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  • April Fools, the joke's on me!

    Well, here comes a sad little Trip Report about a very poorly executed plan to make a 1 day only trip to Disneyland. Still not sure how a day that started off so well could turn so ugly.

    Left home at about 5:30 in the morning. Stopped for gas.

    I thought the sky looked lovely.

    I was excited because no one knew I was going to be there - except Princess Cupyourbutt, but she wasn't telling.

    Made it safely and was on the tram by this time. Plenty of time to make it to the meet. Yay!

    I kept trying to text someone who shall remain nameless, but hmm - elusive. Was hoping to break the news of my surprise presence before the meet, but that didn't happen. So I waited in the hub for the meet to begin with these lovely ladies.

    Mrs. Orlando Bloom, Jody, Barbara Ann, Melissa

    The young Mr. Hamand with kwgrlup's darling boys:

    The meet gets underway:

    Fishbulb loves the camera!

    The very sweet and lovely TikiRoomLiz:

    Naughty Snow_White_Raven. Don't ask why she is naughty. Please believe me that you don't want to know!

    The glowing smile of Missy C:

    The very wonderful Gemini Cricket:

    StitchTT6, mousercise, NeverNeverland, Skywaygrl

    Aren't they lovely?

    Off to the Plaza Inn for lunch

    I can't think of a thing to say here that won't get me in trouble. That's me. With Pezz. That is all.

    That's it for Part 1 of this TR. Be back soon!

  • #2
    Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

    So far so good. You made it to the meet and that's what counts.
    Peter Pan Forever!!! I Will Never Grow Up.

    Thank You Poisonedapples


    • #3
      Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

      Originally posted by Lost Boy View Post
      So far so good. You made it to the meet and that's what counts.
      I did do that, it's true. And everything that happened at Disneyland was wonderful. It wasn't until I was well beyond the berm that things took a downward spiral.

      "Looking foolish does the spirit good."
      -John Updike

      So on with the foolishness!

      The group split up and our small group headed over the rock the universe.

      Katrina and the giant Pocky

      Buzz blew by on his way to the bathroom and beyond:

      SNR and me during the wait, and Brian from Canada peeking in with a bright smile:

      Skywaygrl and Purple Dove

      Brian and Sandy were so much fun.

      Because I told her I would say this: ^^Katrina is my new BMCFF^^ (Best Mice Chat Friend Forever). She is kinda cute. A keeper for sure.

      Being with Purple Dove meant my first time doing the Sideways Shuffle on Space. Big stuff! Our rocket rocked. I love us.

      I've lost track of what we did next. But we did watch these silly pirates for a while.

      This guy's awesome. Is he ever not working? I always see him.

      Snow_White_Raven, Purple Dove, Skywaygrl

      Brian and Sandy were so very nice. So glad to have met them.

      Pezz and Skywaygrl

      How about a little jazz?

      It's Queenie!

      "However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him."
      - Nicholas Boileau-Despreaux

      And a perfect sighting for this day. It's Maynard!

      That's the end of the Good part. The Bad and the Ugly, up next.


      • #4
        Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

        I haven't seen Maynard in years! Great pic!


        • #5
          Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

          Love it so far! And seeing Maynard on April Fool's Day- Priceless!


          • #6
            Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

            I know I was surprised to see you there ... but now I wonder what happened after???

            So far so good ... and now I'm in suspense.


            • #7
              Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

              I still haven't seen Maynard....should have hung out with you guys and gals! Great pics, thanks for sharing.
              Mom, remember, it's not what a person is like on the outside that counts,
              it's what they are like in their HEART!

              - Wolfette


              • #8
                Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

                Skywaygrl, aka my new BMCFF, was my exit buddy this lovely night. We planned to make the long drive north, taking turns following each other. That was the plan.

                Murphy's Law #6
                The buddy system is essential to your survival; it gives the enemy somebody else to shoot at.
                (From a Top Ten List of Murphy's Laws, compiled by Simran Khurana)

                I was the loser. My right front tire blew out somewhere near Castaic, around 11:30 PM. Skywaygrl, being the pal she is, pulled over and waited with me (for a long freaking time) for the roadside emergency service to show up.

                He finally found us!

                ^Skywaygrl's rental car. With 4 perfect tires. Whatever. I'm just lucky I guess.^

                Calling to check on things at home.

                At first, our rescuer leads us to believe that he has the situation well in hand.

                And we are happy:

                I even photograph the side of the road, noting how much filthier it is than the well enjoyed path:


                But wait. There is a problem. The wheel lug key is missing. The blown tire can't be removed without it! The spare tire can't be put on without it! What to do, what to do.

                I needed to be towed back down the hill to Castaic and spend the night in a nasty, seedy motel. I sent SWG on her way. She had to go to work in the morning and as it was, she barely made it! I didn't take any pictures there, but please believe me when I say that it was gross. I didn't sleep.

                Since the original plan was to go to DL for the day and be home that night, I had not packed any extra clothing. I didn't have a charger for my cell phone. It was a very unplanned $80 spent for a filthy fleabag motel room.

                My poor car was fixed yesterday and I made it home about 4:00 in the afternoon.

                The last pictures of the misadventure:

                On the way home. Stopped for gas and to use a pay phone (dead cell phone) in Santa Nella.

                No more day trips tp DL. Not going unless I can spend the night. Just not gonna do it.

                Too perfect to not use it for THE END.


                • #9
                  Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

                  Sorry that ending wasn't so good. I'm glad you had Skywaygirl with you (she is great) and glad you were safe in that filthy motel.
                  I'm glad you risked it all to come down here. :squeeze:

                  You are one fabulous person.
                  Good morning, son
                  In twenty years from now
                  Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
                  And I can tell you 'bout today
                  And how I picked you up and everything changed
                  It was pain
                  Sunny days and rain
                  I knew you'd feel the same things...



                  • #10
                    Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

                    Yikes I'm so sorry about how the trip ended! That's awful I woulda been so upset!


                    • #11
                      Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

                      I still can't believe I just missed seeing you at DL by about two minutes!

                      I am sooooooo glad Katrina was right behind you when your tire blew out. That would have been an even scarier ordeal if you had been all by yourself out there on the hughway when that happened!

                      Glad you are both safe and sound at home now!


                      • #12
                        Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

                        Soooo glad you made it home okay! Didn't realize you had to drive so far! Hope to see you again soon!

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                        • #13
                          Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

                          Oh wow - that is one long trip home made even longer by just yucky stuff! I hope the DL part of your day was enough of a happy for you that you don't start thinking of April 1 as your version of a Friday the 13th!! (ooh, there is one of those coming soon - probably a good idea to NOT drive to DL that weekend!)

                          Glad to see you made it home safe and sound and even found a cute thing to take a picture of on day 2 (the windmill - I always think they are so cute). You never said - how was the emergency rescue repair guy? Was he at least nice? Too often I hear about them treating women like idiots for going out with some random tool that was obviously removed from the car by a man because HELLO - we wouldn't know to find it, let alone remove it!
                          I love my awesome crazy wonderful friends!!

                          "Do you remember in kindergarten, how you�d meet a kid,
                          then 10 seconds later you�d be playing like you were best friends?"
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                          • #14
                            Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

                            It was great seeing you I again you know I love you! Sorry about the tire... At least you were all right!
                            The earth is round.... or so i've found.


                            • #15
                              Re: April Fools, the joke's on me!

                              It was so good to see you again. I'm glad you made it home ok after the detour!


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