Rose-colored Disneyland

Disneyland has a remarkable knack for being remembered with rose-colored glasses. It is a special breed of magic in fact!

When you see this house, you know you're in the right place!

When you see this house, you know you’re in the right place!

We were giddy!

We were giddy!

Even at the end of a 12 hour day of basically standing in line and fighting hordes of sweaty bodies when they finally reopen Pirates of the Caribbean for the day, all you remember is that  you met Mickey Mouse. I repeat, YOU MET MICKEY MOUSE!! The Mouse of ALL mice! The big mouse himself! You rode on a spaceship at Space Mountain! You ate steak gumbo in Disney’s New Orleans!

"Adventure is out there!"

“Adventure is out there!”

Not sure if it's me, or the memory of ravenous hunger, but this gumbo was GOLD!

Not sure if it’s me, or the memory of ravenous hunger, but this gumbo was GOLD!

Mum and J! Lovely ladies

Mum and J! Lovely ladies

You look past your sun-burnt face and baggy eyes in the mirror and smile because you know that you were just a part of something amazing; a physical journey into a world filled with all of your beloved childhood friends.

"Reeeeeach for the sky!"

“Reeeeeach for the sky!”

You can run....but you cannot hide...

You can run….but you cannot hide…

You might just spend half of your day thinking, “Never again! Never again will I subject myself to such torture.” But in the end, the child in you secretly plans to return next year.  This is particularly true following your 100th flip through of the day’s photos.

Just hanging with Snow White and her posse, nbd

Just hanging with Snow White and her posse, nbd

But where do I park the car?

But where do I park the car?

Caro-sel-fie: to attempt to take a picture of one's self, while riding a fake horse.

Caro-sel-fie: to attempt to take a picture of one’s self, while riding a fake horse.

On an unrelated note, Mickey’s Fun Wheel should probably be re-named Mickey’s Wheel of  Death if accuracy counts for anything.  What kind of engineering sadist puts a Ferris wheel carriage on a track?! But more on that tomorrow!

Favorite picture of the day

Favorite picture of the day

Mark Twain's riverboat

Mark Twain’s riverboat

Bottom line: GO TO DISNEYLAND if you haven’t already. If you have? GO AGAIN! Go for new adventures!

Xx

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"Honey, I'm home."

“Honey, I’m home.”

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