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Welcome to the Brookston family blog. We'll post updates here on what's going on in our part of the world, and especially with our son, Porter, who has been diagnosed with some form of autism. Our hope is that this blog will help us deal with all the issues we'll be facing and keep our friends and family informed as well.

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Porter Brookston
born September 10, 2001

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born July 7, 2004

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February 28, 2004

Trip to Southern California

Categories: Events, Photos, Porter — J @ 11:23 am

This February we decided to take a break from work and head out on a road trip down the Southern California coastline.

Our first day we went to the Monarch butterfly sanctuaries in Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove and hung out at the beach near the lighthouse at Point Pinos.

Me and Porter across the street from the lighthouse in Pacific Grove.

The next day we moved on to Hearst Castle and then stayed a few nights with our friends, Emily and Dan, who live across the street from Santa Monica beach. Emily is a friend of Sarah’s from back in high school who has since gone to work in the entertainment industry in the LA area. Porter loved Em & Dan and was treated to his first viewing of Monty Python’s The Holy Grail. Even more, he loved checking out the beach bunnies at the Santa Monica beach playground.

On the slide at a Santa Monica playground.

After we said our good-byes to Em & Dan, we made the pilgrimage to the toddler’s version of Mecca, Disneyland! We spent a four nights at the Grand Californian, taking advantage of the off-season lack of crowds to enjoy Disneyland and the California Adventure without the obnoxious summertime lines for rides. Porter was blown away by the sights and sounds and soon proved to be a rollercoaster enthusiast.

Porter and me on the Matterhorn.

All in all, the trip got a big thumbs-up from this kiddo.

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