On Sunday, Colin and his pal Alex went to the bluegrass birding festival and had a wonderful time playing and laughing together in the cool sunshine.
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Our little guy had a pretty nasty sinus infection that even landed him at urgent care early in our trip (because it’s not really a vacation for Colin until he’s been to urgent care with a high fever). He wasn’t really himself until the last day or so, but he still managed to have some fun.
Here is a grab-bag of leftover cute pictures of Colin that didn’t really fit anywhere else.
Papa, Grandma, Nora, and I joined a line in Tomorrowland’s Innoventions plaza. We weren’t sure what the line was for, exactly, but waiting in lines is kind of just what you do at Disneyland and this … whatever it was … seemed pretty popular.
So we waited for about 15 minutes and eventually got to the front of the line where we learned that we would be meeting (and having our photos taken with) Captain America. It was too late to escape. Unlike Space Mountain, Captain America’s meet and greet has no last minute exit door. The supposed Captain Rogers looked each of us over and instantly deduced that I, the nerdy middle-aged guy at Disneyland with his parents, was the most likely reason this particular group of people had bothered to wait 20 minutes in line to meet a Disney employee in a super suit. He greeted me warmly, shook my hand, and graciously posed for one of the most awkward photographs of my adult life.
Note Nora’s stunned “I have no idea who that is or what is happening” expression.
We started our Disneyland vacation with a table for 6 at the Plaza Inn, near the intersection of Main Street and Tomorrowland. Most of us had a great time but Colin, it turned out, was absolutely terrified of the characters (especially that dastardly Captain Hook!). We tried to distract him, but there are lots of pictures of Colin cowering or crying that I am not going to post here. Fortunately, Cinderella’s fairy godmother happened along and was able to help us run interference between the boy and the characters.