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Disneyland 5K Report

I got a phone call from my mom today wondering if I was OK, since this blog has been quiet over the past couple of days.  Yes, I'm OK.  I was just not home Friday and Saturday.  Youngest daughter and I participated in Disneyland's Never Land 5K on Friday night. 


We were two of approximately 4,000 people (from every state, except Maine and New Hampshire) who lined Main Street, from the Sleeping Beauty Castle all the way down to the train station.


While we all waited for the run to start, we listened to a D.J. crank the tunes up, and smiled for the film crew.


Finally, we were off!  Disneyland sure knows how to host a fun run.  Disney characters lined the streets, and parade floats were brought out of their storage garages backstage.  Every mile brought another photo op.





The lights and little fountains from World of Color sparkled in the darkness as we approached the finish line.


At the conclusion of the race, we were each handed medals.


I'm so proud of my daughter for finishing her first 5K!  I had a blast, and would love to participate in another Disney race.  I enjoyed the company, I enjoyed the atmosphere, and I enjoyed being able to see some backstage areas of the park. 

The 5K started at 10:30 p.m., well past my normal bedtime, so we stayed in an Anaheim hotel Friday night.  Saturday, we spent the day in the park.  I love this photo that youngest daughter took.  She gave John Mickey ears, and I'm carrying Walt on my shoulders. 


Anaheim had San Diego (translation: perfect!) weather on Saturday, which was fitting for the happiest place on earth. 

We came back home Saturday evening, picked Reno up from the puppy sitter's place this morning, and enjoyed a nice day at church today.  Reno even behaved himself, sleeping quietly through the services.  Today was a nice end to a great weekend.

Thankful thought: Thanks for "wholesome recreational activities" spent with family!

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