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    Thanks all!! We will be driving. Hubby gets leaves at 4:00 every am to drive to San Jose (sweet, sweet man). So leaving at 4:00 should not be any problem for him, for me that is another story. Thank you all for your input.
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    We used to live in Walnut Creek and I always drove to Disneyland. The first time I decided to take the 101 because I thought it would be prettier and the drive would be nice. BIG mistake! I thought I'd never get there!

    After that, I always headed right down the 5. It's an ugly uninspiring drive, but it's quick and easy. I'd usually stop in Kettleman City (is that the right name? It's been a couple of years...) for a break. It's not really halfway, but I liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disguy
    Always!! I think its because once I leave Disneyland what else is there to look forward to? the WORST part of the drive back is Harris Ranch
    They have an excellent Hotel and Steak Restuarant!!

    I know the 10,000+ head of cattle can be stinky along that route.
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    Hi, I'm new to Mice Chat!
    I agree with Disguy! Harris Ranch (aka Bovine University) is the worst part of the drive.

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    We almost always drive, but the last time I went down to SoCal I was there for a very very short weekend trip, so I flew down with one of my aunts. My youngest aunt lives in Long Beach, about 15 miles away from DL, and just a few blocks from the Long Beach airport, which is tiny but gets the job done.

    If you're ever planning on flying down, Long Beach airport's a good option if you're flying in from Oakland (and if you're planning on renting a car or already have transportation lined up), especially if you fly JetBlue. Decent fares, good snacks, and the flight seems to take less time since you get to watch TV.

    My car's being kind of crappy at the moment, so driving's a less savory option. But I'm planning on driving down in December or January when my BF comes to visit, because he's never been to or seen California.

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    I have drove the 3 times I went down there. It took 10 hours from my parents house (Fort Bragg). What a loooonnnngggg drive! But worth it to get to Disneyland. Good luck on the trip.

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    I always fly because the drive from Tahoe is REDICULOUS! It is going to cost me about 175 to fly down on southwest this summer ... that is pretty close to what it would cost me to fill my 21 gallon tank a few times. (60 dollars a pop )
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    We always drive It's only 406 miles from my door to get to Disneyland. About 6 hours driving. Even though it is the same miles to get back home, it feels like it is soooo much longer.

    I love driving down 5!! We always stop at Harris Ranch and get a muffin for breakfast or eat lunch/dinner at the restaurant. I love picking up something from the gift shop too. Very cute stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyJCA
    After that, I always headed right down the 5. It's an ugly uninspiring drive, but it's quick and easy. I'd usually stop in Kettleman City (is that the right name? It's been a couple of years...) for a break. It's not really halfway, but I liked it.
    We used to stop in Kettleman City as well until I watched the film Erin Brockovich. As the film was released, Erin was already following new suits again PG&E for plaintiffs in Kettleman City. PG&E has a plant there in Kettleman City (Kings County) and it pumps natural gas from Texas to San Francisco. Chromium 6 was used in the cooling systems to stop rusting in the pipes. The runoff got into the ground and has contaminated local water supplies. Ever since I found that out, I don't stop in Kettleman city. There's no reason for me too. I would never eat anything from that city. All the food and utensils they are washing with the local water, the ice cubes, the hand washing etc. No thanks, I'll pass on by.

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