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Day 6

Pretty simple day to today. Disneyland… We found Nemo… Monorail… It’s churro time… Stephen and I do not care for rollar coasters. However, we LOVED Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We rode it 5 times. Here is Vicky and Michael on it… At the Fantasmic show… On our way out…

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Day 5

We checked out of hotel #2 and headed over to the Aquarium… To take a look at some sea life… And pet some sea life… Including touching jellyfish… After a quick lunch, we headed to the Queen Mary to check it out. We then headed out for hotel #3 in Anaheim. It is right next … Continue reading »

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Day 4

We drove around a bit this morning in Hollywood. We all got a glimpse of the Hollywood sign. Then we headed over to the Lebrea Tar Pits. Just FYI, Michael pulled out the selfie stick today so you will see some results of that in today’s post. We then made the 30 minute drive down … Continue reading »

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Day 3

The day started early with our train arriving into Los Angeles EARLY. That’s right, I said our Amtrak train was early. 4:45am. We headed into the station and checked into the sleeper lounge where we had to wait until 7:00 for the rental car place to open. Once we got our car, we stopped by … Continue reading »

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Los Angeles Union Station

Now just waiting for the rental car place to open. Enjoying the new sleeper lounge!     

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Day 2

The day started early for me. As most know, I am a train nerd. So I decided to stay up a good portion of the night to watch all the train switching going on. You might think that switching three cars from our train to another would be simple. However, you have to take into … Continue reading »

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Day 1

Tuesday afternoon we drove to Fort Worth from Amarillo. The 5 or so hours went by quickly. We met up with our good friends Caroline and Ben and had dinner together and then they hosted us at their house for the night. We had a leisurely morning waiting to go to the station until we … Continue reading »

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Los Angeles 2015 Schedule

It is that time again for the Mashburns to head out on an adventure. We have been through Los Angeles many times over the years and even stayed there one night. This year it is time ffor us to really stay and explore. Here is the itinerary… Tuesday, June 23rd – Drive from Amarillo to … Continue reading »

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Los Angeles 2015

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Day 10 Washington DC

We got up again and went to breakfast at 6:30. It was scrumptious. After breakfast, everyone else once again crashed some more and I enjoyed the scenery. We went for a lunch at 12:00, hamburgers for everyone and cheesecake for dessert. Our last train meal for this trip. Our train was already about an hour … Continue reading »

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Day 9 Washington DC

Once again we got up early for breakfast at 6:30. After an okay breakfast, back to the rooms where everyone crashed again (except me, cause I don’t want to miss anything). At Indianapolis, we were only an hour late so not too bad. We will see if we can make up some time into Chicago. … Continue reading »

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Day 8 Washington DC

Again today we did not have to start out too early. Our train was not scheduled to depart until 11:05. We left our hotel around 9:00 and took a DC Circulator bus straight to Washington Union Station. Wouldn’t you know, the day we leave is a VERY comfortable day weather-wise. It was 73 and breezy … Continue reading »

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Day 7 Washington DC

We slept in a little this morning because the museums do not open until 10. Our first stop was the Natural History Museum. We posed with some “augmented reality” dinosaurs… Then we headed over to the American History Museum. Dorothy’s Ruby slippers… Abe’s top hat… We looked and looked and we were happy to find … Continue reading »

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Day 7 Washington DC

We slept in a little this morning because the museums do not open until 10. Our first stop was the Natural History Museum. We posed with some “augmented reality” dinosaurs… Then we headed over to the American History Museum. Dorothy’s Ruby slippers… Abe’s top hat… We looked and looked and we were happy to find … Continue reading »

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Day 6 Washington DC

Another early morning this morning. Michael decided to have breakfast in bed. Then we rode Metro way out to Huntington where while we were waiting for a connecting bus, another retake…   Then we took the bus to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.   George Washington’s tomb… We then returned to the DC … Continue reading »

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Day 6 Washington DC

Another early morning this morning. Michael decided to have breakfast in bed. Then we rode Metro way out to Huntington where while we were waiting for a connecting bus, another retake…   Then we took the bus to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.   George Washington’s tomb… We then returned to the DC … Continue reading »

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Day 5 Washington DC

This is one of the days I warned my family about. It was a long, long day and both tough and rewarding. We started out early. We had to be to the White House by 8:15am. After getting through security, we walked around the East Wing and the lower level of the Mansion. No pictures … Continue reading »

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Day 4 Washington DC

We did not have to start out too early this morning which was nice. We had breakfast in the hotel room. Then, we took a circulator bus to the U.S. Capitol. We passed by the Supreme Court where there was quite a ruckus going on. With the help of the Thompsons, we got a staff … Continue reading »

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