Other than a fellow student getting me in only for Candlelight one year — oh, and getting paid $50 to stand around wearing summer clothes in the freezing cold while pulling a second consecutive all-nighter — I hadn’t been to Disney since I was about 11. Then, after trying all year to use the tickets my good friend and roommate gave us the previous Christmas, Chris and I went twice in one weekend.
Normally, a theme park twice in one weekend would make us feel like very worn out cattle, but we took it easy both times and just saw what we wanted to. And some of my favorite things were the simplest: the tea cups, Tom Sawyer’s Island bridges, hot cocoa and cookies, riverboat, time with Chris, monorail, Christmas lights, ferry, fake snow, story telling, stars, and snuggling rides — hey, I’ve got time to make up for here!
We were sad to hear Nikki wasn’t up to going to Mickey’s Christmas party, but we really enjoyed our first Christmas celebration of the year. (And of married life, come to think!) My favorite shot of the night:
The camera battery about died within half an hour, and, instead of capturing the magic, I managed to capture a completely different side of Disney. I can just imagine some kind of pre-teen horror flick starring Hannah Montana. Which gives me TGIF flashbacks, actually…
Then I let Chris have the camera.
See? That, my normal camera face, is why it’s so amazing that the Roots’ pictures of us turned out so well!
And this, well, this is me very very very very excited that we got to ride something we missed the first time around! And Chris knowing before I did that I was going to want to keep the Astro Orbiter as high as possible the whoooooole time — I LOVE heights!
Thank you Maggie, Nikki, and Chrissy! :)