I thought you’d enjoy hearing of a birthday surprise I recently had. My wife and I planned to go to Disneyland on my birthday, May 19 (yes, it took me a few weeks to post this, sorry) to attend the Winemaker Dinner at the Vineyard room. We got there early, and so decided to drop into Disneyland and get my birthday sticker at city hall and meander around.
We saw the Lilly Belle come by and decided to see if we could get on somehow. We managed to talk our way in to the office to see the lead who decided to go for it (the sticker helped). As we waited for the Belle to come around again, up walks Matt Ouimet escorting a family and they start hanging around on the other side of the station. I made a guess, and sure enough, when it was time for us to get on they boarded as well, and we went for a ride around the park in the Belle with Matt and his group. They hung to themselves on one end of the car and I didn’t want to intrude, so we stuck to our end and just enjoyed the moment.
My wife Sara and me on the Belle:
Sara with Matt in the background:
A closer look at Matt:
And dinner was wonderful too!