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In closing...

Just a few last things to end my big ol' trip summary. I had promised to tell you how my parents reacted to my ear piercing, so here it is: they didn't. I got home, walked in the door, and they said hello and hugged us and we talked and talked. I pointedly turned my head to let them get a better view, and they continued ignoring it. Finally, before they went to bed, I couldn't take it any longer.

"Mom, why haven't you said anything about my piercing?" I asked.
"You know what I think," she said, raising her eyebrows at me. I knew she disapproved, 'cause she's like that, but I at least expected her to mention it.
"But you didn't even react!" I protested.
"Well, I kind of had an idea..." she said, and elaborated. Apparently several weeks ago, my sister was discussing Sarah's nose piercing with my mom, and accidentally said, "and you should see what Ryan... oops." So my parents had already guessed. How dull is that?

I guess it's par for the course to run into someone you know when you're visiting Walt Disney World, and so in Innoventions East in Epcot, we ran into some friends of our family who we haven't seen since we got married. They have a daughter who is my younger brother's age, and two younger kids. The oldest has grown probably a foot since we saw her two years ago, which was quite a shock to see. We spent ten minutes or so chatting and catching up. That was fun.

We did go to Animal Kingdom (as you can tell from our photos). It was a very hot day, and the park got crowded very quickly. We managed to catch a performance of the Festival of the Lion King, which was beautiful and amazing, and we went on two little walking tours to see animals, but the heat and crowds made my head hurt so we left after only seeing a few things. It's too bad, because it seemed like the park could be a lot of fun. I just didn't enjoy it much.

So, that's it. It was probably the longest and most extravagant Disney trip I'll ever take in my life, and it was really wonderful. I had a really excellent time and it's provided many memories that will last for a long time. I've gotten to a point where I'd much rather take trips to spend time with people I care about than to just see things or places, but when I can do both (like being with my family in a place like Disney World), it's even more fun.

Thanks, Mom and Dad. And thanks, Gramma Flo (1912 - 2001).


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Apr. 30th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
Some parents have a way of taking the fun of agitating them by not reacting. :-)
Apr. 30th, 2003 11:35 pm (UTC)
Happy Late Birthday to you!
Heheh, I'll spare Cassie's journal and start in yours! :P

I read your entrie trip to Disney World. Sounds like you had lots of fun! And also Happy Belated Birthday too. :) I have been to Disney Land but I don't remember anything about it as I was a baby. I am quite obsessed with America actually and it is my dream to go there again. It has been for as long as I can remember.

If you don't want your journal to get clogged up my email address is: squishings@yahoo.com.au and my AIM id is squishings. :)

Oh and with parents reactions to piercings. I once visited my sister when I was 15 and I bought a fake nose ring. I wore it home and when my mum picked me up from the bus station she saw my nose, her eyes went wide, hugged me and murmured into my ear "What did you do??". I felt bad so I showed her it was fake...lol Then when I was 16 my mum made me get my nose pierced as she was sick of my whinging about getting it done. But it sucks that your chance for shock value on your parents was wasted. Maybe you can get another piercing and try again.

May. 1st, 2003 07:04 am (UTC)
Re: Happy Late Birthday to you!
Thank you for the birthday wishes! :) I am glad you enjoyed reading about our trip. We had a great time, and I had fun writing about it.

Someday I am sure you will make it back to the U.S.! Cheaptickets.com says round-trip from Sydney to New York this August is only, uh... US$1800 or so. Yow!

Hooray for nose piercings. Sarah has one, too, and her navel as well. I think I am happy with just my ear pierced, though, so I doubt I'll get a chance to shock them again. I'm also not planning on getting any tattoos. :)

Canberra is like 15 hours ahead of me. I think it will be rare that we are both on AIM at the same time! Which is a bummer. But email and LJ is always fun!
May. 1st, 2003 07:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Late Birthday to you!
I'm not gonna make it to the U.S anytime soon....I don't have a job at the moment. But yeah, a trip to the U.S is quite expensive. I keep my eye on the Aussie dollar and flight prices all the time.
I want to visit the east and west coast...Texas was on my plan to visit a friend there but she's since moved to another state. New York is THE place to visit though...I just HAVE to go there...I hate cities but NYC has me hooked for some reason. I also want to go back to Virginia and see where I had my first birthday. I lived in Alexandria for a year.

I have 5 ear piercings and need (want) more and am currently thinking about getting a labret (just below my bottom lip) but, my boyfriend doesn't like them so that is one reason why I am so hesitant (that and the lack of $$ factor). But yes, piercings are good. :)

I am a bit of a night owl so maybe when it's morning for you and night for me we might catch each other on AIM but LJ and emails is fun like you said. :)

I like you, you seem like a cool guy. :)

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