Trader Sam’s Enchanted Bar – Krakatoa Punch

When I heard Disneyland added a Tiki themed bar to the Disney hotel in Anaheim California I just had to go and check it out. This is the souvenir cup and light cube that comes with the Krakatoa Punch cocktail. The cup itself is very high quality, and made by Tiki Farm. The light cube is sealed, with a non-replaceable battery. It looks like you can purchase the cube here for about $4.00.

The cocktail itself was weak, expensive, and tasted mostly of pineapple juice…

Santa Monica after sunset

Here are Emily and I near the Santa Monica pier, just after sunset.  I used a Canon 430EX along with a Radiopopper transmitter, receiver, and “cube” to move the flash off to the left.  430EX was duct taped to Emily’s strobe stand because I didn’t have the proper hardware.  Moving the flash off-camera can have a dramatic effect on your lighting. Click here to see larger versions of this photo at Flickr.

The Original Pantry Cafe

The Original Pantry. Los Angeles CA.

I drove Emily into downtown LA so she could pick up some tickets to the up-coming Glee Live show. Even on a Saturday the traffic back into Pasadena was heavy, so we decided to cool our heels and have dinner before heading home.

The Pantry is much more famous for it’s long LA history than it’s food. It was opened in 1924 and is currently owned by former Mayor, Richard Riordan.