Hello everyone. I haven't posted much here, but I have been a long time lurker. I am what most of you would call a rookie to DL, since, other than a trip there in '89, I have only visited each of the past three years. In 2003, my wife and I went to DL on a belated honeymoon, and it was absolutely spectacular. The magic and the sights of DL really struck a chord with me, and I have become, dare I say, obsessed? As soon as we arrived back home, we began making plans to return the next year with our oldest daughter, who would be 4 at the time of the trip. We live in North Dakota, so obviously travelling to DL requires a bit more planning than just jumping in the car and driving across town The following year my daughter was introduced to DL, and I was reminded of my love for DL because of the joy it brought to my daughter.
Because of the happiness she had at the park, we once again began planning another trip for this year. Believe me, all of you who have the ability to make it to the park weekly (or more) are very lucky individuals. Having to wait a full year between visits is torture. Although I am new (relatively speaking) to visiting DL, I have already begun to feel that sense of "posession" that alot of others here seem to feel, that feeling that the park is, in a sense, "theirs", and "theirs" alone. We spent a week at DL at the beginning of June, and once again, I loved every second spent there, although the vast majority of the time was spent walking between Dumbo and IASW because my daughter just had to go on it one more time Unfortunately, I have another 46 weeks to go until I can once again experience walking down Main Street again. Now, after all of the events of the past 24 hours in DL, looking at the pictures of the events I would have loved to be at, I truly know what DL depression is How do some of you others who cannot visit often fight through it?
My youngest daughter will be 4 next summer, and that means it will be her first experience with DL. Although she vaguely understands some of the stories her sister has told her about DL, she isn't quite sure what it is all about. I think I am more excited about her seeing DL for the first time than she is! Someone help me. Is there some twelve step program out there for those addicted to DL?