California, USA: “A great holiday with some great memories”

It was my husband’s 60th Birthday and the 30th anniversary of when we first met in USA, so to celebrate both occasions we decided on a trip to California, USA. We wanted to restrict it to two weeks so that it would fit in the September school holidays.

We decided on Anaheim due to the theme parks and San Diego because going to the San Diego Zoo was high up on my children’s bucket list.

We stayed at Worldmark Anaheim resort and Wyndham Inn at the Park at San Diego. We only had points to cover one week, but by borrowing on next year’s point we had enough to cover the whole accommodation. September is a good time to go because it is not peak season in USA, however the weather is still warm.

At Anaheim we went to Disneyland for two days and to Universal Studios on one day. The kids loved Disneyland of course. My husband and I really enjoyed Universal Studios, especially the Studio Tour which included a 360-degree 3D show of King Kong versus T-Rex. The special effects show was interesting and the kids loved the animal actors show. The Minions 3D ride was fun and it was so warm that day that the kids walked through the Water Park with their clothes on just to cool down. (Hint: bring swimming costumes for the kids.)

Disneyland Anaheim California


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A Big Holiday in USA!

Union Square, San Francisco

Union Square, San Francisco

Patty and I had the honour of being invited to a wedding in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in September 2012.  It seemed a shame to only go for the wedding.  So, using our Wyndham Credits to assist, we made a big holiday of our visit to the USA.  Continue reading

Just pop in those dates!

Chris and Helen at Daytona race track

Chris and Helen at Daytona race track

Holidaying with Wyndham is easy and adventurous……..go on put your dates in and see where you end up….we did.

We only have one rule when holidaying………always go to at least one place we have never been. Last year was Daytona Beach and this year we found the West Coast treasure……San Diego. With all but the last 3 nights of our USA holiday booked, I simply entered these dates we had free on the RCI website and up popped accommodation in San Diego. A place we had never thought of visiting, but so glad we did. Continue reading