Since October, I've been a bit depressed. Overall, things have been going well. I can't complain much about how my running has progressed, the races I ran in that span, how my daughters are doing, Mrs. LB, the house...
But I've been sad nonetheless. You see, the last time I went to Disneyland was in October. November came and went. December came and went. January has come and is almost gone, and no trips to Disneyland.
However, we hope to go to the Happiest Place on Earth today. Depending on when you are reading this, we will either be going, on our way, there, or on our way back. Hopefully.
Our passes expired in November and we haven't renewed them. Well, the adults haven't renewed theirs. My MIL renewed the girls' passes as Christmas presents.
Now, if you are a long-time reader of this here blog you know how much I enjoy Disneyland. I never actually was all that crazy about it until we got season passes as a gift in late October of 2007. Since then, I was hooked. I loved going to the park whenever we had a chance, and not spending any money in doing so. That was fantastic. We renewed last year and will renew again this year.
A few of then and now pics (then, like it was soooo long ago):
Kennedy did not respond well to her first ride. That whole day was a bit shocking to Kennedy. This is after we got out of the Roger Rabitt Car Tune ride (which I really dislike by the way). She bawled. She actually cried on the Winnie the Pooh ride too, which is very, very tame. She doesn't really cry anymore. She does not like some of the faster rides like Splash Mountain or the Tower of Terror (at California Adventure) but the dark doesn't freak her out like it used to. She doesn't like those rides because they move fast and drop quickly.
Also in Toon Town, this picture is on the Donald Duck boat. It's not a ride, just somewhere for kids to run around in and explore. Notice something different about me? I could afford shaving cream back then, apparently.
This one is from the summer of '08, which was an awesome summer of Disneyland trips. Ah, those carefree days when neither girl was in school and we could go to Disneyland whenever we felt like it. I sure cherish those days. Maybe when the girls are out of college we could re-live those days... uh, actually, maybe not.
I have a Mickey Mouse shirt. I only wear it when I go to Disneyland. I don't think I look the greatest in it to be honest because I feel like weird in it sometimes but oh well. The girls like it, and it beats wearing pink. This picture was in September, when Kennedy and I sneaked away for a midweek trip while Yvie was in school.
Hopefully I'll start to accumulate more and more pictures from Disneyland trips. I thought about going to Disneyland the day after Surf City but I might not be up for so much walking, but who knows? If anything, I will have the freedom to go if I desire, and that's going to help me cease this bit of sadness that I've had since October.