Wed Jan XIII
Woke up at 6.30 US (2.30pm). Had a shower. Hotel bus took us to Disneyland at 9.30 (3.30). Had great fun on all the rides, but the Space Mountain (an indoor rollercoaster) was best. Bought some sunglasses. Still have $16.27 left (out of $21.23)!
That’s right. I went to Disneyland and managed to write fewer than 35 words about it. I do recall that Space Mountain really was good, but that I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t completely dark inside, so that if you looked carefully you could definitely see the track ahead.
Aside from that, we saw the Country Bear Jamboree and It’s A Small World and I can’t remember anything else. There’s a photo somewhere of me looking all gawky and awkward as I stand next to Tigger, but I don’t really remember doing that. Oh, and I remember being surprised at how warm it was. I had never experiened temperatures in the twenties (that’s roughly the mid-seventies for those of you still working in Fahrenheit) in January before.
In fact, the thing I remember most about the day was nothing to do with Disneyland. We were all sat having breakfast and Mum ordered coffee. When it arrived she picked up a jug from the table, assumed it had milk in it, and poured a generous quantity of maple syrup into her drink. Nowadays, Starbucks would charge you good money for that, I am sure.
(Sixteen years later to the very day, Lisa gave birth to her first child, my first nephew and my parents’ first grandchild. Happy birthday, Sam)