Yesterday was, mostly, a very fun day. Altho the early part of the day wasn’t the best I’ve ever experienced, I managed to salvage the rest of the day with a fun trip to Disney’s California Adventure. Last weekend, my car was viciously vandalized — the damage was so severe that I didn’t even want to look at it. I was able to take it in for repairs yesterday so … hopefully soon, it’ll be fixed good as new. In order to keep my mind off my car woes, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to check out Cars Land inside the newly renovated California Adventure amusement park. Much of California Adventure has been updated and renovated with new attractions. I had so much fun, I didn’t even think about heading into Disneyland across the street ;) Check out some photos from my day yesterday.
This is what my car looks like now. It is currently in the hands of my Cadillac dealership and, hopefully soon, it’ll look bright and new again. Ugh. You can see why I’ve been so upset. Even tho it’s only a material object, the violation of having it so hatefully damaged has been … weighing on me. So, to try and overcome those feelings … I made my way to Cars Land:
California Adventure has been given a fresh new look and feel. It’s now meant to hearken back to the California of the 1930′s, back when Walt Disney himself built his empire. Additionally, newer Disney aspects are also highlighted in the park … there is a new Cars Land, a new Mad T Party area (basically an Alice in Wonderland RAVE land) and an updated Hollywood Land:
I got stranded inside the Monsters, Inc. ride for a bit but even that was fun. It was neat to be inside a ride with all the lights on, waiting to be rescued. It’s a rare treat to be so close-up to the innards of a ride like that. I didn’t plan on staying late but I got sucked into watching the new World of Color show. I picked up a Mickey Mouse Ears hat that lights up in sync and color with the World of Color show. There is a sensor in the ears that picks up the color commands from the World of Color show (I understand the ears also respond to the light show at the Mad T Party). I have a nice collection of Mickey Mouse Ears hats so these are a welcome addition.
I know it may sound childish but, honestly, getting away to Disneyland for a bit really helps me forget my troubles. I’m so lucky I live so close to Disney, it’s a luxury I relish all the time.
No plans for today thus far. Maybe a movie tonight but I can’t stay out late, I have my second day of marathon training tomorrow. Yee Haw! Happy Friday! Happy Weekend!!