Two more weeks until our next beach, baseball, and Disneyland trip. After staying at the Grand Californian on our last trip, we’re curious how the Disneyland Hotel will feel to us this time. But good news – we have another trip scheduled for the Grand Californian complete with special birthday dinner at Napa Rose. We may even splurge for a spa treatment.
The more we travel to my Orange County, the more we wonder if we’ll be able to stay away permanently. There’s just so much that we love to do there. So much history for me. Like Tommy‘s, where my mother used to hang out in L.A., is now in Orange County and, lucky for us, Las Vegas.
We just watched the Dodgers beat the Phillies in 12 innings with a final score of 3 to 2. To me, baseball and California are synonymous. My family on both sides of the family are long-time Dodger fans and my first professional baseball game was to Dodger Stadium to see the Dodgers beat the Giants with my mother and step aunt. That was also the first time I tasted a Pastrami sandwich.
Grandpa was a minor league pitcher and only gave up his baseball career when Grandma asked him to because taking care of her little boys while Grandpa traveled proved to be too much for her. Giving up baseball broke my grandfather’s heart – it seems to run in the family – my dad once said that the Dodgers “will break your heart.” Obviously, they both loved the game very much.
But as a teen living in Orange County, I became an Angels fan and here in Las Vegas we get to watch both teams on television. And on our trips to Disneyland, we often see the Angels play at Angel Stadium – just a couple of miles from Disneyland.
So on your next trip to Disneyland, get out and see what else you can do. See a baseball game, grab a burger at In-N-Out, a burrito at Del Taco or check out Duke’s at Huntington Beach or Malibu (or Hawaii) where the slogan is “Food tastes better served close to the waves.” We agree.
Now, back to the Angels game.