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Don’t Forget Your Shoes!

September 13th, 2008 by bsmith | Filed under Travel Tips.


The Unauthorized Guide to Legoland California
The Unauthorized Guide to Legoland California
Look closely at the gorgeous picture of my family with the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean in the background.  Did you notice something unusual?  Yes, sheepishly I admit that my husband Ken showed up to take this very important picture without his shoes!   In our haste to rendezvous with our photographer Brian Stringfellow and take a great picture before the sun set, Ken had hustled the kids in the car and driven half way across town before noticing that he had forgotten his shoes.

Call our family products of this laid back Southern California lifestyle, but this is not the first time this has happened.  Once we made it all the way to the San Diego Wild Animal Park before discovering that we had only packed one shoe for our toddler, Jared!   Luckily we found an extra pair of big sister’s sandals in the car that somehow fit Jared’s chubby feet. Thank goodness two year old boys think that wearing someone else’s pink flower sandals is cool.

The point of this little story, is that one of the keys to family travel is being prepared.  If you are kind enough to purchase my newly released publication The Unauthorized Legoland Guidebook, be sure to check out the What to Bring section.  This will save you from purchasing $14 beach towels and $3 bottles of water!  Next time I stop by Legoland, I’ll have to see whether the Big Shop sells shoes.  I’ll let you know what I find out.

What’s the funniest thing that you have ever forgotten to bring on vacation?

Happy Trails,










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