DAY 4 - DISNEYLAND DAY 3
Last evening we took the family to a character dinner at a Restaurant located at the Disneyland Hotel. It is called Goofy's Kitchen serving a buffet breakfast and buffet dinner with various Disney characters on hand.
When we visited the park in the late 1980s and early 1990 we would go to this restaurant one time per visit and returned last year with Jennifer and Andre.
Andre welcomed all of the characters and would stand up and hug each one. Emma and Jackson admired each character from afar often calling out their names such as Emma saying "Hi Minie". However, as the character would get close to the table the expressions on Jackson and Emma's faces showed that they were worried which is what we experienced when Eric and Jennifer were of similar ages.
The buffet included a wide range of items so everyone found items that they could enjoy. The hit with Emma, Andre and Jackson was was the dessert.
All in all we had a great time.
After dinner everyone except for Keith returned to Disneyland and attended the evening parade. Keith guarded the room. LOL.
We are including a photo of Andre, Emma and Jackson from Sunday and a video of Cousin's Jackson and Emma dancing before the start of the parade last evening.
Today we marks our last full day at Disneyland. The family had breakfast at the club floor lounge before getting ready for our visit to Disneyland Park. Those Mickey Mouse waffles continued to be a hit with the children. This is a new addition to the breakfast menu since our stay last year with Jennifer and Andre. The staff at the lounge is great and have been very kind to the grandchildren. One of the staff members we remember from last year and almost looks like he is a relative of the Disney family.
We could enter the park one hour before the general public since we are staying at one of the three Disney properties. This provides a great opportunity to get on one or more rides before the most popular rides get busy.
We spent several hours at the park. It was busier in comparison to yesterday. We went on many rides; some as a group all together and others where we split up into two groups so that Jennifer, Eric, Keith and Andre were together for those rides that Emma and Jackson could not go on. We all went on the ride It's A Small World. Anne Marie and I first went on the ride back in 1964 and 1965 at the New York Worlds Fair but that was many years before we met. We also took our own children on the ride at Disneyland and Disney World.
This evening we will dine in the downtown Disney area and possibly go back into the park(s).
TODAY'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY....
Each day brings the opportunity for all of us to learn and that includes learning from those young in age. This includes having a positive attitude, laughing, and naturally enjoying some dessert as Andre, Emma & Jackson did last evening. Just a our own children allowed us to relive some of our own childhood memories the grandchildren allow us to relive memories of when Jennifer and Eric were their ages.
Keith & Anne Marie