Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017

Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Monday, April 25, 2016

U is for

Blogging from A to Z
April Challenge

hosted here

U is for Under Construction
I wanted U to be Unbirthday (Alice in Wonderland) but today is my birthday so I had to go with plan B.

You may have noticed that we're spending a lot of time at Disneyland. Okay, A LOT of time ;-) I remember when there was a parking lot where California Adventures is now. Now that Disney owns Star Wars, there are plans for adding to Disneyland. There isn't a large parking lot for them to change this time so they've gotten creative. Good thing they're so good at it.

The Rivers of America and the rides/attractions on/in it are closed until 2017! This includes the show Fantasmic. The Railroad is also closed as part of the expantion.

For those of you who will be going to Disneyland before 2017, check the old Innovations building's second floor in Tomorrowland. There will be a preview area, I'm just not sure when it's opening. The lower level is currently home to the Star Wars Launch Bay.

This is along the walkway in the parking structure. To the left are parking spots and looking out to the right is Disneyland!

Oh, wait. There use to be buildings there! The Big Thunder Ranch BBQ and Petting Area are gone! So is the stable and riding arena. Somewhere I've got a photo of a horse being ridden in this area but I didn't label it. Ask if you want me to find it.

See the tall trees above? Here's a close up. They're on Tom Sawyer's Island. The buildings were part of the behind the scenes world necessary to keep the magic alive in the park.

 I think this tunnel for for the Railroad but don't quote me on that.

Speaking of Railroads ;-) This is at the New Orleans station on the other side of the track! At the back of the picture is a cutaway of a boiler they replaced. There were train crew around for questions and pictures. You could even blow the whistle! They did ask that you not pull hard, it is LOUD.

I was hoping to get better pictures for you but as I'm at Disneyland today instead of where my computer is, this will have to do!

Have a Magical Day!

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Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Happy b-day. Enjoy your day at Disneyland :-) Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

Stuart Nager said...

Happy Birthday!! Couldn't think of a more fun place to celebrate the day.

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