Disney Weekend, part 1

Doug and I took our first vacation since the previous July, and after a bunch of rough personal stuff (which included a very sick cat that precluded any time out of town), we finally got away for a weekend.

Many, many thanks to my parents for staying with Willow for most of the weekend.

Doug was running the Star Wars half and Flower & Garden was going on so we wanted to eat all the things. It was a good weekend and we couldn’t have asked for better weather for a change. It wasn’t super hot, and it was actually pleasant to stroll around the parks.

On the flight down, we caught a nice view of the tip of the Delmarva peninsula:

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We headed to the Expo first and met up with all our friends!
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Then Doug and I and Conley headed to Epcot for dinner!
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Yep, we caught ALL the topiaries.
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Oh my:
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First up, Mexico:

Tacos de Camarón Tempura Shrimp served with Hibiscus Flower, Caramelized Onions and Habanero Sauce
Corn Tortilla Quesadilla served with Roasted Mushrooms and Zucchini Blossom topped with Green Tomatillo Sauce
Flan de Rosas served with Hibiscus Reduction

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Epcot Norway!
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I ordered a schoolbread and water in Norwegian successfully! Woohoo!
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The fake Bergen brygge-like buildings!
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Fake Akershus!
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Gaoli Beef Bun
Beijing-style Candied Strawberries
Vegetable Spring Roll with Orange Sauce
Dragon Pearl Beer, Honey, Cream and Tapioca Pearls

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I finally got my hands on a grapefruit beer in Germany and I was a happy girl:
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Nom nom – House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
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Epcot tradition! “What are you doing?” Mailing a letter.” #Beatles #Help
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The moon and Epcot:
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Back to the Magic Kingdom:
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Corndog nuggets at Casey’s:
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Lotta steps!
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