A wallet full of fast passes, five frozen chocolate bananas, one massive search for a size small Mickey Mouse shirt, one bandaid covered foot, a hundred iPhone pics, four sunburned shoulders, and a pair of broken sunglasses.
Ah….Disney…such a relaxing vacay.
We had a great time and there were several moments where PH and I looked at each other as if to say, “This might be the last time they enjoy the park with us.” There was one day for a few hours when the girls were at Disney and PH & I were scouring CA Adventure looking for the ever-present fast passes. It was strange thinking of them running from ride to ride by themselves. I think that was a highlight for them.
The only thing about the Disneyland thing is that I get a little flabbergasted (and a little sad) over the general health of the clientele. Whoa—I kept looking for defibrillators just in case someome dropped dead right there in line for Indiana Jones with a giant turkey leg in one hand & a cotton candy in the other. I don’t know what it is, but that park is a window to what is happening in our country when it comes to health. I know it’s a small sample size, but nonethless, I found myself standing in line thinking about potential programs that medical care professionals and govt. folks could dream up to combat the issue. Probably not good to obsess about it when I’m building family memories.
…..is what the week was about. (the guy next to me looks like he’s barfing, but thankfully he wasn’t)
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We had a great visit with our friends in Palos Verdes (beautiful!) in Orange County.
Their daughter is best buds with my littlest and when their family moved to California, we began plotting our Southern Cal adventure. I’d never been to Redondo Beach before—what a lovely spot. It would be so great to have those temperatures all year round. The ocean view from their house was really incredible—I would set up camp out there on the deck never to be an inside dweller again! ‘Hard saying goodbye, but we will see them again soon when they come up north in May. Traci (cutie with the statue) and I did a lot of catching up and it was so fantastic to see them enjoying their new Cali life, although we miss them.
The two girls are such peas in a pod.
I’d forgotten how much fun they had together, blocking everything and everybody else out. I’m pretty sure these girls will be taking their own kids to the beach together at some point.
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Here’s hoping your Easter was lovely, lovely and you got some downtime to admire the cherry blossoms, beach sand or whatever else you consider enjoyable in the spring. I’m gearing up for some interviews and am very excited—I’d appreciate some prayers for my teaching future. It’s definitely time to do this.