Mickey, Minnie and My First Bike

The weekly Five Minute Friday word prompt for this week is “experience.” 

Life is made up of experiences, isn’t it? Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Learning to drive, ride a bike, talk, college, first job, losing a job, etc.

A few years ago, I found myself in Anaheim California for one of my favorite continuing education events: the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza or as it is affectionately called the “E!” It often occurs over Super Bowl weekend which it was that year.

Instead of watching the game, my friends and I headed to Disneyland which was only a few miles from our hotel. It was my first Disney experience ever. I was like a kid in a candy store. We watched the parades. My favorite was the Paint the Night parade. We rode on many rides. My friends took me on the Its a Small World ride. I can still hear the music playing in my ears. I got my first timers pin. We looked through many tourist shops. I bought a Mickey tshirt. We laughed and laughed and laughed. It’s an experience I’ll never forget.

I also remember the first time I rode my first bike. I didn’t even have training wheels. My friends put me on the bike and pushed me. I fell a few times but got right back up. By the end of the day, I was riding my bike alone…never needing training wheels. Another neat experience.

What is a fun experience you remember?

10 thoughts on “Mickey, Minnie and My First Bike

  1. These are fun memories! One of mine was going to Paris for the day with some friends. We got a cheap deal to catch a ferry overnight, drove to Paris, spent the whole day there doing as much as we could, and then drove back to catch the ferry home the following night.

  2. I still have not yet experienced Disney (land or world!) One day –now we will wait until Lil Miss is older so we can all go together!

  3. I’d love to go commune at Disney,
    meet ol’ Pluto in his house,
    take some tea with Mick and Minnie,
    but there’s a problem for a moue;
    my wife hates them with a passion
    that fades beside her chocolate craving,
    and if she and they would have a session
    there’s be naught left worth saving.
    Her manner thus is really solemn;
    her chosen weapon hard to carry,
    a weighty and impressive volume,
    Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary.
    So, Mick and Minnie, take a look,
    and run if you see Barb with a book.

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