While the rest of the family drove down, Ben and I cheated and flew instead. We rented a car and did a little exploring before the family arrived at the hotel. We walked around the Circle in Orange. That area is so cute! We had a Belgian beer sampler at The Bruery and lunch at Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen. Did some antique store shopping but was good and did not buy anything.
After Orange, we headed to the hotel near Disneyland that we were staying at, parked, then headed over to the Disneyland Hotel to check out Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. We loved it! It is of course modeled after the Enchanted Tiki Room at the park. So many fun little things happen, such as an erupting volcano when a Krakatoa Punch is ordered and a sinking ship in a bottle when someone orders a Shipwrecked. I had both and left with three souvenir mugs. It was a nice refuge before spending three days at Disney with loads of people and children. I did return a couple of days later and tried the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum which reminded me a lot of a Painkiller. So glad I got to go there twice!
Enjoying some Belgian beer at The Bruery in Orange...
Even my drink was glowing red...like lava!
My rad nephews when we finally got to Disneyland!
My favorite ride!!!
It's a Small World
Entrance to California Adventure!
Tower of Terror at California Adventure! Been dying to go on this!
Hollywood at California Adventure
The gorgeous Grand Hotel