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Friday, October 18, 2013

A Christmastime Trip To Disneyland? Could It Actually Happen?

Mrs. DisneylandTraveler and I haven't been out for awhile. Taking care of her elderly father, who for both mental and physical reasons, is no longer able care for himself in many areas has proved to be a challenge. It is a 24x7 job and a difficult one at that. Some brightness occurred yesterday when Mrs. DisneylandTraveler's son (who is 24) said he could care for his grandfather (along with the dog and the cat) for a week or so giving us a break and a chance to get away.

Immediately we began looking at a trip to Disneyland. Since most of holiday vacation time here at work has been booked by others, I had to scrounge for some dates and call in a few favors from co-workers to get the necessary time off. And I got it - second week in December. Right after that, Mrs. DLT booked a room at our favorite non-Disney place to stay - the Candy Cane Inn. Today Mrs. DLT is looking at rental cars since our vehicles are still of the large gas guzzling variety and not the best choices to negotiate L.A. traffic (for those who have never experienced it, the traffic mess in Southern California is far worse than what they make fun of on TV). Mrs. DLT called me a little while ago asking if there is anything else she can do trip planning wise? The excitement builds.

Now, being who I am, I know 50 things can come up between now and the second week of December. 50 more things can go wrong preventing the trip. I guess the trick now is to stay positive which isn't always easy for me. Given the situation in our lives at the present time and what we are committed to going into the future, I'm willing to concede that each trip to Disneyland could be the last. It was beginning to look like the trip we made last April was the last even though we have annual passes until next April.

For now and looking ahead - could there be anything better than a Christmastime trip to Disneyland?

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