Friday, September 30, 2016
I really love today's first photo - an excellent picture of the Disneyland Stagecoach, pulled by 4 smaller-than-usual horses (they used to be regular sized but Monsanto shrunk them, in an early demonstration of their experimental technology). They wouldn't be able to pack another soul on board that coach... no wonder they were so tippy. Perhaps they should have added some ballast to the underside.
In the background is wonderful Rainbow Ridge, and (mostly in shadow) folks waiting to ride a pack mule.
Let's zoom in a bit, shall we? Notice that this particular stagecoach is of the "mud wagon" variety, slightly more boxy in shape, with large openings on the side for better sight lines and ventilation. I think that's Ward Bond driving the coach. Notice the "Keppy Cap" to our extreme right. Why aren't you noticing it??
Meanwhile, over on Tom Sawyer Island, we get this nice shot of a never ending line of guests as they march across the suspension bridge. Was the bridge built by Tom, Huck, and Joe Potter? Their advanced degrees in structural engineering came in pretty handy, I'd say!