Brief stop for the night where we stayed in Prescott National Forest, pitch black when we arrived but really nice in the morning. Valentine's Day so we found a Chinese restaurant and downed our meal as the place closed at 9pm - we arrived at like 8:30, they were hoovering up around us - one we'll always remember I reckon!
13 February 2017
San Diego next, where we did a trolley tour for the day. First stop was Little Italy which has more pizzas per head than Naples I reckon, a cool little area celebrating everything Italian. Next was the Old Town where we hit the market, wandered round the old buildings and had our first ever try of root beer, much to the surprise of a couple of guys from Minnesota who had to stay and witness it! It's a bit too much like cough syrup really! We also saw the harbour which had a couple of active warships currently docked (the USS Nimitz and another which I forget) as well as the USS Midway which is now a museum. Last stop was the Gaslamp Quarter which we really liked, loads more cool little bars and restaurants, somewhere we'd like to revisit! The tour ended back at Balboa Park which is a beautiful area with 17 museums, right next to the San Diego Zoo. We picked the van up and drove to our site for the night... the car park of a casino on a Native American reservation, not weird at all!!
12 February 2017
Short trip down to Ocean Beach for the afternoon, a small little town with a few cool bars and a nice beach and pier. We had drinks and nibbles at a place called The Joint which did Japanese/Spanish tapas, bit of a weird combo but tasty! We drove down to Silver Strand beach to watch a beautiful sunset before finding a camp for the night.
11 February 2017
USA!! USA!! First stop was to pick up the van in LA, there were loads of different designs to choose from but we both liked the alien one 👽A short drive down to Anaheim where we spent the day at Disneyland - we went on Splash Mountain, Star Tours (like an awesome simulator), Indiana Jones (biiiiig queue for that), Gadget rollercoaster, Teacups and lots more!! We even met Woody and Mary Poppins!! In the evening there was a cool light parade with Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and others, then the firework display above Sleeping Beauty's castle which was really good. A long day but loads of fun!