Our baby is an excellent traveler... so far. She was wonderful on the plan to Seattle back in May, and I was hoping she would do just as well on the flight to LA. Even better, she slept the whole way - after having a small bottle, Penelope was out for the entire flight, take off & landing! Super-awesome.
I also have to mention how much I heart Jet Blue. Not only were they the cheapest, they have the most legroom of ANY flight I've EVER been on (with the exception of my one trip in first class) and they give you a WHOLE can of soda AND a snack. I know, awesome yes? Plus you can watch DirecTV & listen to XM radio. So between sleeping baby and decent amenities, the trip down to LA was actually quite enjoyable.
Our hotel, on the other hand, sucked big time. It was a Priceline find, and we got it for about half of the going rate. A really nice hotel (The Doubletree), and they even have the spiffy commercials with Dinah Washington singing "Relax Max"... but you have to pay extra for parking and no complimentary breakfast. Even the freaking Holiday Inn has free breakfast! They do give you a warm chocolate chip cookie (one for each member of your party) when you check in, so that was nice. But what are supposed to be queen sized beds are actually doubles - boo.
It was in the perfect location, so that was nice.
Anyway, we checked in, got settled, and then decided to explore the area. Walked down to The Block at Orange which is an open shopping center and bought Penny some new sunhats and had dinner at Dave & Busters, which is like a Chuck-E-Cheese for grown-ups. Penny crashed once we got back to the hotel, so I hit the hotel gym while Bryan watched baseball. All in all a nice start to our vacation!
Here's a pic to tide you all over - more later
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