Our friends Pedro and Laura come up for Thanksgiving, staying with us, sharing Disney, and joining their friends for Thanksgiving – this year we joined them.
Thanksgiving with Dan & Anne, Chris & Roxy, and their family and friends, is an amazing experience – a huge “camp” is set up at Disney’s Fort Wilderness but it’s so much unlike a camp, with full ovens, fridge / freezers, drink coolers, food warmers – and everything under tent too! And the food, both the choice and deliciousness …
Everything including the kitchen sink
Lining up for lunch
Thanksgiving sides including amazing sweet potatoes
So many meat choices (pork, beef, venison, turkey …)
Incredibly delicious spicy deep fried turkey
Children served first
Time to eat
Friends (including organizer Dan at the back)
Margaret and I visited Epcot this afternoon – we’d hoped it wasn’t too busy but it turned out to be the last weekend of the ever longer running Food & Wine Festival so it was very busy. But we had fast passes for Living With The Land and Soarin’, so that’s what we did.
A visit to a busier than expected Animal Kingdom – though many people are still heading to Avatar / Pandora, so we headed to other places, including five entertaining Otters!
Or if you prefer, photos:
The Amphicars at Disney Springs are expensive but unusual – and as the price is per car not per person, we felt a bit more justified riding today while Kate is with Margaret & me! Here’s some photos, and a video too …
Margaret’s sister Kate is visiting and we spent much of today at Epcot, with the Soarin’ and Spaceship Earth rides, various snack food, and character meets with Mickey & Minnie Mouse, and Goofy!
Margaret and I headed in to Epcot / Walt Disney World today, visiting Spaceship Earth, Living With The Land, and Soarin’; here’s some photos – notice all the flowers have gone now around the lake!
Living With The Land
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Delicious Spicy Honey Chicken
No flowers any more
At Disney Epcot the Living With The Land ride takes people through various huge conservatories planted beautifully with interesting and educational exhibits – it’s also possible to take an inexpensive tour into the area, seeing everything in more detail. We’ve done this before but chose to do it again today because Epcot was very busy and the tour is a relaxing alternative to standing in queues!