A Day at Disneyland

Captain’s Log   5,899

Yesterday was Disneyland day!  YAY!  Friend Sally scored two free tickets, so off we went.  We left San Diego just after 6:00.  We stopped for breakfast in San Clemente and actually made it through the gates of Disneyland by about 9:15.  That was excellent time when you consider we drove through the Los Angeles morning rush.  The carpool lane saved our butts.

Friend Sally is the biggest Disneyland fan I have ever met.  I used to think it was Friend Cristy, but I was wrong.  Not only does Friend Sally love the park, she knows all the history in great detail.  She even knows that the clock over the archway is set to the time that Walt passed away.  All these little details made for a really amazing day.  The only I could contribute was the little trick musicians use to make pianos sound old-time.  They put thumbtacks in the hammers.  They have a piano tricked out like that at Disneyland.  

So, without further ado (not adieu), I present the photo essay from yesterday.  Some images brazenly stolen off the internet.  Some not.

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The Abraham Lincoln exhibit has been completely redone.  It is amazing!  Watching him stand there and talk makes you feel like you are seeing the real guy!  Plus, it’s 15 minutes long and it was a nice break in the air conditioning.

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We stopped for a Dole Whip.  It’s pineapple something that tastes divine!  And dairy-free!

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So content after the Dole Whip.  I think it’s called Nirvana.

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We rode the old train around the park.  It was really fun.  Naturally, Sally knew all about the guy the train was named for.  Fred Gurley.  Now I know about Fred Gurley too.  And tacks in piano hammers.

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is now open!  YAY!  It was fun!  Smoother and bigger.

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It’s not a trip to Disneyland without a ride on the Jungle Cruise.  Tigers!  Head hunters!  Oh my!

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Riding this proves that C.S. Lewis dropped acid.

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To infinity….and beyond!  Go Buzz!  My laser gun wasn’t working right.  Sally scored 37,000 points and I scored 3,200.  I know I wasn’t THAT bad!

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Yo ho, yo ho!  A pirate’s life for me!  This was closed for a few hours but then it reopened and we go to go!  Captain Jack was too busy to join us.  Maybe next time.

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Indiana Jones!  Oh, how I love Indiana Jones!  Seatbelts most definitely required for this one.

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This is so over the top it defies description.  It’s a small world after all!  Everybody sing!  147 times!

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Cool authentic vintage vehicles scoot around the park.  How fun is that?

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My feeble attempt to photo bomb Sally.  I look more like a vampire with my sights on her neck.

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Yes, we climbed into Dumbo and let a stranger take this photo.  I’m so glad she didn’t scamper off with my cell phone.  I just bought a new case.  I was one of the few women in the park NOT wearing Mickey ears.  I would prefer a Tigger hat but they don’t come in my size.  XXXXL.

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Stopped at Capriotti’s in Irvine for dinner.  It felt good to eat some healthy food after all the crap we consumed in the park.

And that is all.  Until next time.

We drove 200 miles and walked at least another 200 miles (or so it seemed).  9 hours on the Disneyland grounds.  I was a baked potato when I finally turned off the lights and slid into bed.  

Until next time.


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