Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Clash of the Titans

Alternate title: What was the UEA thinking?

So, my husband and I are Disneyland Aficionados. We love the place. We got married in 1993, and have been to Disneyland in 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, and twice in 2007. So, I was getting ready to plan our next trip. One monkey wrench - we now have a junior high school student. And, he's learning responsibility. But he cannot miss school. If he even goes to the bathroom during class, he ends up with missing work. So, we decided that we would go to Disneyland in October 2009 during the fall break (which the legislature has forbidden us to call UEA, but we all still do, anyway. So there, legislature).

Problem? UEA has scheduled their convention for October 1st & 2nd. The GLBT community has scheduled "Unofficial Gay Days at Disneyland" for October 3rd & 4th. This post is not about me being too uptight to go to Disneyland with members of the GLBT community (although I have heard a story about Bubbles and the Hippo has caused me to be concerned). This post is about me not wanting to go to Disneyland with 30,000 extra people there, regardless of their sexual orientation. So, we're either going to stay home, go to San Diego, or start supporting that other teachers organization in Utah . Sorry, Kimi and Mark.



At 5:18 PM, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

i don't understand the problem. can't you and the other aficionados go to disneyland on the 1st and the 2nd (while the teachers are at their convention) and then be safely back in utah when the other 30,000 people arrive?

At 5:42 PM, Blogger daltongirl said...

I'm still trying to get over the fact that you had a pattern going with the even years, and then abruptly switched midstream to the odd years. I can't even begin to address the other (lesser) problem.

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Natalie said...

al - that's a great idea, except we have to use one of those days as travel. We could leave right after school on Wednesday, stay at Whiskey Pete's (because I love me the cheap casino hotels!) and be in the park Thursday and Friday, but we haven't ever done less than three days. It may be worth it...hmmm...then we could do the San Diego Zoo on Saturday. That is a plan that shows promise.

dg - I figured wrong. R and I talked, and we think it may have been '97, '00, '01, '04, '05, and twice in '07. The only plan is to go as often as we can.

At 1:51 PM, Blogger Th. said...


If you're lucky, like me, you can not like going to Disneyland. Let the grandparents take them if it's really necessary.

Problem solved.

(Not sure it makes me a good parent though . . . .)

At 12:46 PM, Blogger WhiteRabbit said...

My family went to D-Land during one of the breaks-formerly-known-as-UEA. One day while at the park, I'm sitting there with baby waiting for the others and a park employee comes up and asks if he could do a survey for D-Land. "Sure," I said. One of the questions: What state are you from? "Utah," I reply. His reply to that? "Wow! You're, like, the 5th person I've talked to from Utah today!" Imagine that...


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