October 11, 2002
MEC wrapup

Only managed to sit in on two lectures, both in the morning, yesterday. I finally spent some time in the vendor area and had my suspicion confirmed that there were far fewer freebies out for grabs than in prior years. There were a number of drawings for decent prizes, but almost no toys and trinkets.

The vendor area closed yesterday afternoon, so it's a good thing I finally visited. The souvenir shop is closing today at 1 PM. Everything is half off, after having been 20% off yesterday. I bought a MEC polo shirt for myself. I don't understand why anyone who's still here on the last day buys anything before then.

Tiffany arrived last night in time for the group trip to Disneyland's California Adventure. It was okay - the food was so-so, but the rides (especially California Screamin') were good. We didn't stay out too late, as she was tired and jet-lagged.

Saturday will be Disneyland Day for us. I wonder if it's better to have your first Disneyland experience as a kid or as an adult. I'd been to Disneyworld in 1980, when I was 14, but I don't remember much about it. The park was a lot smaller back then - they hadn't even started work on EPCOT yet. This will be a lot different no matter how you slice it.

We'll see if I can make it through more than one session today.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 11, 2002 to See, I do have a life!