I’d never been to La Habra Heights, but Lori found a cool AirBnB cabin so there we were. La Habra Heights sits on the Orange and LA County border in a semi-rural area surrounded by suburbs for miles–which is actually pretty nice. There’s a good balance between privacy and convenience. It’s really a great place and I wish we’d known about it ten years ago. Oh well, we were La Habrans for a week, Heights that is.
The place we stayed is four miles from Whittier Blvd and the La Habra El Cholo restaurant location. El Cholo is a So-Cal chain founded in 1932, sort of a tourist trap, but not really. If someone mentions it, someone else (including myself) will say, “It’s ok, but you gotta try blank.” That said, if you get a chance try El Cholo. It really is good, the service friendly, and the rooms are inspired by the early California Ranchos. They have dates on menu items indicating when they were originally served, try the 1923 Red Chile, it’s epic.
We spent a few days in Winslow
We got a lot done too! First a productive meeting with Joe. He is going to finish the Motor Palace on a more regular schedule and is sorting out the building permits now. We’re making several small changes that will streamline and improve the project. The Emporium building is allowing us to keep the Motor Palace more focused on motor stuff.
Lots of progress moving, cleaning, and sorting furniture opened the back half of the Emporium. The front looks better and it’s more organized too. Most of the quarter-sawn oak pieces will be permanent fixtures in the Motor Palace and the Emporium.
Thankful for …
Wednesday’s drive had us home just after dusk. Thursday began before sunrise with baking sweet potatoes and cornbread then meeting Vince to pick up our little Airstream. The rest of the beautiful day, we spent cooking, eating, and enjoying the Mojave’s Autumn colors. And of course, messing with our trailer into late evening.
After our Two Crows Thanksgiving, we camped out at the Hotel Indigo in Anaheim and watched the Disney fireworks. Next was Katie’s Pool House for the week, then back to Two Crows for more good food and Airstream tuning. A new battery will keep the lights and water pump happy, and we also dry fit the new water heater. The plan is to have it 100% before New Year’s.
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