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For day 2, we planned on doing 1/2 of Epcot, namely the Futureworld (rides/shows) side since we’re doing the Wine and Food festival on Thursday, which is on the other side (world showcase).

That being said, we got a late start to the day (got to the park at around noon) after a heart-attack-on-a-plate breakfast of eggs, bacon, potatoes and biscuit. We vowed that tomorrow’s breakfast won’t be as unhealthy… Anyhoo, back to the park. We got there and went straight to Soarin’ to pick up our fast passes, then did a bunch of rides including Finding Nemo, took a tour through the Epcot ecocenters and greenhouses which was actually pretty cool – I’ve never seen veggies like tomatoes and sweet potatoes grow on trees without any soil before – they might be able to get astronauts to grow food in space! Very neat. We also did Spaceship Earth which was a time travel machine back through time to learn how communication evolved. This was cute too. Then we headed over to the Mexican pavilion for lunch (San Angel Inn), had awesome lime frozen margaritas under a twilit sky with pyramid and volcano in the background. I had a chicken dish and Chris had enchiladas. Dessert was awesome – a vanilla flan that we shared and each had a cinnamon coffee. All very good. I love the ambience of this pavilion.

After lunch we popped over to the UK pavilion to see if they sold Chris’ tea (Twinings Chai) – we can’t find it in stores at home. Sure enough, they had it, and we got a couple of other ones too: Twinings Herbal Unwind African Honeybush (with mandarin and orange flavours), as well as Winter Spice (apple flavoured camomile tea spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves). Yum.

Did a bit more shopping, stayed away from the wine and food kiosks (to keep it fresh for Thursday), then headed over to Mission Space, which was awesome again. It’s a space launch simulation and you’re strapped in, then your shuttle launches into space, you feel the zero gravity and g forces, your shuttle slingshots around the moon and lands on Mars – very cool. But if you don’t like feeling woozy or close quarters, this is not for you.

After this, we did some shopping, then slowly headed over to Japan for supper at Tokyo Dining. We sat and people-watched a bit before dinner and Taylor Dane was actually there doing a concert. We had mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, she was cool when we were in high school, so we felt a bit nostalgic hearing the old songs again (Tell it to my heart, Love will bring you back, etc.). But on the other hand, after her big success, she disappeared and we didn’t hear from her again until now – and it,s kind of sad that she’s been reduced to playing a handful of 80’s songs at Epcot…

Time for dinner. We had sushi and sake. Then for dessert, we popped over to the French pastry shop for a chocolatine (Chris) and chocolate mousse (me) and cafe au lait.

It was a good day! Tribe Gooneegoogoo wins immunity. 🙂

Tomorrow is Animal Kingdom.

That's a big ball.

That's a big ball.

Cool jellyfish on the Nemo ride

Cool jellyfish on the Nemo ride

Mexican Pavilion

Mexican Pavilion

Yummy frozen lime margarita

Yummy frozen lime margarita

Kinda dark but the flash really didn't do the background justice. This is Chris at our table.

Kinda dark but the flash really didn't do the background justice. This is Chris at our table.

Me at our table

Me at our table

Pretty scenery at the Mexican pavilion

Pretty scenery at the Mexican pavilion

The Japanese pavilion

The Japanese pavilion

Japan, where we ate supper

Japan, where we ate supper

This is a hedge maze. Chris knows I have this on my Life List and kept urging me to jump over the fence and make my way through the maze (he can be a bad influence at times). As I considered his suggestion, since the hedge was only about a foot high, to make it challenging, I would have to navigate the maze while crawling around on my stomach. Not very discreet. I chose not to give in.

This is a hedge maze. Chris knows I have this on my Life List and kept urging me to jump over the fence and make my way through the maze (he can be a bad influence at times). As I considered his suggestion, since the hedge was only about a foot high, to make it challenging, I would have to navigate the maze while crawling around on my stomach. Not very discreet. I chose not to give in.

Cool pic of the fountain outside the France pavilion

Cool pic of the fountain outside the France pavilion

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