The last meet for Disneykat and I was sick with a weird chest cold that resulted from sleeping in front of a small fan at night. DANGIT! Well I wasn't going to let that stop me. I had to make it to the park at least for the meet and a quick lunch
photo by Dustysage
Our efforts to get into the parking structure were met with frustration. Upon entering the parking structure we were quickly forced into a lane to our right and traffic backed up to the entrance. Lanes were merged further and confusion set in about which ones led to an open Parking booth. Today the transportation department simply did not have their act together as getting a parking space on the Goofy level was met with still more waiting than normal.
Once out of the car we were greeted with escalators that were on the fritz. Honestly. Is it so hard to keep these escalators working? Half of the escalators leading to or from the parking structure were not operating. C'mon guys. Malls keep those things going all the time.
We got to the tram and walked right on as it was about to take off.
Already late due to back ups at the Parking Structure we called the group at the hub to let them know we were on our way. We reached the gates and each gate was only running with 1 turnstile open. Fortunately this caused little delay as the cast members were moving fast.
This tile made me laugh.
Dustysage suggested it was Dolly Parton's
We got to the meet and there were a ton of people there for Disneykat's Final Sunday meet.
Disneykat and MonorailMan bust a move
Disneykat knows how to make Fishbulb purr by scratching his back
ScarLion smiles wide for the camera
MissChristine "Can I help you?"
The Flowers around the statue at the hub
LuvsLilo in a rare, candid shot
Talon says hello!
XCLIPSE129 and his outgoing young daughter
The shy daughter of XCLIPSE129
E-ticket and Cuzco-topia show up! I love these two!
Chernabog pops his head in
Grumpy4 and Disneykat lead the way to lunch.
After the meet we headed over to Plaza Inn for lunch.
The food service CM's did alright here but there was a BIG problem with the Pasta line. Though food was out for the line on the right, nobody was there to serve it. This left the poor young girl on the Left hand pasta line to try to dish as much pasta as possible to keep the line going.
Darkbeer at the empty pasta counter
The other pasta line
Finally we sat down and ate.
Fishbulb with MaxandBellesMom and her family
Photo by Dustysage
The famous Belle and Max.
Mamabot lighting up the meet with her smile
Paige sits at a table alone to people watch
Cuzco-topia knows what the secret ingredient is in the roast beef
Where's Barbie? showed up to say hi...
...as did CaptPhoebus
I LOVE grumpy4 I tells ya!
We are gonna miss our Disneykat at the meets.
On the way back out we ran into Wolfy999 and Wolfette who had just been to the Cheetah Girls Concert over at DCA.
The plantings around the Town Square.
The flowers out front looked WONDERFUL!!!!
So here's to you Disneykat. I love you LOTS and the meets won't be the same without you. You were one of the first to personally welcome me into the MC community and you did so with open arms and a hearty laugh in the true spirit of our great online community.
Most do not know this, but Disneykat was the first person I met at a regular MiceChat meet. We met at the hub around 3:00pm on a Sunday afternoon and immediately recognized each other and hugged. After that we ate over at Tomorrowland te- I mean the Club Buzz thing, and got into a French Fry fight which resulted in me hitting an innocent bystander with a fry. Good times. Thank you for being a wonderful moderator, too much fun at the park, and a damned good friend.
We will miss you dear!