Happiest Place on Earth Hodgepodge

Three of our nieces, our son Josh and daughter in love, Laura at Disneyland in January of 2020 before the lockdowns. Happy Birthday Mickey!
1. It’s Mickey Mouse’s birthday (November 18)…happy birthday Mickey! He reads here, right? Have you ever been to Disney, any of the parks at all?
Yes, I’ve been to Disneyland in Anaheim. I was there shortly after it opened in 1955. I was there with my whole 9th grade class for a graduation from Junior High excursion. Went there on school busses. That would have been in 1965. I still have part of a ticket book from when rides were classified as A,B,C,D,E.  The E ticket was for the best rides and where the saying “e ticket”, the ultimate of thrills, came from.
Dear and I were there before we were married.
We took our kids there in the 80’s and 90’s and they’ve gone on their own now that they are adults.
I’ve also gone a couple times on my own with my extended family as an adult.
1986 with our two sons and Katie was a wee babe and slept a lot on this Disneyland adventure.
1995 Me with my sisters, our mom, my nieces and daughter, Katie.
2009 with our niece and grandnephew.
Are you a Disney superfan or something less than that?
I’m a fan of all the great memories but not a superfan.
Some of these loved ones are superfans!
They’re open right now so tell us, would you go if you had the time/money/a free trip?
I wouldn’t go until the mask mandates were lifted. Once that happens (please Lord) we’d love to experience Disneyland with our grandchildren. We were actually planning a trip to Disneyland for March of 2021 but we have cancelled those plans.
2. Your favorite place to go when you want to be quiet as a church mouse?
Anywhere that there is no artificial noise.
Would those who know you well describe you as more church mouse or perhaps more like mighty mouse?
“Here I come to save the day, that means that Mighty Mouse is on the way…”
I’m neither a church mouse or a mighty mouse. Somewhere in between. I have had my “mighty mouse” moments in protecting my loved ones through the years.
3. The day before Mickey’s birthday happens to be National Homemade Bread Day. Did/will you celebrate? Do you bake your own bread? Last time you had hot out-of-the-oven homemade bread? What’s your favorite kind of bread?
I love good fresh bread of any variety. Last night we were at our Colville kids’ home and we enjoyed fresh rolls and the Instant Pot potato soup our daughter in law made. Both the rolls and the soup were delicious.
4. What’s something you might say is ‘the greatest thing since sliced bread‘?
I know I’m going to be saying “why didn’t I think of that?” when I read your answers. For now I’m going with remote controls. I do remember when we had to get up and go to the TV to change channels. Mind you there were only a very few channels back then.
And Dear just said, “how about luggage with wheels”?
5. Let’s keep the gratitude theme we started last week rolling on through November. Share with us five little things you’re grateful for today. Small blessings. One catch-they all must start with the letter T. Gotta keep us thinking, right?
Time with my family and friends.
Tall people at the grocery store when I need something at the back of the top shelf.
Trees, tall trees, tiny trees, trees that I can see from my windows.
Towels, large fluffy (but not too fluffy) and absorbent.
Texts. I didn’t used to text but now I really am a fan for keeping in touch with loved ones, especially when they are on the road.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
We made a last minute trip to Spokane yesterday for some electrical supplies Dear needs and we made stops at Costco, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby and At Home. We were relieved to see that people weren’t panic shopping because of the current mandates. We were even able to buy some Bleach wipes that were in stock but going fast.
Thank you to Jo From This Side of the Pond for asking the questions!
About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “Happiest Place on Earth Hodgepodge

  1. Hello,
    Wonderful collection of family photos, they do look like they are enjoying Disney. My days of getting on rides is over, my body does not like being jerked around, lol. I love the views of trees too, our home is just about surrounded with trees. Take care, have a happy day!

  2. Hi,
    Tall People.. I love that one Ellen. I should have wrote that down. I am only 5 foot. And I need to find tall people all the time. Thankfully I am married to a tall fella.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

  3. I know some people who have been to Disney recently (Florida) and they said there are no crowds which is kind of appealing. Still not on my list of places to go right now. Luggage with wheels! Yes! So many things I could have said here. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  4. I do love trees, too. Here, all the trees are bare now.
    Ha! Luggage with wheels. Yes!
    My Daughter-in-love and her family are super fans of D-land. In fact, the last time I was there was with her and the fam for granddaughter PAL’s first Disney experience.
    Enjoy your snow and have a great weekend!

  5. Like you, Ellen, I enjoy an occasional trip to Disney World, but I am not a super fan. It will be more fun with grandkids – to watch their reactions – hopefully in the future for us. I was planning a trip to Spokane with a girlfriend on December 1 and 2, but I think I am going to give it a miss. It just won’t be the fun trip we were anticipating! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Angie, I understand your decision to postpone that trip. It will be such a relief to have all this behind us and I pray for that end…
      In the future if you plan a trip to Spokane I’d love to drive down and have a little meet up over coffee or a snack and get to see you face to face. 🙂

  6. What a fun post — especially those memories you made at the park. Though I live about 20 minutes away, I haven’t been since the 80s (with out-of-town guests).

    Agree with your husband! When did we finally figure out wheels for luggage??

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