Saturday, September 5, 2009

Disney, part 1

Today, we took my little boy to Disneyland for the first time. I wasn't sure what to expect from him, especially since our room wasn't guaranteed to be ready until after 3PM and he usually naps at 12. We managed to get him to take a 1 hour nap in the stroller while we walked around California Adventure, and then we took him into Disney proper to enjoy the Railroad. He loved it, saying "bye!" to all the people getting off the train at all the stops. Then we headed over to "It's a Small World." My little guy loves music and enjoys looking at other children, so we thought it'd be a hit. That was an understatement. He smiled, he laughed, he clapped, he talked to the figures, he tried to sing along, he pointed out his favorites. Most precious of all, at the very end of the ride, he looked around and said "bye-bye!" I mean, really, how did he KNOW? Ahh, I love him. He also enjoyed Pirates of the Carribean, especially since there were a few cute Irish women on the ride behind us. He loves flirting with girls. I know, I'd better lock him up in a few more months.

My race is tomorrow: I'm doing the Disneyland Half Marathon. The course starts outside the Disneyland Hotel and wends its way through both parks, the Big A, and Honda Center (Formerly the Anaheim Pond). It starts at 6, mercifully, so I'm fairly sure that I should be done before it gets too hot. Then we're meeting an old friend of mine for breakfast before spending a little more time at the park. It should be fun, even if I'm going to be exhausted when it's over.  Positive thoughts are appreciated. 

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Ron Rollins said...

Good luck.

paige said...

Good luck, Kristine - though i'm sure you're done by now! hehe.

Anonymous said...

Ah, I remember Disneyland in the late '60s! Great fun, high prices. My dad was shocked to find that they were charging $1 for a hamburger.

Then, the next year, I first learned about the joys of squeaking with helium courtesy of a Mickey Mouse balloon. Fun and educational!


Minerva said...

Thanks for the well wishes!! Cicely, my mom remembers those days too. Back when they had the little ticket books for the rides, too! :)