Sunday, June 08, 2008

California '08 Picture Show (Part 2)

May 26, 2008

Awww... aren't we a happy looking bunch?!

Yeah! Pirates was opened this time :) ... sadly, I remember the ride being a lot more exciting as a child

Splash Mountain... always a good time. Boy did I get soaked!

Lunch-time: Spicy Beef Kabob from Bengal BBQ in Adventure Land

Onion Rings from Critter Country

Ham and Cheese BLT on Foccacia at Critter Country

Mmmm... Boudin Bakery Tour. Their sourdough samples are the best... I really enjoyed learning how sourdough is made, and I am now in search of the perfect sourdough recipe.

Late night candy-time on Disneyland's Mainstreet

May 27, 2008

I was really excited to go to Six-flags and was all ready to try every ride. But sadly, the bus came to pick us up late and we got to the park around 10:30am... aww, half the day was already gone :( To boot, the line ups were 3xs as long at Six-flags than at Disneyland. My friends and I waited in line for 90mins to ride the new X2 ride (totally worth it btw, but a serious time robber).

The line up for this one was about 1 hr, not bad for an amazing ride. I loved this one, it reverses you backwards until you are completely vertical, drops you and then takes you on a billion loops. Then, you climb up vertically and fall backwards, going back the way you came... explains why it's called Deja Vu!

The Riddler: You sit on something that looks like a bicycle seat, place your feet on the floor and have an overhead harness. It's kind of like you're squatting/standing on this ride. I could feel the blood rushing to my toes... weird

After a long day of thrill-seeking, we went back to the hotel for a late night dinner of Chinese take-out. Let me say that American Chinese take-out is 10xs worse than it's Canadian counterpart. Their wonton soup had only thin stringy noodles, chunks of pork and 3 pcs of bok choy. The chow mein was greasy, made with Shanghai noodles and a handful of bean sprouts. The only food to order from any Chinese place that starts with the name "Panda" (be it city, house, garden etc) would be egg rolls... which cannot possibly be made wrong.

May 28, 2008

Today we went on a Grand-Tour of Hollywood and the local hot-spots of Los Angeles. We started out at Olvera Street, passed Chinatown, drove and shopped through downtown LA, checked-out Grauman's Theater and the walk-of-fame, drove through Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, stopped off at Venice Beach, the Farmer's Market and the Fisherman's Village at Marina Del Ray.

Shopping local on Olvera Street

In front of Grauman's preparations were underway for the premiere of Don't Mess with the Zohan. Some people said that they saw Adam Sandler, but I don't know if he was actually there.

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