Monday, August 4, 2008

Vacation, Part 2

On Tuesday we went back to Disneyland. We spent most of the morning exploring Pirate's Lair:






When we were finished there, we headed to the Golden Horseshoe Theatre to catch the "Billy Hill and the Hillbillies" show.




We were laughing and having a fine old time, when the building started to shake. The chandeliers were swaying, furniture was moving....you know where I'm going with this, don't you? Yep...the first earthquake worth talking about in Southern California in 10 years happened to us! The performers ran off the stage, and the Disney employees came out from behind the counter. I confess: We thought it was part of the show. We are Texans, after all, and this WAS our first earthquake! But when the show failed to go on, and people started yelling, and they evacuated the building...well, there's your sign. We walked out into the sunlight to a sea of people. All the rides had been shut down, and everyone was glued to their cell phones. It didn't take long to figure out what was going on!

We opted to leave the park, rest up at the hotel, and try to return later in the day. While we were walking down the sidewalk, my brother called me--he had heard about the quake on CNN and wanted to make sure we were OK. I was walking and talking and managed to leave Hubs in the dust. I turned around to see that he was chatting it up with a stranger (unusual for my beloved introvert), so I went back. Turns out the stranger was wearing a press pass and wanted Hubby's take on the earthquake experience.

5 hours later, my brother called me back. He said, "Um, I don't think that reporter was any old reporter. You might want to get online--your man is quoted in a news story on AOL.com." The reporter was actually with the Associated Press, and the earthquake story has been reprinted, with Hubby's paragraph, in hundreds of newspapers across the country! We are STILL laughing about it!


After we took a nap and recovered from our 15 minutes of fame, we headed back to Disneyland.







The boys each got Mickey ears, and we took them to the Mad Hatter shop to have their names embroidered on the back. We had a fun time trying on hats while we waited!




Just thinking about the earthquake has tired me out. I'll try to finish up tomorrow...

2 comments:

GRIZ said...

Glad you guys had a blast. I called Clint when I heard about the quake and he told me about the building shaking - needless to say I was really worried. Just really happy you are home and the boys have great memories! Griz

Clym Yeobright said...

Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you guys. We don't have pirates in Iraq. Close, but, well, you get the picture.