Growing Younger

Posted by on July 13, 2008 at 6:36 pm :: 2 Comments

For my birthday this year Jason decided to do something special. He surprised me with a trip to Disneyland.

Mr. Goofy with Goofy

Mr. Goofy with Goofy

After all, nothing makes you forget you just turned another year older like spinning in those tea cups until you feel like you are going to lose your lunch.

Me in a tea cup

Me in a tea cup

Jason decided that just going to Disneyland wasn’t enough and that some embarrassment was also in order for my birthday. He made me wear the Disneyland birthday button. Before this trip I didn’t know such a thing existed. This rather large button elicited many happy birthday wishes from the Disneyland crew. Apparently they are trained to watch for them. I got birthday greetings from all sorts of people, even the employees emptying out trash in the bathrooms or cleaning the streets.

Jas in the skull cage

Jas in the skull cage

The most embarrassing happy birthday wish came from the operator of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. In the midst of his standard “Keep all your appendages in the boat at all times.” speech he told all those in our boat, “Yell out your best yo ho ho for Captain Rachel it’s her birthday”. Everyone in our boat happily complied with his request, much to my humiliation. But even with the embarrassing moments, the birthday button was a lot more fun than I expected. Having dozens of random strangers wish you happy birthday does make you feel special, even if it is a little awkward.

Me playing in the pirates lair

Me playing in the pirates lair

Thanks Jas for one crazy, fun birthday! You just proved once again that you are the best husband ever! (I know, I know, I am slightly biased.)

Jas with Mr. Toad

Jas with Mr. Toad

On a side note, we stayed at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. If you have the funds to do so, I would highly recommend staying at this hotel when you go to Disneyland. It’s actually located in the park so anytime you feel like going back to your room for a nap, or to pick up a jacket, or whatever, it’s only a short walk away.

2 Comments

  • Zible says:

    I dig the Disneyland, cause while waiting hours upon hours to ride the rides, they have interesting things to read along the way. Plus California Disney is almost as fun as MGM in Florida. Though the rollercoaster is one of the better ones.

  • Rachel says:

    Yes, like this Mr. Toad. Jason got to play with him while we waited in line to ride the most awesome ride ever, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

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