I just had to go to the Happiest Place on Earth – Disneyland!
As a child I dreamt of going to Disneyland. I remember staring at a map of Disneyland that friends of my parents gave us. When we finally went it was so exciting.
It was an awesome trip.
Later I dreamt of going to Disney World. As a parent I was able to take my kids there. An amazing experience. I wish I had the memory of every second of the trip with them. I need to scan those pictures.
So needless to say I am a Disney fan. I even bought stocks for my son ha ha.
From the Sahara Motel I took the bus down Ball St. and then walked to the the Main Gate. Tickets were $95 for the day.
First stop was … you guessed it … Starbucks! One of my favorite parts of the day was relaxing in the coolness of the morning, having my coffee and banana bread as I waited for the park to open.
When the park opened I hit Indiana Jones. It was closed to to technical issues. Pirates of the Caribbean was next door. Off I went. Next was the Log Ride.
Going to Disneyland is not near as much fun as going with a partner, friends or family. It is meant to be enjoyed with others. A place where you can laugh together and let your hair down. However, one of the advantages of being a single it that on some of the rides you go right to the front of the line! That is what happened on the Log Ride.
I spent the day going on rides, and people watching.
In the line up to the Haunted Mansion I made friends with a little girl about 3 years old. She kept mistaking my leg for her Dad’s ha ha.
Here are some of my pictures of the day.
I had planned to stay to closing at 9 pm. But as I said, while Disneyland is fun, it is not near as much fun by yourself. So I left at 6. I thought about having dinner at Downtown Disney, but hte prices were way too high for my budget.
So off I went on the bus and enjoyed some cold ones at the Sahara Motel. They are actually making Disneyland bigger!
The Sahara Motel is a true budget hotel. I paid $44 CDN a night for it. Not a place I would stay if I was on vacation.
The rooms are relatively clean. I am guessing it is owned and run by a family. The front desk is always locked and you have to ring a buzzer to get someone.
When I arrived back my key didn’t work. I rang and rang the buzzer. No answer. Finally I saw the guy emerge from a hotel room with a woman. He shirt was untucked huuuummm. At least he got me a new key.