Yesterday Michael drove us to Downtown Disney in Anaheim. It took us about an hour, but didn't seem too long. It was smaller than Downtown Disney in Orlando, but I knew that before we went, and thankfully the parking was still free (for the first 3 hours). We seemed to be trying to spend extra time wandering around in the different stores to get our "time's worth". We were there at least an hour and a half. There were a few things I would have bought if we had money, including some cool Disney princess art postcards that were $2.25 each.
We probably spent the most time in the main Disney store. I kept an open eye out for ladies with glitter, asking if I, as "the princess" wanted any- like the way they did in Orlando. But no such luck. There was also not a store we found with free samples of any chocolate or fudge. Blast again! If I had $19 to spare, plus extra for shipping to Florida, I would have gotten this coin purse (below) with a long black shoulder strap for my mom. A festive alternative to the plain black coin purse she often uses on day-trips like these.
That's the closest I could get to being inside Disneyland. The tickets are $95/each, so I highly doubt we will ever go, but that's okay. Michael noticed the stone sports players up along the outside wall of the ESPN store all had moving heads. I didn't take a picture because it was creepy.. We stopped by the Coca Cola truck which was giving out free cups. I took one too, so Michael could have mine- the way I would always make my younger brother, Zach, take a food sample from Sam's Club, even if he didn't want it, that way I could have both! We walked around the hotel area and talked about how fun it would be to go swimming. There was a guard guy at the open gate, but he was watching people who were already in the pool, so we could have run right past!
No trip is complete without seeing a stray kitty! But that's all. It was a good day and I'm glad we got a chance to check another tourist-y California thing off my "bucket list". I was thinking that we should do one fun event every Tuesday and I could call the posts "Tubular Tuesdays!" or something like that. But I don't have any more free ideas until August 20th, for the Arboretum Gardens day in Arcadia.