Oh, say, can you see by the Disneyland lights
Pyrotechnics galore flying up through the night?
And the rockets’ white glare
Flinging smoke through the air
Giving proof to us all
That Walt Disney still cares?
The last few days in brief:
29-June: Drove like madpersons to California. Zoom zoom.
30-June: We descend en masse upon Disneyland. Sweet Thang, Beloved Mumsie, Jedi-in-Training, Sir Dragon(y) and Self are joined by Darling In-laws, Insane Moviequoting Brother-in-law, Longsuffering Scrabble Genius Sister-in-law, Sulky Artist Niece, Endearingly Cute and Well Aware of It Niece and Surprisingly Vocal Baby Niece. A good time is had by all, except that it’s hot (according to Self). Fireworks (sponsored by Honda) are duly spectacular.
31-June (or 1-July, depending on your personal calendar): More Disney! Disneyland is pretty cool, but eclipsed by California Adventure, which is less crowded (since Self has decidedly ochlophobic tendencies). It also has the weirdly hallucinogenic Electrical Parade, at which spectators run the risk of being attacked by giant illuminated snails:
2-July: To the beach y’all, and you don’t stop. Well, you do. Once you get to the $10-a-day beach parking lot, where your mother will successfully dissuade you from asking the 19-year-old stoners in the giant RV if you can use their bathroom to change so as to avoid the graffiti-besmirched and unspeakably stinky public changing rooms. Then back into the car, Stockton-bound… drive, drive, drive. Notice that night blindness has worsened. Take life in own hands by careening down freeway squinting in vain at signs (when did they make the print so tiny?).
I would post some more pictures of Blake for you, but I think Jim is already getting a little weirded out…
4-July: Work work work. How did the two articles due tomorrow manage to escape my notice for so long? Hell’s bells.
5-July (anticipated): Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to Santa Cruz we go. Yay! Yes, it is in fact paradise. As well as the starting point for our exciting journey to Points North. I’ll do my utmost to be a more responsible blog-updater…
Hey, check out the new author pic. Taken at the Lego store in Downtown Disney.