Tuesday, December 09, 2008

A Father's Disneyland Adventure

I thought that this week I would share my look at our time in Hong Kong (Disneyland).  It was a blast!  What follows are a few of my highlights:

The Buzz Lightyear ride was my favorite.  It was basically a big video game!  Each car had to laser guns and a joystick to rotate the car.  Betsy would hold Aaron so that he could control the spin of the car while I got to shoot the evil emporer Zurg and his minions!  I think I rode this ride about seven times (including by myself a couple of times while Aaron was napping or riding a different ride with Mommy.)


Thankfully, on both Tuesday and Wednesday, some of the other ICS staff members were also at Disneyland, so we were able to pass Aaron off to a babysitter so we could ride Space Mountain.  (Incidentally, this was the only ride that Aaron could not ride.)  The best part about this ride was the line.  Note in the picture how many people were in front of us.  There were none behind us!  We typically had a five-minute wait!

Of course, I also had a lot of fun with Aaron, I loved watching him watch and study things.  Here he is watching the clock on the "It's a Small World" ride.  He loved watched the face tick-tock back and forth.
 We also enjoyed Tarzan's treehouse.
And of course, the train.  I was able to ride next to Donald (he is my favorite) for 7 of my 8 rides on the train!

Of course, the trip wasn't all fun and games (for me).  It also included the conference.  I really enjoyed the chance to connect with other Christian math teachers from around Asia and share ideas about curriculum, computer aids, and Biblical integration.  Plus, I enjoy the puzzle of figuring new things out, so the 6 train, hour and a half commute each direction wasn't really that bad!  It meant I got to see some of Hong Kong, I got to people watch, and I got to spend a lot of time reading from the Scriptures.

OK, here is one last picture.  On our last night in Hong Kong the three of us went to a nearby area and road these cable cars over the water and into the hills (I almost called them mountains).  It was wonderful to actually see mountains and hills unlike anything we have seen for a long time.  (I'm pretty sure that the highest elevation in Singapore is one of the banking buildings.)

Now we are back into normal life with 8 more days of school until Christmas vacation!  Love you all!


Carter Family said...

What fun. We love Disney too. If you liked the Buzz Lightyear ride you will love the new Toy Story Ride in California Adventures at Disneyland. We rode that ride five or six times.

Cherie said...

Love the new look! Refreshing, vibrant, user-friendly.

Glad the holidays were good to you guys!