October 14, 2002
And we're back

Got back from California yesterday afternoon, in time to do the week's laundry. Had a bit of jet lag, which only ever seems to affect me on the trip home regardless of which direction I'm travelling, but eventually got to sleep. I'm now basically caught up on my email, for which I can thank my Blackberry and my early office hours.

Disneyland was a lot of fun. We spent about eight hours there, and did just about everything we wanted to do. Fastpass rocks. I can't begin to fathom why anyone would wait on a two-hour line when they don't have to.

Space Mountain was the best ride. The "Nightmare Before Christmas" haunted house was cool. The "Honey, I Shrunk The Audience" show was funny. Splash Mountain was a bit of a disappointment. The animatronics were as spectacular as I'd expected.

I was surprised at how small the place felt. It was a shorter walk than I expected from one end of the park to the other. They make great use of space, but as much as anything I think as a kid I imagined the place was huge.

My dad told me last night on the phone that he'd never been to a theme park. I told him to take Vanessa and Jack (my niece and nephew, his grandchildren) in a couple of years. Seeing the place through a child's eyes has got to be the best way to do it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 14, 2002 to See, I do have a life!