Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Miss Carroll Halloween

Last night was my doll club meeting (Miss Carroll's Doll Study Club). Our show and tell category was dolls in Halloween costumes.

Here are some of the dolls that members brought in to share.

You might recognize these two dolls of mine.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween is Coming

The dolls are starting to dress for Halloween.

Baby Genius is a black kitty.

And Not Suzy is a Jack-O-Lantern.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Disney World: Epcot Center - World Showcase

We spent the rest of the day in my favorite part of the park: The World Showcase.

We started in Mexico by riding Gran Fiesta, starring the Three Caballeros and having lunch at the San Angel Inn Restaurant inside the pyramid.

The food at the San Angel in was very tasty and it was nice to get out of the sun and heat.

We also started our drink around the World Showcase with a Mango Margarita. Playing it safe, we shared each drink, since neither of us wanted to get drunk.

Norway was just next door, so we had a Linie Aquavit. 

We backtracked to visit Duffy. Sadly, it seems like Duffy will no longer be greeting guests at Epcot. So we were some of his last visitors.

Since we were down by Duffy, we took a short walk to Canada for a St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat beer. It was very refreshing.

In China we watched the tourism movie, Reflections of China and walked around the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit and the shops.

We finished off China with a Tsing Tao.

The crowds were picking up a little, but not much. But, boy, was it hot and sunny. We traveled to Germany for and Oktoberfest beer and some shade.

Dinner was in France at Chefs de France. The wine was good. The meal not so good. I really expected better.

After dinner we backtracked to Italy for a nice glass of Prosecco.

By then it was starting to get dark. We had a cider in the U.S. and sat down and relaxed while watching the American Adventure. It has changed since the last time I watched it. Good to know that some of the shows are being updated.

By the time we were out of the show, it was fully dark and almost time for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.

We purchased a sake in Japan and watched the show. It was nice, but couldn't compare to a Disney Sea extravaganza.

Looking at Spaceship Earth through the floating Tori.

Our next to last drink was in Morocco. We had a frozen Moroccorita. LOL.

We finished our night in the United Kingdom with a Boddington's Ale. 

 I was surprised that we were never tipsy in our tasting quest. 

I think next time I go to Epcot that I want to spend a whole day in the World Showcase. There are so many shops and exhibits there that I haven't seen yet.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Disney World: Epcot Center - Future World

Day 2 of our Disney World trip was spent at my favorite of the parks, Epcot Center.

The park was empty when we got there, so we just walked onto Spaceship Earth before heading to our first Fastpass attraction.

It was a beautiful and clear day.

In Future World we experienced Spaceship Earth, Mission: Space, The Seas with Nemo and Friends (it was pretty sad), Soarin', living with the Land (still a great educational experience), Ellen's Energy Adventure, and Journey Into Imagination with Figment.

Journey into imagination with Figment was different from when I last experienced it, and the play area was deserted and completely outdated. Epcot needs to completely redo Future World. The only ride/experience that was still timely was Living with the Land.


We also took some time to visit some good friends in Future World, Chip and Dale.

Pluses: It was a clear day, and the park was almost completely empty, so there were no lines, except with the characters.
Minuses: Future World needs a complete overhaul to be relevant. 

Looking across at the World Showcase.

To be continued.