The Farmer Family Easter 2003 Trip Report
Each year, our daughter, Munchkin, has vacation the week after Easter Sunday. With
such busy schedules, this week is often our biggest time of the year to spend
time together, and we try to do something nice.
This year, we took a vacation in Southern California, lasting eight days.
The first portion of our trip was in the San Gabriel Valley, near Pasadena.
We started with a nice dinner and visit with several cousins and a favorite
aunt. We had an enjoyable reunion breakfast with a friend of Tepo's, whom she
hadn't seen in thirty years. We visited Disney's
California Adventure. We hiked at the Los
Angeles County Arboretum. But the highlight of our LA visit, after meeting up with our aunt and cousins, was dinner at
Northwoods Inn, with WLD257
The second portion of our trip was in and around San Diego. Our visit began
at Balboa Park, where we purchased
some passport tickets and visited several museums. We spent a day at Legoland.
The highlight of our San Diego visit was a day spent with PCT Packer
and Ms PCT, including visits to Point Loma and Cabrillo
National Monument, and Mission Gorge and Mission Dam, in Mission
Trails Regional Park.
Our ride home was a straight-through drive from San Diego to Sacramento,
with a stop at the Antelope Valley
California Poppy Reserve. Everything went great during the entire trip,
but things fell apart, literally in the last mile. Just as we turned onto the
street where we live, the transmission in our Toyota Sienna experienced what
the dealer later called, "a catastrophic system failure."
The good thing was that this happened literally within walking distance
of our house, instead of out in the Mojave Desert or along Interstate 5. The
bad part was that this unexpected malfunction happened to a relatively young
vehicle, with a spotless repair history and a manufacturer with a reputation
for high quality.
Enough about that ... Presented here are 83 photos from our trip. You can
view them in sequence as a slide show, or read the
captions and make selections directly from an indexed
Photo Notes: The cameras used on this trip were our trusty old Samsung automatic 35mm, along with an Olympus D-380 digital camera. We hope you enjoy the pictures!
The Farmer Family
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