Brother, what a handful of days I've had!
I inexplicably found myself on California time when I woke up this morning...or rather, couldn't wake up. It was a startling 18 degrees and, yeah, my toes were cold. I ran to go get the Whitemare out of hock, got home, made myself a cup of coffee, and here I am. So....let's get to it...........
The first place I'd stopped was the Anaheim Garden Walk. If you haven't yet seen the tweet, I made a couple of short videos as I walked though and after my first pass through the walk. I then took a couple of quick strolls at different times of the days on a couple different days. I have to say that it wasn’t exactly jam packed with people at any of the times that I walked on through. It may very well have been a work day thing, as it did start getting a little busy as I left there on Sunday late morning.
For those of you who will be looking for things to do off-site, this is the easiest and most convenient place to do it.
Now, this isn't going to be a place that you spend hours just walking...and probably not even if you browsed every shop. But, you can spend a few hours if you are planning on walking around and then stopping for something to eat and drink. There are also a ton of spots within the walk where you can just sit and socialize and enjoy the sunshine.
Their website says that they are open 24 hours, and I suppose if you want to go strolling at 3:00am, you can, but nothing is gonna be open. Some of the shops started rolling up their doors at 9:00, but nothing was really rolling until later morning.
There are a bunch of different places to eat. Keep in mind that I am only mentioning them, NOT endorsing any of them. As of right this very second, there is:
AllMyTea Café – allmyteacafe.com
Bubba Gump Schrip Co – www.bubbagump.com/locations/anaheim
California Pizza Kicthen – www.cpk.com/location/details/Anaheim-Garden-Walk
Casa de Pancho Mexican Grill & Cantina – www.casadepancho.com
The Cheesecake Factory – locations.thecheesecakefactory.com/ca/anaheim
FIRE + ICE Interactive Grill & Bar –fire-ice.com/locations/anaheim-ca
Grasslands Brazilian BBQ & Churasco –
House of Blues – www.houseofblues.com/anaheim
Johnny Rockets – www.johnnyrockets.com/locations/anaheim-gardenwalk-anaheim-ca-usa/
Kip Barry’s Magic Café – kipbarryscabaret.com/
McCormick & Schmick’s Grille – www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/southern-california-los-angeles/anaheim-california/katellaave.aspx
MoMo Tea –
Poke Garden – www.pokegardeninc.com/
Roy’s Restaurant – www.roysrestaurant.com/locations/ca/anaheim?ref=google
I also saw a lot of coming soon signs, but I didn’t exactly know what “Soon” meant. I know when I was a kid and my mother said “soon,” it usually meant right after I’ve asked for the thousandth time and right before I got a spanking and sent to my room. I’m not going to include them in the list just in case something goes sideways.
Insofar as “Stuff to do” goes: AMC Movie theatre – So help me god, if I catch you guys going to see a movie, you’re gonna be in SO much trouble
Billy Beez – BillyBeesUC.com
Blush Night Club – BlushOC.com
Bowlmor Lanes – BowlMor.com
Flightdeck Simulation Center – Flightdeck1.com
Go VR Gaming – GoVRGaming.com
Kip Barry’s Cabaret – KipBarrysCabaret.com