Ryan's Journal

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?" — David Mitchell

Taking a Break

Posted from Walt Disney World, Florida at 7:50 pm, April 25th, 2009

The stress of the past few weeks has abated somewhat, but this weekend I get to escape a bit due to my grandmother Snyder’s 90th birthday party in Florida. I took the redeye out of LA last night, slept a bit with the help of one of those goofy inflatable neck pillows, and arrived at 6AM. The inner dork led me to Cape Canaveral, and the day was spent looking at spaceships. The Saturn V rocket is ree-diculous, although I won’t admit whether I did a little dance next to the engines when the crowd had cleared out.

Aaron arrives this evening, and we’re staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World. I got here at about 4PM, took a long nap, then went exploring – giraffes, ostriches, zebras, and these crazy long-horned cows surround the place, which more than makes up for the eight and a half billion kids running around. Nature Ryan is inwardly rebelling at the Disney-ification of Africa, but if I’ve got to be in Florida for a weekend it’s a not a horrible place to be. Tomorrow we get to relive our childhoods at the parks here, then Monday it’s off to see the family before heading home early Tuesday morning.

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