What else do I have to talk about? We had to stop work early today because we got to the Tsubasa segment. It's interesting reading these short stories, because there'll be moments like, "Wait... He has a good relationship with his parents... and they're both still alive... Are you sure this is Natsuki Takaya manga?"
What else? Oh yes! Disneyland pictures!
After getting our passes renewed, we got back into the park just in time to see Mickey leading the Disneyland Band. Unfortunately, I didn't get any good pictures of him dancing to Under the Sea.
We stopped for a snack at the Bengal Barbecue and spotted a hidden Mickey! It's also neat to see how they like to create ambiance at Disneyland, with all the details.
The Bengal Barbecue is built around a "tree," with these carved right into it!
So we have have stopped at a barbecue place, but not for any barbecued meat. Our favorite snack from Bengal: tiger tails!
There was this tree in line to Pirates of the Caribbean that had these root-like things hanging down from the branches. We'd never really given it any thought before, but suddenly we were like, "Whoa, what's with this tree? I wonder if anyone knows what kind it is!" So we took a picture.
This is what you see as soon as you get into the Pirates of the Caribbean building:
The time we went to Disneyland before this one, we waited in line for Splash Mountain and Han tried to convince us that the drop wasn't that steep, saying we'd ridden down steeper slopes on the drive down. So we took a picture so you could see the slope that he says isn't that steep.
The only reason to pass by Splash Mountain is to go to Critter Country... or go on the Davy Crockett canoes, which I think are technically still in Frontierland... but anyway, we went to Critter Country. Not for Splash Mountain of course, but for Winnie the Pooh! They have all the characters' houses built in the queue area! But we're not sure they're entirely accurate, as there's no Mr. Sanders or Trespassers Wil (It's short for Trespassers William!) sign.
(Not a house, but really pretty!)
This caught my attention for the first time in, like, ever, but we didn't have time to stop and read--so we took a picture!
I'm not sure why we took this picture...
To which the answer, of course, is "Why not?" (Edit: Now that I've actually looked at the picture, I realize it's because I thought it was neat that the chest was found by Tom, Huck & Joe.)
Baby duck!!! We don't spend enough time by the Rivers of America sometimes when we go with our current group, so I was happy there were still baby ducks around when we went in July. I could have gotten a better picture if I had discovered our camera's strappy thing before this trip. As it was, I was deathly afraid of dropping the camera in the river.
Speaking of not having time to read... The queue area for Indiana Jones is set up like an ancient temple, and there are inscriptions all over the walls. I think I've explained this before. But anyway, the inscriptions, thanks to an amazing linguistic coincidence, happen to be written in perfect English, but in a rather difficult to decipher font. Thanks to the handy-dandy decoder cards... er, I mean, translation guides... they used to hand out for a few years after the ride opened, we've learned the basics of the language enough to read all the inscriptions, but there's one room with these tablets. It's dark, and you only spend a very short time in front of them, so we never got a chance to read them. (Now, they have it set up so you hardly get to see them at all.) But now that we have a super awesome camera with a flash!, we were able to take a photograph for future translation endeavors. We tried reading the tablets last night, but unfortunately, the texture of the stone is such that it's still really hard to make everything out. That's okay, though. Someday we will get a legible photograph!
And that's half the pictures we took... wait, no, it's half the ones Athena edited. We took a looooot of pictures that day. Wow.
Today I'm thankful for those chocolate chip cookies we baked last night, extraordinary linguistic coincidences *grin*, baby ducks, tiger tails, and having pretty pictures of Disneyland. Now we really have to go back to Disneysea.