For me, Disneyland has many phases of memories.
In grades 7-12 in So cal, if you got very good grads, they bused you in for a day at Disneyland on the house. The park was closed but for So Cal kids — and it was a fun day, especially for kids who didn’t have money, like me.
When I was dating, we used to go to Disneyland to dance.
$5/head got you in, and that meant some free rides (and the kiddy rides were free but good neckin’ spots) and good bands.
Then there was seeing Disney through the eyes of my nieces and nephews.
But my favorite memories are from the first time I went.
My mom took me at 5 (maybe for my birthday) and that was a big deal.
Big deal because we didn’t have money, and big deal because I had glitter in my eyes.
The world was a magical place, and I didn’t know how things worked.
I remember seeing Sleeping beauty’s Castle and I was visiting HER home,
after my mom and brother’s reading me the story.
She became real!
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
I started a Facebook group page (you must join to view) to allow everyone to share their virtual sketches, and also where we will, from time to time, take virtual sketch walks together. Come join us On Facebook if you are inclined!
If you want to know more about what a virtual sketchwalk is review my first post.
There are a few more notes/pointers on our first walk through Laguna Beach, California.
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