You guys!! I went out this weekend!!! And it was fun and all was right with the world.
Now if only I could find a friend with a pool, I’d look good doing it too.
On Friday, B let me know that his coworkers invited him out for drinks after work on Saturday. This meant something like 11pm, so I slept in on Saturday to be able to stay up that late. And then… I did makeup! And put on a cute shirt!
I already posted this pic yesterday, but since I rarely put on makeup… you’re welcome.
(If you had to look at me every day you honestly would be thanking me.)
I got to meet the people B works with every day. Many of them are from New York, so I felt right at home. We had a blast, and it was nice to be around people other than pugs again.
We woke up early (for us) on Sunday to go pick up our couch. It is a sectional, with three pieces. And guess what? They’re heavy. So we sweat it out moving it down the previous owner’s stairs (at least we didn’t have to go UP) and loaded it into a truck. Luckily, it went right into our living room from our front door. Still… I have not worked that hard in a long, long time. After our “workout” was over, we showered and got ready to go to…
I hadn’t been there in nearly twenty years!!!! And where we specifically went at WDW, I had never been…
It was my dream to go to Epcot, and B is there daily. Clearly unfair. So we had to go!
The quintessential Epcot photo. It was so huge in person!
We went on Spaceship Earth first… B felt it was the best introduction to Epcot, and I had to agree! Although our ride stopped twice for no apparent reason.
We went on a few other (educational style) rides and visited The Land and The Living Seas. After that we shared an ice cream and head to the part I was waiting for… the countries!!!
The first stop was my country obsession (I don’t know why, but I am fascinated by Canada’s culture) and it was timely, since Sunday was Canada Day!!!
I was in heaven. What a cool place. It was quite possibly my favorite gift shop to browse also.
The United Kingdom was equally beautiful. France, even more so. We found one of our best friends in France…
It’s Remy from the Disney movie, Ratatouille! We both love this movie, because it’s about an aspiring, passionate chef like B. It was also one of the first movies we saw together.
Next up was Morocco. Per B, the King of Morocco wanted it to be authentic in Epcot so he sent over workers and materials to make it as true to life as possible. It worked! After Morocco was Japan, which was also breathtaking. By this time, the fatigue from hours of lifting and walking was setting in though.
We stopped by The American Adventure for a concert. Slippery When Wet (a Bon Jovi tribute band) was performing and they. were. awesome. I enjoyed the fact that somewhere in the large audience, someone undoubtedly thought it was actually Bon Jovi.
We enjoyed Italy of course, since it’s beautiful. Being in Epcot’s Italy felt like being in real Italy. I saw so many things in the shop there that I wanted to take home with me. Including these mouse ears:
Yeah, I was losing the battle to the heat. Very badly.
We definitely plan to go to the restaurants in Italy soon, but had to bypass due to budget restraints. Next up was Germany, a perfect place to share a large beer and a soft pretzel. That helped us power up to get to the next area… China! Which is where we decided to eat some (non-authentic) Chinese food for dinner- orange chicken. It was tasty, but I was disappointed in the lack of fortune cookie. It’s already only mildly authentic, people. Gimme that cookie. We had more beer too. You have to. It’s hot and you’re in China.
At this point, we were ready to poop out. We were almost five hours in. But the next country was Norway. Which is our shared heritage (Scandinavian.) We loved the smells in the gift shop, and the viking items. B even found a Norwegian cookbook (ugh, no thanks.)
Since we had honored our ancestors by browsing the Norwegian gift shop, it was time to go. While we love Mexican food, and Mexican vacations, we still breezed through that country. Sorry… sweatiness prevails. I collapsed into the car and have never been happier for air conditioning.
It was such an amazing introduction to Epcot. Since we can go for free, we will have to head there for a delicious dinner sometime. Any recommendations for what to check out at Epcot when visiting again? This weekend was a success and hopefully this means I’ll be leaving the house more often!