Thursday, April 10, 2008

Disneyland With Emily

In the 1980's and early 1990's our entire family had Disneyland Annual Passes with parking. We could go at any time we wanted and stay as long as we held up. A lot of times we just met for dinner and maybe stayed for the fireworks. We also liked to sit and people watch. You do see people you know walk by.

In October 1988, Emily (our first grandchild) was born. When she was three weeks old, she went to Disneyland for the first time. When she turned three years old she got her own pass. Disneyland was always a place she loved to go and take the many kid rides. Plus see the parade and have those in the parade wave and talk directly to her. She was quite a cutie (as you can see by the picture) and they noticed her. Of course she didn't mind. She loved the attention.

One day I called her home and asked her mother if she could take the afternoon with Papa and go to Disneyland. Her brother, Eric, was just a baby. I took a half day off work and picked her up. Just Emily and Papa. Nana was teaching first grade and couldn't get off for things like Disneyland.

So here we are driving down the 5 Freeway heading to Disneyland. Of course Emily (age 3) was in the back seat fastened in as she should be. As we were traveling down the road, she said "Are we going to have fun or what?"

You know something? We did! Took in all the kid rides and probably had an ice cream cone to boot. What a great memory that made for me and I hope she remembers it as well.

[Emily is now 19 and a freshman at Sonoma State University. Her annual pass has expired.]