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    Disneyland 1994

    Dear readers: "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT) is a popular Internet meme. This is my first time participating... and I just might continue (#TBD).

    I recently shared with you photos of my grandsons' visit to Disneyland and the beach with their mom and dad just after Christmas.

    The throwback part: Twenty years ago this week, our three daughters made the very same visit with Jim and me, as you can see here (along with my big hair and mom jeans and Jim's mullet).

    1994 visit to Disneyland and the beach

    I showed the beach photo to Bubby last night during our FaceTime chat. He was proud to note that he was brave and went out much farther into the waves than Mommy, Aunt B and Aunt Andie did.

    One thing about our visit in 1994 that was very different from my grandsons' last month: Listening to the radio as we drove home to Colorado, we heard the news of the devastating Northridge earthquake that hit the day after we left our Northridge hotel.

    Today's question:

    Disneyland, the beach or earthquakes — which have you experienced?

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    haha! Apparently, we were sporting the same big hair and Mom jeans 20 years ago. I suspect some shoulder pad shots in your archives...what were we all thinking!?

    Illinoisans usually head east to the Disney World vs. Disneyland. Count me in for all three, although the minor quakes in Illinois aren't comparable to the devastating earthquakes elsewhere. I'm glad you were safely out of Northridge!

    I'd love to be somewhere on a beach today with a low of 5 degrees expected here tonight. ugh...

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    I'm struck by how little you have changed (aside from that period's ninetification).

    I've experienced all three, two of them in Japan.

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLori Lavender Luz

    Oh how I love the hair in this photo. A mullet! Big nineties hair! It's glorious.

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

    I've been to beaches - east and west coast - but none of the Disney parks. Yet. And NonnieKelly, I'm a relocated Illinoisan myself. Spent the first 32 years of my life there but am now happy to call Colorado home.

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPammeey

    Love seeing old pics of you and your adorable.

    We took our two kids to Disneyland and Universal Studios back in the middle 90's too! I've experienced Disney Land and Disney World, beaches (Hawaiian, east and west coasts) but no earthquakes-thanks goodness.

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie E.

    I have been to Disneyland and DisneyWorld, many, many beaches, and have experienced a few earthquakes as well. I liked the CA Disneyland (although that was a long time ago!) much better than sprawling Disney World.

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

    Lisa you MUST post that picture on Google+ so that I can see your big hair blown up!! SO cute!

    Having lived much of my life in southern California beaches, Disneyland and earthquakes are part of life! My worst memory was the 1971 Sylmar earhtquake. It was 6.6 and hit at 6:00 AM -- had it hit later it would have been worse because of traffic. We were less than 6 miles from the center -- not fun!!! Broke the shock on my car, cracked the pool, tipped over the fridge, etc. I really thought we had been bombed!

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Ha! I'm so glad you all like my big hair! :-D

    Pammeey and Heather: You surprised me by being here today! Made me smile.

    Actually, you all make me smile by being here! Thank you!

    Kc: I've always wondered what kind of crazy fool continues living where earthquakes regularly occur. Now I know. :-D

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Oh my what timing. Your little grandsons are so cute.
    On my first visit to California I experienced an earthquake.
    It was only a small one but was so scary.
    We spend as much time as possible on a beach including a vacation
    week in June with our 5 kids, spouses and 13 grandkids.
    Happy New Year!!

    January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDoreen McGettigan

    We've been to both Disneys, many beaches, and have experienced one earthquake. I'll take the beach any day. :-)

    January 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJudy@grandparentsplus2
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