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The giant wheel of doom!

If you’ve been reading my blog you already know what Mickey’s Fun Wheel (above) did to my family.  Here’s a brief recap:  In March of this year my family and I went to Disneyland and California Adventure.  We rode the Fun Wheel (or “Evil Wheel” as my family came to refer to it).  I enjoyed it and my daughter and wife went to their mental happy places and my son screamed and cried.

Why am I posting it today?  The high school year is coming to a close (here in British Columbia, Canada) and I’m wishing that we were going back to Disneyland and California Adventure for the holidays.  I’m also planning a trip to “Playland at the PNE” here in Vancouver for all of my Wolf Pack students (student leadership group) as a reward for their hard work throughout the year.  We’ll ride the roller coasters and take a trip on the Hellevator (or eight as I usually do).  My favorite ride is the Coaster, a wooden roller coaster built in 1958; my favorite because it’s the only coaster I’ve ever been on where I thought I might die.

Only three more days before exams.  Here’s hoping I make it.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f16; ISO 100; 1/80 sec.

7 responses

  1. ugh… i hate ferris wheels! well, any ride that goes round and round really!

    great pics. I just scrolled back through the last few pages to catch up! Great job.

    June 16, 2010 at 9:57 am

  2. haha! this is how all of us Disney Park lovers have caught the bug. One visit and you’re hooked!
    I go to Disney World in Florida every November for 10 nights.

    June 21, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    • nothing much

      goodness you lucky goon. i haven’t visited florida and its many amusements for years.

      June 21, 2010 at 10:45 pm

  3. nothing much

    ferris wheels are rolling hells for me. i feel physically unstable. those metal beams cannot hold me, i say!

    that sounds like a splendid trip for your students though- rather envious.

    June 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm