Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Magical Blogorail: Mouse of Zen

Welcome to those of you joining me from Focused on the Magic and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

When I started reading the beautiful haiku poetry found in Mouse of Zen, I had it narrowed down to 16 different poems I wanted to use!  I  knew I had to find just one to write about so I had to dig deep to find which one meant the most to me.

hear a train whistle
as we ride this final time
railroads fade to dust

On our last trip to Walt Disney World, it was only three of us: me, my mom and my son.  We had a magical time playing in all 4 parks and attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.  I have so many photos and memories that I hope will last a lifetime.  However, there was one specific memory and photo that came to mind when I first read this poem.  It was the last day of our vacation and the last ride we went on: the train at The Magic Kingdom.  We were sitting in the last car about to leave the Main Street Station.  Cman was sitting on the outside, looking out over the main entrance to the park waving at all the guests.  Luckily, I had my camera ready and was able to snap this photo.

Right after I took this, we heard the train blow its whistle and we were off.  Cman continued to wave at all the guests as we circled my favorite park.  When we exited, he told the cast member at the back of the train goodbye and we exited the park.  I always get teary eyed when it's time to leave and this was no exception.  I too waved goodbye, turned to give Cinderella's castle one last glance and started out the gate.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is The Disney Point.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Disney Living
4th Stop ~ The Disney Point
5th Stop ~ The Disney Chick


  1. What a sweet picture! I always tear up when we leave MK for the last time too.

  2. John discovered the #disney train on our last trip.  Think he could have spent all day on it!

  3. Love that Cman wanted to wave to everyone!! I love the train, especially knowing how much  it meant to Walt.

  4. Aw, sniff sniff. How sweet!! It's always so sad to leave. Great interpretation!

  5. I love the train! So many people bypass the train, but like DisneyDonnaKay, I feel a special connection to Walt when riding the train. Can't wait for the new Fantasyland station to be complete.
    Rosanne @ The Disney Point

  6. Beautiful, Beth! I probably don't even have to say this, but I too get teary-eyed out last day, espcially as my children are getting older!  Love the photo of Cman!

  7. You made me cry, again! No matter how often I visit I still get teary eyed on our last day in the parks. That is an awesome picture of C-Man. I'm so glad you guys had a great trip and I am so excited for you and your upcoming one!