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Travel Blogs from Anaheim
Disneyland here we come.
We reach the entrance which is within walking distance of both our
hotels by 9.30 the day is warm but not, at this stage, overly hot. We walk through the gate and oh my, it’s like
walking into a different world. We are
greeted by architecture of animated movies …
It was time to explore some more of Anaheim away from Disneyland so armed with navman, a hire car and a strong Aussie dollar, it was shopping time. Paul worked out the local Westfield was a 4 minute drive away so off we went. 25 minutes later, 3 wrong exits, countless u-turns and some brilliant backseat driving from the boys "Daddy, it said turn right" and "Not another u-turn!" We eventually made it and parked the car. Nothing opens before 10am so it was pretty quiet and a good thing ...
... huntington Beach Luke, Ryhs, Kristie, Jordan hired a 4 seater bicycle, while Mel and Brett hire normal bicycles and they rode along the pathway for a few kilometres.
Some good photos were taken. Rhys tried to ride the bike down some stairs and stacked it. We had Subway for lunch at the beach.
Then we drove to Long Beach saw the large shipping port and had a view of the Queen Mary. Everyone went for a look through a submarine, ...
... And I mean shoot as when it goes all your organs remain stationary until they hit your spine. Then they decided to start moving with the rest of your body. What an awesome feeling.
Unfortunately there was no decent viewing spaces left for the World of Colour and when questioned Aidan said he only wanted to go to film it for his friends. When shown the footage from last night on our phones he wanted out of the park. So did we all. So ...
... traffic. Terrible isn't strong enough of a word. We didn't sit in traffic for hours, but when we did, it was more than terrible. The worst was going to the Dodger game. The GPS did say that there would be a 12 minute delay. I think 12 minutes turned into 45 minutes! Yuk!
Our second baseball game of the trip was the LA Dodgers. The stadium has a great feel as a baseball fan stadium. We got there too late to get ...