Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Disneyland 2009

We made it back from Disneyland. We had a good time and had fantastic weather and plenty of Disney fun. All the kids enjoyed the Rides, the Shows, the treats, the hotel, and the sights. There was some whining and some complaining (Yes some by me too) but all in all a good trip. I must say that I am Disneyed out and as Dan put it I have lost some faith in humanity after seeing all the weird people there! It was fun for Kyller to see all the stuff and he surprisingly liked the rides! Rilee got to fight Darth Maul in Jedi training and Ashlee just loved the Matterhorn! We did a ton of walking and I had the worst $10 cheeseburger in the world! That is one of my big gripes about the place is the cost of, and lack of quality in the food! We did the planning program that Steph suggested and that helped allot with the lines for the rides and had some good tips. Hope you enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Happiest place on Earth!

Tomorrow we are headed off to Disneyland! I always have mixed feelings about going to the land of Disney. I always like going places with the family and they love going to Disneyland and I generally have a fun time there to, but I have a few issues that make it hard for me to enjoy it fully. I really do not like going to California, I enjoy the weather and the beautiful scenery and plant life but I hate all the masses of people, the traffic, the smog etc. I have been trying to enjoy it more each time I go but it is difficult for me to get over it. This trip will be Kyllers first time to Disneyland and I must say that I am a little worried about how well he will do with the amount of stimulus that Disneyland will provide and and afraid of the certain "fits" that will occur. I hope that he can enjoy it and not get to worked up so we can enjoy the trip. All of my girls (Becky included) love it and I know they will have a god time. I am excited to ride the rides with the kids and see all the fun sights. Beck, I just hope you will go easy on me and remember that I have a hard time there and I will try to be on my best behavior. I will apologize in advance for any shortcomings I will have at the happiest place on earth, after all I am the grumpiest man on earth so it is a strange place to me! Here's to a fun filled 4 days!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Just once!!!

Just once in my life I would like to go on a call at work where someone did something smart!! All day I respond to people doing dumb things. I just got back from a call with a 20 something guy riding a skateboard, being towed by a four wheeler, not wearing a helmet crashing onto the asphalt. You could say that each of those things alone are stupid but put those into combination and what do you get? A helicopter ride to the trauma center and a direct admit to the operating room with a head injury!! I See it all the time, and it never ceases to amaze me of the crazy things people do. We went out today with free movie passes to give to kids who were riding their bikes with a helmet we had 30 and guess how many we could give out after visiting 2 elementary schools......7!! Yep that's right, only 7!! Parents please make your kids wear a helmet it is the "smart" thing to do and it really does help, trust me I have seen them work. The other genius today was a 16 year old who crashed his bike and got cut up pretty good. He wasn't wearing a helmet of course and was complaining of hurt ribs and some good road rash. We checked him out told him he was OK and to be more careful and sent him home. He couldn't ride his bike home cause his hands were too sore and cut up so he kind of rode/pushed it home. No sooner did we get in the truck and start to leave he comes ripping by on his skateboard headed to the skate park right there in the park!! (NO HELMET OR PADS OF COURSE!!) I don't know about you but I would have called it a day after the first crash resulting in a 911 call. I Just needed to vent at how truly stupid some people can be, and this was all in a matter or 3 hrs in lonely old Riverton.