We had a slow, lazy start to the day and didn’t go out until about 11am. We’d thought we might go to some botanical gardens but by the time we’d done a bit of shopping and had some lunch, it was really too late to make the most of it so we’ll go there another time.
We popped to Walmart but didn’t find what we were looking for, and the staff were quite unhelpful, so we’ll try another store one day. We did go past a Joanns, so I persuaded Stephen to let me have a quick browse and found some lovely fat quarters.
I’m sure I can find a nice quilt pattern to use them on.
We had lunch at Chili’s. We’ve been meaning to go there for ages as I’ve seen some good reviews of it online. We really liked it there. The staff were brilliant and the food was excellent. We shared the Triple dipper to start with. We had the Southwestern egg rolls, the Big mouth bites and the Chicken crispers. It was amazing. I loved those egg rolls.
I then had a dish where you pick two items from a list and it’s served with black beans and rice. I chose the beef soft taco and the chicken quesadillas.
Stephen had the Margarita grilled chicken, which he really enjoyed.
We couldn’t finish our entrees but they were just too good to leave behind so we asked for ‘to go’ boxes and brought it home with us. I think it’ll be breakfast in the morning as we have early entry again so will want something quick.
We spent the afternoon chilling in the sun, on the balcony before getting ready to go out to Epcot at 5pm.
Using our FastPasses we went on Soarin and Test Track. Then we just ambled around the World Showcase, having a look in the shops and just generally relaxing. We watched the fireworks at 9pm and then went for ice-cream. We tried the place in France again for another go at getting one of the ice-cream sandwiches.
They were yummy. They put a large scoop of ice-cream on a split brioche roll and add a generous drizzle of sauce, before putting it in a press to seal the edges. The brioche is slightly warm, and lovely and soft. I had Pumpkin spice ice-cream and Stephen had Cinnamon and apple. We both had raspberry sauce. Delicious. We sat on a bench in the dark to eat them. It was still warm outside even at 9.30pm.
We then went back down to Test Track and had another go on that. It’s great fun in the dark. After that we headed back over to Soarin and went on the last flight of the night. When we did early entry at Epcot last week, we got on the first flight of the day so it was cool to do the last one too.
It’s not often you see the entrance to Soarin looking this empty.
We took a slow stroll back up the World Showcase and over the bridge to our resort. I took a few snaps on the way as I can’t resist reflections in water. They didn’t come out too bad for a compact camera. I stood it on the railings and used a 2 second delay to try to decrease the blur.
This is definitely the latest we’ve been out and about. Getting up early tomorrow could be a challenge.