Sue's 49th Consecutive Year At Disneyland Christmas Eve
It was touch and go but FINALLY... The weather man got it right! 10:00am, the rain stopped!!!
We are off!!!!
Time To Fuel Up At The Rainforest Cafe In Downtown Disney
It's a little buggy in there
Robin and Nick... Robin says "Where is my memosa???"
Our tunnies are full... We are ready to hit the trail
Romance is in the air
The ceiling had a terrible leak!
Ready to depart and begin today's adventure
Bye bye Mr. Gorilla
The birds welcomed us...
The sun just started to peak out
Her she comes....
"OK.... The adventure can begin!"
Disneyland, Here We Come
It had just rained and blue skies were beginning to appear
Right on tikme to check into the Disney walking tour
Awaiting The Walking Tour
Bob checks out the camera.... At the ready
Bundled up... It's in the low 60's
Check in was flawless
A Braille map - Disney thinks of everything
Did You Know? - Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired, and found in books, on menus, signs, elevator buttons, and currency. Braille-users can read computer screens and other electronic supports thanks to refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with a slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille note-taker, or on a computer that prints with a braille embosser.
Braille is named after its creator, Frenchman Louis Braille, who went blind following a childhood accident. At the age of 15, Braille developed his code for the French alphabet in 1824 as an improvement on night writing. He published his system, which subsequently included musical notation, in 1829. The second revision, published in 1837, was the first digital (binary) form of writing
Blue skies! Yeah!
The gardens were magnificent.... As always... The Cyclamen were in full bloom
Did You Know? - In many languages, cyclamen species are colloquially called by a name like the English sowbread, because they are said to be eaten by pigs: pain de pourceau in French, pan porcino in Italian, varkensbrood in Dutch, "pigs' manjū" in Japanese.
The wind was blowing earlier
By the Christmas tree
Bob, Robin, Nick, Sue, Carri
We are gathered together once again
Bob, Robin, Nick, Paul, Sue, Carri
Carpets of red
Glisten from the recent rains
Sparkle in the sun like tiny diamonds
We wait for the tour to begin
Great music is provided by the Dapper Dan's
Did You Know? - While the group usually performs as a quartet, they actually have up to twelve singers at each park, plus occasional substitutes. This allows them to have multiple quartets performing separately or to combine and form a larger ensemble. Membership has changed over the years as various singers have retired or died and new ones have been brought in to succeed them. Several of the Dapper Dans are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society .
Another unique part of Dapper Dans lore is the fact that they use Deagan Organ Chimes as part of the act. Each of the eight chimes has three octaves of a single note, comprising a C scale. The Organ Chimes were made by the J.C. Deagan Company in Chicago, Illinois, around 1901.
Rain rain go away.... Come back another day
Did You Know? - "Rain Rain Go Away" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19096.
Similar rhymes can be found in many societies, including ancient Greece. The modern English language rhyme can be dated to at least to the seventeenth century when James Howell in his collection of proverbs noted:
Raine raine goe to Spain: faire weather come againe.
A version very similar to the modern version was noted by John Aubrey in 1687 as used by "little children" to "charme away the Raine...":
Rain raine goe away,
Come again a Saturday.