Recently, my wife announced that she was going to win the lottery (her plan is to buy two tickets each week, instead of one, thus doubling her chances of winning). "Boogie on, reggae woman", I said and went back to my crossword puzzle. Then I thought, what if she did win the lottery? How would we spend that much money? Private jets? Sports teams? A million gallons of mint chip ice cream?
That's when the idea hit me. I would recreate my favorites places in Disneyland and actually live in them. But it wouldn't be a creepy boy trap like Neverland Ranch. I would build it just for me (and, well, MrsBoo, of course).
The main house would look like Sleeping Beauty's Castle on the outside, and Rancho del Zocalo on the inside (minus the food service kitchens). The secondary house would be patterned after the Jungle Cruise boat house, overlooking a small section of the Rivers of the World (I can think of no better place to spend a long summer evening than a second floor veranda, sipping tropical drinks and reclining on a chaise lounge, can you?).
For night time entertaining, how about a section of the town from the Pirates of the Carribean? I particulary like the bridge area that has the drunken (is there any other kind?) pirate with the cats on the right as you go under and the singing (well, I guess that there is) pirates on the left as you come out from under the bridge. What a wonderful spot for a moonlit stroll.
For entertaining large parties, I would recreate the old Big Thunder BBQ, complete with feral cats and a stage for a string band (commence hoeing down, but no stage diving, please).
Other plans would include a garage entrance that is shaped like Monstro the Whale, a Matterhorn Mountain in the backyard and Teacups in the dining room. I would also like a Tom Sawyer's Island, but where would I put it?