant in Santa Rosa and after checking in at hotel in SF.....going down to Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39.
July 13~~Start our day at the Disney Family Museum and the Golden Gate Park/Koret Children's Quarter before driving to Gilroy for the night. Planning on checking out Famous Dave's BBQ in Gilroy for dinner.
July 14~~ Drive from Gilroy to Anaheim down Hwy 101 and then cutting over to head east, with a stop at Monterey Bay Aquarium.
July 15-16-17~~Go to Disneyland/Disney's California Adventure.
July 18~~Finally hit a California Beach, late lunch at Mrs Knott's Chicken Dinner and then catch an Anaheim Angel's Baseball game.
July 19~~Drive from Anaheim to Hollywood, spending the day at Universal Studios.
July 20~~Drive from Hollywood to Westminster after checking out the Farmer's Market, Walt's Barn and stopping to see my brother in Torrance.
July 21~~Drive from Westminster to San Diego and spend the day at the San Diego Zoo.
July 22~~Spend the day at Sea World in San Diego.
July 23~~Drive from San Diego to Sacramento, up I-5, hopefully meeting with friends in this area for dinner.
July 24~~Drive from Sacramento to Medford OR.
July 25~~Attend an evening wedding of a family member in Ashland OR (just about 15 mins from Medford).
July 26~~Drive from Medford to our home in Philomath.
Whew.......are you tired yet??? :rotfl:
I'll be giving information on each of the places we're planning on stopping at.....that way if you ever decide to do a road trip.....you'll have some ideas of things to do & see!!
We are going to be there the 14th-19th :) Flying down from by the Canadian border in Washington. :)
So let's look at Day 1~July 10th. Coos Bay is on the southern Oregon coast and about 3 hours from where we live. Mike grew up here and I lived 20 miles south of here until the age of 12. I moved back to the area to go to the community college while I lived with my dad.....it was during this time I met Mike.
Mike's mom & 2 brother's still live in the area, so we will visit at least his mom when we stop for the night. We moved to Coos Bay with our boys when they were in 1st-3rd-5th grade and stayed for over 10 years. So we also have friends here.
No big plans when we get there, other than visiting with people. It is Addy's 9th birthday....so we'll have to have a birthday celebration at dinner. Not sure where that will be yet.....probably a pizza parlor.
Here are a couple pictures of the Coos Bay area (courtesy of Google Images)
We are staying at the Motel 6 in Coos Bay.
I'll be in and out.:hippie:
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