Last Night Out

Dear J-

The evil folks at Disney made it possible for guests of the hotels to break into Disneyland an hour early today (Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays too), so we had to take advantage of that — up by 6 and out the door to get in line by 7. We went on a couple of rides (Peter Pan and the Matterhorn Bobsleds) in order to take advantage of the early start but all it ends up really doing for us is making for a long day — we got back less than an hour ago after taking a short break during the worst part of today’s heat, so we are looking at twelve hours of pounding pavement with our feet.

It’s also the last night were spending in foreign beds; between the swim and walking I’m just about ready to keel over, so no trouble falling asleep tonight. I’m strangely heartened by the fact that figgy identifies more with the pirates than the ever-present Princess line that Disney keeps pressing into the minds of young girls (clearly it’s working, as she thought my cousin’s wife was a princess, not just a bride). So if you hear a few rounds of Yo ho yo ho, a pirate’s life for me in the near future, don’t be surprised by the little girl. Back to normal Tomorrow, and unlearning all the bad vacation habits, okay, but there’s the one habit — dreaming the implausible improbables so we can keep everyone safe.

Mike

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