Death Valley, Legoland California 1999

Danielle and I traveled to California in June, 1999 for a two week vacation. Linda, unfortunately, was too busy on projects at Epcot to accompany us. We began our trip with a visit to Linda’s parents in Los Angeles, and saw Knott’s Berry Farm and the Getty Museum. Then it was on to Death Valley for a really interesting few days of 114 degree weather (honest, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!) Next we spent a night in Las Vegas and caught the Star Trek Experience, where we have equipment installed (Danielle hated it, but it was really cool). Finally, we drove to Carlsbad (Danielle was a great traveler for the whole 7 hours across the Mojave Desert) and visited the San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, and Legoland. It was a great trip.

Conestoga Wagon at Knott’s Berry Farm

Steve and Dean and a couple offloozies.
Bare feet and Death Valley don’t mix.
Lobby of the Furnace Creek Inn in Death Valley.
Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley.
Outside Scotty’s Castle, Death Valley.
Mushroom Rock, Death Valley.
Badwater, Death Valley. Elevation -282 feet. Lowest spot in North America.
Treasure Island, Las Vegas.
Lobby of the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad.
Lobby of the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad.
San Diego Wild Animal Park.<
San Diego Wild Animal Park. My favorite picture from the trip.
San Diego Zoo.
San Diego Zoo.
Legoland. This wagon has a flat.
Legoland. The jousting ride.
Legoland. Look carefully at the Lego mural.
Legoland. Miniland, showing part of San Francisco.
Legoland. Whizz the dog. Named for obvious reasons.
Legoland. Danielle’s favorite: Lego Driving School (6 times!)
Since Linda didn’t get to go on our summer vacation, when I returned to Legoland in October for meetings, I arranged to take her with me for a backstage tour (on her birthday). We stayed at the same place that Danielle and I did, the beautiful Four Seasons Aviara.