California Livin' · The OC

Anaheim

 

In the summer of 2001, my then boyfriend (now my husband) and I moved into our first apartment together. It was a two bedroom one bath on the second floor of the King of Spain apartments. It smelled like the paint that was done back in the 70s, had threadbare carpet, and a staircase that was dark and ice cold. It had a wall unit for air that was useless when the sun poured in through the balcony window in the afternoon. It was next to a fire station which came in handy when we tried to barbecue on said balcony. We could walk to Benihana’s on Ball Road for dinner and sake. It was perfect.

15 months later we bought our first home, a condo directly behind Disneyland. We got engaged, got married, and found out we were expecting our first child while living there. We spent a lot of time at Disneyland with our premium passes that we got for a mere $200 a piece. Our favorite Italian restaurant was Rufino’s. The owners were the nicest and served the best bread with vinegar and oil. A little further down the street was Casa Gamino, a Mexican restaurant with scrumptious red enchiladas and a reasonably priced buffet.

Anaheim is a neighboring city to Fullerton and has more to offer than just Disneyland. Last week the kids and I went to Boysen Park, aka “Airplane Park”. Curls and Red were in heaven.

 

 

After we left the park we met their dad at the Northgate Gonzalez Market. This is the Mecca of grocery stores if you are a Mexican food loving gal like me:

We like the sweets…

 

Agua Frescas

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Red trying to decide

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TAMALES

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We will be back

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I hope you find passion and happiness this weekend!

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