Back in December of 2010, my wife and I took another opportunity of flying back to the United States after my last month-long visit in 2007. This time we bring for the first time our daughter Janine with my cousin Angel tagging along. We took a month-long vacation to the US and planned to have a grand reunion of our family as my brother who lives in Singapore also flew in at the same time.
We have planned this long vacation for more than 6 months ahead of time where we all bought our tickets as early as May. We booked a Philippine Airlines flight departing Manila on the 3rd of December and arriving at the same date in Los Angeles.
Our month-long takes us to visit Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon during our first week and a tour around Long Beach, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood the week after. On the 3rd week of our stay in the US, my brother and his family flew in for a 2 week overlap with our vacation. We all celebrated the Christmas holiday together in San Diego and we rented a van to have 5-day trip up north to San Francisco and Carson City to see snow for the first time.
During this month-long vacation, we were able to see the different attractions in California that includes Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Sea World, Legoland, Long Beach Aquarium, and California Adventure Theme Park. Also, we dropped by the different outlet junctions in Las Vegas, Camarillo, San Diego, and Gilroy.
It was a very long trip and filled with good memories together with my family in US and this has become the best grand reunion that we had so far. Later on I’ll write in detail each of our trip in separate blogs.
And as we finished this great trip, we made an agreement that in about 3 years time, we shall all once again try to fly back to the US for another reunion but that time we’ll visit the west coast states of the US. Hope this will come true. 🙂