On Saturday, I had the privilege of spending at day at Disney’s EPCOT theme park here in Orlando. My sister Barb was in town with her husband Dave and three (teen/adult) kids for a multi-park Disney vacation. Thanks to free tickets from one of my daughters (a Disney photographer), five of my own family were able to enjoy this time with them.
As I put together this photo post, I am miffed at myself for accidentally deleting more than half of the pictures I took. AARGH! Really! I know my sister got Photo Pass shots that I haven’t seen yet, but I’m known for always wanting some on my own camera. As it is, the ones I still have are almost all from the United Kingdom and Canada areas in the World Showcase section of the park. That’s what you’ll see here.
Anyway, I’m always thinking about something or other wherever I go, and while at EPCOT, I thought about what I’m learning about my family and myself through the things that either appeal to me or aggravate me.
|Barb and I in one of our dozens of “sister pics.”
One thing I learned:
My sister LOVE-LOVE-LOVES
Disney and Dr. Who (see her t-shirt)
but she loves me even more.
She tells me so very often.
And I love her, too!
What I like in this picture
is the impish amusement
on my face, dimple and all.
It reminds me of my mother.
Barb and I did a lot of
remembering our mother.
She loved to see us have fun.
We decided to take advantage of
our meal discount and eat a large lunch
at the Rose & Crown.
We had to wait until it opened at noon.
I don’t like waiting much,
but we found stuff to do,
like getting our picture taken
with Mary Poppins.
While waiting to get in
at the restaurant,
my son and nephew
enjoyed arm wrestling.
|Cottage pie, though filling and tasty,
was not nearly as substantial a meal as
the English breakfast burgers and chips that
some of my kids ordered.
That was one minor aggravation since
I had asked the waitress about that
when trying to choose between the two.
One thing I know about myself
is that I like to get the best deal possible
for my money… and I like to eat.
It’s a good thing I ordered a side of chips
and that one of my kids shared bites of burger.
lemonade is yummy!
|Seven of the 13 cousins
on this branch of the family tree
= good times!
|After lunch we split up.
Barb, Dave and I
went to see Off Kilter,
the Canadian Celtic rock band.
I know this about myself:
Family heritage is a huge deal to me,
and that’s a huge understatement.
I’m Scottish on my dad’s side,
and I love bagpipes and kilts.
Another thing about me:
I love visual details,
even if they are
directly above my head
on a chandelier.
I especially love
|I guess since I love historical architecture,
I’d love living in an abbey! Thing is,
I’ve never even watched Downton Abbey.
While I love beauty and art,
I’m not much into pop culture.
As I told Barb, I haven’t ever watched
Dr. Who or Duck Dynasty either!