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      Saturday, February 07, 2009

02:32 PM - 02/07/2009

The topic: A word of advice


for those of you who don’t drive long distances on a regular basis. 

If you have a car that you usually drive, but you are fortunate enough to live in an area with fairly nice year round weather, as a matter of fact, the current average weather is considered drought…..

And you make plans to drive a hundred miles away from your home and the weather decides to not be sunny and warm and droughty, but cool and cloudy and…ahem….rainy….

Take time to (re)familiarize yourself with aspects of your vehicle before going your trip.

For example: 

Don’t try to figure out how to get the windshield wipers to keep working without you having to manually get them to wipe off the windshield, while driving sixty plus miles an hour during a downpour, where the rain is so heavy that it’s bouncing up from the asphalt that you can’t see a damned thing.  And you’re pinned in by traffic on all sides.

Just a little simple word of advice.

(I figured out you push DOWN on the wiper controls to get them to keep going before the next big downpour; made it a whole lot easier and a whole lot less stressful. Oddly enough, I had no problem with the back wiper. Brian asked “so, what did you do, drive backwards?”  Oh, ha ha. Very funny.)

Hi, welcome home! So how did the Ridemax software work out? Did it make any tangible difference in the number of rides you got to enjoy? If it did, where can I get a copy of this software? Thanks! smile

P.S. - Is King Louie (the orangutan) from “The Jungle Book” still one of the costumed characters that wander around the park? He was one of my favorites!

Posted by Mary @ Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 3:26:05 PM

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I printed out the Ridemax and took it with me, but we didn’t use it. Because of the rain, the park had very few people in it.  We got there before 9:30, had breakfast, got on some rides, had a late lunch, got on more rides.

By the time we left the park, we’d ridden twenty-two rides, no wait longer than ten minutes and I think that was at Peter Pan. We were back at the hotel by 6:45. I’d say we’d taken an hour and a half out of our day when we ate.

Ridemax is a subscription service, you choose the length of your subscription.  It works for both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World.  You can find it at http://www.ridemax.com.

I really don’t know if King Louie is still there, he may be.  But with cutbacks, you just never can tell. We found out yesterday that they’ve cut out the parades! But they are considering bringing them back.  Disneyland without a parade?  Who would even think such a thing could happen.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 4:46:47 PM

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