Many Strange Sights to See

I just took my first trip post vaccination and oh my, how the world has changed. From a safe distance I spotted my very first Spiky Thermoleggon! Luckily he, she or it did not see me!

Spiky Thermoleggon and pet (assumed to be dog)


Can you see the face?

The Flirty Palmgalour. Yikes she’s looking straight at me!

The bathroom in my hotel room was haunted by an Inkyglobbo which grew steadily by the minute until I ran out into the hall where radioactive Bubbleheads waited impatiently for another victim.

“Come into the light!”

I closed my eyes and clicked my heels three times and guess where I transported to? A world composed entirely of small plastic pieces.

No, that’s not graffiti. It’s the exit of the newest ride at kiddie friendly Legoland, San Diego. I know. I didn’t get it either.

Because the ride had just debuted, not all the kinks had been worked out. Thus, we ended up waiting in this dark hall for about thirty minutes while maintenance folks ran in and out the “Model Citizens” door until they figured out the problem. Oh dear, I thought. I’ve just escaped the Thermoleggon, the flirty Palmgalour and the Inkyglobbo only to spend the rest of my life trapped on Emmet’s Flying Adventure! But, years ago I’d survived being trapped on Disneyland’s It’s a Small World ride for twenty minutes and eventually regained my sanity. So I could do it.

Holy Cow! It’s a fast-paced rock and rolling ride meant to assault all the senses. Some of the kids wanted to immediately go again but my four year old grandson had had enough. He couldn’t wait to get over to the aquarium and watch the sharks and the seahorses and pet the starfish. Apparently they survived the pandemic.

Now that it’s time to get out in the world again, do so gingerly. Things have changed!

21 thoughts on “Many Strange Sights to See

  1. Wow, Jan! Looks like an exciting trip, and I’m glad you survived it all. And that ride–whoa. I watched about half the video and had to stop. Sensory assault, for sure. Maybe all the quiet alone time has affected me more than I thought.

    1. I was surprised by how many people were at the airport but happy we didn’t get any of those anti-maskers on our airplane. I guess they’ve been causing real problems.

    1. We wanted to get out before the summer because I think it’s going to be crazy here once the children get out of school and the weather heats up.

  2. You are braver than I! Flying adventures are not high on my list right now.
    My bucket list consists mostly of various buckets. Ice buckets, mop buckets, ash bucket, snack/party favour buckets, sand bucket, storage buckets….
    So, unless there’s a bucket ride that I might consider, … flying rides are out! LOL πŸ˜‰πŸ™ƒπŸ€“

    1. The flying ride is just watching a three D movie while the “couch” you’re sitting on tilts backward and forward and they mist you from time to time! Legoland really caters to kids under ten so nothing that scares is permitted!

  3. Really fun post, Jan, and so wonderfully right-on to the new world that awaits us. Although I haven’t been outside the Bay Area since the pandemic, I hear it is indeed different, and your post proves it. Loved your inventive words mixed in with the weirdness of the new world. And how nice that you could unite with your grandson.

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