Day 16 of PapiBlogger Road Trip Takes Us from L.A. to San Francisco With Little to Write About Thumbnail

El 16to día del Viaje Familiar PapiBlogger transcurrió como un trayecto carente de espectacularidad porque salimos tarde, comimos mal en un restaurante de Malibu, California que jamás debe visitar, y condiciones climáticas deprimentes en partes de la Autopista de la Costa del Pacífico.

On Day 15 of Road Trip PapiBlogger Indulges his Gals with American Girl Shopping and Stars Tour Thumbnail

On the 15th Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip, the Ruiz clan took a decidedly girl centric path with visits to the American Girl cafe and store in The Grove, L.A.’s shopping and celebrity viewing hot spot, as well with a tour of famous Hollywood homes.

Disneyland and Amazing Mariachi-style Dining Highlight Day 14 of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip Thumbnail

On the 14th Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip, the Ruiz clan devoted most of the day to magical discoveries at Disneyland and the night to introducing the kids to an L.A.-style, Mexican dinner complete with an awesome mariachi group.

Day 13 of Family Road Trip Highlighted by Disneyland and Moving Visit to Ronald McDonald House Thumbnail

On the 13th Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip we had our first visit to Disneyland and spent some time at a Ronald McDonald House in Orange County that deeply moved our family.

Day 12 of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip Brings Heat Scare in Death Valley Thumbnail

On the 12th Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip we left the comfort of our spectacular suite at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for a nearly five hour drive west to California for a little Disneyland magic in Anaheim.

Day 11 of Family Road Trip is About Cruising the Vegas Strip, City Watching Atop the Effiel Tower and Hanging at the Hotel Rio Thumbnail

On the 11th day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip the Ruiz clan cruised the Las Vegas Strip, climbed atop the Eiffel Tower and got some much needed, pool-side rest at the fabulous Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas.

Day 10 of Road Trip Takes Ruiz Family Up High Over the Grand Canyon and then to Las Vegas Thumbnail

Day 10 began with a bang as we took the kids by surprise with an air ride over the Grand Canyon in the PapiHeli. Well, I don’t really have a PapiHeli but the company we chartered the 30-minute helicopter from is called Papillon.

DAY 9 of Road Trip is dedicated to the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert and Dinosaur Tracks Thumbnail

My older kids, Jonathan (10) and Elena (6) thought they had seen a large mountain of rock yesterday when they visited the Meteor Crater but that was nothing compared to what the ninth day of our journey offered: sightseeing around the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

Day 8 of Road Trip Takes Us to Arizona Border Crossing and Visit to Meteor Crater Thumbnail

Day 8 of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip featured a visit to the nation’s oldest house and church and then onto a major drive to the world’s most famous crater on our way to the day’s final destination, the Grand Canyon.

The main patio area of Las Golondrinas, which dates back to the 1700’s.

Day 7 of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip was highlighted by a visit to El Rancho de Las Golondrinas (Ranch of the Swallows), a visit to the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and some leisurely walking and dining in Santa Fe, New Mexico.