Saturday, December 09, 2006

Fort Wilderness

Fort Wilderness was "the last outpost of civilization" on the Rivers of's nice to see it with the doors open! Nowadays, if you are subject to an attack from river pirates or unfriendly indians, you'll have nowhere to go.

During my recent trip to Disneyland, I took my nephew over to the island, and he had a great time climbing the rocks, exploring the caves, and crossing the suspended bridge and the floating bridge. I had a whole new appreciation for the winding paths and hidden surprises. It makes me a bit sad to know that Tom, Huck, and Becky (or their spirits, anyway) will probably be gone soon...I loved Mark Twain's books when I was a kid, not only because they are great stories, but because they afford a look at life in America from over 100 years ago. Can it be true that children don't know or care anymore?

At the bottom of this image you can see Huck's Landing, and a sign for...yes, the Pirate's Den!


Merlinsguy said...

Very nice. I remember taking this ride because you could drag your hand in the murky Frontierland water...

Connie Moreno said...

Hmm...maybe the photo was actually taken in November and developed in December?