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Synchronicity strikes again!

A few weeks ago I was walking through the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney’s California Adventure, and as I ascended one of the staircases, a woman asked if I had seen a child’s black shoe.  Apparently her young son had lost one of his shoes in the maze of rope bridges and staircases.  Well, I don’t think I could have walked more than 20 steps before I came across this kid’s shoe!  What synchronicity!  It turns out he had lost it on one of the rope bridges, which is easy to do, as a child’s tiny feet easily slip through the holes.  When they bring their feet back out of the hole, the rope dislodges their shoes.  (I can only wonder how many children lose shoes that way.)  Thankfully, each bridge has a netting just below it to catch falling objects.  Once I spotted the shoe, I stuck my hand through the opening to retrieve the shoe from the netting.  Now all I had to do was find the mom who was looking for it.  Well, easier said than done!  I tried to follow the path I thought she took, but with so many paths going in different directions, I knew it wouldn’t be easy.  I wandered around and was almost ready to give up when my intuition told me to turn right, and there she was!  Needless to say, she was thrilled to have the shoe back.  The beauty of synchronicity is that it always puts us in the right place at the right time, even if we don’t realize it.  

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I just had to reblog this photo of one of my favorite roller coasters!
soreeyeah:

Best feeling ever.

I just had to reblog this photo of one of my favorite roller coasters!

soreeyeah:

Best feeling ever.

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This waterfall is part of the landscape surrounding Grizzly River Run at Disney’s California Adventure.  

This waterfall is part of the landscape surrounding Grizzly River Run at Disney’s California Adventure.  

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Adding Stairs to your Walk

Lately I’ve made it a point to add stairs (when available) to my walk.  It’s a nice way to challenge yourself and work some more of those leg muscles.  Since I spend a lot of time walking through the Disneyland Resort, it is easy to add stairs to my routine.  In Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty’s Castle has several short stairs and makes for a relatively easy climb.  If you want a bigger challenge, then I recommend Tarzan’s Treehouse.  At Disney’s California Adventure, you can walk through the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail where you will find many paths with stairs as well.  The photo shown below was taken there.

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