After a (WARM) night's sleep at the Caribbean Beach Resort (we didn't really have a chance to look around too much, but it seems like a really neat place), we woke up and headed out to EPCOT bright and early to make our pre-rope-drop breakfast at the Garden Grill.
Alex was dressed to impress. Bet you can't tell who her FAVORITE character is?
Justin was now fully warmed up for the characters. He JUMPED up to greet Pluto (again) and was so happy when Pluto 'remembered' him from yesterday.
We had a great touring plan, and even though the park was a bit more crowded than I anticipated, we stuck to it and had a fantastic time. Favorites from the day are as follows:
Club Cool-- free soda samples from around the world...
Test Track. Justin was SO excited for this ride-- he is finally tall enough to do it. You get to design your own car and then the computer rates it against similar designs during the ride (mild rollercoaster). He LOVED it. Alex was hesitant to go on it (she doesn't like rollercoasters), but I convinced her she'd like it. She didn't. She WAS, however, a good sport about the whole thing. Poor kid.
For his souvenir, Justin picked out a Test Track hat and pin. Alex picked out this darling Figment sweatshirt (and she purchased the Figment pillow pet with her savings). I think that made up for any trauma caused by Test Track earlier in the day.
We lunched at Biergarten in Germany. It was fun, but a little too loud for my two kids (especially Justin). Next time we'll settle somewhere a bit calmer for our mid-day break.
Alex and Rorie found Mulan in China---
And then searched for pearls in Japan!
While Rorie had her beautiful pearl made into a ring, the kids and I headed back to ride Figment and get a mid-afternoon snack and watch the fountain dance. What a great day!
We picked up Miss Kolachi at the boarding kennel (she, once again, seemed to have a fantastic time) and headed out of Walt Disney World when...... what did we see driving along the road.....??