Disneyland Part Two

Having been to Disneyland before, when I walked into the park it felt like being back at a long lost vacation home.  Still, I had trouble getting my bearings and was lucky to have my daughter leading the way through the labyrinths of people.  Jana knew the rides, the layout of the landscape, where shortcuts were, food stations and most importantly, the general locality of the restrooms. Hallelujah!

I appreciated how Jana looked after me, because while my spirit was boosted sky high, my joints were giving out only a few hours into the first of three days at the parks.  She made sure I sat down where I could, fetching drinks or food or waiting in lines.  Every little rest helped.

And every ride helped.  I could ease back, relax and let the Disney magic take over.  We enjoyed the little things such as the Casey Jones Jr. train and laughed our way through.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can 🚂🚂🚂.  Like little kids, we made sure we got the spots we wanted — in this case, the caboose.


Casey Jones Jr. Train tracks

A boat full of people glide by the train tracks as seen from the caboose of Casey Jones Jr. Train ride

The only time I was not relaxed on a ride was when I drove an Autopia car.  Jana chuckled at her old mother as I cussed and jarred the car along the rail.  My license would have been rescinded, and I’d have been given a breathalyzer test for certain if a police officer 👮 had been patrolling the area.  Next time we go, Jana will for sure be the designated Autopia driver.

It’s been seven days since we landed in the magical kingdom of Disneyland.  My joints are still hurting.  But, and this is a big but, my spirit has been rejuvenated and lifted.  The fun and joy are still residing in me.  I’m more determined than before to rise above negativity.  I write this as I am dealing with a level 6 migraine, but even that ain’t gonna take this old girl down! 

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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