Air transportation: $212.80
Ground transportation: $37.62
Total Cost: $1,031.20 ($516 per person for 3 night/2 day trip)
We departed SLC to LGB 01/08/18 @7pm on Jet Blue. This was delayed about an hour due to weather. $212.80 (106.40 per round-trip flight)
Once in Long Beach, we got an Uber from LGB-Airport to our hotel. The driver was c*R*a*Z*Y, and talked to us about Lebanese religion and some strange belief centered around the bones, blood, and plasma of some priest?!? Nevertheless, we got to our destination and paid a $10 tip, mostly because we were just glad he didn't murder us. (Nick used $30 credit, so just paid tip)
We stayed all 3 nights at The Anaheim Hotel at 1700 Harbor Blvd. This is the same hotel we stayed in when we took the kids in April. It is very clean, and so close to the park, and for the price we don't mind its uncomfortable pillows. $324.36
About 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday we bought tickets to California Adventure. Admission was $194 for two 1-day value tickets. It rained most of the day, but we did get to go on Guardians of the Galaxy 5x (best.ride.ever!!!!), Cars 4x (gotta love that single rider line. Nick and I ended up in the same car every time), Toy Story 2x, and Soarin', Turtle Talk with Crush, Animation Academy, Monsters, Little Mermaid 1x each). We walked back and forth around the park, racking up around 9-10 miles. Did I mention I loved Guardians of the Galaxy? That is the most thrilling ride ever. It is addicting. I could have gone on that a million times over.
For lunch we stopped at Smokejumpers Grill and ordered Spicy buffalo chicken sandwich (too hot!) with waffle fries and BBQ jackfruit sandwich (just so-so) with onion rings (yum!) $25.84
Later in the evening we went back to Smokejumpers Grill and ordered Chili fries $7.53
For dessert we found the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe near the park entrance and ordered a Strawberry smoothie $5.38
We left the park close to 8 p.m. and walked to Downtown Disney and saw all those shops and restaurants. There are too many ways to spend money!!
Wednesday morning we got to Disneyland right as it was opening and bought two 1-day value tickets for $194. There was overcast weather with a glimpse of the sun here and there, and it was a bit chilly off and on. We went on everything we wanted to! Indiana Jones and Space Mountain 3x, Pirates of the Caribbean and Matterhorn 2x, Railroad, Roger Rabbit, Star Tours, Snow White, Pinocchio, Big Thunder Mountain, Winnie the Pooh, Buzz Lightyear, It's a small world (Christmas edition---super cute!), Jungle Cruise, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Tarzan Treehouse 1x each.
We had an early lunch at Red Rose Taverne. Cauliflower sandwich (amazing!) and Mozzarella flatbread $21.85
After several more rides and lots of walking around we worked up an appetite for dessert at Gibson Girl Ice Cream. $7.53 for a 2-Chocolate chip vanilla hot fudge sundae
More walking around meant we were soon hungry for Broccoli cheese soup in sour dough bread bowl with butter pats from Harbour Galley $11.84
And of course, right before leaving the park we had to make sure we got one Dole Whip Float from the Tiki Juice Bar $6.45
We walked about 12 miles in all this day. And it was so sad to have to leave. It is just so clean and nice and fun and exciting at Disney. :(
Thursday morning we got an Uber from the hotel to LGB-airport. The young man who picked us up was so kind and humble and amazing. He definitely deserved the $10 tip. (I used my $30 credit, so just paid tip)
We departed LGB to SLC 01/11/18 @8am and arrived back in SLC around 11:20 a.m.
Fun trip. Maybe again next year!