November 21 – Cherished Memories #16
That time the WHOLE family went to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm.
By whole family I mean my mom and dad and sisters and their husbands and their kids. There were 12 of us total. We called ourselves a convention. I’m really sad because as I was going through my old photos to get some copies for this blog I realized that the envelope I had the pictures in got wet and so some of them are damaged. In addition, they aren’t very good ones to begin with. My dad took them and since this was about 41 or 42 years ago, the cameras weren’t that great. I guess that is even more reason to include it here so I can preserve it.
Here we are all piling our suitcases in to the cars to drive to the airport. In those days it didn’t cost as much to park overnight.
We were definitely making an adventure out of this trip. It was the first overnight trip we had all gone on together.
My sister waving on the moving runway at the airport.
My other sister, waving (or hiding her face because we were taking too many pictures) as we visited from hotel room to hotel room.
First stop of course was Disneyland. All the grandkids got to stand with Mickey. I think I have a picture with my dad in there also but I couldn’t find it right now. He was just a big kid too.
Then we went to Knotts Berry Farm. A couple of Indians and an old time miner were on hand.
We had to wait to get a table at the restaurant because there were so many of us.
It was worth it. They have great chicken and even better boysenberry pie! We all had a great time, but it was the last time we all went away together. My dad, oldest sister and brother-in-law have passed away and the grandkids are all grown with families of their own, but I think this is one cherished memory we all share!
How about you? Ever been on big family vacation? Love to hear about it!.