Life-Day #21

When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body. Men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.

It was a great day!  Twenty-one years without cancer, this is a good thing!  We began celebrating October 23rd 1998 when Sue survived the first year after a pretty tough diagnosis.  Where to celebrate one asks, the “Happiest Place On Earth”…Disneyland!

We relaxed in the morning having a nice breakfast and then cleaned up and headed to Disneyland for a 1:15 PM arrival.  First things first, a drink at Catal before going into the park.  We actually had an alcoholic drink and yo know, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be!  Robin and Bob met us soon thereafter at Catal.  They have joined us for the past six years making it special.

Disneyland as of course decorated for the holidays

We walked into Disneyland first and naturally, as we enter, the camera jumps out of my pocket and takes aim at the clock tower on the train station…the evidence is needed and the time recorded for posterity!

Entering the Happiest Place on Earth at 2:41 PM

Robin is in a wheel chair today because of the busted foot so Bob and I are the pushers.  We make a beeline for the Mark Twain riverboat as a) it is very relaxing, and b) it handles wheelchairs quite well!

Instantly transported back 150 years!

After relaxing, watching Indians and old trains, we decided to see the parade.  We have a SECRET and special place (which we will not reveal on this blog) but it might be the best seat on the house!

As always, the parade route was filled to capacity!  We had ring-side seats and even got a little wet from the water guns

It was decided to walk over to California Adventure were we just walked around until we spotted the ferris wheel and that began a mandatory activity.  We got into line and decided the wait was too ling so we left when all of a sudden, a nice little girls stopped us and asked “Where you going to ride the wheel?”  We said “Yes, but the line was so long we decided not too”.  She told us to follow her and by golly, she put us in the front on the line and we were up up and away!  How very thoughtful to take care of the wheelchair bound!

We got to see all of the park while riding around on  vertical circles.  By the time we got off the machine, we decided to head to Catal via Hollywood land and Downtown Disney.  We arrived at 5:30 PM, right on time!

We had a special treat today as Amy & Joe, Charlie & Alex joined in the celebration.  Amy was so thoughtful she brought flowers for Sue.  Amy is a class act for sure.  We enjoyed a super meal, albeit a bit slow this evening.  Joe brought his big camera so we will be getting a family shot via the email in the next few days but here is a couple of the evening at Catal.

We laughed and giggled for almost three hours with Paul regaling all with stories of Georgia, his Mom.  Amy again got to see her future and it seems Alex, Joe, and Paul have a lot in common including looks (sorry, Alex but all will be OK anyway!)

It was a special evening and on the way home, Sue mentioned how nice it was to have our kids near by and getting along so well.  Michele was going to join us but a last minute school event came up and of course, Colleen is 3,000 miles away in the snow of New Hampshire!

Returning home, we watched two episodes of Gilmore Girls before crashing as we have ot be up and at ’em by 5:00 AM because we have to be ready for the hospital ay 7:00 AM for the 9:30 AM kidney surgery.  Note: we did 1/2 of 6.14 as it was 11:00 PM and we have to get up early so…

Season 6 Episode 14,,,  “You’ve Been Gilmored” …Air Date: February 7, 2006 –  Lorelai’s parents insist that Luke come to Friday night dinner, and she says yes without asking him. Paris is ousted as the editor of the Yale Daily News, and staff elects Rory as the new editor. Needless to say, Paris is not pleased. In other events, Michel confides in Lorelai, and Rory gives her father a tour of Yale.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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