June 13, 2006

Scooby Doo You Are My Hero

Good evening. It is about 9:30pm, we returned from a day at Universal Studios and dinner out, we made it back just in time for ice cream before they closed up.
We had a very special day today. The rain didn't slow us down too much today, although it seemed to travel sideways with serious winds behind it, so we were a bit more drenched, but still had a great time.
One extra-special happening today went like this....First of all the character sitings have not been high on the kids list, except for the princesses with Sophie. It has been fun to see them and get pictures but the kids weren't crazy about standing in line for anyone. So this morning as we arrived Scooby Doo (you might already know that Jack is Scooby's #1 Fan) and Shaggy were finishing up standing in a meet and greet line, and being mightily whisked away to go into hiding so they might fill up on Scooby Snacks before the next time.
Several hours later Elaine, Jack, Sophie and I were walking through the park and saw Scooby and Shaggy. This was the only time we were all set on standing in line for a picture. We started to get into line and then just as quick as earlier, their autograph and picture time had expired and they were again being whisked away. I walked over to the park worker and asked when their next meet and greet would be, and she took one look at Jack in his Make A Wish shirt in his wheelchair and said, "Wait right here!" out of breath she makes her way back to us about 5 minutes later, and calls us over to a secluded garden area just around the corner, and Scooby and Shaggy were waiting for us. As quick as he could, Jack jumped out of the wheelchair and ran over to Scooby and gave him a huge hug. We got some pictures and Jack was sure to tell them that he was a great fan. All the while Elaine and I are trying to take pictures with tears streaming down our faces, and I think I was even on the verge of a full blubber, but I pulled it together and took some very cute pics. They were so glad to meet Jack and Sophie.
Off to the beach tomorrow then we decided to stay the rest of the day on the property as there are many activities that we haven't been able to find the time to fit in yet, fishing...putt putt...and I am sure Derek will enjoy a couple more bowls of ice cream.


Sarah said...

Oh, darn it -- who knew Scooby Doo could make us all cry this much? :-) I'm so glad Jack got to meet his "dream character". Precious, precious. I'm so thankful to the park personnel for making this happen for you!

holly said...

I may cry everytime I see Scooby doo from now on. I'm so glad you guys are having such a good time.

Linda Phillips said...

Hi Marcelains!
I didn't realize you were on this trip until Robyn told me. I'm so glad you are all having a great time! Keep us posted on all of your fun activities. Linda

Anonymous said...

I know you will have a week's worth + of stories to share with all of us when you return. You'll have to schedule a night just to show all of the pictures!! We're so happy that you guys have had this wonderful opportunity!! Thanks for taking the time to blog and let us know what a great time you're all having. Stay well, stay dry, and have a safe trip home. We love you!
Pat, Gwen, and Ashlynn

Robyn said...

WOW!!!! Thanks for letting us in on this wonderful journey! Can't wait to see the photos.

The Wertheims

Anne Jones said...

I am so glad you are having such a great time! Bring some of the rain home with you when you come:)

Rebecca said...

Scooby is one of Jake's favorites too. So glad that people are human beings and have hearts, most of the time. I too am so thankful that the park employee had the foresight to make a difference in your day. She will probably never know the impact that she had on your lives!

I am so glad that you guys are having fun down there, in spite of the rain. Just bring some home with you to Texas!