Fort Casey State Park

Dark, cold, intriguing, a tad creepy.

These are just a few words to describe the historical preservation that is Fort Casey.  Continue reading “Fort Casey State Park”

Eating at Blue Bayou: Disneyland’s Hottest Restaurant

Before you start scrolling for pictures, I sadly do not have any. I was too in the moment to take pictures. Given, we filmed the restaurant a little bit, however it’s incredibly dark in there. If we’re able to edit the lighting decently, we’ll include the footage in the next Disney Vlog. If any of you have been to Disneyland, I guarantee you’ve gone on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. If you have, you’ll know that shortly after your ride takes off, you’ll see a little eating area to right hand side, surrounded by candlelight.

I remember riding Pirates when I was little, passing beside this restaurant thinking it was so magical and exclusive. Well, with this recent trip, Kolani and I decided to look into finally eating at this gorgeous spot. Unfortunately, there were no available reservations until May. We were pretty bummed, because this had been on our bucket lists for so long.

Entering Blue Bayou through New Orleans square, we were literally like little kids on Christmas morning. We had both been wanting to go there for years and the fact that we were finally getting to go together was a dream come true. We were seated right at the brink by the water. The lighting was dim, the humidity was high, and the atmosphere was heavenly. We were smiling ear to ear the entire time.

We each selected the three course dinner, giving us a starter, entree and dessert. I indulged in the Herb-crusted Rack of Lamb, and Kolani got the Bone-In Rib Eye. It was some of the most tender meat I’ve ever eaten.

Our dinner and overall experience exceeded our expectations. We had such a wonderful romantic time together, and I always look back at that dinner with a smile on my face. If you’ve never been I would highly recommend going, you’ll have such a wonderful, relaxing time.

To check out the menu or make reservations, click here.

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Until next time,

Chloe.

Trying Uber!

It’s 2018, so I’m sure all of you have heard of Uber and what it does. It’s pretty much the modern day taxi. Anyone with a nice, clean running car can be a driver. Whether it’s driving full time, or just making extra cash, Uber has taken the world by storm. For today’s post, we’re going to to be taking a look at what it’s like to use Uber as a way to get around town.

Earlier this month, when Kolani and I were in Anaheim for Disneyland, we took 3 Ubers in total for our whole trip.

I’m going to break down each ride to give you a better feel for the situation.

First Ride: from LAX to the Disneyland Hotel (at around 1 am).

As soon as we landed, I pulled up the Uber app, to check out the waiting time. I was required not to to request the ride until I was waiting in the proper area. Kolani and I hadn’t checked any bags, so after we got off the plane, we headed straight to the specific baggage claim area the app instructed us to go to. We found the Uber pick up area outside on the curb and waited. I requested a driver who was estimated to be about 6 minutes out. Once you request a driver, the app will show you their picture, reviews, car model, and license plate. The gentleman was very nice, and helped us with our bags. He briefly made small talk, then had us on our way to the The Disneyland Hotel. I think the only downside of our drive from the airport to the hotel was the fact that the driver straddled lanes often. I know it was late, but I feel like if Uber drivers are required to work late shifts like that, then they should be fully awake and prepared.

Second Ride: to In N Out & the Hotel

Okay, out of all the drivers, this one was my favorite. He was very polite and personable. We headed to In N Out, because it was my first time back in California after two years so grabbing some burgers was a must. Our driver was super down to earth, and the drive from In N Out back to the hotel was barely 15$.

Third Ride: Back to LAX

This driver was my least favorite, his driving wasn’t all that great and he ended up making us a little car sick. He was short with us, a little rude, and his whole care smelled like Cigarettes. Just a tip for Uber: try not to hire smokers because the smell is disgusting and seriously overwhelming for nonsmokers. It wasn’t the best way to leave Los Angeles.

All in all, I think the experience was nice. I think as Kolani & I continue traveling, we’ll use Uber if we have no other form of transportation.

To sign up for Uber, click here : Uber Sign Up

This has been a chloscall.

Until next time,

Chloe

New Disney Video!

Another Disney video has been posted on my YouTube channel!

I feel like this ride is underrated and it has a great views of the park which is a bonus.

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Chloe.

Taxi for Two: Why Traveling with Your Significant Other is Important

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It’s undeniable to say that at one point or another, we’ve all dreamed of far away places. Maybe we dream just to see somewhere new, or maybe we dream to take a break from reality. Either way, once the travel bug has bitten you, an overwhelming sense of wanderlust will fill your soul, making you want to pack your bags and never come back.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances_ if there is any reaction, both are transformed

I’m always so excited when I’m about to go on a trip, all these exciting thoughts start to flood my mind: what am I going to do, see, eat, hear? I think traveling is extremely crucial for us; we get to live in and experience other cultures. I think all that culture unites us and gives us a better understanding of one another.We become more competent and less ignorant.

Not only do you learn more about the world, but you also learn more about yourself. The same goes for traveling with your significant other. You see all different sides of each other, from the stress of planning to the utter bliss of soaking up the sun together.

Earlier this month, Kolani and I went to Disneyland for about four days. It wasn’t our first trip together, but it was our first flight together. It was honestly one the best vacations I’ve ever had. We were able to reminisce about being there when we were little kids. We made new memories, trying new restaurants, bars, and even playing arcade games for hours. I’ll tell you, when you’re sitting there with your love in a hot tub in sixty degree LA weather underneath the palm trees, nothing else seems to matter.

 

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There will even be times when your trip won’t going perfectly. You could be jet lagged, hangry, or just tired from all the excitement. Hand in hand with a vacation in mind, you both will have to work and act like a team. You’ll need to budget, plan, save, etc. Not everything will be rainbows and butterflies, but it will be a great experience for you two to see how much work goes into traveling before the fun begins.

Being able to have that amazing little experience with someone special is priceless. I know Kolani and I will have plenty of more trips to come, but this one will always be one of my favorites.

Make sure to look at flights everyday, the prices always fluctuate!

And of course if the idea of planning a trip really overwhelms you, then I would recommend checking out my friends website. Lauren is behind the amazing travel agency Sweet Mun. One of my friends has used her talent to plan a trip to Europe and had nothing but great things to say, so definitely check it out!

Contact Lauren here: Sweet Mun

This has been a chloscall.

Until next time,

Chloe.

 

Tiki Bar Goals

As mentioned in the previous post, Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s are apart of the same building or restaurant. Tangaroa Terrace is the family friendly buffet style spot, and Trader Sam’s is the enchanted Tiki Bar, for friends twenty one and over.

I added a lot of photos of Trader Sam’s on my instagram and instagram story. Although we went to Disneyland on a “rainy” weekend in Los Angeles, it was like being on the islands when we were at Trader Sam’s. Compared to Washington, L.A. rain is much more humid and enjoyable.

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We came here a few times over our stay, because we loved the atmosphere. While the bar is small, the outside eating area is PERFECT for those ultimate vacation vibes. I honestly could have just laid out there for hours, it was so relaxing.

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Ugh this photo is making me so nostalgic, the food and drinks were so good!

Here, we ordered the Kalua-style Pork Flatbread: pulled pork, barbecue sauce, red onion, cilantro and mozzarella. Talk about yummy! And for our drink we ordered Uh Oa!: Light and dark rums, orange, passion fruit, guava, pineapple, grapefruit juices, Falernum, cinnamon and fresh lime juice. If that doesn’t scream vacation or island vibes I really don’t know what will.

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Splitting the yummy uh oa with my travel buddy.

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If I could just sit on this outdoor furniture, watching the palm trees sway in the early summer sun while drinking fruity tropical drinks, that’d be great.

Trader Sam’s is also inside the Disneyland Hotel Resort, so if you’re staying there or just passing through, I would definitely check this place out.

To check out the menu or get more info about Trader Sam’s click here.

This has been a chloscall.

Until next time,

Chloe.

To read my latest post about Tangaroa Terrace, click here.

La La Land Live!

`February 14th, 2018 was Kolani and I’s second Valentine’s Day together. This year, he surprised me with tickets to the Seattle Symphony to see La La Land live at Benaroya Hall! I was so beyond excited, La La Land is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I couldn’t wait to go to the symphony.

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Neither of us had been to Benaroya Hall before, and I was blown away as soon as we walked inside. They have a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a gift shop before you enter the actual music hall. The symphony is so visually stunning, I couldn’t stop staring at the architecture.

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On the way into the hall, we walked past an open garage door and overheard some musicians rehearsing. We peered around the corner and learned that they were warming up for the La La Land concert! We got a quick little picture with them, and it’s honestly one of my favorite photos of us now.

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We had AMAZING seats, I couldn’t have been happier with how everything panned out. The staff was friendly and there was a restroom and a bar on our tier level too! Another awesome bonus is that you could pre-order drinks for intermission-order them before the show, and they’ll be ready for you to enjoy at intermission, you won’t need to spend those 20 short minutes waiting in line for refreshments!

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We had such a wonderful time, it was such a treat to watch the movie in such an incredible place, and hearing the music live was beautiful beyond words. The music in La La Land is indescribable and perhaps underrated.

I can’t wait to go back and see another show soon, we had such a lovely, magical Valentine’s Day.

This has been a chloscall.

Until next time,

Chloe.

Why You Need to Visit Green Lake

Welcome back to my blog!

In today’s post, I wanted to write about a little gem located right here in the pacific northwest. If you’re planning a trip to Washington, this is one underrated place you might have not considered visiting.

When I plan trips, I usually have a little mental list of all the things I’d like to see or all things I’d like to do while I’m there. I don’t believe in planning out your entire day each day you are there-I think it sucks the fun out of exploring and enjoying the trip.

I understand that if you’re visiting Seattle, you’ll want to see the Space Needle or Pike’s Place. But, if you have a day to roam around and a couple hours to kill, I would suggest Green Lake.

Green Lake is such a beautiful sight to see with fun surrounding must-see sights like the Woodland Park Zoo or the Fremont Troll. If you’re visiting in the winter time, you’ll definitely need to bundle up, because this five mile walk is going to get cold fast. Don’t be intimidated by the five miles, it’s incredibly enjoyable.

You’ll see everyone there- couples, old friends, kids, dogs, and plenty of foreign tongues buzzing past you that you’ll think you’ve succumb to circling a melting pot. There are people long boarding, cycling, and rollerblading too. I love all the diversity and variety of people you see here.

If you have the luxury, the best time to visit would be the summer time. It’ll be packed, but it’s easy to see why. The lake is filled with people kayaking and paddle boarding. The nearby grass area is crowded with people lounging in hammocks, playing volleyball, barbecuing, and basking in the Seattle summer sun.

Surrounding the lake, there are the most charming neighborhoods that are destined to give you a slight urge to pack your bags and move there. There are coffee shops, ice cream shops, and few restaurants all giving a pleasant, “life is good” experience.

The only slight downside of the park is that the parking lot provided is almost laughable, only 3-4 rows for visitors. But no need to panic just yet, there is plenty of street parking nearby. You might have to walk a little, but hey if it means napping in hammock for a few hours who cares?

The photos I’ve featured above are from the walk Kolani, Ava & I took the other day. It was Ava’s first time there, and I was so excited for her. She met so many pups and had a ball. Also, I snapped a couple of quick shots from the views of the docks I walked out on.

It was gorgeous and still, the lake was filled with ducks and geese alike and I guarantee if it had been just a little warmer out, Ava would have jumped right in.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Don’t forget to follow my blog to receive updates on future blog posts!

This has been a chloscall.

Until next time,

Chloe

Photo Diaries: Wallingford, WA.


This photo diary is from my day trip to the wonderful area known as Wallingford. Above are pictures featured of my favorite parts of this charming little area. So let’s talked a little tour, shall we?

Top Left: TnT Taqueria

By far some of THE best tacos I have ever had! A charming, colorful little taco shack wtih extremely friendly service. My food was delivered in about 10-15 minutes. If you ever find yourself in Wallingford, TnT Taqueria is the place you need to go for a quick bite to eat.
Top Middle: Golden Oldies Record Shop

Okay, seriously this music shop is bad. ass. Golden Oldies has been in business for over forty years and is a must see for any music lover. I got about three Dean Martin records for eleven dollars.  One of my favorite places in Washington by far. The mural in the top right and the mural of The Beatle’s Abbey Road are painted on the sides of the record store.

Bottom Left & Right: Some of the best parts about Wallingford are the fantastic murals. This is a spunky, quirky little city where each place offers something different and original.

I believe a full day, and a little part of the evening is the perfect amount of time to spend here. You can walk around the city and check out the shops, but then by night enjoy the bar scene.

Until our next adventure,

Chloe.