Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Sometimes I just feel an overwhelming need to run away. Not from my family or my home, but just run away and escape real life. Well, we got word late morning yesterday that Mom was being released from the hospital late in the day, and Dad was taking care of the details. Also it was the 4th snow day in a row for school again. It took us about an hour to get the ice off the windshield and the frozen snow berm out from in front of my car. But, we were determined.

We spent the afternoon yesterday in the magical land of disney. It was cold there and uncrowded and a perfect place for our escape. We rode Indiana Jones, Space Mountain, Star Tours, and Thundermountain Railroad at Disneyland. We went to the Bengal BBQ and ate things on skewers...lots of things. We stopped by the Golden Horseshoe Theater and watched the silly Blue grass music show. Then, we ran over to California Adventure and Soared over California, rode California Screaming and the Hollywood Tower of Terror. We stopped by the tortilla factory and ate warm tortillas.

We laughed and ran to rides and ate churros and pineapple spears and played all afternoon. It was just the right medicine in the midst of what felt like a bleak day. We turned it right around and grabbed life by the hair. It's good to do that sometimes. Just run away for an afternoon of playtime. It's good medicine.
~Kyle took this pic on our last trip to Disney in December. He has a good eye. We didn't bother with the camera on this trip.


Kim H. said...

Glad to hear that you mom is out of the hospital or as my friend calls it the horse-pital! LOL!

Sounds the perfect day that you had with Kyle! I love Space Mountain! The photo Kyle took is awesome!


Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

what a great escape!!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fun day.
Happy to hear your Mom is doing so well.
Take care

Heather Grow said...

Fun. I need to play some hooky and go to Disneyland.

Heidi said...

Sounds like such a wonderful day! So glad you got one on one time!

OldBagNewTricks said...

That's It!!!! That's what I need, a day to runaway. A Play Day. I am so glad yours was good. You've written it up beautifully. And I am so glad your mom is out of the hospital. I hope she is still doing well.

I think this very morning I am going to grab life by the hair and go play.... Thank you.


Lesa said...

Wowee....I had fun just reading about your fun time! Great photo Kyle. Play on!