The challenge is Magic!
See the blog Expatriatism for a list of the other worthy participants, including my artist niece, and links to their daily drawings.
Day 8: Our assignment was to draw an Amusement Park.
I’m really don’t go to amusement parks much anymore. Never been to Magic Mountain (Yeah, I know. I’m boring.) However, for me, growing up here in San Diego, when you say “Amusement Park,” I think Disneyland.
It’s the iconic park, my first as a kid. Went with my family. Went with out-of-town relatives. Went with my school, my youth group, my friends. Went with my girlfriend (now wife of nearly 37 years, so it worked, right?). Went with our kids, our kids’ school and our kids’ friends. And for sure we’ll be going with the grandkids.
We grew up watching Disneyland grow up. I remember when the Haunted Mansion was brand new, when there was no Thunder Mountain or Space Mountain. The only mountain was the Matterhorn. I remember when Pirates of the Caribbean was opened. Dude, I even remember when a family could afford to GO to Disneyland!
I remember when there was NO SMALL WORLD. Ah, those were the days!
And of course, we remember when there were different coupons for different classes of rides: A and B for the “kiddie stuff.” C, D were better…
…and then there were those coveted E COUPONS!
So now if you hear old folks like us call something an “E Coupon ride,” you know what we mean.