Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I am back and in one piece...barely! We walked the parks 3 days in a row for 10+ hours each day and boy did I ever get a dose of humanity! I won't bore you with a slide show (it has 90+ photos) but over the next few days will just scatter some photos with some stories...and boy do I have stories. We are proud of ourselves that we could keep up with a 10 year old, who never has an off switch. lol And there is nothing better then seeing the joyful glee of children...but, somewhere along the line people have lost their common sense. Luckily for us our grandson knew his tolerance and we listened to him...we went with the flow...most of the time, lol.
Grandpa "G" had a matching shirt...2 wild and crazy guys! Waiting for our boarding time to be called.
Since I had hurt my back a week before in San Francisco...it was left to HH to ride the roller coasters. It was so funny because in every photo he looks like he is sleeping! lol
It was kinda weird the progress??? of our society that the level of security was amazing. It had been over 20 years since I had last been to the park and life has changed for Americans. I think Disney has as much security as the government! We went to a little kiosk to buy some sunscreen and the sales person knew that my grandson was from Beaverton!!! They must have had some software recognition programs! The conversation went like this...Hey young man, where you from? I'm from Oregon...Portland, Oregon (because no one knows where all the suburbs are)...sales person says...no...I think you're from Beaverton! Freak out!
The other things that was apparent were the stroller parking lots....there were more strollers than anywhere on earth! Probably as many as on the freeways. Parents were so wrapped up in creating this perfect experience that little kids were being moved around, screaming for mercy! lol And I am not exaggerating when I say...the line for a ride on the roller coaster cars in Cars Land was 5 hours on Friday and 7 hours on Sat.!!! I am not sure what we are teaching our children when we will wait 7 hours for a 3 minute ride...we did not wait...nor ride...and we still had a great time.
Needless to say when we saw Black Butte...heck even before, when we landed in Portland the stress began to fall off our shoulders. Home Sweet Home!