As the kids get older, we need to pack less stuff, so there was actually space in the van. Kyle played KH on his gameboy and Alani listened to music and Junie B. Jones stories on her cd player.
A couple of potty stops and lunch at the Iron Skillet - we made it to Lorie's by 3pm.
K, Lorie and kidlets went to Nishi's Obon festival. G chilled at the house. I met up with tammy_g and had dinner at Shakas. Tammy had her first taste of spam. All she could taste was the fishiness of the nori. Oh well *weg* It was great to have a chance to chat with Tammy!
Sunday, we drove over to Auntie Hey and Uncle Mits' in Gardena. Uncle Mits is looking good - especially after the scare in his health earlier in the year. Aunite Hey was her usual self and had a huge spread of food out. Cousins came to visit: Robert, Phyllis, Marie, Ken, Justin, Jessie, Marcia and Heidi. Tentative plans for a family reunion at Phyllis' next year. Heidi brought over one of the boys' half size violin for Kyle to borrow. Kyle will be learning violin during the school year.
Checked into the Park Vue Inn, across the street from Disneyland around 7:30pm. Kidlets and I went swimming. I managed to screw up left shoulder again. It feels like a reoccurrence of that drat tendonitis. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
K & I went off to Downtown Disney for a couple of hours. So not ready to go to sleep at 9:30pm. Next year, for sure, we are getting two rooms.