After 3 years of hunkering down in the pandemic we decided (after Owen’s vax) that it was time for a vacation! We took a trip to California to meet the happiest place on earth. We flew to LA, and spent a day at Manhattan Beach for Owen’s first visit to the ocean. He liked getting knocked over by the waves. The next day we went to Disneyland and rode just about every ride we were interested in, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and two time through the Haunted Mansion (Owen’s favorite). The following day we did Disney California Adventure where Owen had the best day of his life, and met the real Lightning McQueen, Mater, Mickey, and several other characters. Cars land (Radiator Springs) was amazing. After watching those movies a million-and-one times we also appreciated the details of walking through that area. It was a magical trip that we’ll remember for a long time.