We arrived at our hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, and got all checked in and settled. We spent a little time in the pool, pick up some drinks from Target which is basically across the street, and then headed to Downtown Disney for dinner. (I need to get the pictures for this part off my phone) We ate at Rainforest Cafe per my brother’s request. While we were exploring, one of the caricature artists asked if he could sketch Alex. I, of course, say yes and by the time he had finished with both boys (you know I had to buy them and have both boys drawn), we had a crowd and he had a line for his services. After that, back to the hotel and sleep.
I can’t wait to see mickey!!
The next morning, we picked up rental cars and then headed to Huntington Beach for the day. This had to be the coolest, most overcast day of our entire trip! I couldn’t believe how crowded it was and how many people were actually out swimming in the water. I ended up buying sweatshirts for us all it was so cold to me! We went to some brewery (BJ’s maybe?) place just up main street from the pier for lunch. They have a huge mural on one wall across from where we sat. Alex is looking at it and wonders why all the trees are on fire. I explain that those aren’t trees in the painting, but an artistic rendering of harvesting the wheat fields to brew the beer. Me to him … I think it was just the artists stylistic choice or interpretation of that. Alex to me … I think maybe he was just drunk. :laugh: I really should have taken a picture of that mural!!
We head back to the hotel, and 2 hours later, we finally made it back. My phone died on the way, but I knew which roads to take to get back. Unfortunately, my sense of direction was all messed up, and I went the wrong way on each road before getting it right. :reface: We had a late dinner at Buca and came back and packed everything up because we were moving to the Hilton the next day.
Next up … Friday and Disneyland finally!!