Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Personal Note From The Disneyland Traveler
My apologies to all the readers of this blog - my Disneyland Traveler output has been a bit sporadic during this month of March 2013. Truth be told, over the last week or so I have been trying to decide whether I want to continue writing this blog at all.
Writing about Disney is a joyful pastime for me. But sometimes true life intersects with a Disney world and the realities of life will always win out in the end. My father-in-law is recovering from major surgery in a nursing facility in Los Angeles. He's due to be released in about a month or so. He no longer will be able to return to his home in Torrance but instead must be attended to 24x7 by someone, anyone who is able to watch over him. He has the onset of dementia, most likely Alzheimer's Disease. After going over the options, Mrs DisneylandTraveler and myself have decided the best option for now is for him to come stay with us here in Northern California.
Needless to say, with someone needing so much attention and care, planned trips to Disneyland have fallen by the wayside. So I thought about "killing off" the Disneyland Traveler is how I put it to Mrs. DLT. She said don't.
I thought about writing a different blog, maybe something about movies or sports or gardening, but I'm failing in generating any enthusiasm toward those topics. It's Disney that keeps my mind looking at the world through the eyes of a child. I don't know what will happen with the Disneyland Traveler as we take this unexpected twist. Mrs. DLT said I should sneak off for a day or two just to take new pictures of the place that has meant so much to us.
As for trips for the two of us, at least for the foreseeable future, those may have come to an end.