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Anaheim - Day 2

Sunday, 22 March 2015


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The main task this morning is to writeup the events of yesterday. It took a while. No specific plans for today except that we needed some supplies for breakfast. We decided to walk to the nearest Neighbourhood Market. Google maps estimated 20 minutes each way and proved to be correct. From the HoJo we walked North on Harbor Blvd and crossed the Santa Ana Frwy. Fortunately there's a bridge over this massive expanse of concrete. There appears to be at least six lanes of cars in each direction and despite it being early on Sunday each lane was quite busy. On reaching Ball Rd we turned right and walk Eastward to Anaheim Blvd. Thankfully there were pedestrian lights at the intersections as both thoroughfares were 10 lanes wide. An incredible amount of traffic and surprisingly tolerant drivers. At a number of minor intersections the drives waited patiently for the two of us to waddle across.

There's a coffee brewing machine in the room and it makes a fine coffee but Jenny can't stand it and needed some hot water. I tried running the machine with an empty capsule but couldn't get a clear cup. We asked the housekeeper and the solution is simple, get an electric jug from the Front Desk. Coffee is so much the 'standard' drink that hot water for tea is considered 'unusual'.

Jenny snoozed in an effort to catch upon a sleep deficit and I walked around the complex. The most interesting and active area being Castaway Cove a kid's watery playground with water slides and water jets. The thing that impressed me most was a huge bucket that slowly fills with water and then upends itself. The park-like surrounds provided a softening effect to the stark white buildings.

Started writing this blog and stopped for a quick snack and snatched a short siesta. Actually lasted longer than I expected. We walked down to Katella Ave to P. F. Chang's China Bistro. The place was certainly popular, it was only 17:30 and we were told there would be a 15 minute delay. We didn't have to wait quite that long and were seated. The menu was extensive and not too expensive. We ordered two main dishes and a Fried Rice. The waiter explained that the dishes came with steamed white or brown rice. We dropped the Fried Rice. Once again we'd underestimated the size of the serves. Even without the rice each of the main dishes would have fed both of us. If we had a microwave in the room we'd have asked for a left-over box to carry half of it home. Jenny surprised me in that she left very little of the Chicken with Almonds and Cashews for me to clean up. Despite the growing line of people waiting to be seated we didn't feel rushed and the waiter was quite happy to chat.

Walked back to HoJo for a cup of coffee and some fruit.

That's about it for today, tomorrow it is Disneyland, it will be interesting to see how long we'll last.

If you want to look at what I've been up to you can view my latest photo by following this link to the image for Today

Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 20:08 Archived in USA

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