Travel Snap Tuesday: Where imagination is the destination

My dear friend Little Miss Moi is with child. She also has a two and a half year old. She works full-time, and her husband is often away for business. And she’s been blogging up a storm. My “I’m too tired to blog, I’m exhausted” excuse suddenly makes me feel pretty darn lazy. It is for this reason that I find myself trawling through travel photographs and trying to string some thoughts together late on a Tuesday night, following a particularly lovely home-cooked roast at my Ma’s.

I don’t consider myself well-travelled. When I was 19, I went on a 4-day cruise to New Zealand with my (at the time) bestie. When we eventually got to Auckland, we stayed the night, and then caught the earliest plane back to Sydney. We were poor uni students, and had spent most of our fun-money on the cruise, in our defence.

Mr Posy and I have holidayed in major cities around Australia. We’ve been to the USA twice, and both trips were spectacular. We still have to trek through Europe, shop in Singapore, lounge around in Bora Bora, ski in Japan, and head back to the US for another visit however!

Our first trip overseas together was pretty magical – first stop: Disneyland, California. Just prior to Christmas, 2007.

I’ll never be able to explain the overwhelming emotion that I felt walking through Downtown Disney, and then through the gates of Disneyland. My eyes welled up, and the tears spilled over. To this day, I can’t decide if I was overwhelmed with happiness, or if it was some kind of indescribable sadness – that I’d never again feel the way I did in that moment. I think too much, I know; Mr Posy tells me this often.

Mr Posy was such a trooper – I dragged him all around the park, forcing him to ride carousels, and making him pose with characters. The Mad Tea Party spinning teacups in Fantasyland were easily my favourite attraction; I dragged Mr Posy on the ride three times in as many days. I spun the teacups round and round, as fast as they would possibly go. I felt a sense of lightness, like the world had disappeared and only Mr Posy and I were left.

We spent three days at Disneyland – on our last day we spent 15 hours wandering around the park. We went on every. single. ride. We ate our bodyweight in $1 churros. And it all finished with a magical crescendo of music and fireworks over the Disney castle.

Travel Snap Tuesday is ALL Little Miss Moi’s – it’s about sharing a moment in time through a photo (or three). If you want to join in Travel Snap Tuesday, simply post a pic of anywhere you’ve been in Australia or abroad – perhaps even at the end of the street! Head on over to LMM’s blog for more!

  • Little Miss Moi
    March 30, 2011

    Ha ha you already know that I teared up just a little bit when I visited Tokyo Disneyland earlier this year. It was just… DISNEY! And the Sproglette was totally amazed, despite never being exposed to Disney before. But what’s not to love?

  • Donna
    March 30, 2011

    What a great idea for a blog series 🙂 Will be checking out Little Miss Moi and jumping on the Travel Snap Tuesday bandwagon I think.

    Love the Disneyland photos – I went when I was 10 and would love to go again 😀

  • Kristen
    April 1, 2011

    That is such a gorgeous photo of you… Thank you for writing lovely 🙂 <3

  • miss posy
    April 5, 2011

    LMM – It’s a pretty amazing feeling, the way you feel at Disneyland…

    Donna – I def want to go again… FOR Christmas! We left Christmas Eve our first trip, but I really want to spend a Christmas in the Park.

    Krissy – It’s one of my favourite photos of myself, I think. I look at it, and I can feel how happy and free I felt, in that moment.

  • April
    April 7, 2011

    OMG, I just worked out who you are – How did I not know you had another blog??? And as for giving up chocolate for Lent, that is just crazy 😛


  • miss posy
    April 7, 2011

    I’m very very sneaky… what can I say 😉

  • Posie Patchwork
    April 9, 2011

    Oh Disney, yes, i was lucky enough growing up with travelling parents who took me to Disneyland every year or two since i was 4. So for me the magic was when we took our 4 chilren to Disneyland a few years ago, i cried it made me so happy, their excitement & fascination was palpable. We’re so doing that again & again, well as much as we can from Australia as a large family. Sweet blog & so cute your family is Posy, nice choice, love Posie

  • miss posy
    April 11, 2011

    Posie Patchwork – Every year or two when you were a wee-one! Wow! Thanks for visiting 🙂

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