Departing from Real Estate talk today!

Am I the only one who feels that way about vacations? We spent last weekend at the Disneyland Resort with my parents and the bulk of my siblings with their kids. Was it a blast? YES...I will tell you right now that I am a Disney Maniac in every way.

Many people of course don't like the crowds, the prices, the works. I understand that, yet I can tell you that 1 day at Snowbird Ski Resort will cost you $80 for a lift ticket, and 5 hours of frustration at an up-scale golf course the same.....and they don't even have Mickey, the Matterhorn or Churros (which will set you back $3 each).

Yet I have to laugh at the fact that once you are there, you happily spent that $3 because it is part of the experience. Did I mention the turkey legs and chimichangas from the little carts?.........

Of course I still always leave that place so exhausted that I have to seriously consider taking a few days off just to recover! I told my wife that we should do 3 days there, then spend 4 more in Maui sleeping on a lounge chair.

That said you should all go to Disneyland during the Christmas Holidays which they consider all of November and December. The "overlay" they put on the park is absolutely intriguing. It is SO extensive that they shut down the Haunted Mansion for a whole MONTH just to put on the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay, then another month to take it down!

Christmas music is playing everywhere and the general decor, colors and holiday lights just add to the already amazing MAGIC that Disney provides! 

My 3-year old Eli was the "MVP" of the trip. He LOVED such rides as the Tower of Terror and Splash Mountain and actually CRIED when he wasn't tall enough to get on California Screamin' and Indiana Jones!!  I was probably 16 years old before I dared step onto a legitimate roller coaster......wuss!

Happy Holidays and please tell me about your favorite Disney experiences. Also ask me about what I like to call my "insider's guide to navigating the parks..." my family and friends can vouch for it!