Autumn In SoCal

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I was in search of Autumn’s crisp air and bright colors, since New England wasn’t an option for a weekend trip I drove to SoCal (Southern California).  I arrived in Anaheim, California just after 8am after setting out at midnight the night before.  I wanted to have the entire day to search for the essence of fall, my favorite season.

Functioning on no sleep for a little over 24 hours I oddly still felt energized. I quickly got ready and ventured out with my camera dangling around my neck.

Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos displays were plentiful and easy to find. Both holidays occur in fall but they are not the same. Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated on November 1st. Dia De Los Muertos is a celebration for the dearly departed to briefly return to Earth to spend time with loved ones left behind.

After a busy morning I realized that it was lunchtime and I had a reservation so I started making my way to the restaurant.IMG_4740 On the way there I took more pictures as there was no shortage of fall scenery.  The weather was warm and I was regretting wearing a sweater but the festive decorations seemed to make the heat a little more bearable.

 

For lunch I had a Cobb salad that was too big to finish and a refreshing mimosa flight.

After a 2 hour nap I set back out to take in the sights and sounds of the festivities at night.

My evening wouldn’t be complete without perusing the confectionaries so that I could marvel at the sweet edible art.

The long day had taken a toll on me and I was ready for bed. It was after midnight when I decided to call it a night and walk back to the hotel all while enjoying a Häagen-Dazs rocky road and hot fudge ice cream sundae. I didn’t feel an ounce of guilt about indulging on ice cream because I felt I had earned it.

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