It showered on Monday so we pushed our Disney plans to Tuesday and went to the mall on Monday. Wednesday was California Adventures and with the recommendation of Nikki, we tried "California Screaming", a roller coaster ride with a 360 degree loop.... Went on it TWICE! We would have gone more but the heat was a disaster. I was really surprised how my 3 year old niece, Haley was so confident and braved through rides like "Tower Of Terror", "Space Mountain" and others. In one photo, she turned around to look at this guy with a really frightened face. It looked like she was thinking to herself "Why's this guy screaming? RELAX!"
Then Thursday we drove down to Irvine Spectrum where many popular brands are located at. Venice Beach was on Friday, one of my favourite places. The beach was beautiful! There was quite a handful of really weird people too. I guess that just adds to the culture of Venice Beach. And the homes there cost a bomb too. You're basically paying a fortune for living in the area and getting crappy houses. Woke up early on Saturday for a two hour drive to Palm Springs. This one's another beautiful place and Gwen Stefani vacationed there about two weeks ago. It was my second time in this area. Again like in 2008, we went up the mountains and breathed in some of the cleanest air you could ever inhale. Walked around in the snow and went down to the outlet malls for some crazy shopping afterwards.
After Cassie and Malcolm left on Sunday, I went to a sports bar with Nich and watched my first hockey game. After being a patron in there, I wonder how people enjoy watching soccer games at coffee shops? lol... Then it was Mass at Church and a close to Week 2.