My mom was down visiting and we decided to go visit…where else? Disneyland.
My mom bought the boys bubble guns. Aram wouldn’t put his down the entire day. Samuel preferred to be in the center of the bubbles, rather than be the bubble-maker.
I have a few friends recently who have told me that they don’t want to brave Disneyland with their kids because it is a disaster waiting to happen. I don’t blame them. After being there twice this week I saw bigger meltdowns than Fukushima and Chernobyl, combined.
I doesn’t have to be that way!
I’m spilling some of my secrets.
And here is my list of in-park food that isn’t horrible:
Bengal Barbecue in Adventureland
Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square (Clam Chowder and Gumbo, only)
Sit-down: Cafe Orleans
And that concludes my list!
The doors opened an hour earlier for us. It was so calm and quiet, I loved it.
There are certain places that I like to have a lot of people and hustle-and-bustle. Aquariums and museums are not on that list. The emptier the better.
Brian and I took a weekend vacation to Carmel!
A big part of my childhood was spent there, so I love going back.
We do encounter one problem. The men in my family (and the ones we marry) tend to be abnormally tall, and the houses in Carmel are built for abnormally small people.
Eating is one of my favorite things to do. And some of the best restaurants are in town.
We met my best friend from Carmel, Heather, and her husband, Adam, at the Flying Fish for dinner. This is my all-time favorite restaurant.
After dinner we went to a drive bar in downtown Carmel (didn’t know one existed there!)…complete with a WII, disco ball, and boom box as the “sound system”….
The next morning we went to the Tuck Box for scones. Brian was very reluctant to go here when we first came to Camel together years ago. We’re both not scone people and a feminine tea house is the last place he wants to hang out….but there is a reason it is huge tourist attraction. The scones are really good, and the atmosphere is very Alice in Wonderland. Now we always make sure to go at least once.
For dinner we went into Pacific Grove to Peppers! They have the best tamales I’ve ever had (half of the time they aren’t available…). And great margaritas…..
Other places worth eating:
The Little Chicken House! (My favorite!)
Fun Facts about Carmel: