May 1, 2011

Daily Photo Tour - At the Helm


Do you ever get so immersed in the atmosphere at Disneyland that you forget these are just props? I guess that is a good sign that they are doing a great job. Its fun to watch all the people, children and grown-ups alike, grasp the wheel and start to steer. It reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean, when Captain Jack says that what a ship really is, is freedom. We love freedom. We love the ability to stand at the helm of our lives and choose the course. What a blessing it is to live in a country where we have that ability, and where we can celebrate our creativity, courage and that freedom with a place like Disneyland. A big thank you to our courageous troops for making that possible, and for tracking down Osama Bin Laden, all these years later. It's hard to believe it's been nearly a decade since 9/11. The memory of it doesn't feel that far displaced; but today it feels like there is a little more closure.

Disneyland - Tarzan's Treeshouse
Photo by Michaela Hansen

Comments (7)

On May 1, 2011 at 9:32 PM , Alisha said...

Love, love, love this!

 
On May 1, 2011 at 9:39 PM , Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture! EXCELLENT words! Curious - are those hidden Mickey's holding the drape up? Too cute!!

 
On May 2, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Michaela Hansen said...

@Alisha, thank you so much!

@Anonymous, Thank you! I hadn't noticed that, but it looks like they are! How fun! Thanks for pointing that out :)

 
On May 3, 2011 at 5:53 PM , Anonymous said...

Such perfect lighting and detail. Another true work of art.
Mike

 
On May 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM , Michaela Hansen said...

Thank you Mike! You're very kind :)

 
On May 19, 2011 at 12:29 AM , Jennie said...

So well said. God bless our troops.

 
On May 19, 2011 at 8:26 PM , Michaela Hansen said...

Thank you Jennie.