As we;re winding our way down to departure day, after scheduling appointments and chores, we decided to treat ourselves to a day off and went to the Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT last Wednesday. It has always been one of our favorite events at Walt Disney World, and it was a pleasure to share it with our family members who have never been down for it. The flowers and topiarys are beautiful to see. Let the pictures tell the tale.
The beautiful and graceful flamingos from Fantasia
Bambi Thumper and Flower were on exhibit in the Butterfly House
The butterfly entrance for the exhibit
The begonias are beautiful
The silly crocodile from Peter Pan
The floating flower pots are an annual staple at the festival
As we headed into the World Showcase, the gardens of Canada are in full bloom
A family photo in the gardens of the United Kingdom pavilion
France's topiarys are from Beauty and the Beast
A 100 year old bonsai in the Japanese pavilion
This was new to me...Tater from the movie Cars
Lady and the Tramp at the Italian pavilion
It was a very nice day, just a couple of showers to duck while we were there. It was fairly crowded as well, but manageable. I don't think there is a slow time at Disney any more! We also enjoyed indulging in some of our favorite snacks during the day...my favorite is the chocolate crepes in France :-). Having nibbled all day, we decided to wait until we were almost back home for dinner, and went to the China Buffet in Brooksville...one of Nick's (of the Gypsy Journal fame) favorites. I must remember to thank him for this dining tip, it was very good!
Thursday we headed back to Otter Springs for the weekend. Only two weekends left of work here! The hitch is starting to get itchy again :-). It was pretty busy, even though the weather wasn't forecast to be the best. And we did get some serious rain on Saturday, with a few pretty strong thunderstorms. To tell you the truth, and other camphosts will understand this, with the crowd we had this weekend, having rain on Saturday afternoon was not a bad thing....kind of kept the rule breakers in check. But the rain we've had over the last couple of weeks has raised the level of water in the spring run high enough that you are finally able to take the canoes down to the river from here. So, this morning, we got up early and took a canoe ride down the springs run...and those pictures will be in the next blog entry :-).