Happiness is using a 4 Day Parkhopper at Disneyland and DCA.
I live in Chicago, so I have to travel through Ohare Airport to get to Anaheim, California where Disneyland is located. The first thing that I noticed at my home town's airport was this huge skeleton of a dinosaur. I snapped a few pictures, and then I was on my way to gate #B12.
I settled in at my gate, and soon realized that my iPad had absolutely no power. I surmised that I had not turned it off correctly. I looked for one of those charging stations, and I soon settled for just a regular outlet. I discovered that I would not have time to charge it up again before my flight took off.
While I was distracted by the iPad problem, I also realized that I was sitting at the wrong gate. It was lucky for me that the correct gate was right next store at #B11.
Shortly after settling in at #B11, an announcement was made that our flight would be delayed. I sat a little dazed that my vacation was getting off to a rocky start. A 2nd announcement was made shortly after that we would all have to move to Gate #C29, and our flight would depart about a 1/2 hour late. This turned out to be false, and our plane actually touched down in Santa Anna an hour late. I was never so bored during a plane trip. If only I could learn how to nap on an airplane.
I was picked up at the airport by a friend from MiceChat and his wife. That part went really well, and I was actually at my hotel about 7 p.m. in the evening. So, all in all, I spent about 8 1/2 hours traveling.
Too late to go to Disneyland, but then I knew that when I planned the trip. I would have the next 4 full days to enjoy the two parks, and hop to my heart's content, and I did plenty of that.