Friday, November 23, 2012

POST CHEMO CELEBRATION

Karen went to the very last ACSI (Association of Christian Schools, International) conference in Anaheim, this week. Because her school puts their teachers up in the ritzy Hilton we decided that I should go as part of my post chemo celebration. After the conference we stayed an extra night and Hilton blessed us with a mini-suite upgrade.


On Tuesday the kids came and we went to Disneyland. We got one of those electric scooter things for me to ride. I felt sort of ridiculous in it, but truth is I would not have been able to walk far in that crowd on my own. I'm thinking of writing a post about them though: "Mobile Scooters; Blessing or Blight?"


Cars Land in California Adventure was a lot of fun. The Imagineers had a lot of fun with automotive-themed humor...


As evening fell we found ourselves at Small World. I was quite disappointed that Alton Gansky's twisted vision of a shootout inside did not take place. On the plus side, I'd never seen or heard the Christmas version before, so at least it was different. We got in line just as they lit the place up for the night. June was pleased to see the lights go on...



After dinner and a few other attractions we topped the night off with a trip to Soarin' Over California. I always get a little misty on this ride. But it had been a long day and someone was becoming grumpy...


I and my family are very thankful this year that I've survived the chemo and the prognosis for the radiation and beyond is quite favorable. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all.

2 comments:

Dan Smith said...

I too am grateful for your health, and I hope that you continue to grow stronger. You should totally write the post about the electric scooter!

bentrivka.com said...

I am most impressed that your stamina remained intact to see you through to the evening and the lights of It's a Small World.

Thank you for this post update, good news is always fun to read! :)