Lego life

Lego mural near the front entrance.  Anyone who has owned Legos can relate.
Lego mural near the front entrance. Anyone who has owned Legos can relate.

One of the first Christmas gifts I remember from my early childhood was not one I received.  When I was four or five my older brother received a Lego castle from Santa.  It was the most amazing Lego set I had ever seen.  I don’t know how long it stayed a castle before turning into a spaceship, barn, car, etc, but we played with those Lego components for years.  I had forgotten that castle until yesterday, when we visited Legoland and my childhood Lego days came flooding back, complete with the loud swooshhhhh, swooshhhhh of running hands through the Lego container looking for a specific piece.

Legoland is rides.  My three-year-old rode her first roller coaster.  They have a coaster where children as small as 36 inches can ride – something not to be found at Disneyland or other parks we’ve been to.  Legoland is interactive play.  We built Lego race cars and raced them down a ramp.  And classic Legoland is Miniland where typical American scenes are recreated to Lego scale.  Enjoy the photos and explanations.  And look for these scenes when you visit!

When I five my family moved abroad.  We were allowed to take one toy each and unlimited amounts of Lego.  Lego was essential.  My mom wrote about the First Goodbye several months ago.  Read that blog post here.  For more information on Legoland, visit their website.

An infinity of brinks for endless hours of building.
An infinity of brinks for endless hours of building.
Street corner in New Orleans
Street corner in New Orleans
Fountain in  New Orleans
Fountain in New Orleans
Can't have an American city scape without an RV park
Can’t have an American city scape without an RV park
And the eyes move
And the eyes move
San Fransisco
San Fransisco
Time for a friendly neighborhood picnic in San Fransisco.  Can you find the cooler?
Time for a friendly neighborhood picnic in San Fransisco. Can you find the cooler?
Lombard Street
Lombard Street
Roof-top gym in New York City.
Roof-top gym in New York City.
New York City.  See the gym?
New York City. See the gym?
NYC
NYC
A lost Santa flying circles around New York's MetLife building.
A lost Santa flying circles around New York’s MetLife building.
Trench warfare Star Wars style
Trench warfare Star Wars style

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An entire section of the park is dedicated to Star Wars.
An entire section of the park is dedicated to Star Wars.
New Orleans flea market.
New Orleans flea market.

Lone beach bums near San Fransisco.  Look for them when you visit!
Lone beach bums near San Fransisco. Look for them when you visit!