They call it ‘June Gloom’ here in Southern California, and it certainly is. It is cloudy, cool and humid – yes humid. It’s 68 degrees and 70% humidity and after walking the dogs, I’m sweating more than I did in Palm Springs when it was 95 degrees and 10% humidity. Why do I live in Memphis? I hate humidity. But if I move to Palm Springs, can I still be called Memphis Mullen? Anyway, days 33 & 34 of my U2 360 tour across America have me relaxing in Anaheim.
Yesterday, I stayed at the hotel all day relaxing with the dogs. I watched the movie ‘Country Strong’ and napped. Last night I had dinner at Fresca’s with Cherie and Mike and then went back to their house and played with their dogs. It was a good night.
This morning I took the Saturn to Hardin GMC for an oil change and make sure everything was ok for my long 3000 mile drive in 3-4 days to Baltimore starting Sunday.
I went to Downtown Disney, which is basically an outside mall with lots of shops and restaurants including ESPNZone and House of Blues. I wanted to check it out since I am in Anaheim a few miles from Disneyland, but have no interest in actually going to Disneyland – too many kids and I don’t want to ride the rides. So I walked around Downtown Disney and had lunch at La Brea Bakery Cafe – sat outside on the patio. I had a great caesar salad and cheese sliders – for once I didn’t get a tuna melt. I should really add caesar salad to my food tour along with tuna and pizza. After lunch I went into the huge World of Disney store and bought some souvenirs. I told myself I wouldn’t buy any tee shirts this summer while traveling across the US, but so far I’ve bought four – one from Red Rocks, a Nirvana tee from Seattle, one from Joshua Tree and one from Disney.
Now I’m back at my hotel and am going to relax with the dogs and maybe go over to Angels stadium this evening with hopes of hearing U2 rehearse for this weekend’s shows.