Monday, February 23, 2015

Our First Day in Anaheim

     Today is a snow day where I live so I decided it would be great to write about Disneyland. Hmm where did I leave off? Oh yes, we were in Kingman and the next day heading to Anaheim.

     We got up the next morning, July 11, 2014 at 7:00 AM, ate breakfast at The Days Inn and then after going to Kmart to return some pants Kyle bought, headed off to Anaheim. The weather in Kingman was still very comfortable. Our trip to Anaheim was nice, no mishaps at all. When we stopped at a rest stop outside of Needles it was hot but still not unbearable like usual. I even stood in the sun and tanned a bit while everyone went to the restroom.

     We arrived in Anaheim, make our usual stop at Wal Mart to get food for the trip. Stopping at Wal Mart first is a tradition and wonderful part of our trip. I know, it isn't that big of a deal to stop at Wal Mart but for us it is.  The stop is our first time of the year smelling the wonderful California air. There is just this special feeling when we get out of the van for the first time in Anaheim. We stand there and smell the air, take in the sites and just get that wonderful feeling of being there.

     Next we went to our hotel. We stay at The Carousel Inn every year. We have a Club room and this year they put the ice machine right outside our door just for us. Ha ha not really but I joked with the friend we have made there about it. It is nice having it right there because at night when you are tired just that walk down stairs is a long way. For many years we had to go to the 2nd floor for ice, then it was just down the stairs across from our room. Now right by our room. Life is looking up.

     Oh the friend we have made in Anaheim is one of the Carousel Inn employees. He is very nice. Actually we have made friends with many of the people there. They treat us like family every year and we feel so at home there. It is so strange because it feels more like home the entire time we are there than Colorado feels the rest of the year.

     We unpacked the van, put our stuff away and then headed to Downtown Disney where we shopped some and got our Wetzle Pretxel. It is tradition to do this and well, we really enjoy this part of our trip We are getting ready for the big days ahead. Just writing about it takes me back to such a fun time.

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