It's already been a week since Jimmie and I visited Disneyland, but it always takes a little time to get my act together. Surely by now you have read Fishbulb's report from 3/16, and you can see pictures of us there, along with what happened at the meet.
We actually drove down to Anaheim on Saturday, 3/15, but we were blocked out on that day. After checking in and getting a room with passable wifi at the Ramada Maingate, Jimmie rested while I went out on a short bike ride of about 13 miles. I rode east on Katella to the Santa Ana River Trail and then south on the trail to 17th before turning around. Just before 17th is this bridge that crosses the river (looking back from 17th):
It was quite windy that day--windy enough to cancel the fireworks. I didn't think to take pictures, but did you know there is a golf course in the channel just north of there? What happens during a downpour and water comes rushing down the river?
We met up with Disneyland Daddy and his family at the Rainforest Cafe. It was great meeting up with them. DD bought us pictures of our group. I'm still waiting for him to scan and post his copy. I am so amazed at the vigor with which DD battled cancer, and he is looking fit, trim, and full of vitality. He was still waiting for that job offer, and his attitude was totally positive. He's going to be a great asset for the company that employs him.
After dinner, we poked around Downtown Disney, and rode the parking lot tram back to our car (a first for us), as we were parked in Pinocchio for Downtown Disney evening parking.
On the morning of the 16th, we went in at opening and headed directly for Space Mountain, picking up FP's for later use before riding.
Then we rode both sides of the Matterhorn and Peter Pan. Since our FP's for Space were already good, I headed back to get two more (tell you why later), while Jimmie went ahead to secure a table for breakfast at Carnation. Turned out, at 8:30 am there was no waiting. Then we did a couple more favorites (Big Thunder and IJA) until Jimmie's friend Marge called, and we told her to meet us at the exit to Indiana Jones, since we were about to enter the film room.
Our four FP's for Space were now good, so we got FPs for IJA to ride later in the day. And then the three of us headed for another ride on Space. Here we are again with Marge and Jimmie in front:
We still had an hour before the meet, so we played on Buzz and rode HM. Marge stopped for a smoke and Jimmie and I caught Laughing Stock in Frontierland just before the meet started. You can read about the meet (if you haven't already) in Fishbulb's report. I have to say it's always a pleasure meeting MiceChatters and hanging out with them.
There's plenty more to come, but I need to take a break now.