After leaving Disneyland Friday night, we actually stayed off the property to save a little money. We stayed in a Comfort Inn and Suites just down the road. I mention this only because Jackson was asleep when we left the park and didn't wake up until the next morning. When he woke up, he went over to the window and when the scenery had changed dramatically, he was very confused. He asked us to come over and look out and when he just saw a highway, he was like "where is the ferris wheel, where is the park?" Ha, it was so cute. He didn't understand what had happened. :-)
Saturday, we got up and checked out of the hotel and headed to Santa Monica to visit the Pier. We thought Jackson would love riding the ferris wheel and he did. :-) We also rode a couple other rides and had lunch at Bubba Gump Shimp Co. After a few hours there, we drove back to Phoenix.
From the Pier.
Mickey and Minnie were there too. :-)
From the Ferris Wheel.
The Pier from the Ferris Wheel.
The view from our table at Bubba Gumps.
On our way back to Phoenix, we drove through LA. The traffic was horrible, but it was fun to see the city.
We had such a great time in California!!!