3/06/2007

The Happiest Place On Earth...

I am not a patient person. I don't like waiting. Today, the wait ended. Perhaps I should expound on this a bit more.

One of my favorite amusement park rides of all time is Space Mountain. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to ride it twice. I lived in South Carolina and Disneyworld is in Florida. This was a distance that was far too great to travel on my Huffy. Needless to say, I treasured my time on the mountain.

I moved to Orange County on January 13th, 2003. I realized that I lived 20 minutes from Space Mountain on January 15th, 2003. I began to make plans to visit the mountain five minutes later. I found out that Space Mountain would be closed for over two years ten days later. I mourned for 6 hours. They reopened Space Mountain a month after I moved down to San Diego. Bummer...

But today, the four year wait ended. Today I rode Space Mountain. And it rocked. Throughout the whole ride "Higher Ground" as performed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers was blasting in my ears. The lights made this a rock star roller coaster. My life is now complete...

I went to Disneyland because Puddles was going, and I figured; I like Puddles. I like Disney. Why not combine the two? It just so happens that, at winter camp, I convinced Stephen and Swanny into coming along. Oh yeah... Disney Dude Day was done dutifully decent. Lovato and wife joined us later to finish out the day beautifully.

I love these people. I love this park. I loved this day.

I also love this picture of Puddles pretending to be splatted up against the mural in California Adventure.

And, I'm going back on March 12th...

1 comment:

Brent said...

I have a pass. Just thought I'd share that.