Family Trip 2001: CALIFORNIA

In June 2001, I had the best summer vacation. And I bet it could've been happier if I was older that time. Wala pa din digicams noon, that's why it's hard to get a real good picture. Some are dark or blurry. We visited my grandparents in San Diego when my Lola was still alive. My Lolo still lives there until now with one of my aunts. It's not that easy to have a US visa and we we're lucky enough to be issued with a 10years tourist visa. Yey! Sadly my brothers and I only managed to go there once. My parents tried their luck on employment twice and unfortunately, it just wasn't for them. I can't believe it's been more than a decade since I stepped into LA airport. I don't know when I'll be there again. I hope soon! =)

Sharing my California vacation experience. Heavy picture post!*

Dubai Dutyfree
Waiting for our flight. Excited!
Flying with Lufthansa Airlines!!
Young faces of ours! Yayks!
Frankfurt Airport, Germany
Stop over in Europe! wow, we we're even issued with a German visa for delay of flight purposes. Glad we weren't stuck for long, only 6 hours which we spent by walking around and taking pictures!
First meal - at McDonalds!
Plaza Bonita Mall
Coronado Island, Baja
Freezing cold in the beach!
Legoland, Carlsbad
The amazing world of Lego bricks!!!

Historical Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument, located at the tip of Point Loma,
is a great place to get panoramic views of much of San Diego County

and into Tijuana, Mexico.
The Cabrillo National Monument was  established in 1913,

to commemorate Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's voyage of discovery.
At the highest point of the park stands the Old Point Loma Lighthouse,
which has been a San Diego icon since 1854.
Central Cultural, San Diego
Welcome Disneyland California!
Oh yeah I've been to the happiest place on earth! I've met Mickey Mouse!

Universal Studios
Who would dare miss to visit Universal Studios? The best place I've ever been to!

Sea World, San Diego
Animal theme park, oceanarium, and marine mammal park.
This is where you'll meet the friendly killer whale, "SHAMU".

San Diego Zoo
Animals on the lose! one of the most progressive zoos in the world,
with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species.
It is also one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda!
Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego
This is where my Lolo used to work as an engineer.
A cool place to shop, dine, do recreational things and relax.
My grandparents humble home in National City, San Diego.
Lola goofing around while Lolo is asleep! =)
Treasure every place you're able to travel to. Take lots of pictures, eat different crazy foods, try first time scary and wild experiences. Not everyone are lucky enough to have those opportunities like yours. Have a great week everyone!



  1. Wow ang dami nyo napasyalan! Nice pictures!

  2. I miss Disneyland, I haven't been in so long!

    x. jill
    those ghosts

  3. @anney: thanks anney!
    @jill: i haven't been there in so long too, that was a decade ago! thanks for dropping by =)

  4. You're right, we must make the most of every travel =)
    Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Ang saya! =)

  5. I love this kind of post, very memorable! I love looking at our old pics too! I love Disney! Great travel pics!

  6. Oh wow, I love your family photos. You've been to so many places I want to travel to someday. I know it will happen. I really will treasure every place I get to go and it will be amazing, just like your trips!


    Look at family photos (especially of family vacations) never gets old.

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  7. you and your family looks like happy!

    i liked so much your blog, and i'll follow you ok?

    bisouss ;**

  8. These pictures are so fun!! Your family is adorable!! My husband and I are going on vacation in about a week and a half and I will remember to take LOTS of pictures and have a BLAST!!


  9. the entire trip is truly a memory for keeps. wish you & your family the best Macy.

  10. I never thought I'd see the old Plaza Bonita Mall online. Thanks for sharing your great photos!

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