Off and Running 4


As you read in my last post, Curly arrived home at 1:30 a.m. and we were back in the house by 2 a.m. He said his flight was rough at the start – there were thunderstorms over Georgia. In his words, “It was freaky to look down out your window and see lightning.”

They took off 20 minutes early, so landed 20 minutes early but were delayed in disembarking. Apparently one of the passengers suffered what appeared to be a heart attack on the flight so they had to wait for the paramedics to load him up and take him off first.

But he’s home!

Without souvenirs. *pout* He said he looked through all the stores, but it was all junky stuff like keychains and things. I asked if they didn’t at least have T-shirts, but … yeah, no prezzies. He also said he’d looked for a Simba Hat we’d bought him when we were last there – it had ears and everything – but apparently they don’t carry them anymore. *more pouting*

He took lots of pictures, including a video of him on the Mad Hatter Teapot ride. He went on it, just him and a teacher who took video of him, he said he did it especially for me. *Awww* Now I just have to load it. (I really would like to put up the clip of him riding it that we took when he was four so we could do a ‘then and now’ comparison, but a while back Gizmo Guy transferred it from video tape onto a DVD, and I can’t find a software program on my PC (or GG’s) that will let us capture the clip. It’s not in the right format for MovieMaker, and my Roxio keeps crashing, though I’m not sure if it would be in the right format for that either. If anyone has any suggestions of what package I could use to do that, let me know. )

He says he had a great time, though he has a strong opinion about the way Canada is portrayed at Epcot. And from his description and some of his pictures, I have to agree. I’ve asked if he’d do a blog post of his trip for me, and include some of his pictures, so maybe that’ll be up this weekend.

Even though he didn’t get to bed until very early this morning, he was up and ready for school at the proper time – without me having to wake him. In fact, he was up and dressed before I stumbled down still wearing my jammies. I told him he could sleep in today, take the day off to recover, even Guitar Hero urged him to stay home, since Curly looked like he was flagging before he left, but he’s got a perfect attendance record that he insists he wants to keep intact. He’s got more staying power than I do.


4 thoughts on “Off and Running

  • Amy Ruttan

    Yeah the Canada exhibit sucks.

    We were there at Christmas one year, and they had Santas from each country. Canada’s was a lumberjack talking about beating kids.

    But according to my Dad who’s turning 63 and who grew up in Northern Ontario said that’s the way he remembers his Santa. Freaky.

  • Dani

    So glad he’s home. Can’t believe he’s willing to go to school. Amazing. I wouldn’t. 🙂

    The representation isn’t accurate. I’ve only been to BC once and it was far more beautiful. BUT, it is nice that Disney tries to get people interested in other cultures.
    At one visit DH almost smacked a couple of young guys from Norway for point blank ignoring Miss M, who was only 4 and in her small voice asking to the KidCot activity.

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