Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Anaheim, Crystal Cathedral and Fireworks, Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A little past 9am this morning we were leaving Desert Hot Springs heading west.  We stopped at a Pilot’s before getting on I-10 to get fuel.  We had a fairly short drive to Anaheim, 102 miles.  Tom had made reservations last evening at Anaheim Harbor RV Park.  We knew we would going into a congested area and wanted to know that we would have a campsite when we got here.  By 11:30am we arrived at the campground and were soon into our assigned site.

After setting up and eating lunch we drove a couple of miles to the Crystal Cathedral.  Dr. Robert Schuller was the mastermind behind this beautiful glass structure and the non-denominational ministry that has been conducted here.  There are several buildings on the grounds.  The ministry started out at this location in 1955 which at that time was a drive-in movie theater and folks attended church services sitting in their cars.  As the ministry grew the buildings were added.  The ministry continued and the service became televised with “Hour of Power”.  The grandson of Dr. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, is the current minister.  Unfortunately,  financially this church has hit a roadblock and has had to declare bankruptcy.  This complex has been sold to the Catholic church and this church will be moving to the current location of the Catholic church that will be occupying these premises in the near future.  The Catholic church plans to refurbish the Crystal Cathedral which will take several years- 2016.  In the mean time, another building is presently being renovated to be used for services.

About 9:30pm we were serenaded by fireworks from Disneyland.  We are just a short distance away from the park.  Since we plan to be here for 4 nights I guess this will be a nightly occurrence.