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52. Going to Disneyland
Ruth Campbell had never gone to Disneyland as
child. She was now 40 years old with
children, a boy and girl. The boy's name
Jeff and the girl's name was Carol. When
was 11 and Carol was 13, Ruth decided
take her kids to Disneyland, which would be
first time any of them ever went. When
arrived at Disneyland, Ruth explained to her children
if they got split up, they would meet
the front of the park.
The first thing
did when they got inside was looking for
Mouse. She wanted to take pictures with all
characters at Disneyland. She even made a list
the characters she wanted to take pictures with.
children looked at her and smiled. They saw
their mom was acting like a little girl
. She was giggling every time she took a
with a character.
Her favorite Disney character was
Duck, so she kept an eye open for
. When they were in line for a ride,
saw that Donald was taking pictures with people
a restaurant. She told her children: "Look, guys,
's Donald! Hopefully, he is still there when we
out." When they got out of the ride,
wasn't there anymore. Ruth told her children that
was okay, and that they would bump into
They enjoyed their day at Disneyland
it was time for the park to close.
and her children were looking at the fireworks
they put on every night at Disneyland. She
her children and told them she loved them.
hugged her back and continued to watch the
. When they were leaving the park, her children
that Donald was taking photos with some other
, and their mom hadn't noticed him yet. Carol
her mom that she needed to go to
restroom, and asked her mom to wait for
for a moment. While she was waiting for
to come back from the restroom, Ruth felt
poke her on her shoulder. It was Donald
with Carol! Ruth began tearing up a bit,
hugged both of them. They all took photos
Donald Duck, the last character on Ruth's list.