After lunch at the house, we headed back to EPCOT. I wanted to explore the World Showcase a bit before dinner with Mickey and friends at The Garden Grill. Well, we didn't get too far into the countries because....
We did make it to Mexico (to do the Three Caballeros boat ride) and Norway, to have some school bread. Mange tak, Norway!
We met Rorie, Chris and Cathleen for dinner at The Garden Grill. I went back and forth on this reservation, but I'm SO GLAD I made it, and I will lobby hard for dinner at GG every Epcot trip henceforth. First off, the characters are so cute in their farm wear!
Dale was HILARIOUS. He was hands-down the best character interaction I've ever experienced. He was very mischevious and naughty-- sneaking up behind Rorie and startling her. He then 'apologized' and proceeded to fall deeply in love with her. When we told him that she was engaged to Chris, he made a sign of a heart with his hands and then made it 'explode'--. We missed video of the first part, but here's what happened a few moments later--
We were laughing so hard! The part where he sticks his finger in his mouth slays me! (and I asked to talk to the manager afterwards to make sure that she knew he was SPECTACULAR!) Happy and full, we made our way to the Magic Kingdom to ride a few rides before checking in to the Dessert Party.