Vacation Update…..we lived.
We are home. We’re tired, crabby, and still remarkably sore. Disneyland is exhausting. We arrived at the park at 10am on Wednesday and left at 9pm that evening. Thursday we got to the park at 7am and left at 9:30. Friday we showed up at 8am and left – absolutely dragging ass, at 10:30. A grand total of 40 out of 72 hours. Holy moley are our feet tired. Sassy and the Bandit were amazingly well behaved. They trudged along, threw not even one real temper tantrum, and were generally a joy for the three days we were there.
Then we got in the car to go home.
How did parents in covered wagons do it? They were subjected to forced togetherness for months and months, across a boring prairie with nothing to look at and no videos to watch. I’ll bet there were times the parents would have actually welcomed an Indian attack.
“Ma, tell Jed to stop touching me with his feet!”
“Well Mary won’t get over onto her side of the bench and she keeps looking at me!”
“I don’t care who touched who first! You stay on your own side and DON’T TOUCH ANYONE! DON’T LOOK AT ANYONE. I swear I’ll turn this wagon around and go back to Pennsylvania!”
Oh thank God! Here come the Apaches!
The Bandit was tall enough to ride most everything this time around which meant Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain Railroad were on his agenda. However, he wasn’t happy about it. In fact, he told us right off the bat he didn’t like getting wet on Splash Mountain. When we took him on Thunder Mountain Railroad for the second time – a time that took some cajoling and convincing – he told me in all seriousness that he thought he’d peed a little bit. Then boy became inordinately obsessed with seat belts.
While in line for the Monorail, the most innocuous ride in the history of rides, he told me he didn’t think it was safe as there were no seat belts. I assured him it would be fine but he looked unconvinced until the end.
The weather was fantastic. I even got a sunburn but, really, that shouldn’t surprise you.
We met Buzz Lightyear, Winnie the Pooh, bounced with Tigger, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie and Pluto. The Haunted Mansion was completely redone with Jack Skellington and The Nightmare Before Christmas. You know Disney – nothing was half done. As proof of that, in case you had any doubt, Disney makes it snow after the fireworks display. I kid you not. It’s A Small World was gorgeous with the holdiay lights, and Sleeping Beauty’s castle was nothing short of astounding.
All in all, it was a wonderful vacation although just as I suspected, I am
more tired now then when I left. I’ll know for sure how my attitude has improved once I go back to work tomorrow and have to face real life.
Hi ho. Hi ho. It’s off to work we go….but we’re not happy about it.